holidays and celebrations

The Color-Coded Tree

2011-12-04T22:19:57+00:00 December 4th, 2011|holidays and celebrations|

We put up our Christmas tree today, and I love the smell of pine, the forest-y mess of the needles and dust. But every year I put up a tree, I remember vividly my childhood Christmas job with a very different tree. It was probably in the early seventies that we went to Sears as a family, [...]

Thankful at Last

2011-12-04T22:20:51+00:00 November 27th, 2011|holidays and celebrations, waiting and wanting kids|

I love all of the holidays, and always have. My mother made my brother and I hunt for Easter Eggs every spring until I was in my 20s. As long as she lived, the holidays were enforced, in a good way. Since we've set out in earnest to adopt kids, I've looked forward to enforcing holiday celebrations [...]