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Happy New Year, everyone! Sometimes things don't work out as planned, and that's what makes life fun and interesting.
The video clip shows what happened when the Duffy family went to cut down their Christmas tree and my husband, Sean -- who also happens to be a professional lumberjack competitor -- accidentally dumped out gasoline from the chainsaw on the way out to the woods. When we finally found a tree we could all agree on, the chainsaw died halfway through the cut leaving us to improvise! Hope you enjoy!
Last week our family celebrated Christmas Eve with a breakfast of huevos rancheros, sweet bread and Mexican hot chocolate. Our kids sang in the choir at the 4 pm Mass, and we all returned home for a Christmas Eve dinner and a restless evening for five little kids awaiting Santa's arrrival.
Our family tradition is to keep holy and festive the 12 days of Christmas that follow until Epiphany, the Feast of the Three Kings, when we celebrate all over again with Mass, a celebratory meal and another evening of restless kids. This time, they're anticipating the arrival of the Wise Men and their camels who come to our home leaving by each of our kids' sugar-filled shoes three gifts, just as they did for the Christ child.
I pray that this Christmas season and the coming New Year will be a reminder to all of us of what is truly important. God Bless you all. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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