Category Archives: Celebrations

The Year I Completely Blew Off Hanukkah

And there’s no making up for it since the Miracle that was Thanksgivukkah won’t happen again for almost 8,000 years. Talk about blowing it as a blogger. But I just wasn’t feeling it this year. The whole Expat-Thanksgiving-lack of family-hard … Continue reading

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Because Two Heads are Better Than One!

Remember last year when I mentioned how the husband and I had issues about dressing up for Halloween and wearing costumes, so figuring out what to wear that worked around all that could be a challenge?  And so we solved … Continue reading

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A Sweet Little Birthday

We celebrated all weekend with Big Cutie as she turned 12. I kept wondering if we stretched this particular birthday out if we could make 12 last longer and avoid hitting the teenager years as long as possible. As always, … Continue reading

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And We Have a 12 Year Old!

Big Cutie turned 12 today. And she will again tomorrow. That’s how The Cuties see it at least, now that we live in Japan, where it’s a day ahead of the country in which they were born.  So she woke … Continue reading

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Giveaway!

I promised a Giveaway when we reached 1,000 Followers and here we are! Thank you so much for your support and kind comments. This has been a fun little adventure that’s taken a few unexpected twists and turns along the … Continue reading

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Bald is Beautiful

I’ve been hinting at something special going on in our house for a while now, and I’m finally ready to spill the beans. Back in March, Little Cutie found out about the amazing St. Baldrick’s Foundation, and their work raising … Continue reading

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Kids Have Strokes, Babies Have Strokes, Even Unborn Babies Have Strokes…

Seriously. In fact, for infants under one month, strokes happen once in every 2,800 live births.  And for kids ages 1 to 18, they occur in 11 out of every 100,000 children. And Big Cutie is one of those survivors. … Continue reading

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There’s a Little Less Pink and Green in the World

The lovely Lilly Pulitzer Rousseau passed away today. For so many of us Lilly Lovers it began watching our mothers or grandmothers emulate this beautiful fashion icon, but not me. My love of Lilly began with my Grandfather. Ever-dapper, ever-colorful, … Continue reading

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The Funniest & Muddiest Day of My Life

Let me just go ahead and say there’s no way I’m going to completely do justice to the day I had Monday, but I will give it the ole’ college try, nonetheless. It all started several weeks ago when my … Continue reading

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In the Mood for Love {or at Least a Good Sugar Buzz!}

I can never decide which is a tougher day for elementary school teachers: the day after Halloween or Valentine’s Day.  Both involve way too much sugar, but Valentine’s Day includes the added pressure of having to choose the *perfect* card for … Continue reading

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