Category Archives: Christmas

Liam and Santa: A Retrospective…

Ho, Ho, Ho! Love, Ri

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The Grand Illumination of Williamsbark!

Okay…technically it’s “Colonial Williamsburg“, but you can’t tell Liam that.  He’ll argue the point. Last Sunday we went with Uncle Robert for the festivities!  It was C-C-C-OOOOLLDD but beautifully sunny, so we bundled up and off we went.  Robert and I browsed through Market Square on a hunt for unique tree ornaments while Liam and…

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On the road again…or, "How many links can I put in one post?"

Okay, first off, let me just say that YES, our Christmas decorations are still up. In my family, we never took them down until after The Feast of the Epiphany – January 6th. Also known as “Little Christmas” or Nollaig Bheag in Ireland, it’s celebrated as the day the Wise Men actually arrived. In Italy,…

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More Random Holiday Photos

We saw the Holiday Lights at the Beach! We made Bavarian Springerle Cookies using Liam’s Great Great Great Aunt Kate’s rolling pin! We went to Colonial Williamsburg… …and Mama is realizing that she needs to get herself in more photos. Sheese.

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Christmas Recap

Has it been a week already? Whew, time flies when you’re having fun! We had a great Christmas – hope you did, too! Brian’s Mom (Liam’s “Grannie Vee”) came to spend it with us, and we had lots of fun. (…when we weren’t dealing with the rotten Tummy Bug that Liam developed on the 26th,…

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Whose stockings are these, and why are they in our house…?

(Grannie Vee is visiting – too busy having fun to blog, but I wanted to leave you with something to ponder…)

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The Great Biscotti Standoff of Christmas 2008…

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I bet it’s not covered for milk damage…

Yesterday was GEICO Powersports’ Annual Family Holiday Celebration. That’s the department where Uncle Robert works (and where I used to work). Since we’re “family”, Uncle Robert invited Liam and I to come! We went a little early, so we could visit with Daddy in his office, too. We don’t do that very often, and Liam…

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Coleman’s Winter Wonderland in Olde Towne Portsmouth

Our week of balmy weather blew out, and Winter blew back in – yesterday was cold! The sun was shining, though, so Brian and I decided that we’d bundle up and head down to Portsmouth to see Coleman’s Winter Wonderland and hit the Children’s Museum (or at least their train room) on the same trip….

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AAAARRRGGHHHHH!

I’ve got our Christmas Cards all ready to go – picked them up today. Brian put on a movie after we put Liam to bed, and I got in my jammies, all ready to watch while addressing them. I went to the computer to print out my addresses…. …and I can’t find the updated list!…

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