Christmas Jammies

One of my favorite Christmas traditions from my childhood that we have carried on with our kids is Christmas jammies. On Christmas Eve, Santa brings the boys special jammies. They arrive while we are eating dinner and are signaled with a jingle of bells. The boys go check the stairs and find the matching jammies. …

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Mr. Roboto

For Jack’s Birthday party this year I came up with the idea of having the kids build robots. I like the idea of creative or active birthdays with a structured activity as it tends to keep the party moving along and helps prevent boredom. Jim added to my idea by suggesting they build the robots …

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Oh the Lights

Last week while I was very sick in bed I was thinking about our family holiday traditions. With us heading out of town and me being sick, some things fell off the list like making gingerbread houses. There are other traditions that we would never miss, even if the holidays were only a week. Like …

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Splitting Time

Next week we head to California for the Christmas holiday. As is the case anytime we visit California, the holidays there will require time divided between Jim’s family and mine. Having both families less than two hours away is both a blessing and a curse. I will admit that I recognize my family has been …