WINTER

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Lately

We've moved into this new year like a sleep-deprived mother moves out of bed -- slowly, bed-head and all. Although Mark did remove the Christmas tree to the fire pit area of our backyard, our ornaments and other accouterments…
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a merry Christmas indeed.

I know. I know. We're into the first week of 2013 and I'm still talking about  Christmas. Here's the thing: Christmas isn't a day or even…

November | December outtakes

I always mourn how these two months seem to seep through my fingers each year, but something this year felt even faster. Maybe it was the trip to Chicago or my kiddos' growing energy (and needs) or our late arrival of cold weather. Who knows.…
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the holidays, part two

Mark's never been much of a dancer. He attributes it to a "lack of rhythm," that thing that allows most people to clap and sing at the same time. And in spite of his enormous affinity for the arts in general, well, dancing would gracefully…
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our holidays, part 1

Mark's dad and step-mom gifted us with a week at a lakeside condo in East Texas with an indoor waterpark.  Winter coats? Check. Warm clothing and PJs? Check. Christmas presents? Check. Swimsuits, goggles, and purple lips? You better believe…

the snowy day

We don't get much snow here in central Texas; endless, hot summer days infested by mosquitos seem to be more our thing. So when giant, icy cotton balls fall from the sky, here, it is magical. That day was today. Our very own snowy day. And…

merry christmas 2008

Christmas quotes: "This is SO amazing!" -Liam "This is totally awesome!" -Burke "Happy Christmas-House!" -Blythe
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It's the most wonderful time of the year, part one

I really love the Christmas season: pageants and ballets, music and lights, Christmas trees, hot chocolate (or peppermint mocha's), white elephants, parties, friends and family, and of course for the Douglass family, a little thing called Christmas break…