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Month: January 2013

An update on my cooking skills …

An update on my cooking skills …

Earlier this week my friend Lucinda posted this on facebook … So proud of my friend Grace Anne!! She won BEST HOME COOK in Dallas on the Bobby Flay’s Dinner Battle on Food Network!! Proud of her for stepping out of her comfort zone, AND for winning! I wanted to respond … “does she know you are friends with the cooking likes of me?”. And seriously .. her friend Grace Anne stepped “out of her comfort zone and WON” which…

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Every little (and big) thing ….

Every little (and big) thing ….

When Caroline was three years old we had a little scripture memory game.  It went like this …. she learned a verse, she won a few dollars.  She was happy to get money and we were happy for her to be memorizing Scripture.  One of the very first verses she learned was Proverbs 3:5-6. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not in your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your…

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Fourteen?!

Fourteen?!

If it has crossed your mind (which it probably did not) … “I bet Darla isn’t posting because she is so busy with her new puppy” … well, you would have been right. She is cute, cute, cute and I’ve taken approximately a LOT of pictures of her. Can’t take my eyes off her. And that is only partly because of her cuteness.  She makes a lot of messes too. And she likes to go outside but she doesn’t like…

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She’s here!

She’s here!

Please join me in welcoming Gretel Belle to our family!She is SO cute and SO sweet.When my family arrived to pick her up they took this picture and sent it to me.  I spent the rest of the day looking at her preciousness. The welcoming crew was pretty excited to meet her! Big thumbs up from everyone! Here is the awesome delivery team … my mom, dad, sister, niece and nephew. We spent the weekend getting to know the little…

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Funny Friday

Funny Friday

I ran into one of Caroline’s former Sunday School teachers the other day and she said … “I enjoy following you on facebook”.  She then said … “I can never understand how so many crazy things can happen to one person”. And you know what I said? I said … “I CAN’T EITHER!!!!”. Just this week it was pouring rain and I had to run something up to the middle school (story of my life) … and as I was…

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Overflowing with Hope

Overflowing with Hope

Over the Christmas holidays I began reading a New York Times bestselling book called “The Happiness Project“.  I really enjoyed it  because it was … well, happy.  It is basically the account of the author, Gretchen Rubin’s, year she devoted to living more happily.  Each month she devoted to another element of happiness.When I got to the chapter in the month of August …. I thought … “Finally”.  This chapter was titled “Contemplate the Heavens …. eternity”.  I was anxious…

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Joyful 2013!

Joyful 2013!

Happy New Year everyone! I’ve missed the blog the last couple of weeks but we were busy celebrating the season around here.  We’ve spent much of the last couple of days packing up our Christmas.  I miss the cozy Christmas lights.  I really loved how it all looked. Probably weird to post “post Christmas” pictures of my decorations … but being late for things is nothing new for me.  🙂  So, come on in … it’s a “better late than…

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