Holidays

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    Back to Reality

    Scott and I are back in Virginia, but I think we are both still stuck in what was our first (and most incredible) holiday season together. Home on the farm…

  • Santa Claus

    In 1897, Francis P. Church answered one of the lifelong questions of children around the world as he said, “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.”   Today, as we…

  • Wish List

    Starting in September, my mother starts hounding me for a Christmas list. And though it takes me until about Thanksgiving to get back to her, there are a few items…

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    Two Weeks Until Christmas!

    And panic has ensued. I haven’t done a lick of shopping, though I have made lists from which to start the process. I didn’t do my puppy photo shoot, haven’t…

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    The First Snow

    I’ll paint you a little picture: 7:30 PM, Saturday night – Both of us are looking at our respective phones, searching for up-to-date radar of the area. 7:30 AM, Sunday…

  • Holiday Anxiety

    I have few phobias in my life – but the biggest one happens to be gift-giving. I am entirely angst ridden over finding the perfect gift. And if I can’t…

  • Every Holiday Season I Love…

    How would you finish this sentence? We’re working on answering it right now, ourselves. We’ll get to it later, but Al and I reconnected during the holiday season last year,…

  • Holiday Music

    By this point you should’ve at least heard your first holiday song of the season, and may have already switched your iPod over to only the best cold weather classics.…

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    Favorite Holiday movies

    I’m a self proclaimed film junkie, and a film junkie can’t have just ONE favorite holiday film. I have about a dozen.  There are the typicals – The Grinch Who…

  • Secret Santa: Tricks of the Trade

    Secret Santa:  two words that offer more stress than actual excitement during the holiday season. I’m always in a gift exchange with my immediate family, which helps when there are…

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    Early Trees Anonymous

    I’m the founding member, and I’m looking for those who can join in the cause for the appearance of Early Christmas Trees. There is a quite a population who rushes…

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