Archives for December 2012

Photos from Christmas Week

Not much time for anything other than photos this week.  Fortunately I took a gazillion.  Warning: this post contains entirely too many exclamation points. ~1~ Saturday I bought and assembled a book shelf for the playroom.  Kids always add…adventure… to such home improvement projects, don’t you think? ~2~ Sunday We added the finishing touches to […]

A Procrastinator’s Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

I’m a terrible procrastinator.  Always have been.  Advent is a great season for me because I really do focus on preparation.  But it seems like no matter how hard I try, some things are always left to the last minute.  Let me provide evidence by sharing our traditions from Christmas Eve.  Exhibit A: Christmas Cookies First […]

6 Facts About Korean Elections, + 1 Mom of the Year Award

Hello, my precious. Creeped out yet?  Sorry.  Thanks to Kevin reading The Hobbit aloud, Gabe has been calling every last thing his “precious” today, so it’s seeped into my subconscious   If I was really ambitious, I would have asked Gollum to write today’s post.  But I’m not.  So I didn’t. (You’re welcome.) ~1~ The day before yesterday was […]

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My Promises to Newtown, CT

Are you tired of bloggers blogging about the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT?  I’m not. I began a post on Saturday, the day I learned of the terrible news.  But thankfully I didn’t publish it because it is truly atrocious: a confusing, wandering diatribe with no real conclusion.  Just to give […]

Advent Booklist, with a Link Up!

As I mentioned in my last post, one of my favorite Advent traditions is setting aside all of our everyday literature and reading special books during this time of year.  The list below, in no particular order, are our current favorites. Most of these title are available at the library.  However, if you click through […]

Advent Traditions

Advent is my favorite season.  Yes, I love it even more than the Christmas season.  I love the anticipation of it.  I enjoy the weather outside (cold) while hunkering down in our (warm) house.  I like planning for, ordering, and making gifts for family and friends.  I like tea and coffee and all manner of […]

Elderly Korean Woman in my Doorway in a Big City

Some people are scared of Korean halmeonis (grandmothers).  Some people consider them frightening in an ‘I may only be as tall as your waist but make no mistake: I am the boss here‘ kind of way. I am one of those people. Don’t get me wrong.  Korean people are very friendly and social graces are […]

101 Reasons to Love This Blog

About a month ago I noticed that I was getting awfully close to my 100th post on this blog.  I began counting down the posts.  I commenced grandiose plans for a moving/funny/thought-provoking post which would have every one of my readers smiling through tears.  Maybe someone would even comment!  (For goodness sakes, there are so […]