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Month: January 2009

B-Ball Blues

B-Ball Blues

Houston, we have a problem. Jacob never wants to go to his basketball games. Wants to stay home and do “arts and crafts” instead. No, this is not Bill’s ideal scenario. Especially seeing how he is the coach and Jacob is his only son. Now Jacob eventually does go and is totally fine….in fact, he scored his free throw today and pumped his fist in the air as if it were the deciding factor in the game. But believe me,…

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Flying WHAT?!?!

Flying WHAT?!?!

Brittany had allergy testing last week. 40 shots….I felt horrible for her. The tests came back that she was “moderately” allergic to many things. One grossed me out so badly I could hardly stand it. Flying roach pieces. I thought I misunderstood. Flying what?!? Roach pieces. Are you kidding me?!?! That is one of THE sickest things I have ever heard. So I asked…and how do they get into these “pieces”? The nurse explained that roaches are often found in…

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Darla Stories

Darla Stories

A Few More Things I Thought Were Funny…. So, here’s what happened. The vote was just about even. And after my friend Beth pointed out that she thinks she may have coined the phrase “Darla Stories”, I had to go with that. But, being the people pleaser that I am :), I’ve decided to use both. So that way everyone feels like their choice won. So, each week, there will be another edition of Darla Stories…A Few More Things I…

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Welcome Home Mr. President

Welcome Home Mr. President

I’ve put a lot of thought into writing this post. But I’ve decided I must, if for no other reason than for my children to someday understand that the world I grew up in was not like the world they live in today. For starters, I grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas. I love my hometown and my home state, but the way I grew up was much different than most of my Texas friends and almost unimaginable to my…

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Gentle Landing…

Gentle Landing…

If you are anything like me, before EVERY flight, I pray one thing….. “Lord, please put your hands under the wings of this plane and put us down gently and safely at our destination.” From the looks of this drawing, the artist pictured Jesus doing just that during the landing of the US Air Flight into the Hudson River. I love that visual so much! Not sure what things are crashing around in your life right now, but remember…he’s got…

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The Biggest Winner

The Biggest Winner

We are smack in the middle of basketball season right now. It’s my favorite sport to watch our kids play, mostly because you don’t have to bring your own chair. You also don’t have to worry if it’s going to rain, be too hot, be too cold…and I’ll tell you, having those bleachers in a warm building…it’s all good. Currently we have 3 kids playing on 4 different teams. Caroline has transitioned from playing to score keeping…and I didn’t realize…

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Wedding Belles

Wedding Belles

So we took Brittany out for her post-birthday lunch today. She LOVES Mexican food and had picked “On the Border.” When we got there we found it had gone out of business. (I guess not everyone shared her enthusiasm for their food.) We headed over to Guadalajara instead….which ironically is where Bill, Caroline, her Grammy and Grandy, Aunt Deah and I ate the night before she arrived. Somehow Bill and I started talking about paying for college, the economy… and…

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Beautiful Brittany

Beautiful Brittany

Brittany- Today you are 10! Double digits, the big time. Every parent says it, I know, but I truly don’t know how we got here. What I do know though, is that however we got here, you were bouncing along the way. You have been standing on your head, flipping over furniture, and doing cartwheels and flip flops in the yard for as long as I can remember. And as much as you love your gymnastics, you also love the…

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Today’s Forecast….

Today’s Forecast….

Today was an absolutely GORGEOUS day in Houston. It was sunny, 76 degrees, no humidity….crystal blue skies….and all this in January! I loved it! Everywhere I went I continuously marveled, “isn’t this a beautiful day?!” And late this afternoon I called Bill at the office. He answered and I said… “Quick…you have 30 seconds to tell me a day you thought was more beautiful than this one.” I thought he’d say…”it is gorgeous, isn’t it?” or maybe “I haven’t been…

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A few more things I thought were funny…

A few more things I thought were funny…

O.K., so I’ve become something of a blog reader. People will send me some links and before I know it I’m caught up in reading about someone else’s life. One thing I’ve found out is that even the cyber world is small. For example….I read my friend Molly’s (www.thedustbunnychronicles.blogspot.com) blog in Houston. It had a link on it to a Minnesota moms blog (www.mycharmingkids.net) who may now end up doing a family photo shoot for us sometime. I noticed a…

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