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Gluten free Sugar Cookies Recipe

from the cookbook “Incredible Edible Gluten-Free Food for Kids” by Sheri L. Sanderson. Gluten free baked goods are DIFFICULT, anyway–but rolled cookies? Even harder, as it is gluten protein that generally “holds things together”in baked goods. This is the best recipe … Continue reading

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gingerbread architects

While their big brother is away, and school is on hold and the rain keeps falling…Sam and Caleb are antsy. Antsy is a nice way of saying “Bored but moving constantly.” Sometimes it is painfully obvious that I have 11, … Continue reading

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corners of our home, at Christmas

Here you go Mom, and Anne! 🙂 the tree skirt is always askew because Zuzu the cat (named for the little girl in the BEST Christmas movie ever, as you may know) is always underneath there, batting at the ornaments… John … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

“For, after all, put it as we may to ourselves, we are all of us from birth to death guests at a table which we did not spread.  The sun, the earth, love, friends, our very breath are parts of … Continue reading

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Operation Christmas Child

I just realized that this is always the first of our annual Christmas traditions…simply because it is so early in November, that it easily beats out the music and decorations that are not begun until the day after Thanksgiving. I think … Continue reading

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unto us, a Son is given

“Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which shall be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” … Continue reading

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It’s beginning to look

a lot like Christmas! The beautiful treeskirt is completely hidden with gifts. The family has started making the rounds-Brian, Anne, Cody and Caitlin plus Tony, Tara and Savannah all were here last weekend for early Christmas-gifts exchanged and cookies decorated! Now it’s John … Continue reading

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