Category Archives: holidays

Glad to Be Dad

As is seasonally appropriate, I’ve been thinking a ton about dads this past week. As part of my mental celebration of all things fatherly, I opened up the book, Glad to Be Dad: A Call to Fatherhood by Tim J. … Continue reading

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Rainbow Jello Recipe

This Rainbow Jello was a special occasion staple in my house growing up. It takes time but it’s really simple and looks amazing. If you’re feeling adventurous, or wildly immature, you can try to peel off each layer with your … Continue reading

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My family has a special relationship with the jolly fat man. My dad looks like him. A lot like him. So much so that in his retirement years, he has found himself in Kris Kringle’s employ. This year he’s working … Continue reading

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Day of Moms

Dan made breakfast for breakfast and breakfast for dinner. They made me presents at school and I set up the hammock Dan bought me right in the middle of the living room so it wouldn’t get rained on. We read … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

“Then pealed the bells more loud and deep: ‘God is not dead, nor doth he sleep; The wrong shall fail, the right prevail, With peace on earth, good will to men.’” ~I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day Henry Wadsworth … Continue reading

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In a Pear Tree

This year I became obsessed with wrapping this tiny pear tree with lights. Three strands and an hour later, I ended up with something that looks like Charlie Brown got a visit from the Temple Square fairy. It’s highly possible … Continue reading

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