Category Archives: Holidays

celebrating

As it has become, the tradition is to get together with our friends on Christmas Eve, and celebrate with a special meal, as I did growing up in Chile. Together, in family, with our dear friends. This year, even more … Continue reading

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christmastime at home

I love Christmastime.  It is my favorite holiday for sure.  And I love it that we can be home, and be together.  It is just perfect. I love the lights, the tree, the decorations, the candles, the making, the gatherings, … Continue reading

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To a New Year : A un Año Nuevo

Happy New Year!  Wishing you a 2014 filled with love, peace, good health, lots of playing and beautiful adventures. Sincerely, from my family to yours. Feliz Año Nuevo Deseándoles un 2014 lleno de amor, paz, buena salud, juegos y lindas … Continue reading

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decorating the tree

Siena’s first ornament.  Now, eleven years old. Lucas’s first ornament, now eight years old. Our stockings ready to be hung. Something we all look forward to each year.  Looking back at old photos (I made a scrapbook of past Christmases) … Continue reading

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Peacock Lane Tour

This is one of the trips we do each year during Christmas time, to see the lights on this street.  Peacock Lane Lights. All the lights are amazing. We even saw Star Wars lights with Star Wars snowflakes on the windows, … Continue reading

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getting the tree

On a sunny day in early December we headed to the mountains to get our Christmas tree. What a treat it was.  Really! I do love where we live and we go out a bit, but it doesn’t seem to … Continue reading

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Feliz Navidad : Merry Christmas

De Mark y yo y de estas dos linduras que queremos tanto. * * * * * * * * * From Mark and I and these two beautiful people we love so much. Have a beautiful and peaceful celebration. … Continue reading

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a winter faire

Last week we attended a craft fair. It’s a special one for my family, this Winter Faire.  At the end of the day I sat down, my feet tired, my eyes feeling heavy, I sat down for a while by … Continue reading

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Native Americans : Eastern Woodland Tribes : First Thanksgiving : Part 2

The days leading up Thanksgiving, and few days afterwards, we read more about colonial times, the pilgrims, the Europeans coming to the New World, and of course, the Native Americans.  We read and learned about The Mayflower Compact. We finished … Continue reading

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on Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving came and we had such a fun long weekend together.  Mark had five days off, which was a real treat and a much needed break.  We celebrated quietly, sandwiched in between other celebrations. Lucas came back from his Trackers … Continue reading

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