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Month: February 2011

Big Day!

Big Day!

After months of waiting for just the right day, today Savannah was baptized!  It was worth the wait as both sets of grandparents were able to be here.  I especially wanted my mom to be there as she witnessed Savannah’s arrival into this world and today she was there to watch as Savannah showed the world that she has been born for another (eternal) world. Savannah was very excited, requested a new cross necklace (which her Grandy sweetly went out…

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Progress …

Progress …

Many of you have asked for an update of the house.  Things are moving along quickly now.  We are due to get counter tops and toilets tomorrow, fixtures will be put in the bathrooms, doorknobs will be attached and … if we’re lucky we may even have mirrors.  That and new windows across the back of the house and the upstairs will be done! Except for carpet.  We are currently waiting on the carpet to arrive from Georgia.  I personally…

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You win some, you lose some …

You win some, you lose some …

Last weekend was the final weekend for basketball (which is my favorite sport to watch my kids play).  Brittany’s team has done pretty well all season but got to playoff week and choked.  Savannah’s team has not done well all season and ended up taking home gold (in the silver division) on Saturday.  There is not a one of us (coaches, parents or players) who ever would have imagined during the season that the girls would make it to the…

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I’m nothing if not spontaneous ..

I’m nothing if not spontaneous ..

So sorry that posting to this blog was interrupted by a bout of the flu.  We just kept falling one by one and now Bill is in bed not feeling well.  SO hoping he doesn’t have it because it is awful.   I told him last night that there was a point during the week that I felt so badly that I couldn’t remember what it felt like to feel good.  Then last night, lo and behold, I started to feel…

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It’s been a weekend …

It’s been a weekend …

Bill left last Tuesday or Wednesday … I honestly can’t even remember … to go to Orlando for a conference which lasted through Saturday night. He flew from Orlando to Minneapolis to pick up his parents and bring them to Houston.  They will be here Monday or Tuesday. Saturday night he called me and I could hear talking in the background.  I asked him where he was and he said “Epcot”.  I said … “Like you went to Disneyworld and…

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A welcome sign …

A welcome sign …

It is FREEZING (actually below freezing) in Houston today.  SO cold. This is how Savannah looked on her way to taekwondo yesterday.  It just struck me as funny b/c usually she is barefoot and jacketless.  Our doors had ice on them which made them stick and this morning I couldn’t roll down my windows.  I have a whole new appreciation for people who day after day, month after month endure this kind of weather.  I would much rather be too…

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Ideas … anyone … anyone?

Ideas … anyone … anyone?

Thank you for your comments and emails about the “versing” of our new house.   I’ve enjoyed reading similar things you and your family have done.  Lots of good ideas! And speaking of good ideas …. I need one. When we told the kids to select a verse for their room, Jacob’s first comment was … “I don’t want my verse painted over … I want it to always be on my walls.  Why would you cover it up?” And I…

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The not so snowy snow day …

The not so snowy snow day …

Houston had an arctic blast. We prepared for it all week. I bought supplies for soup and chili and any other comfort type food I could think of.  (I even made it!).   Schools announced Thursday afternoon that there would be no school on Friday and all Thursday night activities in the city were canceled. I made jambalaya on that night in preparation for the storm.  Lots of people in Houston are from Louisiana and that is a common meal for…

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Well versed …

Well versed …

  Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.  These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts.  Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.  Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.  Write them on the door…

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