Yearly Archive: 2012

Dec 17

Monday Musing: Christmas Traditions Trivia


There are so many different traditions that have come about during Christmas time- songs, movies, decorations, characters, poems, it really is such a magical time.  Did you ever stop to think about where they come from or why we do them?  Maybe you have all the answers already.  We challenge you to take our quiz …

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Dec 16

Sunday Scripture: John 15:6-7

Free will

“If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned.  If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.” This verse it a …

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Dec 15

What makes our Marriage Work – In Sickness and In Health


One important part of a lot of marriage vows are the words “in sickness and in health”.  It’s easy to say those words and not even really think about what they mean, until a couple weeks later when your new bride comes down with altitude sickness complete with a horrible headache and all the nausea …

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Dec 13

Como Park Conservatory: A Garden to Remember

Como Park Conservatory

The Como Park Conservatory also known as the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory is a beautiful garden area that is attached to the Como Park Zoo.  Not a large space just around a half an acre, but here is a case where size truly does not matter.  This stunning area has a large variety of fauna and …

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Dec 12

M’s Week 27

M week 27

27 week photo Our little sweetheart is just so precious.  I feel so blessed that I get to spend my days making her giggle and watching her eyes light up as she discovers something new. This was a bit of an off week, M is fighting a little cough (actually a big cough for such …

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Dec 10

Monday Musing: Wasting Valuable Class Time

Wasting Time

One of the fun things that I still get to do as a public school teacher is have thought provoking discussion.  You might be reading this and think to yourself shouldn’t that be happening every day? Well in a perfect world and one that does not revolve around standardized testing yes, but when my job …

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Dec 09

Sunday Scripture: Psalm 29:11


The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace. I think, especially around the holiday times, most people tend to get stressed, impatient, hurried, angry and just rattled in general.  It’s so sad because this is really a time when we should slow down, focus on our families and be at …

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Dec 08

The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy


“I never knew her in life.  She exists for me through others, in evidence of the ways her death drove them” The Black Dahlia is the first book of James Ellroy’s hollywood quartet series and it’s one of the grittiest darkest books that I’ve ever read.  Ellroy writes this novel with such a realistic flair …

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Dec 07

Top 10 Christmas Songs


Kenny and I were feeling nostalgic and decided to make a list of our top 10 Christmas songs of all time.  We had to compromise and plead our cases to each other for a few but a lot of them we agreed on from the start.  It was pretty hard to narrow it down to …

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Dec 06

M’s Week 26

M's 26 Week

26 week photo What a fun little dumpling, I can’t believe she is a half of a year old already!!?!  I still think of her as a fragile little newborn.  But I’m starting to realize that she’s a big girl and she likes to be swung around and bounced and jostled and played with.  I …

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