Merry Happy

December 24, 2013
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Well, now that it’s Christmas Eve, I’ve finally gotten all the Christmas stuff out. Better late than never, right?

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Colorful Commentary on Australia

December 19, 2013
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Well it’s been a month now since I’ve been back from Australia. A month. That doesn’t seem exactly right. It’s one of the things that seems like yesterday and also like 20 years ago. And I’m still sort of processing it. Not that it was that overwhelming or anything…in fact, it was all too familiar, only completely the opposite.

Let’s just say I have 4,000 photos and a few stories to tell too. 2014 is primed and ready for a lot of commentary.

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Advent Activities

November 30, 2013
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On Black Friday we were sort of looking for things to do. Niece #2, Hannah, was over for a couple of days and we decided to make a list of things we could do in our little town. Continue Reading…

Simple Pecan Pie

November 20, 2013
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I’ve had a few emails from people asking me to repost my great grandmother’s recipe for pie for next week’s Thankful Feasts of Pie Palloozas. This recipe is so simple and so Texas. It’s been created eleventy trillion times in my old kitchen turned new kitchen that still looks cool like the old kitchen. You are going to love it. Continue Reading…

A Preview of Australia

November 19, 2013
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As I’ve mentioned, I have many photos to download and upload and reload and unload on you. But in the meantime, check out Jenny’s snapshots. The above is one of my favorite of hers from the trip…and it sort of paints 1,000 words to sum up the whole trip. Please enjoy.

I Have 4,000 Photos to Download and All I Want To Do Is Sleep and Win Staring Contests

November 18, 2013
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So I’ve been back from Australia for four days now. Four days, and I must say, while it blows my mind how much is happened since we last talked, it also just seems like five seconds have passed. And while it was great to have such a full schedule of awesomeness, it’s also really nice to have some downtime to tell you about all of it. Of course, I haven’t used any of this new time to post anything because I’ve been asleep. And staring at my kid. And then asleep again. Also staring. And sleeping. Continue Reading…