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Photo Blogging Challenge – Feliz Navidad (December 2018)

Over the past twenty years or so, our Christmas celebrations have shifted away from presents towards presence. This year our celebrations included preparing and enjoying several meals with extended family and friends, movie and board game nights with our young adult sons, and plenty of nature walks for the two of us! It was a Merry Christmas, indeed!

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Photo Blogging Challenge – Holidays (December 2015)

Sadly, there’s something polarizing about the word holidays. A word that’s meant to encompass the celebration of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and the New Year has become something of a political and religious hot potato. Aside from stumbling across one particularly vitriolic diatribe against the Starbucks “Happy Holidays” campaign, I managed to avoid most such nonsense…

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2014 Lego Holiday Sets

As in 2013, Lego offered two holiday “bonus” sets in 2014: one in October and one for “Brick” Friday in November. Mr. GeoK timed his online Christmas Lego shopping to take advantage of both offers. K and I sat down to build them one Sunday morning in December, starting with set 40106 – a mini…