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December 2009

2009 in Photos

by Karen on December 31, 2009

What a year it’s been. I can’t wait to see what 2010 brings! 2009 in Photos from Karen Sams on Vimeo.

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Frugal year in review – 2009

by Karen on December 31, 2009

It’s been an amazing year for us, and I’m so glad I’ve been able to document it all here in this blog. I’ve picked up quite a few new readers in the past 12 months, so I thought it would be fun to recap the year with my favorite post from each  month (an idea […]

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Christmas is over. It’s time to purge.

by Karen on December 30, 2009

Now that the presents are opened, it’s likely that you’ve got a lot of new stuff — especially if you have kids. I’m ashamed to admit it, but our guest bedroom was already so full that we could barely open the closet after we tidied the room for visiting family on Thanksgiving. With the gifts […]

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Christmas is over, and now that I’m looking at the stack of books, movies, and records that Tony and I bought for each other, I’m amazed at just how far our Christmas budget went. We set a budget of $50 each before we knew just how generous our friends and family would be to us. […]

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Unfortunately, my camera didn’t return to me until yesterday afternoon, so I shot Christmas through my AA-battery-powered point-and-shoot camera. I was dying to take photos, though, so I’m thankful I had it (even if finding batteries for it was a last minute struggle that took over an hour). We spent the weekend drinking cocktails, watching […]

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Christmas Eve 2009

by Karen on December 25, 2009

And the stockings were hung on the bookshelf with care … Christmas Eve 2009 from Karen Sams on Vimeo.

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Howie says, “Merry Christmas.”

by Karen on December 24, 2009

“Now take these stupid ears off me.”

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It’s a wonderful life

by Karen on December 23, 2009

It’s been an incredible year for us, and next year is going to be even better. I’m so grateful for all of the blessings in our lives. Thank you for letting me share our journey with you, and for offering so much support along the way. I’ll be taking the next couple of days off […]

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Good things come to those who wait

by Karen on December 22, 2009

For the past several months, there have been a handful of things that Tony and I wanted, but didn’t need. I’m sure you have your own list of fun things that you can’t justify spending the money on, but you want anyway. For us it was a new TV, a Playstation 3, and the Beatles […]

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