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I’m Thankful for… the 12 days of Yule

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Those of you who’ve been reading this blog for the last couple years know this already, but for those of you who may be newer here — our Yule celebrations generally begin on the Solstice and continue on through the … Continue reading

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On Your Mark, Get Set, Yule!

Friday night we officially began our Yule celebrations. In case you missed it — we celebrate our own personal soup of holiday traditions in the McTague/Christensen family. Although it sometimes comes after Yule begins, this year Chanukah was early, so … Continue reading

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I’m Thankful for… Family Rituals

One of my favorite things about this family is how we celebrate our Winter Holidays. I love that 5 totally un-Jewish, mostly non-practicing anything, free spirits crowd around the menorah together each night of Chanukah and tell and retell the story … Continue reading

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I know it’s just an American holiday, and has grown to be more well known for gorging on rich meals and kicking off the traditional Christmas shopping season, but I just have to say, I am so thankful for this Thanksgiving. … Continue reading

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9th Birthday in 3-part Harmony

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Holy Time Machine, Batman! It’s already August? Well, obviously, we must be having some serious fun. And I brought proof! Here are some of the pics of Xi’s birthday celebrations this year: Here she is folks — the 9 year … Continue reading

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For our family, Summer has now official started! One of the first indicators was the beginning of Bella’s vacation from school and the corollary arrival of our “biggest sister” to her Missoula home. Xi and Echo nearly launched into orbit … Continue reading

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Well, as many of you likely already know, our little baby Echo turned 5 this passed week. I just can’t figure out how I could have been watching her everyday so intensely, and practicing mindful presence in so many of … Continue reading

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