Monthly Archives: December, 2012

Little Cinderellas

The girls are going through a big Cinderella phase.  Holly wants to watch the movie once a day.  As soon as the movie begins, both girls run wildly for their Cinderella outfits.  Linlee already had hers from Halloween.  It soon became apparent that Holly needed one also (she kept “borrowing” her sister’s and tripping because …

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Les Mis; my review

I can’t believe I just posted that.  I was soooo excited about going to see Les Mis the movie.  I’ve seen the broadway musical twice (possibly three times, hard to remember).  My experience of enjoying Mama Mia! on stage and then absolutely adoring the movie was a great one.  I expected the same with Les …

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The Aftermath

So we survived Christmas.  The most wonderful day of the year is now over.  I have conflicting feelings about this.  I look forward to Christmas all year long and now we are back to square one.  Boo.  However, I have to admit, this December has felt like a runaway train (with me chasing after it …

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Our Christmas

Christmas Eve… Christmas morning… Sorry about the blurry picture.  And Holly is sticking a lollipop (on a long stick) which she found in her stocking into her mouth. Linlee is holding the ladybug doll she asked Santa for. Holly is hugging her butterfly doll. I believe the binoculars Linlee received are in every Linlee picture …

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Christmas Cookies

This morning we decorated sugar cookies as a family.  The girls loved it.  They were still in their pajamas and I had a Netflix video going of a crackling yule log with holiday music in the background.  (Isn’t that hilarious?  We have a fire-place, but it doesn’t crackle and it was too warm to have …

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Santa Baby

So look who loves Santa this year.  This has been a huge surprise to all of us.  Holly is still pretty shy around strangers.  I was fairly certain that she would cry again the moment I set her on Santa’s lap with her sister.  I was so pleased when she didn’t.  Not only that, now …

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Going for a ride in the car car…

Tonight I did something that I rarely ever do on a week night; I scrapped dinner and opted for fast food.  This happens so rarely that I don’t think the girls understood when I told them to put on their coats because we were going in the car to a drive-thru to get dinner.  Here …

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Dinner with Friends

We had unbelievable luck with Anne’s holiday dinner this year.  Usually we have to reschedule about four times because of illness and snowstorms (no joke).  This year, we were successful the first try!  It was close, though.  Anne was very sick last week.  Holly has a very tiny cold which arrived that morning, of course. …

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The Santa Picture

What we learned: While I love the continuity of having the girls’ picture taken with the same Santa every year, unless we get to this Santa the weekend before Thanksgiving (you read that correctly), he is history.  The mall where this Santa can be found is a nightmare when it comes to waiting in line to see the …

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Blast from the past…

Linlee has been in horse therapy since age four.  Her instructor sent me this picture the other day from two years ago.  She was in a summer parade in the little town where we go for the riding lessons. Cutest little cowgirl I know!!!

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