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Month: August 2011

The hurricane that is Texas football ….

The hurricane that is Texas football ….

As the whole country kept it’s eyes on Hurricane Irene this weekend, I had a storm of my own. My storm was called “Texas football”. Football is big in Texas. By big I mean HUGE. Perhaps you’ve seen the show “Friday Night Lights”.    And this past summer Jacob announced that he wanted to play football.  “Flag?” I (hopefully) asked.  “No, Tackle” he said.  I asked lots of questions like … “are you sure?”, “can you sign up to be the…

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Crazy, but true …

Crazy, but true …

I’m not a do-it-yourself -er. I’m not married to one either. It’s great because, for the last several months,  there have been workers around to help me hang mirrors, fix this or that … and t0 loan me tools when I hung the lamp in this room. Lately I’ve read blog after blog about the wonder of “Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint”.  My sister found a supplier in Houston and so I decided to give it a try.  The “magic” is…

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Maybe tomorrow …

Maybe tomorrow …

I still haven’t taken a back to school picture of Caroline. Tomorrow is Day #4 of the new school year. Mom of the year,  I know. I did snap a pic of these two on my phone: Caroline left at 7:10 (thrilled that her new ride to school wanted to stop at Starbucks on the way) … and raced out of the door without a picture.  Bill took the other three in the traditional “front door” shot but the pictures…

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Speaking of water …

Speaking of water …

You might have heard it’s hot in Texas. I mean REALLY hot. Like record breaking,  above 100 for days in a row, hot. And no rain. We are on mandatory water rationing now and can only water two times a week … after 8:00 PM and before 10 AM.  I read somewhere that there has been less than an inch of rain since January – or something crazy like that. So basically it’s really hot and really dry. And if…

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21 years later …

21 years later …

Last Thursday Bill and I celebrated 21 years of marriage. When my parents called to wish us”Happy Anniversary”,  I was cleaning toilets.  For better or for worse.  🙂 The funny thing is, I clearly remember people telling me when I got married … “oh, you will love him so much more twenty years from now”.  Or they said … “I love my husband so much more now than I did when we got married”.  And I felt sorry for them. …

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Savannah’s Bedroom – pretty and pink

Savannah’s Bedroom – pretty and pink

The past week they have been laying the wood floors in our house.  I love how the floors look!  We are getting oh so close to being finished! While the kids were gone last week I put a few finishing touches on Savannah’s room and decided it was time to do another “before and after”.  If you missed the hall bath transformation, it is here. Next up … Savannah’s room.  I really love how it turned out!  I just think…

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Tales from the camp trunk …

Tales from the camp trunk …

I told Bill on Friday night that I had envisioned my reunion with Jacob when we picked him up from camp. My “vision” was that the music to “Reunited” would be playing in the background as we ran towards each other and embraced. In reality, we saw Jacob and his cabin walking to the closing ceremony.  Bill and I called his name …. he turned around …. gave a little half wave and then kept on going. WHAT?!?!  The mother…

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Camper Call

Camper Call

Last Sunday we dropped off Jacob, Brittany and Savannah in Tyler at Pine Cove camp.  Jacob and Savannah are at Towers: and Brittany is at Ranch: It was Jacob’s first year at camp and his buddy Josh went too.  They opted for side by side top bunks. Big boys off for their swim test: Savannah had two friends from school who she was sharing a cabin with: I got a letter from Savannah that said … “My new friends are…

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Aloha!

Aloha!

Bill told me that growing up one of his uncles would go on vacations and when they returned they would have everyone over for a slide show and snacks.  Good times.   We decided to make our own “slide show” of pictures from our trip to Hawaii.   You are invited to watch.  You’ll have to provide your own snacks.  🙂 Here is the link to Hawaii … Baerg style: http://www.vimeo.com/27201557 Aloha! SHARE

My Lords and My Ladies

My Lords and My Ladies

As I mentioned, there was more partying to do before Jacob and I rounded out Birthday Bash 2011.  I mean … I hadn’t seen my parents yet! So, Saturday morning (with camp trunks packed in the Suburban), we headed north to Dallas and met up with my mom and dad.  I have wanted to go to the Medievel Times for years and years.  Even when we lived there I wanted to go but am glad I waited until we had…

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