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The Miracle of the Christmas Socks

A miracle doesn’t happen only on the Hallmark channel during Christmas. Miracles still happen in real life. Christmas 2004 found our family of eight in a challenging place. We’d been transferred from Fargo to Seattle the previous summer. Though we’d received a 15% cost of living raise, the cost of living increase was closer to 50% and my husband’s salary as a manager was less […]

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What Do YOU Hang On Your Christmas Tree?

A Christmas tree has many cherished functions during the holiday season. The lights add a shimmering glow to the room, matching the expectation of the celebration ahead. Presents chosen with love are nestled beneath the pine scented boughs. Ornaments rich with memories hang from the branches, marking Christmases past and leaving room for future memories. The […]

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The 48 Hour Attack on Thanksgiving

This year my daughter, Bethany, volunteered to cook Thanksgiving dinner. Her forte is  procrastinated organization. . She didn’t do anything until 48 hours prior to the holiday. On Tuesday she wrote out her menu plan and shopping list, shopped, and made three pies, two pumpkin, one sweet potato. . Wednesday evening she prepared the side dishes, roasted […]

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