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Month: August 2009

“Hook up from Heaven”

“Hook up from Heaven”

Many of you probably heard this summer about a church bus from Shreveport, LA that crashed just hours after pulling off from the church for summer camp. A tire blew out causing the bus to roll. There “happened” to be a group of reservists just behind the bus who were returning from training on how to handle crisis just like the one they were witnessing. They jumped out of their trucks and literally lifted the bus off some of the…

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Dear summer, I miss you already!

Dear summer, I miss you already!

Wow. Four days of getting four kids to school, two days of teaching two classes I have never taught before and I am so tired I can barely keep my eyes open. I am not a nap taker by nature … always afraid I’d miss something I guess … and yet today I fell asleep on the couch in about two seconds. Of course, every time I fell asleep I was soon interrupted with …”can I have a snack? Can…

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And they’re off!

And they’re off!

Big day around here as the Baerg 4 headed off on the first day of school. It was the last “first day” of middle school for this girl: (and it boggles my mind that my first baby will be in high school next year!) This girl went to her last “first day” of elementary school: (5th grade, seriously?!) This girl was thrilled to be a third grader: And it was this little guys first day of kindergarten: We arrived right…

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Praying your kids to school …

Praying your kids to school …

Whew! … the start of school is always crazy! As I write this my kids are running through the house singing (screaming?) at the top of their lungs, trying on new outfits, making sure I know what they want in their lunch box, wondering what their new classes will be like … and Jacob can’t stop talking about the catfish that his teacher has sitting on a bookshelf in his new room. Their excitement is palpable…in fact I wonder if…

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All good things … including summer … must come to an end

All good things … including summer … must come to an end

The last few days have been filled with back to school business. Jacob and Savannah went on a much anticipated … “Daddy is taking us to work today” adventure complete with a trip home on the city bus. We’ve also had haircuts, gotten new shoes, bought first day outfits and a backpack or two, had dentist appointments and have tried …. very unsuccessfully I might add, to go to bed a little earlier. I told Caroline she would have to…

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Another little tip …

Another little tip …

Here is my problem (well, one of the many!): I love finding these cute ideas. Sometimes I tear them out of magazine and put them in a binder. Actually, it’s been a few years since I’ve put anything in the binder. Now I just tear them out of magazines and then can never find them again (but that’s a different problem). The problem with these cute ideas is that, so often, I fail to try them (except for those mint…

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Facebook Find

Facebook Find

I was perusing through facebook not too long ago and I saw where someone had written this: “May God be glorified and not horrified”. Now I don’t think you can really shock (horrify) God because, for starters, he’s pretty much seen it all. Besides that, He already knows what we’re going to do or say or how we are going to react. But I did like that thought….that truly I want to glorify Him in all I say and do…

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It was a one day va-cay!

It was a one day va-cay!

Thursday night my friend Carol called and said she was going to be in the Galveston for the weekend visiting with some friends of hers from high school. Through the years they have become friends of mine and I love spending time with them. Carol asked if I wanted to come down for the day and bring my girls. The funny thing is we rarely go to Galveston and when we were driving back a couple of weeks ago we…

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Darla Stories, school supplies edition

Darla Stories, school supplies edition

My mom sent me an email today about someone who got in the wrong car and then left their food in that car and …. it went on and on. It was hysterical and for a second I thought I might have been reading about something that happened to me. Cause y’all all know I’ve gotten in the wrong car before. Anyway the whole thing reminded me of another Darla story. I haven’t posted one in awhile because sometimes these…

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Fire and Ice

Fire and Ice

One of my growing up friends, Stephanie, was in town yesterday. I have called Stephanie “Zeb” for years. So many years in fact that I have forgotten why I started calling her Zeb in the first place. I think it had to do with her having a relative named Zebedee and then in Sunday School we heard about Zebedee in the Bible and after that I never really called her Stephanie again. But I could be wrong because facts often…

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