birthdays

As Hot As The Sun

We’re staring down what I believe is our 7th heat wave for the summer, which I think is a record. Regardless, it’s YUCKY out. This oppressive heat and humidity is even causing some schools without air conditioning to close early due to heat indices of more than 100. I don’t like it one bit. I…

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Celebration Surprise

Todd is going to be 50 next Tuesday and we have a whole week of celebrating planned. We started the birthday week last night with a surprise visit from Katie. Let me give you a little back story for this surprise. Over the summer she was our ice cream gopher. She would even tell you…

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A Happy June

June has been quite a month. A great month, really. From really close to the very beginning. I think I’ll tell you about it. The first week of the month it became much too apparent that we needed a new washer and dryer. I was running the spin cycle a couple times, sometimes up to…

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1927

Today is my dad’s 86th birthday. If you’re slow in math like I am that means he was born in 1927. Here’s a little snippit of what happened that year: Calvin Coolidge was president. Two days after his birth Ty Cobb and Tris Speaker, two of the greatest outfielders in American baseball history, were both…

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Happiest of Birthdays!!

Today is my mom’s birthday! It’s never polite to reveal a lady’s age so I’m not going to tell you it’s her 80th. That would be rude. I will tell you that she doesn’t look/act/move like her age. Then again, I don’t either. But we have reverse appearances. Where she seems much younger than her…

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NoThanks – Day Nineteen

Tonight I’m thankful for a great celebration of the anniversary of my 39th birthday! The morning didn’t start out so well. I had planned to leave early so I could stop by Starbuck’s and get my complimentary birthday beverage. Everything was running on schedule, but I didn’t account for my chatty family. Or the loose…

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Five On Friday, September 2011, 2nd edition

1.  The 2011/2012 preschool year started this past Tuesday. It’s great to hear the sound of laughing kids (which is MUCH better than the sound of crying kids) and it’s nice to have the teachers back in the building. This is my third year of starting up the school and every time I think I’ve finally got it under…

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Thankfulness – Day Nineteen

Today is my birthday. My thirty-fifteenth birthday. Or, as Todd put it, the 15th anniversary of my 30th birthday. Whatever. I’m 45 today and I’m okay with it. I could get all Hallmark Cardesque and say something like, “I’m thankful for the gray hairs because each one is a symbol of the wisdom I’ve gained over…

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Not A Kid Anymore

Somewhere around 9:00 AM Central this morning, Taylor turned 18. Technically, according to the law, he’s now an adult. He can vote, he can join the military, he can go to an X-rated movie, he can buy cigars… all because he’s 18. Well Law, I hate to break it to you, but he’s still my…

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17 Again

Actually 17 for the first time. Taylor is 17 today. Where have the years gone? I seriously don’t know. I do know this, though. Todd and I have shared 17 years of nearly all good with him. And the not so good? Not so bad. We have been truly blessed. I wish I could say…

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