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    Around Here.

    … it’s beginning to look – and feel* – like Christmas. I took a few photos this afternoon and wanted to share them with y’all (and document for myself so I remember next year). Here’s the entry hall. Just three poinsettias. There was a fourth, but he went into this week’s trash. maybe because that splash of sunshine didn’t come until just a few days ago. or maybe because I overwatered… Looking off to the right is the dining room. Those big poinsettias flanking the breakfront and the greens topping it are traditional, but the centerpiece on the table is new this year. It’s fresh greens, crystal, mercury glass and…

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    2012 favorites.

    …inspired by sara to share my favorites for this year. it’s a fun way to look back. and it really does make me realize (yet again) what a wonderful year it has been. thank you to everyone who’s reading this for being part of it! of course sara told her story in words, but I’m telling mine in pictures*. favorite photo of the three of us. favorite photo of the two of us. favorite photo of the two of them. favorite person to hold my hand for a 30-mile walk. favorite dinner when marc’s away. favorite thing I knitted for a baby. favorite thing I knitted that surprised me. this…

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    four trees.

    …I really had fun with all your comments on my post last thursday – thank you! apparently marc was just tired and cranky that night, because the next day he was most encouraging (we went to lowes and home depot together and then he suggested I try michaels and target on my own) about those five trees. but in the end, we’ve ended up with four. that gives us room to grow, right?! I’ll share more details on each of those trees – the ornaments are a very special part of my holiday – in later posts, but for now, I wanted to give you a quick tour of house…

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    a look back at november.

    images and descriptions are here and here well, november, you certainly did not disappoint! we settled in, celebrated (a lot!), started a few new routines and even knitted (just a little). I have to say, I enjoyed every minute of it. thank you for the warm welcome to our new home!

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    project life weeks 24 through 34.

    …whoa. I knew it had been a while, but until I took the photos of the finished spreads this morning and saved the slightly edited versions, I had no idea it had been eleven weeks. nearly three months. of course it seems like that long when I look back at each page, but still… the first four of those weeks had been partially completed back in september; I had the photos in place, and most of the ephemera, but I needed to add a few more details and the journaling. thank goodness for post-it notes to remind me what I’d originally intended. week 24 (august 26 – september 1) week…

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    a look back at october.

    …a month that saw lots of activity. big changes and big celebrations, with just enough plain ordinary thrown in to keep our sanity. you can see all the details and descriptions here we are settling into our new home. the boxes we intend to unpack are unpacked. there are a few more pictures to hang (and we’re adjusting to a few empty walls). and it feels good to simply enjoy it. I’m looking forward to getting back into my routines. daily walks and daily photos (thank goodness for the iphone – it was the only way I could keep up these last three weeks). pilates. running. blogging. knitting. and getting…

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    a short blogging break.

    …stopping by quickly to share a few things. karen, mary and holly at the finish line the walk is done. it was wonderful. thank you to everyone who supported us. and special thanks to my sister karen for being the best partner for 180 cumulative miles! (more photos here) katie helped me pack the basement on friday, yesterday I tackled my desk the packing continues, but I still have a long way to go. so I’m going to take a break from blogging until after the move – which is scheduled for next wednesday and thursday. internet will hopefully be installed on friday the 19th and I’ll be back here…