Category Archives: Celebration

A Quarter Century of Motherhood: TToT

My first born turned 25 this week.  Twenty-five-years-old.  A quarter of a century. Nearly half my lifetime ago I became a mother.  Looking at this photo of us on our first Mother’s Day through my bifocaled eyes today, I now … Continue reading

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Santa Claus is Coming to Town

We have seen many lighted trees outside homes in Germany, but not any lights on the houses themselves.  The towns and cities are draped in strings of lights, but homes are very simply decorated with the exception of the occasional … Continue reading

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Visions of Sugar Plums

Strolling through a Marienplatz market in Munich yesterday, I was reminded why so many of the Christmas traditions at my house come from our German roots.  The Germans really know how to do Christmas!  I can not imagine what it … Continue reading

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Ideal Christmas

  Mama Kat question of the week: How would you spend your dream Christmas if money was no issue? The leg lamp from A Christmas Story has resurfaced in Georgetown, TX. With or without money I wouldn’t change a single thing … Continue reading

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TToT: Thanksgiving

#854-868 of my One Thousand Gifts Normally by Thanksgiving the trees are bare and the lawn is littered in color.  This year the trees are still covered in leaves of varying colors. A local horticulturalist says that a freak snap … Continue reading

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