Tag Archive: Christmas

Fake and Clumpy

What we did this Christmas that I hope to continue for years to come: Cruise a nearby neighborhood where each house is lit up like a winter wonderland. We get the kids all cozy in their PJs and make a loop or two. We probably make this drive 3-4 times per week. I love to…

After Midnight

                             It’s Christmas Eve circa 1980ish and my sisters and I are up late waiting to attend midnight mass at our local Catholic church. Normally, the idea of going to church did not thrill me. However, on this night, dressed in our Christmas best, I looked forward to making that midnight trek. We were up…

The Santa Wrap Detective

Last Christmas I was trying to be very unlike myself and get all my presents wrapped before Christmas Eve. Usually, I am up until 3am wrapping the Santa presents while watching one of my favorite Christmas movies, fire crackling in the background. This all sounds very quaint and oh so Christmasy but I pay for…

Doing the Tweet Thing Today

Blog Boycott day! My first one ever and why not? The Christmas rush is officially on, the kids are on winter break, and I’m in the mood to play. Liz from a belle, a bean, & a chicago dog, hosts Blog Boycott Day once a month and the goal is to spend time tweeting instead…

Confused by Barbie

This mission should have taken ten minutes max. I had a free hour to knock out some Christmas shopping and on my shopping list was a doll for my daughter, one she could use for her dollhouse. There I was, at Target, enthusiastic and ready to pick out a cute doll for her. I found…

Santa and the Red Sack of Lies

This Christmas time Big Brother has launched some doozies at us regarding the big guy in the red suit. He absolutely loves Christmas and certainly believes in the all the magic surrounding it. However, he is 5 and is trying to make sense of Santa. How exactly do you make sense of the big guy in…

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