Traditions

I love the traditions our family has around Christmas.  This weekend the Christstollen was baked.  The fragrance of fresh sweet bread wafts through the house.  We picked up a tree, brought it in to thaw  and watched the branches spread out as they thawed. After walking Abby in the harsh cold, I came in toContinue reading “Traditions”

She said yes

It’s January 1, 2013 and I’m enjoying the sunshine in our living room.  The Christmas tree hasn’t come down yet because none of the needles are falling and my wife wants to hold onto all the Christmas memories for a while yet- our first grandson sitting with us by the tree and the laughter andContinue reading “She said yes”

The Call of the Red Cups

My wife and a friend did some cross border shopping this weekend and she came back complaining that she was hearing Christmas carols in the mall ALREADY.  “It’s just too early for ‘Dashing through the Snow’”,  she complained with dramatic flare, though she begrudgingly acknowledged they had travelled through a blinding snow storm to getContinue reading “The Call of the Red Cups”