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Monthly Archives: November 2016

First Sunday of Advent

  My family was blessed to live in Berlin, Germany for nearly three and a half years.  I’m sure my recollections, impressions, experiences, and tradition-collecting from our time there will crop up a lot in this blog, but in my first few months one of the things that…

Happy Liturgical New Year!

Many years ago, I was blessed to be included in a very special New Year’s party, attended by a wonderful collection of delightful people.  The wonder and fond memories of this event emerged on a friend’s Facebook post as recently as a few days ago, and yet this…

Thanksgiving!

Hello again! This year, we were blessed to gather together to give thanks with 14 family members. My sister-in-law is an amazing and generous cook, who blesses us with her talents every year. She even cooked the turkey at home and brought it with her to serve at…

Peg Doll Exchange

Hello World!  So today I hosted my first ever painted-saint, peg doll exchange.  I have been involved in one saint doll exchange before, and was the unworthy recipient of a gift of nearly 40 (!) painted saint peg dolls two summers ago.  But this is the first time I have…