Monthly Archives: December 2012

December is

December is finally leaving out the scarves and winter coats and ending evenings with hot chocolate. It’s rushing from one holiday event to the next and feeling so busy that you have to stop and wonder if it’s actually fun. … Continue reading

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Family: the ones you love annoying the most.

You may have guessed by now that the Stones are a photo-happy bunch. Christmas morning made this painfully clear as a substantial number of the gifts were photos… of ourselves. Some would call this narcissism. I would call it wringing … Continue reading

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For unto us a child is born

Merry Christmas from the Wegmanns! These cute little cards marched out from DC last week.  As I was designing them, James looked over my shoulder and this was his response: “Wait… so did we make those little signs and take … Continue reading

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Because it’s tradition.

There are those of us who like to use emotional pressure to make everyone keep on doing the same thing. We hate change, and once something awesome has happened once, we demand it every single year. We call it tradition, … Continue reading

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That one time that I stopped being a good wife for a week…

Confession: This past week I have taken some time off from being rockstar wife. Meals haven’t been planned or prepared. (We’ve been eating off the same lasagna that I made last week and announced that it would be the last … Continue reading

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“Your face is so pretty you should be on a Christmas card!”*

I love Christmas cards. I love sending them, I love getting them, I love going through them well into the January. James has begrudgingly accepted that we are now Christmas card people.  We sent out a big stack last week … Continue reading

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“I am thankful for family dinners.”

Who says we have to be done with Thanksgiving thankfulness just because it’s almost Christmas?  This week one of the things I did to put off writing papers (surprise) by cleaning out my inbox and found a “i am thankful for” … Continue reading

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Advent: What are we waiting for anymore?

Today is the third Sunday of Advent. Growing up, Advent was a HUGE deal in the Stone household. Every year we had a theme, and for the four weeks before Christmas, every evening ended with us gathered in the living … Continue reading

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PROCRASTINATION, Fall 2012 Edition.

Ways to put off doing work during the final weeks of the semester: Make soup. Put up Christmas tree. Instagram pictures of books spread out. Craft witty facebook statuses. Constantly try to get a better seat at the Capital Hill … Continue reading

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Christmas Cookie Time!

Remember a couple weeks back when I asked y’all for soup advice? I just wanted to thank you so much for the outpouring of comments, emails, and facebook messages that came my way with soup recipes! I am pleased to … Continue reading

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