Yearly Archives: 2011

New Year’s Eve Construction

After one more relaxing morning on the lake, we transitioned back to Memphis this afternoon — just in time for a New Year’s Eve celebration!!  After a tasty dinner, we dove into Gingerbread House construction.  As we were a little short on time, we opted for some pre-made walls and maximized our decorating time.  And, […]

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Relaxation at its best!

Yes. . . for the first time in a couple of years, we got the whole family (while not in pajamas or on a mountain top) in a frame!  Love that tripod!While we missed our annual snow hike and sled fest, it was nice to get out and enjoy a balmy walk around the lake!In […]

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Oh What a Beautiful Morning!

We awoke to a stupendously bright and sunny morning at the lake.  How delighted we were to be surrounded by such beauty – inside and out of the lake house. . .The sun room was a perfect place to begin the day. . .So many touches of charm and beauty throughout the house. . .And […]

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Marina Goes On American Tour and the Burns Prepare for a New Year!

So exciting!  Marina, one of our very dearest Kazakhstani friends, arrived in Memphis last night! Party time! Though we are all still reeling from the juxtaposition of worlds, we are thrilled to have a chance to visit this month!  We had a quick 12 hours together – just enough time to scratch the surface of […]

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Weihnachten!

Our Christmas continues!!  We received a box of German love today – presents for all from our dear friends in Giessen! So much fun we had, choosing packages out of Santa’s sack and discovering the treasures inside.And there was even winter garb for our beloved KazBurns “voodoo” dolls!  So much fun to continue our family […]

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