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Our Week in Photos

One present on Christmas Eve-



A bit of a Heads Up obsession-



Christmas Morning-






The Old Stomping Grounds-


 Hey, what's that scruffy guy doing on campus? He better have a beard card.


 The Bean Museum-


The Museum of Natural Curiosity-





It was a great week- so much so that I think it's going to take us another week to recover. My only regret is that I seem to have only taken pictures of my kids- none of them with their grandmother, great-grandmother, or playing with their cousins. I'll just have to work on that next time.

Preschool Christmas Programs are the Cutest Thing Ever

It's true. Nothing can compare. Not even kittens.




3rd Grade Roman Festival

My little girl makes a pretty good ancient Roman noblewoman.






Plus, the teachers are completely amazing for putting this all together- poetry recitations and pantomimes, a chariot race, a forum, a temple and a marketplace. And to top it all off- a feast with slaves (the parents) to wait upon them.

The First of the Christmas Presents

This one could not wait until Christmas, though. My brother requested stockings for his family. And everyone knows those have got to be hanging up by Christmas Eve at the latest.


I was inspired by a stocking pattern in issue 14 of Love Patchwork & Quilting Magazine.


I loved making these little fussy-cut star blocks. The cuteness is almost unbearable. I might need to do an entire Christmas quilt using blocks like these. But, first, I'm definitely going to have to add to my novelty Christmas fabric collection.






So, that's it- one family's gift already gifted, unwrapped and hung by the mantel with care.

Christmas Party

My husband's work really does throw great family parties.






Cookies made by the culinary students, Santa handing out goodies, temporary holiday tattoos, and a gym full of toys and student athletes to play with. It's pretty much my kid's idea of heaven.