Monthly Archives: December 2013

Year in Review, 2013

And now, if for some reason you didn’t already receive it, we’d like to deliver to you our…

2013 year-end photo recap!


(click for lots and lots of photos!)

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A Long Winter’s Nap

L >> R: Lisa, Sammy, Trent

L >> R: Lisa, Sammy, Trent

The Temples are nestled all snug in their beds over here; visions of sugarplums are dancing through our heads.

I’ve just survived what was undoubtedly the most difficult three months of work I’ve ever experienced – and that’s coming from me: I purposely go after challenging work and difficult scenarios like… like… I don’t know. Like I was my father’s daughter or something. Continue reading

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Trees fall so that our tradition may live.

Trees fall so that our tradition may live.

We’ve been at 3675 for over a year now, and it’s no longer the “first time” we do anything in this house. It’s now the second time. Or, in the case of some things – like laying mulch – it’s the third time. Or the fourth time. Jeez – it might even be the fifth time we’ve laid mulch, dammit. Continue reading

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That Time of Year…

It’s that time of year again…

When I call for…


Drum roll?




10,000 imported Italian twinkle lights on 3675!

(actually, there might be 15,000 this year).

And no electrical accidents or staple gun injuries, either.

Congrats to my very own Clark. I hereby dedicate this house to the Fun Old Fashioned Temple Family Christmas, 2013 edition.

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This is almost true. If only you hadn't elected Rick Snyder. And the snow thing...

This is almost true. If only you hadn’t elected Rick Snyder. And the snow thing…

We just returned a couple nights ago from a long Thanksgiving trip to Michigan, to visit my family and friends for the holiday.

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