Merry signs of life

Kids Were HereAs if I needed any more reminding, our Christmas tree stands proudly in the living room bearing all the signs that kids live here. The gaudy seahorse, who apparently hit the Black Friday sales rack at Sam Moon and couldn't stop herself; the salt-dough gingerbread boy who is painted in nontraditional Christmas attire because its creator went through an extended blue period where no other color would suffice; and of course, the wise Yoda, who like the Magi comes cloaked in robes bearing peace and glad tidings. Happy the Holidays we hope you have!

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As always, thank you for reading and sharing this space with me. I'll be unplugging for the holidays, though I will likely sneak in some periodic Instagram and Facebook posts.

Join me there or enjoy some of my favorite posts from 2012.

After the Goodbyes Forget Me Not Sibling Revelry Look Again Learning to Exhale Get There Voices Singing the Blues

See you in 2013!