Monthly Archives: December 2016

Postcards from Princeton

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My sister and me – and my photobomber niece!

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Hanging out with an Innkeeper and Joseph.

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Silent Night

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My niece and her dad.

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Nana’s famous Christmas cookies, Round 1

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Triplets and Honorary Triplet.

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Girl cousins!

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Oldest cousins

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At the top of every little girl’s wish list – a creepy elephant mask?!

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Nana’s famous Christmas cookies, Round 2

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Daisy, my new BFF.

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Tea for two

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Littlest cousins

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Wheeeeeeeee!

 

Ready for Christmas

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Tree decorated…check!

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Trip to the NIH…check!

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Gingerbread house contest at the NIH…check!

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Delivery of our Advent food bags to the Food Bank…check!img_7682

Christmas treats for our furry friends…check!img_2251Time with family…check!

img_7687-2Annual Christmas party with our friends…check!

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We are heading out to Princeton to join up with the rest of our family in about an hour…Wishing everyone safe travels and happy holidays!

 

Glass Menagerie

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I came home today to this cozy sight:

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Chloe and her human.

I went upstairs to discover that while I was at work, we acquired a new member of our ever growing menagerie…Like Chloe, my husband’s favorite foot warmer, our new pet has big, round eyes. He/She/It (?!) has a wiggly tail. It mostly likes to lounge around, but every once in a while it scampers about. It likes to swim…

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Meet our new mudskipper. It’s an amphibious fish who can motor around on land and in water. My son’s friend brought it over to our house, because his mother asked him to find a new home for it as a Christmas present to his father. As you might imagine, I find this to be rather ominous, but I will keep an open mind.

My son is taking suggestions for names. Let me know if you have any by commenting!

Weekend Snapshots 45

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We’ve been getting ready for the holidays…img_2148Around Halloween time, I was wandering around the dollar bins at Target. In my mind I could hear my mom’s repeated admonition: “DON’T BUY JUNKS!” But her voice was overpowered by the siren call of the best Target dollar bin loot ever! I got three white ceramic houses with holes in the back into which you can insert tea lights. On Saturday I went back to buy more. Tragically, they were all gone. Shoulda bought more junks when I had the chance!

img_2145That evening my daughter and I got dressed up for my son’s piano recital and realized our outfits perfectly coordinated. Obviously, a photo was in order! The dogs insisted on getting in on the action:img_2181

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After the recital we raced back home to welcome some very special guests…I feel very lucky to have a close friend I’ve known and adored since we were just twelve years old. She lives in California, so we don’t get to see each other very often, but as is the case with the very best kind of friendships – time and distance don’t matter. I was so happy to get a chance to catch up with her and to finally meet her fiancé.

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