Christmasy Things I Love

It’s Sunday night and we’ve had a quiet, lazy day heading into Christmas Eve tomorrow. And it’s been lovely. We had our own little Christmas celebration last night – delicious meal, festive-looking crantinis and our gift opening. That left us with today to enjoy our new gifts, wrap presents for the family Christmas events coming […] Read more…

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Christmas Tree and a Menorah

Lutheran. Jewish. Christmas. Hanukkah. So which is it? For my family, it’s always been a bit of both. If you happen to be looking for the only Jewish farmer in Renville County, I can introduce you – he’s my Dad! And on Saturday, my sister and brother-in-law hosted a special Hanukkah lunch in his honor. […] Read more…

Feeling Festive

Some people can’t wait to get the holiday decorations out right after Thanksgiving – or even earlier if they dare. They seem to relish in the process of completely transforming their homes, inside and out, for December. They create stunning creations of garland, greenery, ornaments and lights – not just on the mantel but in […] Read more…

Road Trip to Nebraska

What happens when I hit the road with my 17-year-old nephew and my parents for a weekend in Lincoln, Nebraska? Laughter, entertaining family trivia, and a chance to see my nephew, Davis, as a future college freshman – yikes! When did that happen? First things first – why Lincoln, Nebraska? Well, the long story is […] Read more…

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