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One dad’s Christmas tradition

So ever since my kids were in utero (or at least adoption papers ‘in transition’), I’ve given each of them a book for Christmas. I really enjoy the process of thinking through the likes and interests of each kid, spending hours looking through bookstores (yes, with java) and writing a personal note in each one. Over the years, we’ve accumulated a very special library of these books (see below). We managed to find a good number of these books considering the number of moves they’ve undergone – most of these made it back and forth across the Pacific Ocean!

kkids with books dec09

Recently I put a short request on Facebook asking for advice for this year’s gifts. I got an amazing response! So with a long list of recommendations in hand, I just finished this year’s shopping. I committed to sharing this year’s picks:

  • For Zachary (age 10): Cool Stuff Exploded: Get Inside Modern Technology (non-fiction science book)
  • For Noah (8): Warriors: Into The Wild (fiction about wild cats that go on adventures)
  • For Mia (7): Meghan Rose: All Dressed Up (early reader book that reinforces true beauty in God’s eyes is on the inside)
  • For Hannah (6): Adventures of Biscuit: Five Stories About Everyone’s Favorite Puppy (Hannah is just starting to sound out words – this book has 140 pages and perhaps 50 words! I wanted her to feel like the big kids during ‘reading time’)

So that’s my Christmas tradition with my kids. One I hope to continue for many, many years to come. Merry Christmas,

– Dan

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It’s Beginning to Look Alot Like Christmas

What a thrill to hunt for a live Christmas tree this year!  The house smells wonderful, and most of our tree decorations returned from China (and storage) unscathed.  Our newest family member, a rescue-cat we’ve named Cairo Tigger Kennedy, seems mesmerized by the wonder of it all.  A little snow even fell this evening to put the icing on the proverbial cake.

Getting the tree in place

Getting the tree in place

Time to decorate!

Time to decorate!

Noah and Cairo

Noah and Cairo

Sara finds her "happy place"

Sara finds her "happy place"

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