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Month: January 2011

Faithfulness

Faithfulness

A few years ago I helped begin a Wednesday night Bible Study at our church.  We named it WOW which stands for “Women on Wednesday”.  As it progressed, the name took on a new meaning as we began to share things that God did in our lives that caused us to go “wow!”.   I am taking a break from WOW right now … and I miss my WOW friends SO much, but those two hours on Wednesday nights are literally…

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Mystery shot …

Mystery shot …

I was downloading some pictures off my camera tonight and ran across these two shots.  I have absolutely no idea who took them but I do know that neither Bill nor myself took them.  (EDIT:  I have since learned that Caroline took these.  She wants royalties now that I have put them on the blog.) 🙂 I am posting them for no other reason than I think they are very, very cool.  I LOVE how Jacob’s face and the chair…

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Because doesn’t everyone want to wear a party hat on their birthday?!

Because doesn’t everyone want to wear a party hat on their birthday?!

Brittany turned twelve today.  Please don’t get me started on how she could possibly be twelve.  And the fact that she has 364 days until she becomes a teenager is almost more than I can stand.  We went to our favorite Sunday Mexican place, Pappasito’s, for lunch and Brittany got to don the requisite “party hat” while the waiters sang to her.  She is JUST LIKE BILL when it comes to things like that … which means she doesn’t really…

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Fog anyone?

Fog anyone?

After a week of helping me unload my attic in Houston, my parents went back to Arkansas today.  Arkansas is about eight hours too far away from Houston.  It was so helpful … and motivating to have them here while we are in the midst of this big project. We took a few breaks to attend basketball games, eat some Mexican food and this morning before they left I went up to our elementary school to be the Mystery Reader…

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“I have a dream!”

“I have a dream!”

That one day my home will once again look like a home! Right now it’s a little scary.    There are holes in the walls. And holes in the ceiling … The bathrooms are totally gone … There is no turning back. The good news is that our house has all new plumbing. And all new electrical. And piers added to the foundation. And now it’s time to put Humpty Dumpty back together again. Please, come in and take a look…

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Darla Stories – Kitchen Edition

Darla Stories – Kitchen Edition

Remember when I mentioned that Brittany and I made cinnamon rolls over the holidays?   LOTS and LOTS of cinnamon rolls?   Well, it was somewhere around 21 pans of cinnamon rolls.   It would have been exactly 21 pans if the dough had risen like it was supposed to – and I still don’t know what I did wrong there.   I didn’t mean to make 21 pans of cinnamon rolls … I just wanted to make some to…

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As promised …

As promised …

It’s cold today in Houston.   Really cold.  (I do realize that what is “really cold” to me would actually be considered a beautiful day in Minnesota right now but still … I’m really cold!).  Which makes me excited that this time next year I can cuddle up under my Snuggie in front of my fireplace!I have longed for a fireplace … it was on my “have to have” list when we bought our first house.  Only it didn’t have one. …

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So about those resolutions …

So about those resolutions …

Apparently one of my resolutions wasn’t to post more in 2011 seeing how it’s already January 9th and I’ve only posted once.   I mean it’s not like I’ve had a lot of time … what with all the bowl games and all.  That’s about to change though!  Mostly because I’m so exited that my sister changed the face of my blog for me.  The blog still had it’s Christmas look on it and so I was avoiding it … because…

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2011

2011

Happy New Year!! I know this is a day lots of resolutions will be made.  It may not be long before many of those resolutions are broken.  In years past I have made many a resolution myself.  I’ve enjoyed reading what others are resolving to do better or differently in this new year. This year I am only having one resolution.  It’s simple (which is good!!) and something I can work on every.single.day.of.the.year.   My 2011 resolution is this:  to reflect…

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