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Christmas Favorites

By | Posted January 16, 2014

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I am a sucker for buying the children books.  I painstakingly research exactly which books the kids will like.  I always buy a Caldecott, something nature related, (I’ve moved most religious to St. Nicholas day) and then books I just know they will love. This year, I got Snax a Bible.  He asked for one […]

Christmas 2013

By | Posted January 15, 2014

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I tried to condense our Christmas pictures as best as I could.  I have some definite favorites, which will go in another post just so they aren’t lost with all the others. I’m not sure if other moms feel this way, but Christmas can be really freaking stressful for me.  I’m in charge of all […]

Wishing you…

By | Posted December 29, 2013

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A Merry Christmas from the Zierleins

Christmas Recap

By | Posted January 1, 2013

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One more post on Christmas?  The other post was just pictures…Overall, Christmas day was great.  Tiring but great.  Worth seeing all the smiles on the kids’ faces.  I picked each and every gift with great care and to see the happiness on their face was nice.  I know my kids.  Even the teen who is […]

Christmas 2012

By | Posted January 1, 2013

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Almost ready…  The morning… Mass Family picstures, only 3 minutes… Presents!!! Special books… Everyone except for Sunshine received a stack of books chosen especially for them.  Someone opened their gift before they were supposed to open it, which explains the absence of one son in these pictures!  To hear Snax get excited over Thunder Birds, […]

The Spirit of Christmas

By | Posted December 27, 2012

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I don’t know a more generous person than my father.  As a child I remember shopping sprees at the toy store so we could deliver the gifts to the child’s wing at MD Anderson.  He still does it.  He spends a lot of money to buy bikes and gifts to those that don’t have money […]


By | Posted December 29, 2011

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I love traditions.  I love hearing about what people do with their families year after year.  And since I love hearing about others, I’ll tell you about our traditions.  (That is meant to  be a warning that this is a long, rambling sort of post.) Traditions work really well for someone like me who doesn’t […]

Christmas Traditions, Zierlein Style

By | Posted December 27, 2009

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And the season begins… Advent…Although Advent is a season of its own, I haven’t blogged about it. We try and light the Advent wreath every night during Advent and sing “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”. It is truly beautiful to listen to my boys sing this song. At 14, Squirt is hardly excited about this […]