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UPDATE! UPDATE!!!

UPDATE! UPDATE!!!

Yesterday … when I put a link to Big Mama’s blog … well,  it was the wrong link.  Go figure.  I have no idea how I did that but I have updated my blog and added the correct link here as well. Chalk this up to a Darla Story.  🙂 Read the post … The Where Against the Why here. PS  If you ever notice in the future I do something like this again … please … do tell.  I…

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In the meantime, I’ve been enjoying other blogs …

In the meantime, I’ve been enjoying other blogs …

It’s been a long week here which may or may not explain why I haven’t posted … at all … this week.  I’ve written several things in my head – which I’m fairly sure will stay there for eternity. One thing I do want to mention …. because I’m so proud of him! …. is that Bill Baerg was the featured “speaker” from our family this week.  I told him that of all the speaking opportunities I’ve ever had, his…

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My phone has a camera …

My phone has a camera …

Remember Chris Sligh, American Idol – Season 6? I’m a big Idol fan … or probably should say was … since Simon is leaving I just really don’t know that it will be all that great to watch anymore… but I did love it and loved Chris Sligh back in the day. And tonight he came to do a concert at our church that was great, even in spite of the fact that his smoke machine caused the smoke alarm…

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There would be pictures but we can’t find the cords …

There would be pictures but we can’t find the cords …

We took some really cute Halloween pictures. You’ll have to imagine them though because we’ve lost all the cords that connect our printer to the computer.  And without them I can’t download our pictures … or post them. It should not come as a surprise that it happened.  When I got my new computer a year and a half ago, I decided I needed my own “work station”.  I set up a nice area – with the exception of my…

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It’s like I’m living an episode of “Everybody loves Raymond” …

It’s like I’m living an episode of “Everybody loves Raymond” …

Whew … whirlwind few days. Lots going on around here not the least of which was the fact that I was sick on Thursday and Friday. I’m sure staying up until 2:30 in the morning Tuesday night doing a home improvement project only exaggerated how badly I felt the rest of the week. And to be honest, I didn’t do the home improvement project, I only watched. You know … gave my moral support. The whole thing was funny ……

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My girl broke a board. With her bare hands.

My girl broke a board. With her bare hands.

Actually my boy did too, but more on that in a minute.   Last week was their taekwondo belt testing ceremony and Savannah and Jacob were testing for their green belts.   To be honest, this is absolutely amazing video to me.   Savannah just boom … breaks a board in half. Pretty impressive, huh?   I think so anyway. And here’s the thing … Jacob was in the very next group and he broke his board too.   There is however…

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Bicycle built for 2

Bicycle built for 2

Yesterday we picked the contractor for our new house.  It was such a relief and we felt really good about our decision.  So good that we decided to go on a family bike ride. Bill and the younger kids rode to the park while I dropped Caroline off for a school project work session and then came back to meet the others.There was a fence barring the bike trails.  Bill had left a message for me to go around the…

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Bloggers take their kids to pumpkin patches … it’s what we do.

Bloggers take their kids to pumpkin patches … it’s what we do.

We drive right past a pumpkin patch each day as we go to and from school.  And as soon as the pumpkins are unloaded (Jacob’s Boy Scout troop helped unload this year!), the begging begins for us to go pick out a pumpkin.  So Monday we made good on our “we’ll go soon” promise.  I’m hoping the fact that those pumpkins are now sitting by our front door makes our home look warm and welcoming and cozy so someone will…

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A Mama Bear and her Cub …

A Mama Bear and her Cub …

Brittany flips all the time.   Over every piece of furniture we have, on the trampoline … and since she was about 3 years old she has literally, LITERALLY been climbing the walls.   When she was three, her gymnastics teacher at her preschool told me after class one day that he thought Brittany needed more than what he could offer her.  He said she was a natural. So we found a new gym for her.  It was a great gym…

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There is always the land line …

There is always the land line …

OH the honeys. We laugh and we laugh and we laugh and we laugh.   Especially when I’m holding my phone up in the air trying to find a cell phone signal and expressing dismay that I can’t call Bill.  Without missing a beat Michelle turns and points to a phone sitting on a table and says … “you can always use a land line.”   Oh yeah. A land line.  I completely forgot those existed. We howled.  I mean, who have…

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