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Dear Peanut and Munchkin, Last Saturday night, a “polar vortex” blew in, dumping snow on us and basically shutting down the entire metro area. Even church services were cancelled Sunday morning, and that’s never happened as far as I can … Continue reading

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The Christmas Story by Munchkin, Age 4

Jesus was born and He was in the manger, sleeping. And Mary was watching over Him and wise men came and gave Him presents. And shepherds came to look at Jesus and see Him, too. And they loved Him. And … Continue reading

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How we decorated the Christmas tree with Advent devotions

Dear Munchkin and Peanut, Munchkin used her charming wiles to cajole Daddy into putting up the Christmas tree in early December this year, much earlier than last year. As a liturgist, Daddy has been reluctant to begin anything related to … Continue reading

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Say Yes

Dear Peanut and Munchkin, Early in our parenting career, Daddy and I decided that we would let you explore and do as much as possible, taking a “what would it hurt?” approach. I’ve been straying from that a lot more … Continue reading

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Snow Angels and a Snow Turtle

Dear Munchkin and Peanut, A little over a week ago, we had an inch or so of snow on the ground for a few days. As soon as it started falling, Munchkin began asking to go out and play in … Continue reading

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Dear Munchkin and Peanut, It warms my heart that you both love it when I sing to you at bedtime. At various times, you have both asked for more, whether I’m pausing just for a moment or had really intended … Continue reading

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Family Christmas Dinner

Dear Peanut and Munchkin, I finally managed to host a Christmas dinner at our house, three days after Christmas. It’s something I haven’t done since … well, since I was pregnant with Munchkin, four years ago. I won’t claim to … Continue reading

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