Happily Ever What!
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Happily Ever What!

The kids chose our Color Me Rad Team Name. Happily Ever What! This past Saturday we got up before the roosters and the sun and most sane people, put on our family team shirts, our neon sunglasses and headed down to reliant stadium to run the Houston 2014 Color Me Rad. We ran, we jogged,…

Monkey Speak
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Monkey Speak

My youngest brother-in-law got married this past weekend, in a lovely ceremony in a tee-tiny East Texas town. My handsome husband was the best man, and he looks rather dapper in his champagne suit; if I do say so myself. Monkey is quite enamored with all things dapper.  He loves tuxedos {is rather upset that…

Merry and Bright
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Merry and Bright

Hey y’all… I feel like I should blow some dust off this poor place. This past Saturday, I had big holiday baking plans after teaching a few friends how to make my double dark chocolate dipped candy cane cookies to take to their Christmas parties, but that evening I got positively put down. The flu…

Seven
Birthdays | Monkey

Seven

Happy Seventh Birthday Monkey.   Happy Birthday to the boy who completed our family, the one who brings us such joy, laughter, tears, exhaustion, and happiness. Our lives are better because you are in them. You are exuberance.  You are childhood joy.  You are a whirling dervish with a heart bigger than Texas. You’re a…

What If
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What If

He’s so excited about Little League. He’s on the Astros this year and it’s machine pitch. This is a big deal, y’all! He got all geared up last night and ran ahead of us ready to get going – hoping to show the coach how well he can hit with his new bat. The sight…

Monkey

A Ninja Named Jack

Monkey got his first black eye. {everyone all together now… awww poor Monkey} When I asked how he got it  he told me he wasn’t sure, but thought he dove into something in the pool. He immediately followed this up with: “But Mom, if anyone asks tell them a ninja named Jack took me down”…

Twelve
Nathan

Twelve

Twelve Years 5 cities 8 houses 2 amazing children Nathan, You’re my best friend.  My biggest supporter and my constant cheerleader. You believe in me even when I don’t.  You make me believe that I can do anything I want, if I’ll only try. You are Monkey’s favorite playmate, and the most wonderful role model…