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Overnight Blueberry French Toast

This is a recipe that I traditionally make for our Christmas breakfast at home because I can make it the night or day before and also because it’s super easy. It leaves me free to enjoy some coffee before the kids get up while it’s baking. As if that’s not enough, it’s also very versatile.… Continue reading Overnight Blueberry French Toast

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Photo Friday: Christmas Eve and Day with the Graves Family 

We spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with Garen’s family. Clara and Kate love their Mama!They look like they just got busted. And they probably did get busted for pulling Mama’s pretty ornaments off the tree!Garen took some cute pictures of everyone. It was a fun time with the family, even if the big kids were… Continue reading Photo Friday: Christmas Eve and Day with the Graves Family 

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Repurposing Food: Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle 

This is another repurposing recipe. When I say recipe, I really mean more like guidelines for making something you need to get rid of look good. See another post for another similar trifle.  I had some leftover pound cake in the freezer and wanted to fix something with it and incorporate cheesecake….because who doesn’t like… Continue reading Repurposing Food: Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle 

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Adventures with Four: Enjoying a Blended Family Christmas

Will and Anna are fortunate enough to have two immediate families and four sets of extended families to celebrate with each holiday season. That’s a lot of Christmas fun for kids…and for us parents to orchestrate.  Part of the coordination is out of our hands. Joe Daddy and I share the holiday break. One parent… Continue reading Adventures with Four: Enjoying a Blended Family Christmas

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Merry Christmas from Our Family to Yours!

We wish you a Merry Christmas! Here’s our Christmas card this year, thanks to the wonderful work of Amanda B at ViriLovelyDesigns on Etsy. We went to Santa’s Adventure at the Parks Mall again this year. They’ve got a great Santa and we all love the Dreamworks 3-D sleigh ride. I’m not a huge Kung… Continue reading Merry Christmas from Our Family to Yours!

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Photo Friday: Six Flags Holiday in the Park

Last Friday was Will and Anna’s last day of school for the holidays. We celebrated with another trip to Six Flags Holiday in the Park.  We have season tickets and also bought the meal pass, so we always eat there too. (I did the math and if we eat there four times, we’ve paid for… Continue reading Photo Friday: Six Flags Holiday in the Park

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Last Minute Gifting: Family Movie Night

Have I ever mentioned that I am the queen of procrastination? Well, they say the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem. So I’ll admit it: I wait until the last minute sometimes. Disclaimer: I did buy the almost all gifts early, mostly thanks to Amazon.  Wrapping…now that’s a whole other story.… Continue reading Last Minute Gifting: Family Movie Night