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A SoCal Christmas

We spent the month leading up to Christmas preparing for the big holiday by decorating, baking a ton of cookies, and participating in some favorite holiday events and some new ones. Here’s a quick recap of what we did for … Continue reading

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Christmas Traditions – Old and New

On the heels of Thanksgiving came Christmas and we celebrated all month long, as we did with the previous two holidays. We incorporated some beloved traditions into our celebrations this year and tried a few new activities, too. As the … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas

Just like we celebrated Halloween throughout all of October and Thanksgiving throughout all of November, we also celebrated Christmas throughout all of December. I love all the holiday celebrations in the last quarter of the year! Prior to having kids, … Continue reading

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Holiday NorCal Trip

At the end of last summer, prior to Dan knowing that I was pregnant with our third child, he arranged a romantic overnight trip for the two of us in the Napa Valley in mid-December. He booked a night at … Continue reading

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Christmas for Four

This year, for the first time EVER, we stayed home for Christmas. As in, our home. We did not travel to either one of our parents’ houses. There were no trains, planes, or automobiles. No one traveled to spend the … Continue reading

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Early California Christmas in Livermore

The entire Chambers clan, sans brother Alex, descended upon Grandma and Grandpa’s house in Livermore the second weekend in December for an early family Christmas. Dan’s sister, Robin, and her family, flew in from Oklahoma City, and we flew up … Continue reading

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All the Thanks

In the chaos of everyday life with young children, jobs, houses, friends, family, and a dog, it’s hard, even on Thanksgiving, to reflect and give thanks for all the good in our life. But now, in the quiet of our … Continue reading

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A Bay Area Christmas

For Vivian’s second Christmas, we flew up to Oakland to spend the holiday with Dan’s parents and brother. This was Vivian’s 8th set of plane flights in 2015 (2 to Ohio, 2 to Oakland, 2 to Colorado, 1 to Seattle, … Continue reading

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Vivian’s First Christmas

My Aunt Jane is appalled (as are my in-laws, I’m sure) that we don’t put up a Christmas tree. Or decorate our house for Christmas in any other way. But…we have never spent Christmas in our own house. That will … Continue reading

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Here Comes Santa

Vivian met Santa for the first time last weekend at the clubhouse at our new home community, Baker Ranch. It was great – there were no lines, we were allowed to visit with Santa as long as we wanted, it … Continue reading

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