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Archive for December, 2009

Christmas 2009: Winters, Mimi + Pop’s and cousins

We decided to make the trip up north for Christmas. And we decided to drive. The weather was spectacular. Despite a minor hitch (overheated car) that left us stranded on the side of the road and then exploring the village of Winters while our engine was looked over, our drive was fairly uneventful.

Our stay with Mimi and Pop was wonderfully eventful, though. What you see here is an attempt to capture

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Jingle bells.

Here’s Elliot in her school’s Christmas celebration.


Christmas is coming.

In one weekend, the Christmas season kicked off: Santa riding on his vintage firetruck, crafts and treats at the Community Center, Night Before Christmas ballet recital, tree hunting, tree dressing and cookie decorating.