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Month: April 2011

No time to eat …

No time to eat …

A week or two ago I was doing what I always do  ….  getting the kids off to school and racing around preparing for workers to show up in my house.  I didn’t exactly make it because I still had my pajama top on when they arrived.  I threw on a jacket and began my day.  (I did go change after I answered a few questions … not to worry!). I went from thing to thing.  Answering questions, meeting with…

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Stories from the road …

Stories from the road …

A few weeks ago I took my first born baby to get her driving learner’s permit. Apparently the state of Texas thinks she is old enough to get behind the wheel of a car. When we left I said … “want to drive home?” and thankfully she answered “no” because I wasn’t really serious. I figured we should get some back roads, parking lot experience first. The next day I let her drive out of the church parking lot and…

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Text much?

Text much?

Earlier this year our school district implemented a policy where middle school and older students could use their phones at lunch and in between classes.  Most people didn’t (don’t) like the policy but I absolutely love getting texts from my kids during the day. I don’t really hear from Caroline much (except today  she did send me a text from her DRIVING lesson at school that said “Mom, I’m amazing at driving.”  I hear from Brittany more often.  She tells…

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Easter Bunny Gone Wild …

Easter Bunny Gone Wild …

Easter was a fun, relaxing day around our house.  After church we went to Pappasitos  – because nothing says Easter lunch like a fajita and some chips and salsa now does it?  Our friends the Pauls (who also have four kids – so we need a table for like 20) came too and the kids got to do an egg hunt there.  The Easter bunny who wears a sombrero and a Mexican blanket wasn’t there this year which was about…

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“I have seen the Lord!”

“I have seen the Lord!”

He is risen!   He is risen indeed! I don’t know about you but I started off the morning singing “Christ the Lord is risen today”.   Isn’t that what you are supposed to do?  🙂 Then I got to teach Sunday School and we looked at John’s account of the encounter between Mary Magdalene and Jesus when Mary came to find the empty tomb.  Studying it this week caused me to fall in love with so many parts of that passage…

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Happy Good Friday?

Happy Good Friday?

Yes, Friday is good!   Because on this day so many years ago all my sins were nailed to a cross.  Or as the old hymn says … “on the cross He sealed my pardon, paid the debt and made me free”!  And that is good. I so identified with the author of this article when she says the horror of Good Friday is something she dreads.  Me too.  I never saw the movie “Passion of the Christ” because I didn’t…

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You know you are in the middle of a remodel when …

You know you are in the middle of a remodel when …

Yesterday the primer went on the walls of Bill’s study.  It stunk to high heaven.  It made me feel woozy and light headed and gave me a terrible headache.  And that was only after one hour.  As soon as I saw (actually smelled) what they were doing I quickly got ready and spent the rest of the day running errands.   My first stop was to go pick out a new front door.  I smelled something in the door store but…

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Because exactly two of you asked. :)

Because exactly two of you asked. :)

The blog is back! The blog was felled by a move, a remodel and several retreat weekends in a row where I was speaking.  I had decided the blog could wait.   The blog had to wait. Then I decided the blog could die because no one really read it and I could remember the things I wanted to remember without writing them down (that is HILARIOUS that I thought that because I can’t remember much of anything right now).  But…

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Are you there blog? … it’s me, Darla

Are you there blog? … it’s me, Darla

I know the blog has been radio silent for almost a month now … and to be honest, there were days I wondered if it would come back at all.  Trust me … the last 30 days have held TONS of stories … but I was too tired and overwhelmed to write them. For me, moving seemed much like living through the hurricane … except it was longer.  There was such a whirlwind of packing, moving, there was a time…

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