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Month: July 2010

The friends and family plan …

The friends and family plan …

So first we celebrated with extended family. Then our family. And when you are seven, you want to hang with a few friends too. So yesterday we took off to Chuck E. Cheese with a few of Jacob’s buddies. He had seven friends and it was just the right size party.  It was relaxed and fun … and exactly what he wanted.  The thing he was most excited about was going into the Ticket Blaster machine.  The birthday child stands…

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We had it glowin’ on …

We had it glowin’ on …

On the way home from Tyler on Saturday we stopped at the glow in the dark mini golf in the Woodlands for Jacob’s “family party”. But wait …. before we did that, we stopped at McDonald’s for dinner and I still can’t believe we asked someone to take our picture.  In McDonald’s!  I do like this noveau booth though.  But back to Glow in the Dark golf.  Since it was a party, we all had to sign Jacob’s glow in…

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I wear readers now … I’m sure you’ll understand why.

I wear readers now … I’m sure you’ll understand why.

I turned 43 on Friday.   And as much as I hate to admit it, I think “readers” may be part of my new normal.  When we met my parents, sister and niece in Tyler for dinner Friday night I wore them as a joke.   But the part of the joke that is totally not funny is that, as it turned out, I could see the menu quite a bit better with them on.  I’d like to thank you in advance…

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Laid Back and Relaxed … except for the dancing part …

Laid Back and Relaxed … except for the dancing part …

With only one child this week, we are enjoying a different change of pace.   A much different change of pace.   Last night we decided to go try out a new restaurant near our house called Straits.  We loved it!  It is Singaporean cuisine and we had shrimp pad thai and a steak that was so good. It’s served family style so we shared.   We ate under a cabana (don’t worry, it had a ceiling fan) and enjoyed a…

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I just didn’t want you to think it was all extreme sports ….

I just didn’t want you to think it was all extreme sports ….

Lots of people ask me about family camp.  Mostly they say .. “is it really fun?”  And trust me, I was skeptical for a few years before we tried it but once we went … well, there was no turning back.  Family Camp has ministered to our family, created some treasured memories and it really and truly has been fun.  And rest assured … it’s not like “camping”.  There is a/c and people who cook and clean for you and…

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And that is when I almost got hit by the train …

And that is when I almost got hit by the train …

OH, it has been a few days!  It’s almost like we’ve been going in circles. Saturday we went to see the movie “Karate Kid”.  I saw the original so many times in the theater that I lost count and I think the remake is just as good.  Loved it … especially since my tae kwon do kids were so excited about it. We were waiting for Caroline to get back from her 8th grade “Student Life” conference in Orange Beach,…

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Slip Sliding (and snoozing) the Summer Away …

Slip Sliding (and snoozing) the Summer Away …

I took Caroline to run a few errands on Sunday and when I came home I found this: Savannah was slipping … and Jacob was sliding … the summer away. And the one in charge? Well, he was snoozin’. I think they were all having a good time!  Slip, Slidin’ and Snoozin’ makes for a super summer day! SHARE

Things have changed.

Things have changed.

For starters, Jacob has a “faux” hawk. The Presbyterians gave it to him.  At Vacation Bible School. They are cool like that.   The other cool thing is that they start their VBS at 9:30 … which works very well with my laid back summer schedule.  No alarms to set, no rushing … it’s beautiful! So around here this week Jacob and Savannah are enjoying VBS, Babs and I are hanging out in the mornings together, our family discovered “one free…

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Rain Rain Go Away …

Rain Rain Go Away …

or there is just no telling what color Savannah’s fingernail polish will be today. It’s true.   My cousin emailed me yesterday and said he liked Savannah’s pink/purple fingernail polish combination in this picture. I told you it rained a lot at camp.  So much so that she ended up with this pink polka dot combo by the end of the week.  It was one of many “inside” activities. And since we’ve been home? Well it’s continued to rain. And we’ve…

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OH yes I did …

OH yes I did …

Camp was such a blast.   The rain bands from the hurricane last week hit camp: And although it changed camp somewhat, we still got to do quite a bit. Like this: Zip lined right straight into the lagoon: Oh yes I did. Jacob went down it too. Cowabunga dude. He and I zip lined across land too.  Together this time. Bless Jacob’s “sweet little jump off a five story building with his mama” little heart. There are pictures of both…

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