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Month: February 2010

HOW-Dee

HOW-Dee

Today is Go Texan Day in Houston. The trail riders will be coming into town and heading straight for the rodeo. Meanwhile … back at the ranch … otherwise known as Rummel Creek Elementary … Jacob, Savannah and Brittany will be kicking up their boots in the school gym.  Each grade has a performance which pretty much means I’ll be there all day.  Yee-haw! It will be Jacob’s first year to dance and Brittany’s last.  Jacob cannot wait.  Brittany told…

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Speaking of Medals …

Speaking of Medals …

Savannah wore her medal to school today.  I tried to convince her that it wasn’t a good idea (I didn’t stand a chance) but she convinced me that “everyone else on the team was wearing them” and so off she went … medal draped around her neck and all.  I was told they congratulated the team in the school’s morning announcements too so I think they have now officially milked their victory for all its worth. But speaking of medals….someone…

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Going for the Gold …

Going for the Gold …

Savannah’s Spring Branch (our part of Houston) basketball team played in the 7-8 Silver division Championship Basketball game on Saturday. They won the game and got a gold medal and although it wasn’t the Olympics, it was still pretty exciting. You see, Bill started coaching this group of 10 girls when they were in kindergarten.  For four years he has watched them improve their game, increase their confidence and Saturday he watched them win it all.I thought he might cry….

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Rest for the Weary …

Rest for the Weary …

It’s been a week.  A very, very busy week. With lots of basketball. Lots and lots of basketball. Play off week. 7 games in 6 days. One night I cooked hot dogs for dinner and wrapped them in foil and the kids ate them in between each others games.  And I thought … wow.  This is what we’ve become.  We’ve been reduced to eating hot dogs in the car.  I kind of thought a refrigerator in the Suburaban might be…

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The annual recharging of the batteries …

The annual recharging of the batteries …

For so many years now that I have lost count, my 3 college roommates and I have been going for a girls weekend to Hilltop, TX.  I’ve spoken of the Hilltop Honeys before.  Now, never mind that I never actually lived with any of them.  It would have been fun if I did.  Plus, the three of them lived with each other at various times and I visited … so I bestowed roommate status onto myself. We arrive at Hilltop…

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In honor of Valentines Day …

In honor of Valentines Day …

I made a cake. Not just any cake, but a cake with a heart in the middle.  I can’t believe it myself. (Of course I’d feel even better about it if several people hadn’t emailed me after they saw the picture and asked if Bill and the kids had made it for me.  I guess I need to work on my icing technique!) I was in Hobby Lobby recently and they had Wilton pans on sale and the one with…

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The post that could not be forgotten …

The post that could not be forgotten …

SO, here it is … the last post for 2009.  Right in the middle of February 2010.  A common theme in my life is … “I can’t keep up!” … and this is further proof.  But this event was too fun and these people too special for me to not include.  In fact … it was a highlight of 2009. I mean, how often do you get to hang with your oldest and nearest and dearest friends?  None of us…

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Better late than never …

Better late than never …

According to my calculations I have just over 48 hours until Valentines Day.  What that says to me is that I have about two days left to finish my CHRISTMAS blog posts before the next big calendar holiday.  I was on a Christmas roll for a little while and then one thing and then another came up and before I knew it I was searching for Valentine candy corn and failed to post the last two events of our Christmas…

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It would only be appropriate …

It would only be appropriate …

I can’t think of any better way to follow up yesterday’s redneck meatballs post than to write about Bill and Jacob’s father/son outing to the Monster Truck Jam. High class stuff I tell you.      There’s really not much to say about it other than it was a “smashing” success.   It was very loud … hence the ear plugs.   They went with a little group of Jacob’s buddies from school and their dads.   And Jacob came home…

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It depends on your definition of “go to” …

It depends on your definition of “go to” …

I had a post ready to go this morning about my thoughts on the Super Bowl (not that I really had many), but I forgot to post it … you know how crazy it can be getting to Sonic by 10:00 am for their 99 cent Diet Coke and all.  Plus I had to get ready for a recipe party that these two fun girls (Jennifer and Katie) were hosting.  They said there would be prizes so I totally wasn’t…

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