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St. Nicholas Day 2015

St. Nicholas Day 2015

Last year I started doing St. Nicholas Day tradition with Jenson as a fun way to start off the holiday season.  As a back story, the history St. Nicholas is actually what where the story of Santa came from.  St. Nicholas’ wealthy parents died while […]

Trimming the tree

Trimming the tree

After our “bad” Santa experience, we took our tree home and took some serious naps before trimming the tree.  I don’t know why it’s called trimming the tree and I don’t even like that phrase so I don’t know why I used it.  Either way, […]

Santa “Part One” at Oakland Nursery

Santa “Part One” at Oakland Nursery

Last year we had such a great experience with Santa at Oakland Nursery in Dublin that we decided to go back – especially since we could take Boof.  We wanted to get our tree while we were there too. *last year* This year, I can’t […]

Photo Favorites: December 22 – 28, 2014

Photo Favorites: December 22 – 28, 2014

I did a quick post right after Christmas and shared some pictures, so some of these are repeats.  It was a busy week, of course…wrapping gifts, packing up for trips, etc.  I took Christmas Eve off, and Lo worked a half day.  Jenson and I […]

Photo Favorites: December 15 – 21, 2014

Photo Favorites: December 15 – 21, 2014

I mentioned that we got our Christmas tree last week, but what I didn’t mention is that we picked out a great tree and when we had the guy drill a hole up the trunk for our tree stand, he drilled it quite crookedly.  There’s  […]

Photo Favorites: December 8 – 14, 2014

Photo Favorites: December 8 – 14, 2014

We had a pretty calm week and fun weekend.  We went to see the Zoolights again on Saturday with some friends.  It wasn’t as crazy crowded this time, which was nice.  When we got back, we realized that Boof had managed to reach a bag […]

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

We had a wonderful Christmas – it was so much fun with Jenson being a toddler this year.  The festivities will continue, but I thought I’d share a few pictures now.  Have a wonderful holiday season!       

Friday iPhone Dump: Christmas

Jen at Ramblings of a Suburban Mom hosts a Friday iPhone Dump linkup and its a fun way to post a few (or bunch) pictures from the week.  I switched my date range to Monday-Sunday because it wasn’t working for me to try to get […]

12 Days of Christmas Gifts for Lo

Lo and I don’t exchange “gifts” for Christmas, but I wanted to do something special for him that wouldn’t cost a ton of money.  We have a fireplace now, so we were filling stockings for each other, but I thought it would be fun to […]

Zoolights, Success!

Zoolights, Success!

We’ve planned to go to Zoolights at the Columbus Zoo for weeks with our friends.  We picked four different days and each day there was a weather issue…rain, rain, high wind, and then heavy snow.  Finally yesterday the weather cooperated and it was just going […]