Tuesday, December 11, 2012
We made them link by link, and yard by yard.
Another month, another holiday season. This month’s festive season – for me it’s Advent, Yuletide, Christmas – is often steeped in ritual and tradition. Like you and yours, my husband and I, and now our family, have created our own rituals, and did so from the first. I remember the year we got engaged, we looked to the fall as a perfect time to be married. Most of our family assumed we’d settle on September or October, but we both favored November. What does this have to do with Christmas? “Our anniversary,” I remember Kevin declaring, “will serve not only to celebrate our marriage but also to usher in the holiday season!” And so our traditions together began. Like most families, we mark the holidays by engaging in many of the same …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Will the Apple® fall far from the tree?
The holiday season has begun. I know this not because of the Christmas carols that are being played relentlessly or because I flipped over the calendar recently. I know this because my heart is heavy as I struggle with how to strike that balance between gratitude and disappointment, come Christmas morning. My kids are not greedy. As Sally explains to her brother Charlie Brown: “All I want is what I have coming to me. All I want is my fair share.” What they’ve asked for is what many of their friends already possess. The eldest requested a laptop: “It would be really helpful for homework,” he informs his parents. “And Macs are best,” he quickly adds. The middle child would like a cell phone upgrade, preferably a smart phone. Note that …
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Photos of homes decked out for the holiday with music from Belmont High choral alumni.
Belmont homes lit up for Christmas and the holidays accompanied by the singing of Belmont High School chorus' alumni – including the Madrigals and choirs – as they rehearsed before going out caroling in Belmont on Friday, Dec. 23, 2011. Merry Christmas.
Friday, December 2, 2011
A video roundup of the area's latest developments for Friday, Dec. 2.
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