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The Sweetest Gift

I didn’t put a tree up this year.  I couldn’t deal with it. Just the idea of driving 35 miles to our storage unit in Auburn to get the tree, and then shoving all the boxes we’ve already packed out of the way to put it up — only to have to pack everything back …

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The Ornament

Every year for Christmas, my husband and I pick out a Christmas ornament together. We’ve been doing this since before we got married and it’s become a cherished part of our Christmas tradition.

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A Blessing

Shortly after our engagement, Aaron and I were at Bellevue Square in a stationary shop. He was at one rack and I was at another with my back to him as we quietly read through greeting cards. Out of nowhere, a Buddhist nun with shaved head and grey robe took my hand, then reached out and …

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Most Like an Arch This Marriage

two weaknesses that lean into a strength. Two fallings become firm.

Schwartz-Haley Wedding


Four years ago today, The Husband and I said “I do.” I’m a lucky, lucky girl. We didn’t actually get to eat much at the wedding, so on the way to the hotel, we stopped at McDonalds and got Happy Meals. We’ve gone out for Happy Meals every year since, and that’s where we’ll be …

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