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Thanksgiving Misstep

This Thanksgiving I decided not to make a pie for dessert. Paul is working hard to lose weight and Hannah doesn’t like pumpkin pie. So why bother? Yesterday morning, as … Continue reading

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Our First Christmas Without Santa

Christmas Morning 2011

Santa didn’t come to our house this year. I knew the cat was out of the bag when Hannah asked me with a knowing smile, “Why do you have Santa’s … Continue reading

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Christmas Morning

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Merry Christmas!

christmas 2010

This Christmas artwork was created by my great, great aunt, Elizabeth Stroble. Elizabeth taught art at a high school in Minneapolis, Minnesota.? Each year she created an amazing linoleum block … Continue reading

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A Downeast Thunder Christmas Tree

Harvesting a Christmas Tree

In recent years it’s become our family tradition to cut a Christmas tree from our own property. This usually involves at least an hour of tromping through the woods, studying … Continue reading

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My First Wreath

handmade wreath

I attempted to make my first balsam fir Christmas wreath. I’n my usual fashion, I researched the heck out of the project. I read tutorials on the Internet and watched … Continue reading

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The Biker Christmas Wreath

Biker Christmas Wreath

My husband owns a business called Downeast Thunder Power Sports. Although Paul has a colorful background (motorcycle mechanic, builder of motorcycle racing engines, U.S. Marine, marine engineer, port engineer, etc.) … Continue reading

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Smile, It’s Mother’s Day

mother's day blueberry pancakes

Today was Mother’s Day. Hannah’s gift to me was to cook breakfast and dinner – by herself. For breakfast she made wild blueberry pancakes for me. We’ve done this together … Continue reading

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