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Month: September 2010

The post with no pictures …except for one

The post with no pictures …except for one

I received an invitation to lead a retreat for Trinity Baptist in Katy, TX about a year ago.  They told me the retreat would be at Camp Allen and that I would be more than welcome to come on Thursday as many of the ladies would be coming in on that day. I told them “no” and to be honest, it never even crossed my mind to say “yes”.  There were carpools to run, lunches to make, a house to…

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It’s like a Cornucopia of Candy Corn

It’s like a Cornucopia of Candy Corn

 I hung my fall wreath today! It feels nothing like fall and my wreath looks like it has seen a few hard years, but it is hanging on my door! I wanted to add a dish of candy corn to my home … because it’s the right thing to do …. but alas, I bought two bags of Candy Corn weeks ago and well, I ate both of them weeks ago.  Having a readily available dish made things a bit…

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Don’t sit down.

Don’t sit down.

Last year at family camp I painted a rock that said “Don’t sit down.”  It’s not fancy … in fact it looks pretty pitiful. But the message to me is so powerful. It’s sitting next to my kitchen sink and I always think that when people see it they probably (incorrectly) think I’m trying to motivate myself to keep working or doing or cleaning or cooking. But that is not it at all. Each year the camp director asks us…

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A Light Unto his Path …

A Light Unto his Path …

The last few months Jacob has been asking for his own Bible.  We told him that our church presents all the first graders with a Bible in September and the date could not get here fast enough for him.  Sunday night was THE night and he was VERY excited. He and Bill practiced shaking hands and the church even put a little sticker on his hand so he’d remember which hand with which to shake.  He told me afterwards ……

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It’s a wrap ….

It’s a wrap ….

Last week we got a phone call asking if a family could come see our house. We told them it wasn’t for sale yet but they really wanted to see it so we said …. “sure, come on.”  Problem was, I wasn’t in “let’s sell the house” mode yet.  So I spent virtually every waking second of last week trying to make it look like we don’t really live in our house.   On Friday we were literally racing against…

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Always Prepared

Always Prepared

Jacob has been dreaming of today for a long, long time. His first “official” Cub Scout meeting. To be honest, I’m not sure who was more excited, Jacob or Bill. Bill left work early yesterday to trek to the Boy Scout store to buy the uniform and even took it to the dry cleaners to have the patches sewn on. (I have to take a little literary license here and tell you that the two pictures above were taken about…

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Sweet Savvy Sue

Sweet Savvy Sue

Yesterday this sweet child of mine turned 10 years old. Double Digits. The big time. She is such a joy and a delight in our home. She is fun and funny and has a good time no matter what she is doing. She is SO friendly (to anyone). She isn’t a complainer. (Which is nice seeing how we have yet to plan a party, didn’t eat anywhere for lunch where you get to wear a silly hat and have people…

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It was all very exciting until I ran out of gas.

It was all very exciting until I ran out of gas.

Yesterday Bill sent me an email that said … “wanna new house?”  It felt like I had waited a sweet forever for that email and I squealed and said “YES PLEASE and THANK YOU!”And I cannot wait to share the story … because it’s a good one and God wrote it … and those are the best kind to share.  We literally met in an alley to sign the paperwork last night.  We were supposed to be all “up front and…

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Some call it maize. We call it corn.

Some call it maize. We call it corn.

Remember that commercial from a million years ago?!  The one where the Indian woman is talking about nature’s bounty … corn?  I think she was actually selling butter. Whatever you call it, in Minnesota in August, we call it really, REALLY good corn. So good in fact, that my husband has been known to eat 10 ears in one sitting.  Maybe more. Not making it up. He starts planning his trip to the corn stand before he ever leaves home. …

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It wasn’t like we were just sitting around eating cake ….

It wasn’t like we were just sitting around eating cake ….

If you’ve never been to Minnesota in the summer, you really should try to go. Winter … well, it’s freezing. Beautiful, but freezing. You really just want to stay inside.  Kind of like Houston in August. And while we were in Minnesota we tried to make the most of getting to be outdoors.  Bill went up with the kids two days before Caroline and I left (thankyouverymuch UIL sports rules that have the high school volleyball season start August 1)….

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