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Brittany’s turn …. Start Spreading the News

Brittany’s turn …. Start Spreading the News

We love Brittany. We love New York. And we loved taking Brittany to New York.  A few years ago we took Caroline and this year it was Brittany’s turn.  It is so fun to spend one on one time with them.   Especially in such a fun place. We took in the Rockettes show.  Never gets old. Enjoyed all the holiday decorations in the city … Best question of the trip was when we got to Times Square … Brittany…

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Bill should probably write this post.

Bill should probably write this post.

Problem is, Bill doesn’t write blogs.   He also doesn’t hunt.  Or actually, had never hunted … until earlier this month.   You see, Jacob has begged to go hunting.  BEGGED.  But Bill has had no desire to hunt.  NONE.   A golf range?   Awesome.   A firing range?   Not so much.   But Jacob and Bill were invited to go on a father/son hunt at a ranch in South Texas.  There would be guides and dads with…

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It was a Fudge Fail.

It was a Fudge Fail.

Jacob has never been as excited about going to school as he was today.  He wore a Christmas hat, could barely go to sleep last night and has talked for two days about how today was going to be the “best day of school EVER”.  It’s all because a teacher who pulls he and some friends out each week to work with Jacob on reading is throwing a Christmas party during today’s session.  They are going to have hot chocolate…

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Consider yourself warned!

Consider yourself warned!

Someone told me they spit out their own drink from laughing about my mom’s “incident” from yesterdays blog.  Of course she doesn’t mind you laughing at her expense.  Today, the joke is on me. It’s not that it’s funny, as much as it is JUST AWFUL.  Downright embarrassing.  Horrible. Here you go …. learn from my mistake!   Y’all, I’m serious.  It was like the Lord himself was bellowing directions straight from heaven.  It was LOUD. Please, please …. learn…

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As Promised …

As Promised …

  Y’all!  What is wrong with me?!?  Why has it been over two months since I posted a blog?  Ridiculous.  I “pinky promised” on facebook yesterday that the blog would come back today.  After that a friend called to see why I hadn’t posted in so long and then last night I met a blog reader at a speaking event who said she had been reading for years.  Her name was Christy Gould and she was introduced as “my stalker”….

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Thirsty?

Thirsty?

Football is big in Texas.  Really big. And right now it feels like football weather.  I love it. Jacob is playing football again this fall.  As hard as this is for me to admit, his team name is the Aggies. Week after week I sit on the sidelines and yell “Go Aggies!”.   Add that to the list of things I never thought I’d be yelling at a football game.  But, I mean … how can I not?  At the beginning…

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Couple of things ….otherwise known as a post about nothing

Couple of things ….otherwise known as a post about nothing

1.  Just for the record, I took out the old memory from my computer and added  in new memory, doubling its size.   ALL BY MYSELF. Of course, I bought the memory over the internet …. forgot where I put my memory …. and by the time I remembered where it was, I could no longer remember how to install it.  But I found a video on you tube and in five minutes flat my computer was lightening fast again.  The…

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Things my mother taught me …. not a comprehensive list. :)

Things my mother taught me …. not a comprehensive list. :)

Today is my mom’s birthday.   Although it would be impossible to make a list of everything she has taught me through the years, I did jot a few down.  Here goes:  My mom taught me to love God and to try to and act like Jesus. My mom taught me to love others – especially the “least of these”. My mom taught me to love people …. even when they don’t love you back.  My mom taught me to always…

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There are some things which just must be shared …

There are some things which just must be shared …

Candy Corn Oreo Truffles are one of them. (picture from My Baking Addiction – you KNOW I didn’t take it – HA!!!) Last week people were sending me pictures of the new Candy Corn Oreos from my good friends at Nabisco.  (Clearly they are candy corn lovers too!)  I mean really … how fun are these? People began asking me …”are they good?” and “do you like them?”.  My short answer is … “it’s an Oreo, what’s not to like?”…

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How to be in the “good” class

How to be in the “good” class

School starts in the morning. Clothes are laid out.  Backpacks are packed.Lunches are not made.  (I’ll get to it … just motivating myself to begin that labor of love again). Jacob will be in third grade, Savannah and Brittany will be in middle school (6 and 8th) and Caroline (gasp) will be in 11th. I remember my mom telling me when I was in 11th grade that she was worried she hadn’t taught me everything she wanted to teach me…

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