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Monthly Archives: December 2006

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Merry Christmas!

I hope everyone has a joyous, safe, and memorable Christmas filled with their favorite things and most of all, their loved ones! I am so excited to see my children’s faces light up tomorrow morning- there will be no greater gift than to watch them enjoy the day! Experiencing the wonder of the season through their eyes has been pure delight!

Congratulations to Lauren C. for today’s correct answer of: A Visit From St. Nicholas

**Short disclaimer** All prizes awarded during the “12 Days of Christmas” hold no cash value and must be redeemed in 2007. Booking of sessions is subject to availability.

Merry Christmas!
~M

On the twelfth (and final) day of Christmas…

Congratulations to Jen J. on the correct answer of 5 cents!

Today the 1st person to email me the correct answer will receive a $100 credit to be used toward prints from a session in 2007.

And the question is… The classic poem “Twas the Night Before Christmas” was originally known by what name?
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On the eleventh day of Christmas…

Congratulations to Vicki D. for the correct answer to the 10th day’s question (Red Ryder BB gun)! I’m going to post this one a wee bit early because I don’t think my eyes will hold out until midnight!

Today (Dec. 23rd) the 3rd person to email me with the correct answer will pay no session fee on a session held in 2007.

Today’s question: How much did Lucy charge for a psychiatric session in A Charlie Brown Christmas?
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On the tenth day of Christmas…

Congratulations to Kelly H. for the correct answer of Clarence!
Today the 7th person to email me with the correct answer will receive a 10×20 collage from a session booked in 2007.

What did Ralphie want for Christmas in the movie A Christmas Story? (be specific).
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On the ninth day of Christmas…

Congratulations to Jennifer T. and her friend Kelly G. for the correct answer of: So I could wish you a Merry Christmas!

Today the 4th person to email me the correct answer will receive a 16×20 from a session booked in 2007.

What was the name of the angel in the movie It’s a Wonderful Life?
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On the eighth day of Christmas….

Congratulations to Brenda S. for yesterday’s correct answer of Turkey!

Today’s giveaway is an 11×14 for you + a friend.
Be the 8th person to email me the correct answer AND a friend’s name and you’ll both receive an 11×14 when you book a session in 2007.

In the song “All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth”, why do I want my two front teeth?

On the seventh day of Christmas….

Congratulations to Amanda D. for yesterday’s correct answer of Charles Dickens!

The 6th person to email me the correct answer will receive a 10×15 collage from a session booked in 2007.
Today’s question: St. Nicholas was born in what country?
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On the sixth day of Christmas….

Amy P. is the winner of yesterday’s trivia with the correct answer of Parson Brown. Congratulations!

The 3rd person to email me with the correct answer will receive a “mini collection” that includes 2 8×10’s and 2 5×7’s (from a session booked in 2007).

Today’s trivia question: Who wrote A Christmas Carol?
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On the fifth day of Christmas…

Angie G. is the winner for yesterday’s correct answer of Donner—congratulations!

For today’s trivia the 5th person to email me the correct answer will receive an 11×14 from a session booked next year.
In the song “Winter Wonderland”, who do we pretend the snowman is?
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Family

Especially during this time of the year, we are reminded of the importance of family. Many of us get so wrapped up in the day-to-day acts of life that we forget to take time to soak up and enjoy the little things. I know all too soon my little ones won’t be so needy and and demand so much of my time. There will be a time that my house won’t be cluttered with dolls, matchbox cars, or the feast (made of only the best toy food to be found) that my two year old carefully prepared for me to eat. There will come a day when I’ll find fewer sticky hand prints on my walls and windows, fewer times when a chubby little hand reaches up to grab mine to lead me off to a new adventure, and less times when snuggling with mommy is a great ending to the day.
Sometimes I need to remind myself to not only live in the here and now but to cherish these times- even the days when I want to pull my hair out- for one day, one day all too soon- I won’t be needed nearly enough!

With that, here is a precious family that I love working with.