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Month: February 2009

Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day

Dear Bill- Today this post is just for you. Right here on the blog I wanted to say… Happy Valentines Day! You really are my dream come true. I love you with all my heart~ Darla “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine.” Song of Solomon 2:16 SHARE

Darla Stories

Darla Stories

A few more things I thought were funny….. A week or so ago I decided I would try a step aerobics class at our health club. Apparently the instructor has watched a few too many Dancing with the Stars episodes because that is NOT the step aerobics I remember – you know the kind – up and down stepping on and off – none of this “around the world, add in a grapevine, over the front, twist and do it…

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Loving you anyway….

Loving you anyway….

A couple of years ago I was waiting in the carpool line to pick up Jacob from his preschool. He looked happy enough, but the moment he got in the car…..anger. He huffed and puffed, put his seatbelt on and, with a less than pleased tone, announced….”YOU forgot to give me a juicebox today!!!” And when you are 3 years old this kind of thing makes you really mad. I think the more he thought about watching all his friends…

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Anywhere but here…

Anywhere but here…

I just got back from Wal-Mart. It was an emergency run for Valentine craft supplies. You know the drill…7:45 AM, on the way out the door and a child hands me a note from school saying they need to bring “rick rack, glitter, etc” to decorate their Valentine box. Great. Seeing how I banned glitter after from our home after only one craft session with my kids and I’ve never had a use for rick rack, I had none of…

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When Savannah Smiles…

When Savannah Smiles…

Bill recently got back from another trip to Savannah, GA. Over the last few years he has had to travel there quite a bit. His company has a big gas facility there and when they need to speak to the press, Bill is their guy. It always cracks me up to see Bill on the Savannah evening news. Here’s what is so funny/sweet/ironic about his travels there… Bill resisted, through many years and 2 girls, the name Savannah. It was…

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I Get To!!!

I Get To!!!

When I first began this blog last fall I mentioned that I would one day write a post about why I named it “I get to!!” I wrote the blog but never posted it….mostly because I was waiting for a day I couldn’t think of anything to say. And well, (I’m sure this comes as no surprise to Bill) I’ve never run out of things to say. Just kept writing blog after blog without giving the “back story”. One of…

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Air Head

Air Head

O.K., sometimes things are too long to be included in the “Darla Stories….a few more things I thought were funny” posts. This is one of them. So today it is the “Darla Story” for the week, just too long to post more than one. And seriously, I laughed so hard even thinking about writing this that I think it will be enough. I’ve titled it “Air Head” because that is what it was, both literally and figuratively. Here’s what happened:…

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2 for Today

2 for Today

Too bad it’s not Tuesday and I could call this a “Two for Tuesday” post, but seeing how it is Wednesday …. I normally wouldn’t post twice in one day, but I’ve been meaning to post this since February 1 and don’t want more time to go by. I wanted you to know about this publication called Serious.Life Magazine. They recently published the February issue and I am in their Featured Blog Directory (p.111). The magazine includes a lot of…

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Thank you note

Thank you note

My mom always taught me to say thank you. Leaving birthday parties, for gifts…you name it, I was expected to express my thanks. Sometimes it was with words, other times with a personal note. Over Christmas my mom told me she thought the Republican Party should take out full page ads in newspapers around the country thanking President Bush for his service to our country. She wanted to acknowledge the seven years the United States went without any terrorist attacks…

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The Whole Shabang…

The Whole Shabang…

We sang the old hymn “It is Well with My Soul” yesterday in church. I love that song and can’t seem to get it out of my head. I cannot sing it without thinking of the story behind the writer of the words. If you don’t know, it was written by Horatio Spafford while sailing across the ocean to meet his wife. Horatio had lost his fortune in the Great fire of Chicago and had lost an infant son. He…

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