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    Musings for the Second Sunday in Advent

    December 13, 2017

    It was luminaria night here last Saturday. Here in Bethlehem, luminaria night is a fund raiser for New Bethany Ministries and many people participate. Luminaria Night started nineteen years ago when neighbors wanted to recreate the tradition of connecting homes with the light of candles in bags at the holiday season. In order to determine an interest in participating, they sent out an informational letter to about sixty homes, explaining the nature of the event and the cost of luminaria…

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  • children's activities family Gardening

    Carrots!

    I finally had success with carrots! I’ve never been able to grow them before and this year we are overflowing. Sadly, I think the children were overzealous when planting them and they are very…

    August 14, 2017
  • family sewing

    Wedding Planning!

    My dear friend is getting married! It is a Celtic themed wedding, complete with tartan and bagpipes. My husband is officiating. He’s not a minister, but it is a civil ceremony. Pennsylvania allows self-appointing…

    August 7, 2017
  • family health pain management

    The Broken Arm

    We have our first broken bone in a family with five kids that include three boys; I guess we are fortunate. We had stopped to buy produce at our neighborhood farm stand, and my…

    July 24, 2017
  • children's activities family

    Vacation Texas Beaches

    We started our beach leg of vacation in Houston (only one hour from Galveston). We visited the Houston Museum of Natural Science. The highlight of this adventure was the butterfly exhibit. I’ve always wanted…

    July 17, 2017
  • children's activities family

    Vacation!

    We returned from our epic vacation last week. This is our first family vacation in 2.5 years, so we made it a big one. I’m still recovering. This post covers the first leg of…

    July 10, 2017
  • children's activities family

    Great American Road Trip

    We are going on a great adventure!!! In a few weeks we will leave for our multi-state road trip with the younger four children. It will involve twelve states, two coast lines, camping, eating,…

    June 12, 2017
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