Tag Archives: Christmas

Making new, celebrating old.

“You know, humans are weird. I’m here, in a city, carrying a tree from outside, so I can take it inside. All because 2000 years ago, God was born. And the weirdest part of that is totally not me or … Continue reading

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Out-takes: Christmas card edition

“James, we need to get some pictures for our Christmas card.” “Aggggg — are we going to be those people who send cards every year?” “Obviously, yes.” “Can’t we just use another wedding photo? We have so many.” “Absolutely not. … Continue reading

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December is

December is finally leaving out the scarves and winter coats and ending evenings with hot chocolate. It’s rushing from one holiday event to the next and feeling so busy that you have to stop and wonder if it’s actually fun. … Continue reading

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Family: the ones you love annoying the most.

You may have guessed by now that the Stones are a photo-happy bunch. Christmas morning made this painfully clear as a substantial number of the gifts were photos… of ourselves. Some would call this narcissism. I would call it wringing … Continue reading

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For unto us a child is born

Merry Christmas from the Wegmanns! These cute little cards marched out from DC last week.  As I was designing them, James looked over my shoulder and this was his response: “Wait… so did we make those little signs and take … Continue reading

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Because it’s tradition.

There are those of us who like to use emotional pressure to make everyone keep on doing the same thing. We hate change, and once something awesome has happened once, we demand it every single year. We call it tradition, … Continue reading

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“Your face is so pretty you should be on a Christmas card!”*

I love Christmas cards. I love sending them, I love getting them, I love going through them well into the January. James has begrudgingly accepted that we are now Christmas card people.  We sent out a big stack last week … Continue reading

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Advent: What are we waiting for anymore?

Today is the third Sunday of Advent. Growing up, Advent was a HUGE deal in the Stone household. Every year we had a theme, and for the four weeks before Christmas, every evening ended with us gathered in the living … Continue reading

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Christmas Cookie Time!

Remember a couple weeks back when I asked y’all for soup advice? I just wanted to thank you so much for the outpouring of comments, emails, and facebook messages that came my way with soup recipes! I am pleased to … Continue reading

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“Wegmanns at home.”

Lately there has been a lot of time spent at home, just James and me. Sometimes we just declare to each other that we need to be Wegmanns at home, rather than Wegmanns out being social and fun. There has … Continue reading

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