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Month: June 2010

I bet you didn’t know I was married to a movie star.

I bet you didn’t know I was married to a movie star.

It’s true. Bill Baerg …  aka movie star. I hadn’t thought about it in YEARS, but tonight I had a great big ole’ laugh about it. This is how I had spent my day: Noon – take Brittany to Meet of Champs swim practice at the natatorium 2:00 – take Brittany to the gym for her gymnastics workout 5:30 – pick up Brittany from her 3 1/2 hour workout 6:00 – take Brittany to her one hour basketball game Now,…

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I’ve written a lot of good posts in my head …

I’ve written a lot of good posts in my head …

Of course, when it gets quiet at night and I sit down at the computer, I can’t remember a single word of them. But trust me … I wrote some posts in my head.   They were good ones.  🙂 Summer has been in full swing with lots of time given to swim team over the last couple of weeks. Jacob’s favorite part was hitting the concession stand after he swam.  One night someone even let him “work” there.  As…

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The title of Dad

The title of Dad

Our pastor shared a sweet story today about bringing his young son to his office one day.  He was looking around and saw his dad’s business cards on his desk and asked what they were. “Business cards.” “What do you do with them?” “I leave them if I’m visiting someone and they aren’t at home or if they are sleeping in the hospital.  It lets people know who I am and that I have been there.”   Nothing more was said…

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Praise Y’all the Lord!

Praise Y’all the Lord!

We just finished the final day of Vacation Bible School.  I think it might have been my favorite VBS yet.  The theme was “Saddle Ridge Ranch” which was fun.  In the opening worship rally, our worship leader sported a mullet wig every day and sang with a twang songs like “Praise Y’all the Lord”.  Hallelujer! He said he wanted to use his own (cowboy) vernacular.  The kids (ok … and me) thought it was hilarious. One of the great things…

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Hilltop Babies …

Hilltop Babies …

There have only been two occasions that the Hilltop Honeys (you can read our story here) invited anyone to join us at the sacred spot of Hilltop Resort.  One year we took our husbands and kids (when 3 of us only had one child each!).  A couple of years later we left the husbands at home and just took the kids.   On those occasions, we had dreams that our kids would one day grow up and be friends.  They were…

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Darla Story – Dance Recital Edition

Darla Story – Dance Recital Edition

Last week was a doozie! School ended on Wednesday and Thursday morning at 10:45 we had to be at a LONG dance recital dress rehearsal. And I arrived at 10:45 on the dot. Savannah’s hair was done.  Her tights were on.  Her costumes were ready to go. And there was no one there. Not a single person. We were at the Stratford High School auditorium. That’s Stratford with a “t”. Turns out the recital was at the Stafford Center auditorium….

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What Lady Gaga and I have in common …

What Lady Gaga and I have in common …

It might be summer but there is still a lot going on at the Baerg house.  There is a Lady Gaga/Beyonce song playing on the radio and one of the lines says … “I feel like I live in Grand Central Station”.  I totally know how Lady Gaga feels. I’m pretty sure that is the ONLY thing Lady Gaga and I have in common. It was just a week ago today we came home from the lake in Arkansas.  Besides getting…

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The bright side

The bright side

Caroline left for camp this week and I called her today as she was on her way to let her know about Looper. She asked me if I cried and I said “yes”.  There was a pause and then … with some hope and expectation mixed into her voice, she said … “so, started thinking of any puppy names yet?” I scolded her on her lack of sensitivity to which she responded … “MOM, you always said to look on…

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Those dang peanut butter crusts …

Those dang peanut butter crusts …

A few weeks ago I wrote about Bill and I’s life with Looper. My first baby. As Bill says … she was the “Forest Gump” in our lives … meaning she was there for every important event of our lives together since December of 1995. This morning we said goodbye to our sweet Loop. It was time.  The last month or more feeding Looper was tricky.   No dog food for her. All those chicken breasts I had to cook came…

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Brittany Anne …

Brittany Anne …

Two weeks ago Brittany was graduating from kindergarten. At least it seemed like two weeks ago. Especially as I looked at her last night at her 5th grade graduation. So hard to believe my number two baby is heading to middle school. No more art car parades … No more “Go Texan” days … No more field days … Nope … my baby grew up. She got her diploma. The theme was “Reach for the Stars” and the last astronaut…

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