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Christmas Catch-up: Little Baby Jesus

Every year (for the past many years) on Christmas afternoon the kids in our family act out the Christmas Story. We have a script we follow (um…the Bible) and the characters rotate every year. But this year, guess who was the actor playing baby Jesus? Of course our nephew baby Link! Yeah, we usually just use more »

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Christmas Day

Our first Christmas together as a married couple. Splitting the time between our families was a little tricky but we figured it out and it all went pretty smoothly. This morning we opened present with my parents (Kurt and Madelyn.) Throughout the week I noticed a lot of presents under the tree. After closer inspection more »

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Makin’ & Bakin’

Today Chris and I made Christmas cookies with supplies that Madelyn provided. She has a lot of cookie cutters! We mixed the dough and then rolled it out and made the cuts. Which shape do I want to make next?… Peeling the cookies out and getting them onto the tray was challenging for some of more »

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Thanksgiving Wrap-up

Just wanted to say thanks to everyone for the Thanksgiving cheer! We enjoyed the sweet Thanksgiving card and the time spent with family via video chat on Thanksgiving and for football games on Saturday. The video chat was really fun to just leave on for a couple hours and randomly talk and see what everybody was more »

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Our First Thanksgiving (married)

It’s Thanksgiving Day! We started cooking at around 11:30am and ate around 2pm. Here we are prepping the turkey breast and Chris stirring noodles. Chris made mac’n’cheese from his Grandma’s cookbook. He is a good chef! We also had freshly snapped green beans and home-made mashed potatoes. Yeah… I bought way too many potatoes for more »

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Shopping for Thanksgiving

Earlier this week we planned our Thanksgiving menu. We wanted to just do something simple, but still feel like Thanksgiving. Here we are getting some potatoes for mashing… and green beans.   Here’s our list, with lots of input from Moms and Grandmas… Mountain Dew and two big turkeys! Just kidding! We just got a more »

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FIREWORKS!

For the Fourth of July there was a great party with friends and family at the Brown’s house to celebrate the holiday, Mom’s b-day, and our impending move/see ya later! One of our favorite things to do is play volleyball with everybody: We also love shooting off fireworks. Left: Chris, Luke, and Danielle setting up more »

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