December 29th, 2012
Hi, readers! I’m sure you know that this is not my mom. This is my own little column I will be updating it every Saturday as the title suggests. This is a great opportunity for kids my age to have a weekly column to read that is written by a kid their age. This article is to show how a kid thinks about a broad selection of topics. Sometimes I will talk about simple kid pleasures such as realising it’s a snow day to finally being let outside after a loooooooong skull-numbing lecture on algebra and two- step division. Sometimes I may talk about heavier (but not disturbing or inappropriate) subjects or occasionally a little fantasy writing which I hope you will enjoy. I hope this might become something you look forward to. If you want you can write comments and I will try my best to respond to. I look forward to writing in 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (excessive use of exclamation marks!)
December 28th, 2012
In follow-on from Dani’s post, I’ll list out the books that I can remember reading in 2012. I love looking at what books other people are reading, so I thought you might enjoy it too. While Dani was able to keep her list accurate by using GoodReads through the year, I wasn’t able to get into the habit of using it so I have to rely on memory. (There’s always next year, right? I really do like the GoodReads site — you can find me here on it: www.goodreads.com/coffeewithJulie – if you use it too.) Please note that this does not include self-help, parenting, and business books because then you’d know all my secrets!
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December 27th, 2012
Our family was visited by not only Santa, but the stomach flu over the past few days. As a result, our Christmas dinner was delayed from December 25th to today. 10 adults and 4 kids will be arriving in a couple of hours! It will be so nice to have everyone here. We have the new dining room table set up pretty for all the adults, and a separate “kids table” for the four cousins (I always loved being at a kids table when I was a kid, didn’t you?).
Here are a few pics. (The flowers are a little worse for wear from the two-day delay but I’m keeping them anyhow!)
P.S. In case you were wondering, no we still haven’t decided on chairs for the dining table! We are finding it to be a tough decision.
P.P.S. Yes, I promise this will be the last Christmas-related post in 2012.
December 25th, 2012
If you celebrate Christmas, then please accept this big huge “Merry Christmas!” right at ya’ — from me to you!
Wondering what’s the inspiration behind this lovely and oh so terribly tasteful Christmas vignette? It’s our “special” family holiday tradition! Well, technically speaking, it’s not actually a tradition yet, because this is the first year we’ve done it. But I was interviewed and asked what “special holiday traditions” I celebrate with my family and this was the best I could come up with. You can read how ridiculous I look compared to the other bloggers that were interviewed by clicking here. (You’re welcome. Consider it your little Christmas gift, okay?)
December 22nd, 2012
Hubby picked up a lathe from one of the local second-hand sites and turned these wooden ornaments. I hope the recipients find them as charming as I do.
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