Archive for December, 2011

Test post

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Josh is working on moving my blog, archives and all, to a younger computer. Seemingly it entails much frustration and pulling of hair, gnashing of teeth, 4am nights, etc. Stand by for our regularly scheduling programming.

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Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Sofía and I went into Costco today and there was a largish man with a loooong white beard who also happened to be wearing a Santa hat while doing his Costco shopping. Semi-furtively, I whispered: “Sofía, look over there! Do you think that’s Santa?” She looked, giggled a little, and said, “No, Mommy. That is […]

Backsplash renewal

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

It happens every year like clockwork – once the days are yucky enough that I can’t go outside regularly, I’m hit by Home Renovation Fever. I start watching all the HGTV and DIY shows I can find online (since we don’t have TV), and longingly cruising the tile and lumber aisles at the Home Depot. […]

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Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

Sofía: [peers into toilet] Daddy, the potty is full of water! [contemplates] I better make it gross.

Dressing up the tree

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

Last year was the first year we stayed home for Christmas instead of traveling across country to visit one set of grandparents or the other. It was reallllly nice! I especially enjoyed having our first-ever Christmas tree and some place to display the handblown glass ornaments I love to collect. Only one thing was missing – […]

Advent begins

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

December is here, and we got out the advent boxes! Sofía insisted on opening each one to make sure we didn’t forget any candy in there from before. (As if I would let her eat a piece of year-old candy, anyway). This year they are filled with crafty things like stickers (we’re going to make […]

Quick mini tree skirt

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

We found a Christmas tree in our basement today! Ok, that’s not quite accurate. We knew the previous owners had left us one, but it was bundled and swathed up in black plastic bags and we never really got around to bringing it up. But today Sofía was playing down there with me while I […]