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More Handmade Christmas Goodness!

We've started a few new traditions as the season progresses. New advent calendar activities. Making heaps of things by hand, and of course, buying handmade things.                               And always, the elusive "In front of the Christmas Tree" portrait. Oh well. One day… Continue reading More Handmade Christmas Goodness!

childhood · Children · crafts · Family · photography · summer · The Twin Life

Getting Christmas Ready!

Let the kids decorate the tree, they said. It'll be fun, they said. Actually, it was fun! They loved it!     After they hung 90% of the ornaments in the lowest three branches of the old van Hulst family tree, we finished up our Christmas cards. And after they were in bed, 80% of the… Continue reading Getting Christmas Ready!