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Year: 2012

Ma Ingalls I am not.

Ma Ingalls I am not.

Brittany was born less than an hour after we arrived at Texas Womens Hospital.  One minute I was smiling and having Bill take my picture by the “delivery” sign at the hospital and very shortly afterwards I was about to deliver her. The doctor told me that I had arrived too late to receive any drugs. Trust me when I say that was not in my “birth plan”.  I know lots of people are in favor of drug free births…

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A “not so hopeful” Olympian …

A “not so hopeful” Olympian …

  The Olympic closing ceremonies are tonight.  For two solid weeks we have sat on our couch, night after night, watching the world’s greatest athletes show their stuff.  We have watched and watched and watched and watched….glued to the TV and the incredible athletes showing their physical and mental toughness.  They are amazing. And so, in honor of the closing of the 30th Olympiad, I would like to share my own personal Olympic story.  You read that correctly … my…

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Now where was I?

Now where was I?

The other day entered into google maps the address of a restaurant where I was meeting Bill for lunch.  The restaurant was downtown but it routed me to Nebraska!  Totally cracked me up.  I’ve never been to Nebraska and thought that would be fun but I also knew Bill would wonder what had happened to me.  I tried to do it again and it put me on a route to Atlanta.  Atlanta isn’t that far from the beach so that…

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OK, now where was I?

OK, now where was I?

Y’all … the last time I posted was January 30th!  That is craziness.  That is my life. It got so busy.  Good stuff, fun stuff … live life in the moment stuff …  but apparently not “recording” it stuff. I wouldn’t even know where to begin … I mean, should I tell you about the 10 state, 3500+ mile driving trip we took at Spring Break, about Caroline’s sweet 16, Brittany’s 13, about some cool things the Lord is teaching…

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Ruby made me not do it.

Ruby made me not do it.

You know I’ve been so busy … what with Ruby and all, that I haven’t made my way over to the blog in way TOO long.  But I am enjoying cooking a little bit. As proof that my world has changed, I totally forgot to go pick up Caroline for volleyball the other day because I was busy chatting with the chef that cooks food in our grocery store.  He sold me all manner of sauces that I probably don’t…

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Meet Ruby.

Meet Ruby.

This is Ruby. She’s a beauty. Shiny and red …. I LOVE her! Ruby was my Christmas gift from Bill. I know you aren’t supposed to give “domestic” type gifts to your spouse, but I asked for this so it’s o.k. I first saw it on a pre Christmas trip to Williams Sonoma looking for peppermint bark.  I kind of gasped at her beauty when I saw her.  The employee told me that it is retro/commerative edition with a glass…

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Operation Omelette

Operation Omelette

A lot of kids ask their mom … “what are we HAVING for dinner tonight”.  (In my house that question is usually followed by some gagging noises).  Last week however, as I was taking Jacob to school he said “Mom where are we GOING tonight for dinner”.  So I decided … some things are going to have to change around here.   We are going to eat at home more.  When I shared this with a friend she told me she…

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Like Simeon …

Like Simeon …

I mentioned yesterday that I would be sharing some of my New Years Resolutions. I have tried many times to read the Bible through in a year and I have never been successful.  And no, that isn’t my resolution for this year either.  I didn’t even mention it when I jotted down a few of my goals on New Years Day.  But then earlier this week I came across a reading plan that I thought I could handle …. reading…

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

     I was going to title this post … “you know resolutions really start on the day the kids go back to school, right?!”, but then I remembered that I didn’t start all my resolutions today so I canned that title.  I did start a few …. and there is always tomorrow. We just got back from a fun few days in Minnesota.  It wasn’t as cold this year …. which was good, but there also wasn’t any snow…

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