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A Christmastime High Five From the Koonces

christmastime high five

What a fun and crazy1 2014 it has been!

We are truly, truly2 blessed: we celebrated our first full year of marriage,3 rubbed shoulders with movie stars in Florida, caught a ballgame in Baltimore, took a road trip adventure to Kentucky, adopted a second dog, found the world’s best chicken wings,4 stumbled across a great new pizza place,5  discovered new TV obsessions,6 created a new snack at the movies,7 read some terrific books,8 saw our favorite celebrity9 live, made some new friends, learned some fun new board/card games,10 Brian learned he looks awesome in bow-ties (which means Megan learned to tie a bow-tie) and we celebrated Brian’s sister’s wedding.11 I know, right? What an awesome year! High fives all around! o/*\o 12 Continue reading


‘Christmas Miracle’ strikes again

JEFFERSON CITY — In what is quickly becoming a beloved Christmas tradition, Yuletide inflatable yard ornaments mysteriously appeared at the west-side home of Don and Bernadette Hinkle over the weekend.

A seemingly related incident occurred at Hinkle’s Pathway office at the Baptist Building on east High Street at approximately the same time. Continue reading

The Best 3 and a half minutes you’ll spend this Christmas

I Love Christmas T-Rex

And he loves me.

Merry Christmas!

Thank You, Mr. Longfellow

I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men! Continue reading

Best. Christmas. Ever.

As the clock struck 3 Saturday morning, I was not at home tucked snugly into my bed. No, I was out braving the elements striving to bring a Christmas miracle to our very own Grinch.

My boss went on a 10-minute tirade last Thursday during staff meeting complaining about his neighbor’s inflatable Christmas yard decorations. It was inevitable that someone would begin taking up a collection to bring some inflatable cheer to his yard over the weekend, and sure enough we collected $160. We went to Lowe’s and bought four display models (a $400 value) for $160. It was a Christmas miracle!

The four inflatables were: Continue reading