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Monthly Archives: December 2011

Daddy sings to Leona

Raffi Songs are a hit in the Doenges Household Kevin grew up hearing Raffi songs and continues the tradition. This video was taken on Christmas eve when we exchanged our presents.

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Fox Christmas at The Land

Happy Boxing Day Boxing Day is traditionally a day following Christmas when wealthy people in the United Kingdom would give a box containing a gift to their servants. Today, Boxing Day is better known as a bank or public holiday that occurs on December 26, or the first or second weekday after Christmas Day, depending … Continue reading »

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Merry Christmas Eve

The Ever Moving Christmas Celebration This year, Christmas and New Year’s Day, are on Sunday. Technically, New Year’s Day is next year, but you know what I mean. Both the Fox and Doenges Families usually have their celebrations on the weekend between the two holidays and that can’t be done this year as the holidays … Continue reading »

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Ding Dong Merrily on High

And other Christmas Eve Photos The Church of the Resurrection Choir had it’s warmup before the prelude music. Linda and Jeff Hayes played piano duet for the ‘Ding, Dong Merrily on High’ piece. Every time I watch and listen to this talented couple, I think of this other musical couple: There is an age difference … Continue reading »

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Rock Around the Christmas Tree

Animated Figures at Christmas time We have collected various items that make music, sing, dance or do all three. My Brother Dave had a Santa Claus figure that plays music and sings, “Jingle Bell Rock”. He is gone and I have inherited this Santa and put it out every year to remember him. Leona seems … Continue reading »

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Happy 20th of December

The Countdown continues This is one of those crafty things that you purchase through a fundraising catalog from school children. I purchased this from a daughter of a former co-worker, Mark Krietemeyer. Today I was sitting at my dining room table, eating breakfast and was remembering how Mark would share his ‘cute kid stories’, whenever … Continue reading »

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C of R Choir Christmas Party

What Catholics do on a Friday Night The annual Church of the Resurrection Choir Christmas Party started in the usual place of the ministry center kitchen. Here we have Rachel making guacamole dip, with four supervisors. Choir members signed up to bring various hot and cold dishes to the party. So much was brought, that … Continue reading »

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Christmas Decorations

The Best Part of Christmas Decorations Decorating the Christmas tree is usually a multiple day event, but this year the setup and decorating was all done in one day. Back when we would have a cut Christmas tree, the first step was bringing the tree inside and placing into the stand. The tree would need … Continue reading »

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Advent Decorations at Church of the Resurrection

The Procession of Mary and Joseph to the Manger Scene Mike and I have been attending this church for several years now. I just realized that the indoor nativity is not complete and that the various niches in the main church has the various statues on their way to the manger scene. These are the … Continue reading »

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Stolen from Facebook!

Leona is a Party Animal! Every year, is a tradition to wear your ugly Christmas sweater and party. I’m not sure which sweater is ugly. Perhaps Leona spit up on all of the ugly sweaters and they needed to change back into normal clothes. The cast of misfits are: Louis Doenges, Leona Doenges, Kevin Doenges, … Continue reading »

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