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August lists some things

What August thinks is crazy: The Weather Mater (the tow-truck from the movie Cars) Tow-Trucks Wow, those things are crazy. Is there anything else you think is crazy? 4. No, just weather and Mater. What August most likes to do: Read books And jump on my bed And read books And jump on my bed It's Friday, and I ...

Savior of the Nations, Come

For my last post of the Advent season, I'll leave you with this lovely Advent hymn. I hope that your Christmas is full of wonder and beauty and hope. I'll check back in with you next week. Until then, Merry Christmas! Savior of the Nations, Come Savior of the nations come, Show yourself, the virgin's son. Marvel heaven, ...

Advent Thankful

Yesterday, for my sake, my husband did something he hates: hanging pictures. Yes, after two months of bare walls in the Hoho home, he lovingly nailed paintings and pictures on our wall, while August followed behind him with a hammer. (By the way, August + hammer = bad idea.) I’m also thankful that my main squeeze did ...

Why I believe in Halloween

Though I was raised evangelical, and can speak Christianese with the best of them, I doubt I’m anyone’s Evangelical Mother of the Year, especially when it comes to all the big things on the Christian No-No list. That said, I will now post about why I have celebrated Halloween my entire life, and why I think it’s ...

Late Night Smorgasbord

Dear Faithful Reader: I am a tired, pregnant woman, with a baby inside me that does not like that I'm awake (again!) past midnight. And I'm sorry to say that I feel like a failure of a blogger this week. I'm really hoping that next week I'll get my act together and be able to balance the whole working part time, SAHM thing. ...

Sweet Monday

Forgive me. I try not to be your typical mommy blogger, going on and on about the adorableness of her child. But, tonight, after a lovely weekend away with my two guys, I can't help but tell you that I think my little boy is about as sweet as the cupcakes with sprinkles he and I made for my birthday. (He can't stop talking ...

Birthday Thankful

On Sunday, I turned into a 31 year old. And just as if the Lord had been waiting all summer to open up the clouds for the sake of my official entry into the rest of the 30s, it suddenly became summer in San Francisco. Just like that, while the rest of you were buying fall clothes for your offspring’s off-to-school shopping, ...