It is the tradition of the Cub Scouts to hold the December pack meeting at a nursing home with the primary intention of singing Christmas carols to the residents. For the last few years, we have been singing at a retirement home with a spacious activity room. Quite a few residents rolled in to join […]
Back when we lived in Loma Linda, we started an Advent tradition. I collected 25 Christmas and Winter themed books and wrapped them up. Starting December 1st, we unwrapped one book each night and had a read aloud. We did it religiously every season and I really looked forward to it. The last few years […]
Round One :: 10 pumpkins :: 10/25/16 Round Two :: 10 more pumpkins :: 10/27/16 As busy as we have been this month with travel and activities, we considered foregoing our tradition of carving pumpkins for Halloween. However, traditions are important. At least one voice strongly rang out that we should carry on so I […]
This year’s ornaments were chosen by Bill and Mason and included a dated Precious Moments for me, Dr. Sheldon Cooper of The Big Bang Theory and Kylo Ren (the new Darth Vader) for Mason, and Tinker Bell for Walker in honor of the Spring School Play.
Every year Bill surprises me a special Precious Moments ornament. This year it is entitled Peace on Earth. Mason and Bill picked out ornaments for each of the boys. I like this tradition because their own collections are growing. When they have their own trees, they will be adorned with a tangible history of their […]
Thanksgiving would not be the same without the circus! The performance was three rings of whirling lights, sounds and smells. Over the last eight years, our visits sure have changed. For the first time, we rode no animals and bought no crazy light up toys that would last for only a few days. Instead, we […]
A collection of decorations seen around the house included the nativity scene. Some years we add a piece a day leading up to Christmas. This year the whole group was out waiting for Baby Jesus who arrived on Christmas morning. Hello to our ever growing collection of nutcrackers. The tree bore new ornaments in keeping […]
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