I Offer This…

It is the holiday season now.  I’m filled with both a sickness about the greed all around and a warmth and love and gratitude for the gifts in life I’ve been given.  These two do not live exclusive of each inside me.  They live and breathe together, making my thoughts this time of year slightlyContinue reading “I Offer This…”

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It’s Christmas Time In The City

It’s Christmas Eve and our house is quiet. We just arrived back home after spending the day with the kids and our little gent. Four adults, five dogs, one grandson, and loads of family togetherness. Our now traditional Christmas Eve pierogi and sausage dinner followed by the boys nightly routine and bedtime followed by theContinue reading “It’s Christmas Time In The City”

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Christmas 2011, Two Days That Will Live in Infamy

or not…. We had such a great two days over at the kid’s house.  A really lovely Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Pierogi making and toy building and a walk and elf set up on Christmas Eve.  Such a nice day.  Karen makes a mean pierogi… or several of them.  So good.  A new ChristmasContinue reading “Christmas 2011, Two Days That Will Live in Infamy”

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Christmas in Illinois

Dear Sebastian… We had the best Christmas this year and it was all because of you.  Christmas is the time when a person should feel a lot of joy and enjoy a lot of warm family gatherings.  Because of you your Grandmas felt both of those things. We spent a lot of time over atContinue reading “Christmas in Illinois”

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Mother Knows

Karen and I always talk about how we believe the people in our lives are it.  Nothing, material and otherwise, compares.  Riches mean nothing without having people you love and who love you.  It’s the only thing that’s important.  Period.  The end. If you think about the most important events in your life, they alwaysContinue reading “Mother Knows”

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Merry Sickmas!!

Yes, it’s true… we have a house full o’ sick people here.  Thankfully Karen and I have so far successfully avoided it, but Sebastian, followed by Mary and Martin, have been sick.  Sebastian (who started with it) seems to have broken his fever, but Mary and Martin are both running some decent temps.  We openedContinue reading “Merry Sickmas!!”

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Two Weeks In England

Since I’ve been super remiss about posting here on the blog about our adventures in England, I thought I’d do a bit o’ recap of the highlights from the last couple of weeks…. Arrived, fussed over the little boy, dealt with the whole shot thing by ending up going to Manchester by train to meetContinue reading “Two Weeks In England”

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Christmas Feet

  Christmas Feet, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. Finally, some last words on Christmas. We couldn’t get through the day without the must have foot shot. Here we are, in all of our pajama clad, footed glory. The pups didn’t get in on the action, but they were there. One big happy family. On another note…Continue reading “Christmas Feet”

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Photo Hunt – Dark

Candle Light, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. This week’s theme for the hunt is Dark. I took this one in December last year at The Grotto. The candlelight was beautiful and was even more so after dark. Really lovely. If you’d like to join in all the Photo Hunt fun and madness, CLICK HERE for allContinue reading “Photo Hunt – Dark”

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Photo Hunt – Dripping

Dripping Originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl This weeks photo hunt topic: Messy. This candle was making a mess, but you have to have candles when you have Christmas dinner, yes? …hence the bowl. We’re heading out this afternoon… road trip! If we’re lucky, and the weather holds, we’ll be in Vegas by Sunday. Woo Hoo!

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