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Month: September 2009

Turning nine was mighty fine …

Turning nine was mighty fine …

First I have to say that I am married to one of the sweetest men in the world. He was lamenting today his absolute LACK of home improvement skills … he seriously had to go to Home Depot twice today just to change a light bulb! First he went and bought new bulbs. He then tried to put a new bulb in the light fixture around my vanity and it broke in the socket. He used a carrot (which I…

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We have a winner …

We have a winner …

First, a quick apology for not posting this yesterday. Having spent a large part of the day in the doctors office with Brittany, I neglected to post the winner for my first ever blog contest! It was rather exciting (for me). I put your names in a very cute cupcake box that I got at Hobby Lobby (did you hear that Roots and Rings?!). I had Caroline draw the winner but she declined being photographed for the occasion. I had…

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September Storms …

September Storms …

I don’t know what it is about September. Lots of life altering things have happened in September. Specifically, September 11 and 12. Those dates have a lot of significance for me for many different reasons. September 11, 2000 was the night before my third daughter was born. The one we named Savannah … a name I absolutely loved. I wrote about that once here. Savannah changed our lives and I have no doubt can change the world. She was born…

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Fearless

Fearless

http://thomasnelson.insidethecover.com/widget/main.swf A month or so ago, I signed up to review a book for Thomas Nelson. They were releasing Max Lucado’s newest book, “Fearless”, on September 8, and said they would send me a copy of the book if I agreed to review it on my blog. I love Max Lucado’s writing and welcomed the opportunity to read and write about his newest release. The promotional materials they sent talked a lot about fear (obviously!). The back cover of the…

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Goodbye summer … Hello 70!

Goodbye summer … Hello 70!

We leave today to head to Hot Springs, AR to enjoy a weekend on Lake Hamilton with my mom, dad, sister, her husband and MY NIECE. I haven’t seen her since Christmas. It’s a shame. A crying shame. A travesty. But this weekend…oh, this weekend I’m planning on getting caught up on teaching my neice very important life lessons … like how to laugh and how to annoy her mother. Hee, hee, hee. I may even add brown sugar to…

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WOW

WOW

So you know I LOVE stories. The funnier the better. And I love telling stories about things that are just so cool. Even little things that might not matter so much in the big scheme of things but they matter to me. And on Wednesday nights I lead a Bible Study at our church called WOW. It stands for Women on Wednesdays, but I prefer to think of it as a time we can share our concerns and celebrate God’s…

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It’s a very secret ingredient … except it’s not.

It’s a very secret ingredient … except it’s not.

I received a VERY unexpected phone call Monday night. I was out watching football practice when my phone rang and it was the mother of Brittany’s best friend, Blake. She had recently spent the night at our house. What her mother said was nothing short of a miracle. She said … “Darla, Blake said the dinner she had at your house was one of the best meals she has ever eaten and she wants us to make it tonight so…

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Facebook Phenom

Facebook Phenom

Yesterday I wrote on here about Maggie Lee Henson. I had barely hit the word “post” before people started emailing me with ways they knew her and her family. It didn’t really surprise me that so many people knew her because the day of the accident I had remarked that Maggie Lee was somewhat of a facebook phenom. All over facebook, friends of mine … from different cities and even different states … all had changed their facebook status to…

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