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Beer and Carols 2019

Now that sounds like fun! One of my favorite finds here in Massachusetts is the monthly Jazz Vespers service at Zion Lutheran in Pittsfield. I should blog about it sometime. When I can’t make it live, I love watching along on their Facebook page. The church has lots of events I’m never around long enough […]

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Dessert

Krumkake Recipe

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Family

Christmas and Thanksgiving 2019

Two major thoughts hit me this past week as we gathered together to celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas with our kiddos.

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thankful

Museum Gatherings

Last year I wrote about being thankful for Community as we attended a fundraiser at a local museum. They do this every year — local businesses each decorate a Christmas tree according to the theme of the year. Then they are all put on display at the museum. I love the Berkshire Museum. It’s small […]

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Pedicures

We celebrated Christmas at Thanksgiving while Hudi and Mollie were visiting. They gifted me with a pedicure. I’ve never had one before. On Black Friday we hit the mall, and Chris and Hudi walked around while Mollie and I sat in massage chairs and had our feet soaked, exfoliated and prettied up. My favorite part? […]

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A Festival of Trees – Thankful for Community

Generally we have a house rule that the Christmas season doesn’t kick off until after Santa waves at the end of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, but this year, Chris and broke the rules. We’re going wild now that the kids are grown and out of the house 😉 Friday night (yes, almost an entire […]

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Snowy Christmas Mornings

This morning we woke up to this wonderland — and another couple of feet of snow expected in the next couple of days. So perfect.  

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Christmas Traditions

We have no kids home for Christmas this year. Not a one. It’s the first year that has happened to us, but it’s okay. We had warning, and celebrated on the Saturday after Thanksgiving instead (Santa owed me some favors so we had official approval on the switch). That way, we were able to embrace […]