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Month: March 2009

Tickets for 2 please….

Tickets for 2 please….

Before Bill and I married, I lived in Washington, D.C. and he lived in Minneapolis. A few months before our wedding Bill moved to Dallas and so after our honeymoon I joined him there. Not too long after our wedding, one of my favorite on stage shows, Greater Tuna, came to Dallas. It’s a show where there are only 2 actors and it’s very, very funny. And I wanted Bill to see it. Now we were 23 years old, we…

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On AND off the courts

On AND off the courts

A few years ago I bought myself a pink tennis racket at Target. $14.99. It said Wimbledon on the side so I thought it had to be good. On the other side it said “Sharapova.” Now I don’t know a lot about professional tennis players, but I think I’ve heard her name before. So the racket, I assumed, was probably really good. You know, because it had a professional endorsement and all. Then this past summer Bill gave me a…

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Darla Stories

Darla Stories

Ok, really it’s a Donna story. I started writing the Darla story and it reminded me of the Donna story and I got so tickled I just had to tell hers. My apologies to my mother. As you read this you may think …”oh no she didn’t…..”, but I was there and “oh yes she did.” So here goes… It was back in 1995 and people STILL talk and laugh about it. Just this past Christmas my friend Noel Spann…

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From Here to There

From Here to There

I’ve always wanted to be one of those people that has it all together. The kind of person that does meal planning, makes a grocery list, scans the grocery store sale ads to find the best deals and clips a coupon here or there. When I clip coupons I generally don’t want to get up and go get the scissors, so I “tear” coupons. Problem is they never seem to make it from the place I tore it out to…

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Oh beach, where fore art thou??

Oh beach, where fore art thou??

Bill got a Garmin GPS system for his birthday. We could not help but laugh as Bill “played” with his new toy. It sat on the front windshield of our minivan and looked and sounded a little like something in an airplane. Anytime we exited the freeway it would say “repositioning.” And Bill would cup his hand around his mouth and in his best airline captain voice he’d say…”Request approach for landing. Request approach for landing.” Made us laugh. Every.single.time….

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Savannah Meets Savannah

Savannah Meets Savannah

  There is a lot to tell about our Spring Break 2009 Road Trip but Savannah’s foray into Savannah deserves a blog unto itself. I mean people, it was big. Very, VERY big. Like her very own Super Bowl…that she had invited her brother and sisters to attend. Like she was coming home…after 8 long years, like she had finally found her people, her place. Savannah was in Savannah. Not even Christmas Day topped the excitement that girl exuded as…

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The Irony of it all…

The Irony of it all…

Today this beautiful girl turns 13. And so Caroline, this is to you. For the last week we have logged 2100 miles in a rented blue minivan. A van that had child safety locks on only your door. So every time you wanted to exit the minivan, I had to open the door for you. Seriously drove you crazy. For the life of us we couldn’t figure out how to take the child safety lock off your door. And so…

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Darla Stories

Darla Stories

A few more things I thought were funny…. Just because it’s spring break doesn’t mean crazy stuff isn’t still happening. Oh no! It’s happening. I thought I’d share a few things that happened as we were getting ready… *First, I bought a cute new jacket at Target in their workout section. On the tag it said “fun pink” so of course I had to have it. Took it home and made a cute outfit with my black yoga pants. I…

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Spring Break and the Living is Easy

Spring Break and the Living is Easy

Or something like that. Keeping 4 kids with 4 very different interests and ages entertained has its challenges. Our first event was to go tackle a rock climbing wall. Well, the kids tackled it…Bill and I just watched. It was a lot of fun and, at times, very funny. At one point, Savannah got off the wall and announced to the people watching…”the harness gave me a wedgie!” Thanks for sharing honey…thanks for sharing. Jacob yelled “get me down” like…

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Whatcha doin’ little birdie?

Whatcha doin’ little birdie?

I just signed up for Twitter. Not sure why except that someone told me that Facebook is so “yesterday”. I don’t think Bill has gotten the “today” memo yet though because last week he forwarded me all his birthday greetings from facebook and asked me to reply and thank them. His story is one I’ve heard before…”I clicked on someone’s invitation and before I knew it I had a page”. His was a little different though because somehow, without Bill…

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