Christmas Presents

On Christmas Eve, we came home from Mike’s sister’s house with a very play-doh-happy child. On top of that, my cousin Leah and her fiancé Ted were staying at our house, so I feared Annie would never be able to fall asleep. Luckily Leah and Ted were very helpful and made getting ready for Santa into…

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Christmas Morning 2012

He came! He came! Santa came! Watching Annie open presents on her third Christmas morning was so sweet. I hope my little girl is always so enthusiastic in life.

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The Spohrs’ Christmas Eve

Heather is still recovering from Christmas and a day at the hospital, so I thought I’d tell you about our Christmas Eve. When she’s feeling better she’ll tell you about our Christmas Day. Getting married complicates Christmas a little because you suddenly have to find a way to celebrate with not one but two families….

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Exhausted Christmas

It’s been a long, wonderful day that started extra-early. I am crashed on the couch while Annie dances her new dolls across my body. I hope everyone had a fabulous day, and I can’t wait to tell you about ours tomorrow. But for now, I must sleep. Merry Christmas, Happy Boxing Day, and Happy Wednesday…

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A Most Special Delivery

At the end of October I received an email out of the blue from a woman named Liz. She was writing on behalf of AT&T with a proposal for a huge donation to honor Maddie’s fifth birthday. As I read through her email, my mouth dropped open and tears came to my eyes…it was one…

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