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A Bundle of Myrrh

"My beloved is unto me as a bundle of myrrh." Song of Solomon 1:13

Archive for the ‘Holiday’ Category

Preparing for Valentine’s Day

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

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It’s that time of year again. Valentine’s Day approaches. I knew before Abel was born that this could get tricky for us. Me being in newborn fogville and all. I had gone to the store last week to buy some cards for the kids to take to school but the price was adding up and I wondered if there was a better way to do this whole exchange thing.

Lily told me she was supposed to make a box this year to hold her Valentine’s. I knew I was not going to be able to get to the store before Thursday for cutsie paper and stickers but Sunday afternoon we raided my fancy craft paper bins and some appropriate wrapping paper then downloaded some funsie Valentine fonts to use for printing. Lily found an Eggo waffles box in the garage and got to work on her card exchange box.

12th Day of Christmas

Friday, January 11th, 2019

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And then sadly we finally arrive at the 12th day of Christmas. The last day of our Nativity festival and feasting. On this day we have our traditional 12 Days of Christmas Feast.

Today Gerhardt brought out the gifts he had for each of his brothers and sisters. He had been home from school one day before the break and ran around the house gathering items he knew each of them would love. Then he wrapped them all himself with boxes he thought they would like as well. What a sweet boy. I had fun watching how much joy this brought him.

11th Day of Christmas

Friday, January 11th, 2019

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Yes, I know there is no post for the 10th day of Christmas. That day all we did was clean and prepare for the 11th day of Christmas!

On the 11th day of Christmas we cheated and celebrated the Feast of the Epiphany early. Because this feast fell on a Sunday this year and we already had plans that evening we went ahead with a feast during Christmas. Instead of a big to do open house like we tried last year we went back to our tradition of inviting a few families over to observe the celebration with us.


9th Day of Christmas

Friday, January 11th, 2019

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The 9th day of Christmas. Today Phil took the babies to the zoo and I had a long day out to myself.