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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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Halloween Candy Buy-Back

Dear Peanut and Munchkin, You were 2 and 4 years old at Halloween this year. Peanut dressed up as a puppy and Munchkin was an astronaut. We attended a Trunk-or-Treat at Daddy’s church, where you made out like bandits with … Continue reading

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Dear Peanut and Munchkin, Last night, Daddy and I took you trick-or-treating for the first time. We’ve done Trunk-or-Treats before, but we decided you were old enough now to go house-to-house. Except it was raining cats and dogs. All day. … Continue reading

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Grammy’s Baked Ziti

Dear Peanut and Munchkin, Yesterday I made baked ziti for Peanut’s school picnic, from Grammy’s recipe. It was my favorite meal growing up, but took a long time to prepare, so we didn’t have it more than a few times … Continue reading

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Dear Munchkin and Peanut, While Daddy and I were still long-distance dating, I came to visit him the weekend of Superbowl XXXIX. He told me we would be going to a Superbowl party at the home of some of his … 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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