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Month: April 2010

Not a pretty sight …

Not a pretty sight …

Remember THIS? My infamous face plant into the ice and snow in Minnesota? Well, Brittany is now sporting a very similar badge of courage … Close encounter of the trampoline kind. She has logged more hours on our backyard trampoline than the rest of the family combined.  She has done flips on it since she was tiny.  We used to have a rule that the kids couldn’t jump on the trampoline unless a parent was home but I guess somewhere…

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It all depends on how you look at it …

It all depends on how you look at it …

There are two things I have known with certainty about Monday mornings this past school year.   The first was that two of my four kids would be buying their lunch at school.  Every Monday is chicken nugget day in the school cafeteria.  And if you think about it … after the words “I love you”, having your children say … “Mom, we’re buying lunch at school today” may be the most beautiful words a mom can hear.  Sadly that Monday…

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In full bloom …

In full bloom …

I mentioned that I was going to be speaking at the Tallowood Baptist Spring Ladies luncheon on Tuesday.  It was so fun and I had such sweet friends there.  The ladies who planned it did a fabulous job … not only in planning it but praying for the event as well. As I was dropping Caroline off at her middle school, which is across the street from Tallowood, I prayed for the women who were coming and that we would…

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It’s like the stars aligned …

It’s like the stars aligned …

I had it … my one shining moment. Or as I told Bill … “the one time in my life where I was the person I’ve always wanted to be” … at least in regards to this situation. Remember the cake balls? Well, I actually made 2 batches and froze one of them.   I DON’T DO THINGS LIKE THAT.   Ever. Last week’s cake balls were dipped in chocolate almond bark.  After talking with a friend today she suggested I try…

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A few of my favorite things …

A few of my favorite things …

One of the latest joys of my life is pitching balls to my son in the front yard. Savannah took this picture (taken as I was coming in from a run) and thought it was SO funny that she caught him swinging at a pink ball.  That poor boy can’t catch a break in his house full of females. But truly, for hours and hours he can swing at balls …   His favorite is hitting them over the roof!…

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Darla Story – For whom the bell tolls version…

Darla Story – For whom the bell tolls version…

I know I’ve come a long way in the internet world. For example, I can do things like … post a blog. Order books from Amazon. I google stuff all the time. I tweet, facebook, follow other blogs … the like. It seems almost impossible that it was only 11 years ago that we got this thing called internet (dial up!) in our home. I can still remember when Bill told me about a site on the internet called ebay. …

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A fitting epitaph

A fitting epitaph

So often you hear …. “it takes a village” … And last week one of the “mamas” from my village died suddenly. Although she was sick, she was doing well and it came as quite a shock. I drove straight to the visitation and then got to spend some time with her daughter, my friend Stephanie, and “our gang” Sunday night.  Then Monday I went to her funeral service and headed back to Houston. The church where we grew up…

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Darla Story – email version

Darla Story – email version

I’m back. I took a quick trip to Arkansas earlier this week and in the process of catching up with myself and needing to explain to our entire middle school my lack of technological skills, there has been no time left for the blog. My PTA “job” is to send emails, using a PTA database (is that even the right word?!?).  All the school asked me to do was to send a simple email – to parents of 8th graders…

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Dusty Journal

Dusty Journal

I was going through some bookshelves the other day and came across a journal I hadn’t seen in years.  Curious about what was inside, I opened it to find a journal of the “early  years” of Caroline’s life.  I’m pretty sure I intended to write in it regularly and perhaps make one for each child.  As it is, that is the only such journal in our house and the last entry is during Caroline’s kindergarten year.   I loved reading about…

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Day-trippin’in

Day-trippin’in

Saturday, after a quick Easter Egg Hunt in our neighborhood,  we headed out to Brenham, TX …for some pictures in the Texas Bluebonnets. We took a few shots near a favorite spot of ours: Then we got hungry so we “took off” to the Southern Flyer Diner at the Brenham Airport.  The airport is really tiny and only has little bitty planes there.  They have a 50’s style diner that people literally fly their planes to … eat … and…

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