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Potluck Christmas dinner party at Pradeep & Heidi’s with friends

Last Saturday night, we drove up for a potluck Christmas dinner party with a bunch of friends. Pradeep & Heidi’s were gracious enough to host us all at their still-relatively new home. This year’s potluck theme was Sri Lankan cuisine, and … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2016

This year’s Thanksgiving was probably the least complicated in recent memory. I was able to work from home Wednesday and Friday, while Namita took off from Wednesday on. Wow, nice. Wednesday night / Thanksgiving… Eve (?), the kids went to … Continue reading

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It’s good to be the king

This year I was one of the three wise men in our church’s Epiphany pageant. Clarence: Hey, what’s up, brother? You a little late for the Christmas pageant. King Jaffe Joffer: I am King Jaffe Joffer, ruler of Zamunda. Clarence: … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Dinner with the Winters

As I mentioned earlier, Nums and I went out grocery shopping during our ‘Date Night’  last night. We had to pick up groceries for Sunday’s post-Christmas Sunday night dinner at our house. We were celebrating an old Indian post-Christmas tradition — … Continue reading

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The house is decorated for Christmas

We had the house decorated for Christmas again this year. Like last year, we used the same company to come out in November (before Thanksgiving) to design and decorate Christmas lighting. This year, we added in an extra wreath over the … Continue reading

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A very Merry Christmas and yet also a sad one

Merry Christmas, everyone! My goodness, what a big day it was around here. A good day, but one also tinged with sadness. More on that later. Sometime during the course of the night, while I was passed out on the couch, … Continue reading

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Attending the Christmas Eve service at our church for the first time

We usually don’t attend the Christmas Eve service at our church. We’re usually off at someone else’s house the night before Christmas. On Christmas Day itself, we open presents, eat Polish pierogi for breakfast, then go to church for the … Continue reading

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Secret Santa Christmas Party with Friends

First Christmas in the house, so why not host our annual Secret Santa Christmas party with the whole gang? This year’s color theme [snore] was red. Luckily, I have red. The cuisine of choice? Down home, Kerala-style dishes. We’re talkin’ … Continue reading

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Getting ready for the Christmas season…. early?

It’s Christmas season! I can’t tell if we’re running earlier or later than usual with all of the Christmas season preparations. I feel like we are actually ahead of the game this year. Is it possible? So far, we’ve: Taken our family … Continue reading

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This year’s Christmas Pageant at church

My wife organized and put together this year’s Christmas Pageant. It wasn’t the traditional script. She found a snarky alternate take on the Nativity, which I liked. You know, it’s not a bad thing to switch things up a little … Continue reading

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