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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

The Things They Say – Thanksgiving Edition

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

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Our Thanksgiving Night

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

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This year we did something completely new for Thanksgiving. With older babies and such lovely weather we braved an outing downtown to witness the Thanksgiving Lighting Ceremony, kicking off the Holiday Lights Festival.

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Our Thanksgiving Day

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

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This must have been the easiest Thanksgiving I’ve had in the last 11 years. I’m so thankful we were invited once again to feast with friends and we decided we would wait on cooking a turkey on our own closer to Christmas this year. It made a more relaxing day for me for sure not having to cook and I needed that this year.

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Halloween 2018

Sunday, November 18th, 2018

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Earlier this Fall Lily asked if she could dress as Professor Dumbledore this year for Halloween. I was a little surprised by this and wondered if I could even pull a Dumbledore costume out of my magic hat but agreed to give it a try. Then it occurred to me that it would be fun to just go ahead and do the entire cast of Harry Potter.

I came up with the perfect character for each of the other babies: Clara – Luna Lovegood, Gerhardt – Harry himself, Esther – Hermoine Granger, Ephraim – Ron Weasley, Mercy – Ginny Weasley, Martha – “Fun Size” Hagrid and Josephine had to be little Dobby.

Cost for costumes for all these people adds up quickly. I decided I would need to get creative and make as much of them as I could. I think homemade costumes are nice and it was a good project for me. A welcomed change of pace to my days. Making something is such a sense of accomplishment and fun for me. I’m just glad I still know how to thread my sewing machine! All the robes I made from oversized black t-shirts from Hobby Lobby and some sheets I had on hand. The ties I made out of $.79 hankies from Walmart and paint pens.

I did have to end up buying some items of course. I purchased the scarves, the cheap wands and a couple more white button down shirts and black skirts from a used clothing store, both of which I knew we could use in our regular wardrobes anyway.

I found a $7 gown at Goodwill for Lily’s Dumbledore and decided I had to buy a beard and wig for her since what I’d come up with was not coming together. Her hat was fun to make using a cereal box, satin and a gold tassel. Luna’s Spectrespecs I made with some old sunglasses I had and a piece of pink foam paper.

Turns out that with a sewing machine and a glue gun you can work miracles!

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