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Monthly Archives: December 2016

Feast of St. Lucy

Just stopping in to say Happy Feast of St. Lucy!  This has been one of our favorite feasts for years.  If you are unfamiliar with St. Lucy, this is one of many sites you can visit to learn more. There are so many fun, beautiful, memorable customs for this feast…

Gaudete Sunday!

When to get the tree?  Every family seems to have their own approach, from always Thanksgiving weekend, to always Christmas Eve (still the custom in Germany), to whenever it fits into the schedule.  As our family grew, and grew up, and we looked for more ways to cultivate a spirit…

Happy Feast of St. Nicholas!

The feast of St. Nicholas is one of the many Liturgical Year celebrations that was warmly enhanced by our time in Germany.  While we homeschool our children now, we were blessed to have them attend a lovely school in Berlin for three years, where we all experienced a great variety…

First Snow!

Tonight we had our very first dusting of snow for the season!  It came after most of the kids were headed for bed, so no sledding for us tonight.  We’ll see if there’s enough left on the ground tomorrow to make the effort to get everyone…