Posts Tagged "christmas"

Christmas Day in Indianapolis

Stacey let Liz and I sleep in a bit, and by the time we got out to the living room… the opening of presents was fully under way. After a while, it was hard to spot the toys underneath all the torn paper. Shane, Stacey and Liz watch on as the kids get more and more excited. Jahnu got a…

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Christmas Eve in Indianapolis

Liz and I left for Indianapolis late in the morning (a little later than we intended), but made decent time along I-65. While in the car, Liz was working on some hand-made presents: two knitted dinosaurs. These were gifts that she had started a few weeks ago, and was finishing up the legs and eyes on our trip. I snapped…

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Intercom Carols

Tonight, we had carollers visit us! Which was unusual, since we live on the 3rd floor of a very large apartment complex. Around 8PM, our buzzer went off. When I went to go to the intercom, to ask who it was… this is what I heard: I have to admit – I’ve joined groups singing house to house before… but…

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Early Christmas in Georgia, Day 3

On our last day in Georgia, it was all about the food. Each year Liz makes a fruitcake for her dad, who’s a huge fan of fruitcakes. While I’m not partial to them myself, I have to clarify that this is not your regular, gross fruitcake that most people pinch their nose at. In addition to the fruit in the…

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Early Christmas in Georgia, Day 2

We woke to the sound of Isabelle pushing on our bedroom door, asking if we were awake yet. The kids were up and ready to open gifts, and Liz and I were the last ones still in bed. On walking downstairs to the kitchen, I saw the main course for our lunch resting on the countertop. Let the games begin!…

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Early Christmas in Georgia, Day 1

The day after we arrived in Georgia (spending an early Christmas with Liz’s Dad, Anne, Isabelle and Jackson) the house was abuzz with activity. I walked downstairs to see this to-do list posted on the side of the fridge. This is a good list. The Holders were having a small party in the evening, inviting over some friends, neighbors and…

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Decorating the Christmas Tree, 2010

We hauled up our Christmas boxes over the weekend, and began decorating the apartment for the holidays. There’s a wreath on the front door, scented candles all over the place and, of course… the tree. Liz, getting pretty festive with the decorating. Quincy, enthralled by both the lights and the tree. Ornament detail. Our tree! Related:Christmas Tree Decoration, 2006Christmas Tree…

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Christmas Retrospecticus

There was a huge gap in the blog, when Liz and I were travelling around visiting family over the holidays. I’ve been fortunate enough to be on vacation this week, and so I’ve used some of my spare time to go back and post up some photos/videos from Christmas(es) in Atlanta, Indianapolis and Frankfort. Interestingly… as a kid, you always…

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Christmas Day in Indianapolis

Amazingly, given the late night we all had last night… everyone slept in on Christmas Day. I figured the kids would be up at the crack of dawn, but it was closer to 11:00 AM before everyone slowly started to rise. I heard some rustling in the hallway, and found Jahnu sitting patiently by the gated-off door between the bedrooms…

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Christmas Eve in Indianapolis

The first night in Indianapolis, Liz and I worked on cooking a big holiday dinner. For several days prior to this, Liz did a ton of work prepping food, as we had a pretty good spread planned. In the kitchen, Liz and Jasmine prepare the green beans. Nesta is also helping out, keeping everyone’s ankles warm. Dinnertime! To eat, we…

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Early Christmas in Georgia, Part 2

One of the staple parts about Christmas day with the Holders is Anne’s monkey bread. When it’s early and you’re still waking up, this paired with a cup of coffee is a little slice of heaven. Napoleon, with a little sad look on his face… but still cute as ever. Gifts spilling out from under the tree. Another shot of…

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Early Christmas in Georgia, Part 1

Flying in to Georgia last night took about 3 times longer than necessary. Our flight was delayed for an hour or two, and after our plane finally landed… we were stuck behind three other planes, waiting for a gate. To top things off, a part of Liz’s luggage didn’t show up. And so we killed about an hour waiting around…

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Christmas Tree Decoration, 2008

As has been the tradition, Liz and I got a Christmas tree for the holidays. While we did the tree thing when I was younger, it sort of fell off once my sister and I got older. The tree I grew up with was a plastic one that we’d haul out of the basement each year. With Liz, getting an…

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