something sweet

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Yes. Christmas was good. Been slowly but surely making my way through the sea of photos. When you have 13 people opening presents – and a few dogs to boot – it makes for a heckuva lot of pictures. In the meantime I wanted to share these pictures. Of our Christmas breakfast. Originally Victoria and […]

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from our house

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….to yours. Merry Christmas. Wishing you His joy today and always. And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” […]

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Fill Their Stockings: thank you

$18,182 raised for orphans in China. $7015 for Half the Sky $5670 for Pearl River Outreach $5497 for Lifeline’s Maoming Project So many little ones will be blessed by Fill Their Stockings this year. Thank you just doesn’t seem sufficient. But, from here at my computer desk, it’s all I’ve got. If you were standing […]

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Sunday Snapshot

I’ve spent the weekend wrapping over 70 presents. And making caramels to give to 34 of my husband’s co-workers. It’s been busy. I am not sure I’ll get to my camera in time to post for this week’s Snapshot but I wanted to get this up for anyone who wants to play along this week. […]

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fill their stockings: get your game on

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Here we go. The last bundle to help Fill Their Stockings in 2013. To every donor for this year’s Fill Their Stockings, thank you. Wish I could squeeze your incredibly generous necks, yes I do. A little fine print: All the items in this post will be gifted to one winner, chosen at random from […]

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closing up shop

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If there’s a Wild Olive tee you’ve always wanted, now is the time to get it. We are retiring all designs and closing up shop. It could be a temporary close or a permanent close, at this point it’s uncertain. Just trusting that the Lord will let me know either way. Because after all, Wild […]

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winner of the Mama Mia

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… is a secret. Because her very special Santa Claus, who donated on her behalf, is going to surprise her on Christmas morning. Who wouldn’t absolutely love a surprise like that? And lookie here, y’all…. $3266 raised so far to care for orphans in Maoming China. Lifeline is ready to set up classrooms for kindergarten, […]

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fill their stockings: picture perfect

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And this one is picture perfect, y’all. For anyone who is a photographer, or dreams of being a photographer, or just dreams of having their own DSLR and being able to take beautiful pictures – everything you need is right here. Over $2300 worth. To every donor for this year’s Fill Their Stockings, thank you. […]

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Sunday Snapshot: ice, baby.

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I’ve got a lazy bone. And even though I’d promised my kids I’d take them ice skating, the lazy mama in me was so not looking forward to it. Because I knew. I knew taking 6 kids – 4 of whom have never donned ice skates before – was going to be painful. Thankfully, my […]

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a birthday and a mustache.

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This was supposed to be a Sunday Snapshot. In which case it would be a few days late. Or several days early, depending on how you look at it. Either way, it’s a good one. Because my baby, my last baby-by-birth, just turned 12. And that crazy business calls for a party… and a cake… […]

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