scenes of christmas

I’m trying to fight the post-Christmas blues that inevitably set in after the holidays. There is so much excitement and cheer built up at the end of the year, that when the day finally comes and goes, I can’t help but feel a little pang of sadness in my heart. It breaks even more when […]

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disney christmas : a video

With a lot of air travel the past couple weeks, I was finally able to put together a short video of our trip to Disney. Hope you enjoy (and are able to get the last of your Christmas fix). -wonderland sam imdb.me/samanthalee

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merry christmas

Merry Christmas and happy holidays from our family to yours! Just popping in to share our family’s annual Christmas card. Somehow we’ve managed to send them out the past four Christmases we’ve spent married. I like to make it as easy as possible – I search Groupon for holiday card deals and usually end up printing from Staples, […]

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home for the holidays

Being with family this Christmas has been so good for my soul. With a hectic few months of holiday celebrations and traveling, slowing down for a few days was very much needed. I only get to see my mom and sister a couple of times a year, so it’s always really special. My mama always decorates […]

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east coast meets west coast : winter style

The other day someone made a comment about how “time just goes by” in California. Without the clear markings of the seasons, it’s easy for one month to blend into the next and the next and the next. But I think, even with the springs and summers and falls and winters, that life has a […]

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giving and receiving : christmas wishlist

I am not one of those people who dreads buying Christmas gifts each year. In fact, I love it so much, I’ve been done with my Christmas shopping since last week. I was so excited to get started that the speed at which I shopped was kind of an accident. I love the search for […]

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a disney christmas

I go to Disneyland once a year, and there isn’t a more perfect time to visit than during the Christmas season. The parks are decorated beautifully, rides are updated to fit the Christmas theme, and they sell holiday food from around the world. This visit was especially great because of the light rain and chill in […]

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merry merry : christmas bucket list

It’s no question that the Christmas season is my absolute favorite time of year. Everything about it is magical – from the crisp mornings, the twinkle light displays, the gift giving, and general merriment – it just can’t be beat. We kicked off the season the weekend after Thanksgiving by picking out our Christmas tree, decorating […]

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scenes of christmas

Finally getting around to sharing some bits of Christmas around our parts. Like every year, we went Christmas tree hunting the weekend after Thanksgiving. We came home with a 6-7 foot tall one this year, and his name is Ferdinand. He has been a lovely addition to our household. I put on Love, Actually, made […]

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family visits

These are the last of my Christmas photos. Unfortunately my oldest brother couldn’t make it back to Texas for the holiday, but my other brother and his family were able to come down the day after. My niece was so excited about the Ragdoll kitty she got from Santa and brought her along. Her name is […]

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