Yearly Archives: 2010

A Hallelujah Christmas!

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This is my favorite time of year!  I love everything about Christmas—the lights in the yard, the tree in the house, and the “Hallelujah Chorus”!  But that’s not what Handel had in mind when he wrote the piece.  Not even close… George Frideric Handel actually wrote the Messiah for Lent and it was performed for […]

Christmas Story Winners!

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Thank You for All of the Christmas Story Submissions! Below are the 5-selected winners! #1  From: Elizabeth  Moulton, Al Detail 1: Growing up in a small town in Noth Alabama you learn quickly that everybody knows everybody…. And takes care of them.   Detail 2: I was the third of four girls, raised in a […]

Your Personal Water Tank

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Several years ago, we had almost finished rebuilding our house after the devastation of Hurricane Ivan.  When it came time to choose appliances, I let Polly take the lead.  To me, a dishwasher is a dishwasher.  The only exception was the coffeemaker.  I was like a six year old in Toys-R-Us when I saw the […]

Personalized Book Contest Winners!

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Hey everyone! We’ve had a blast looking through all of the submissions we received for the Personalized Book Contest. It’s great to see that so many of you are so enthusiastic about Andy’s books! We had a ton of great submissions. Butterfly costumes, custom-modified end-caps, and bedtime story readings in the middle of Barnes & […]

Personalized Book Contest!

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Hey everyone! Over the next week, 450 Barnes & Noble stores all across America are featuring end-cap displays of five of Andy’s books. These are the displays you always see at the end of an aisle in the bookstore. Naturally, this has us extremely excited! But we’re not content with just taking a look at […]

Letter to the Editor

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This morning, I am looking at a “letter to the editor” that I cut from our local newspaper.  It’s been professionally framed and I’m deciding where in my office it should hang.  As I sit at my desk, looking for the perfect spot, I am thinking about our upcoming holiday. . . When I was […]