Category Archives: holidays

Ringing in the New Year

Tweet Originally posted on 12-31-13 Eleven (now TWELVE!) years ago, I woke up around midnight on the 31st.  I was pregnant with my first child, two days overdue.  Contractions were strong, strong enough to wake me up.  I had a … Continue reading

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Tweet This past Christmas weekend, I couldn’t help but reflect on my blessings.  Christmas Day was the first–EVER–that Dan has been home to see the kids open their stockings.  He even made us Christmas morning breakfast.  (Unusual for a Pastor’s … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from the Burns Family!

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We believe in Santa

Tweet There is so much buzz among believers this time of year about Santa.  Do you tell your kids about Santa?  Do you let them believe?  Is St. Nick “holier” than Santa?  Some people may think having Santa come on … Continue reading

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My favorite Christmas albums

Tweet I have to admit, my Christmas spirit when it comes to decorating and baking may have been lacking lately, but I’ve been listening to Christmas music since before Thanksgiving.  I have some favorite CDs that I listen to year … Continue reading

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This is HARD.

Tweet For the first time in my life, I’m completely apathetic about Christmas.  I Just.  Don’t.  Care.  I put my Christmas trees up about a week before Thanksgiving.  I love them, I’m happy to have them up and love the … Continue reading

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What a glorious Christmas card it would be…..

Tweet My director sent me an email on Tuesday, with the subject line:  “Now you know what you’re getting Dan for Christmas.”  I opened the email, and there was this picture: I KNOW, RIGHT?  WHAT A SWEATER. Not that I … Continue reading

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Never Forget.

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Nothing like a good peanut butter egg.

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My Mother’s Day gift

Tweet I have always wanted a Mother’s necklace.  From the time I had Ethan, it’s been on the top of my wish list.  Problem is, my husband is not a mind-reader, nor is he a very creative gift giver.  He … Continue reading

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