Month: December 2011

Making a latte without an espresso machine


Feeling a little adventurous, I purchased a bag of Starbucks Espresso Roast beans. I do not own an espresso machine. I figured I could “trick” the beans and my coffee maker into behaving like an espresso machine so that I could make myself a… Continue Reading “Making a latte without an espresso machine”

Our very own Miss Gulch


She drove up, not on a bicycle, but behind the wheel of a white Honda Odyssey. “Your cat has been sneaking into my basement and pooping on my towels,” Ms. V complained. “If I can ever catch her, I’m going to call the Humane… Continue Reading “Our very own Miss Gulch”

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day


We lit all of our candles and finished our Advent readings. We opened gifts. We spent Christmas Day with Karl’s family. His Dad read the story of Christ’s birth from Luke 2, then we enjoyed sharing what the Incarnation and the Gospel mean to… Continue Reading “Christmas Eve and Christmas Day”


And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. 1 John 4:14

Looking at Lights


One of our Christmas traditions is to take one evening to drive through various neighborhoods to see all of the decorations. The kids grab their favorite blankets, and we all pile into the van. When it’s really cold out, Karl opens the moon roof,… Continue Reading “Looking at Lights”

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