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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Bronners or bust

This morning my mom and I are taking the kids to Bronners. When Tony and I first moved out to area we realized how close we were to one of the largest Christmas stores around. I had never been to Bronners so Tony took me and it became an annual trek! We have always gone around the same time and sometimes my folks come too or just my mom and the kids or once I just took the kids by myself. We usually get there early enough to shop before we get too hungry and then we rest in the little cafe area and regroup. The kids all like to buy at least one ornament for a friend or relative and we never get bored of the same theme based trees....julia's thing is owls this year so I imagine she will be looking for those, Emerson is all about ballet and Blaise is hoping to see Lego ornaments. We love looking at the villages and of course we will snap a few shots of the jolly old fat man! I can honestly say snow, rain or sleet it has always been Bronners or bust!

Holy Day

Today is a holy day of obligation for our faith and so that means a break from studies as we head to mass this morning. Tony went last night by himself and father wondered where we were? It is nice to know he missed us. I prefer going in morning even if it means I am flying solo with the four kids. Getting everyone ready and out the door by 7:45 is no small feat but as Julia reminds me it is a small sacrifice to make in the grand scheme of life. After Mass a breakfast is provided for us early birds and then the kids and I are going to the library and then little flower meeting. No there won't be much studying today but what we will learn is far greater and more important than an old textbook can provide.