Monthly Archives: December 2014

Breaks

I love my Christmas vacation! (Look! An Exclamation Mark! Many Marks!) I have my whole little family home, and we do a lot of relaxing, some eating, some visiting, some movies, some reading (we all got books for Christmas, natch), some laughing, some playing, and some of us (totally not me) even get to do […]

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Wrapping

(As in Wrapping up the Year. I’m not still doing presents the Day After.) Christmas was lovely and precious and fun and very nearly perfect. After a very not white November and December, we got inches of powdery snow for Christmas morning. Couldn’t have been more pretty. We did happy presents – lots of the […]

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Family Christmas Letter, The 2014 Version

Hello, Dear Family and Friends! We have an update on our tiny, happy world: Jana (19) shows university no mercy. She’s super successful in all her BYU studies, and after earning top marks in her first-year classes was asked to work this year as a TA in the economics department. She’s learning plenty of life […]

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Truce

You know the story of the World War I Christmas Truce? Where the German soldiers sing “Stille Nacht” from the trenches? And then the Allies peek out of their own trenches and they all tiptoe out and then they play together? I hope you’ve seen the two beautifully-done films I’ve seen bouncing around the internet […]

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Flex

I love Yoga. I have a beautiful friend who teaches an early morning class, and I really wish I could get all my business together so I could attend. Because there’s not an obviously better way to start a day than with purposeful breathing and stretching and all that awesome Hippie goodness. As it happens, […]

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Powerless

In the last 2 weeks, our school power has gone out twice. Once the tech gurus managed to keep the internet humming (I have no idea – voodoo magic, I expect, was involved) but not today. It’s funny to be in a school full of kids on computers and have no way to get them […]

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Sympathy

Today in church someone told a story about a devastated woman who had experienced a terrible time (losing her marriage, suffering a ton of loss and heartache, just imagine all the badness) and felt all alone in the world. She prayed for the Lord to let her know He knew her. When I heard that […]

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Exhaust

I just read a one-sentence story about exhaustion by a writer who has suffered a fairly major illness. I realized that for all the times I talk about tiredness, I probably don’t know anything. I have been sleepy (I’m kind of always sleepy after the sun goes down – thank goodness I don’t live in […]

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