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Month: May 2009

Darla Stories – Disney Edition

Darla Stories – Disney Edition

Really and truly I tried not to embarrass any members of my family on our Disney vacation. Things went along pretty well, all things considered, until the very last night. And I promise, I thought they said “Children, bring your parents.”Rumor has it they said, “Parents, bring your children.” And then I think they meant for you to drop them off. I missed that part. Which may explain why I was the only parent in the hula demonstration lesson/performance at…

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Everybody needs an Ames

Everybody needs an Ames

Or at least a friend like Amy (Ames for short) has been to me. I met Amy at a neighborhood babysitting co-op meeting. I don’t think the co-op ever formed, but a friendship between Amy and I did and I’ll be forever grateful. I have been so blessed with unbelieveably close friends from growing up and college but when I moved to Houston I didn’t know a soul. I’ve made lot of friends here, but Amy will always be one…

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Stimulating the Economy…

Stimulating the Economy…

Or stimulating my brain…however you want to look at it. According to trendhunters.com….and I’m all about hunting a trend…McDonald’s is bringing back their $1 for any size drink special this summer. For the whole summer!! And as much as I love Sonic ice and their year round 2-4 happy hour, I also love the perfectly blended Diet Coke concoction at McDonalds. And this is true…I spoke with a Coke executive a few years ago and he confirmed my hunch that…

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Musical Chairs

Musical Chairs

Every now and then if I have something I really need advice on, I’ll address Bill as Solomon. I do this because I think he is one wise guy. And I mean that in a really good way. He is balanced and thoughtful and thinks before he acts…all things that aren’t really traits of mine. And the other day, he said…”when the music stops I pick a chair and sit down.” I don’t even remember what we were talking about,…

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Hometown Hero

Hometown Hero

Although I’ve lived in Texas a long time now, I’ll always be an Arkansan at heart. And this week when Kris Allen won the American Idol title, I was super excited. Rumor has it 38 million votes came from Arkansas, a state with only 8 million people living in it. Those Arkansans are a loyal bunch I tell ya. A Texas friend showed me this link because she liked Kris and his music…and the God he was singing about. I…

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She wore it well…

She wore it well…

Yes, I took the Air Head Hat Fan! And one morning I told Bill and the kids I’d meet them at the Magical Express Bus Line in just a minute. And after they left I put on my air head hat fan and walked out to meet them. And everyone had a good laugh, including Bill who didn’t ignore me this time. And instead of carrying it around all day, I invited Piglet to try it out at the Pooh…

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Best Buds…

Best Buds…

Bill has been known to act a little “Goofy” ….And when he’s around Pluto…things can get crazy. But, I kid you not, there is nothing this little guy would rather do than to than to load up in his dad’s briefcase everyday and head off to work with him… Even we girls kind of think of him as our “American Idol” …And so today, when Bill very unexpectedly came home from work early (after showing up for an off-site event…

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Renamed!

Renamed!

We are back!!! We had a great time at Disney World, despite a LOT of rain the last couple of days. Apparently Florida isn’t sunny ALL the time. The fine folks at Disney really do know how to show people a good time though. Here’s the thing I realized about Disney. They are selling two things. Happiness and dreams coming true. And who doesn’t want either of those things?!? And they say things like “Have a magical day” and instead…

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