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Happy Valentine’s Day!

From our chocolate covered faces to yours ๐Ÿ’• YAY FOR CHOCOLATE!

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Pre Christmas Fun

The weather has been GREAT! I hate the cold, so a December full of 70 degree weather is a good month ๐Ÿ™‚

My six year old was bummed when he couldn’t go swimming.  He simply didn’t believe that it would be an unpleasant and  cold experience. Although, later in the day, I did allow him to get in the pool – you know, to prove my point; )  He wasn’t in very long before realizing that while the air was warm, the water was not.

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We had a contest to see who could best pull off a brown wig.  Some members don’t want to be pictured, so here’s a few of us:

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Baby took her first bites of food from her dear grandfather โ™กโ™กโ™ก

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And finally, my sister dug up an old picture of my now eight year old daughter in her Christmas dress many years ago. She had a runny nose that winter, and the camera caught her in mid wipe at just the right moment….

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Handmade Christmas Gifts

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We love coloring, if that’s not already obvious โ™ก We found a very neat etsy shop by the talented Maike Geller. Her prints are reasonably priced and available for immediate download, printing and coloring fun!

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She has letters, floral designs, Christmas pieces and more.  Check her out!

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We decided to download a few letters for some family members, as well as a bouquet for my parents. We purchased simple, white frames from Michael’s craft store. These gifts were inexpensive, enjoyable to create, and, of course, personal!

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Homemade Christmas Cards

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After coloring our icons of the Mother of God and Christ and the Nativity scene, we scanned the images and had them printed as photos. We bought gold, calligraphy pens to write Christmas greetings on the back of each card.