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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas y’all! After all your advice and input about our Christmas cards, we sent out these a little while back. We did one of those update letters (or the “humble brag” according to James) on the back, superimposed over … Continue reading

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“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.”

It is my favorite night of the whole year. We go all out for Christmas Eve. The theme, the games, the crafts, the fondu dinner (at which Chick-Fil-A chicken nuggets make an appearance), the devotion, and of course, the carols. I … Continue reading

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It sounds like Christmas.

This weekend sounded a lot like Christmas. James and I do Christmas shopping very differently. I start months in advance, searching and planning and shopping, so that by the time Christmas comes around, I only have a little left to … Continue reading

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This week we saw the Capitol Tree.

This week we walked to go see the Capitol Christmas Tree, the “People’s Tree.” It is decorated by the people, specifically the school children of Washington this year, covered in Gatorade bottles and tin pie plates turned ornament. Democracy at … Continue reading

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Making new, celebrating old.

“You know, humans are weird. I’m here, in a city, carrying a tree from outside, so I can take it inside. All because 2000 years ago, God was born. And the weirdest part of that is totally not me or … Continue reading

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Out-takes: Christmas card edition

“James, we need to get some pictures for our Christmas card.” “Aggggg — are we going to be those people who send cards every year?” “Obviously, yes.” “Can’t we just use another wedding photo? We have so many.” “Absolutely not. … Continue reading

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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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