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Entries from December 2008

Clearly Christmas: Advent Week 3…

December 27th, 2008 · 2 Comments

In my first post on Advent I mentioned what we would be doing for everyday as Christmas draws nearer and nearer…   Here is a summary and links to the se7en things we are doing each day: A Joke A Day. 24 day board or card game challenge. A stop over at the Jesse Tree […]

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Merry Christmas…

December 26th, 2008 · 2 Comments

From all of us … to all of you… Yup – quite amazing a photo of all of us! We had a typical Christmas Day… Too hot to do much but lurch around like lizards! All ready the night before… Notice the height of the decorations in the house of an almost one year old. […]

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How Se7en Make Pizza in Se7en Steps…

December 25th, 2008 · 40 Comments

So in the days and nights of December dashing to and fro… sometimes you need to just eat regular food… here it is: So how do we do it? Well meet my friend: the bread machine… Now the father person wanted this forever and I just couldn’t stand the thought. Just another thing on the […]

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Sunday Snippet: The Jesse Tree…

December 23rd, 2008 · 7 Comments

A Jesse Tree is a symbolic family tree of Jesus following from Creation and Adam and Eve through the Bible until the birth of Jesus. A new symbol is added to your tree day by day throughout Advent.   I have been trying to do a Jesse Tree with my kids for years but I […]

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Clearly Christmas: Coping with Chaos and Babies…

December 23rd, 2008 · 7 Comments

I have found that the hardest part about this time of year for new moms is the constant “Questioning of What They Are Up To”. You cannot attend even the simplest function without someone asking: “Does your baby sleep through?,” “Have you started solids?” Actually most mom’s are managing just fine thank-you very much and […]

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Clearly Christmas: Coping with Chaos at Home…

December 22nd, 2008 · 4 Comments

This is one of those times of year when things seem to totally spiral out of control and when we seem to overburden ourselves with extra tasks and extra commitments and extra … well extra stuff! So here are Se7en scenarios and solutions: Summer Holiday House Maintenance or the lack of it!: Get up and […]

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Saturday Spot & Clearly Christmas: The Christmas Box…

December 21st, 2008 · 7 Comments

Meet the box: This is possibly the most exciting box in the house and it stays in a tip top cupboard for about fifty weeks of the year. It is all part of the whole Christmas event… I know it looks like an apple box, but really it is the Christmas Box… So lets look […]

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