Tag: Christmas

Run, Run as Fast as You Can!

Gingerbread Men

Several decades ago I decided it would be fun to make Gingerbread Men with my son, Paul, and the little girl I was babysitting, Missy. At the time they were four and nine-years-old, respectively. Everything started out pretty well but it didn’t take long before they started bickering back and forth, “It’s my turn to roll the dough! […]

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A Win/Win Gift Guide

win/win gifts

Thanksgiving is over – cue the Christmas shopping. I suppose that’s how the whole black Friday thing got started. People woke up on the Friday after Thanksgiving and thought, “Oh my stars, Christmas is just four weeks away. I’d better start shopping!” What if, however, instead of running around frantically from store to store you […]

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Unexpected Fun


This past weekend we headed to Chicago for a friend’s wedding. The original plan was to leave on Friday morning, drive to Chicago; go to the wedding on Saturday morning and drive to Stevens Point on Saturday afternoon following the reception to visit our son and daughter-in-law. And, we basically did all of that but, […]

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