Graduation Brunch

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Spring means all things fun: Baseball, prom, weddings and graduations. We’ve done them ALL this Spring! 2016 was a special graduation year around here! Five of my friends all had daughters graduating from high school! I wanted to do something special to honor these girls and their moms who are all so very special to […]

Gratitude In Pictures

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I have over 6,000 photos on my phone. SIX THOUSAND!!!! Is that normal?? I delete unnecessary photos regularly and still I have 6,000  NECESSARY photos on my phone!!! Everytime I open the photo button on my phone and see that number I am shocked! So today  I was scrolling through those photos and taking a […]

New Year! New Goals!

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Welcome 2016!! Wow!!! Does that seem impossible to anyone else? 2016? Yesterday my youngest boys went back to high school and my oldest left to return to college this morning. I can’t drag it out any longer…the holidays are over. Insert sad face Like almost everyone else, I am committing to getting back on track […]

Downton Abbey Season Six

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OH MY GOSH!! IT’S ALMOST TIME!!! I can’t wait for the season 6 premier of Downton Abbey! Are you a fan? I am!!! Due to some of the technical and logistical complications that can come with living in the sticks…I once spent an entire summer with no satellite and therefore no tv. I was forced find my […]

Snow On The X7Bar Ranch

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Well….It was beautiful while it lasted!! We had a whole three hours of Winter Wonderland!!! Snow in Southwest Texas is a rare thing. In fact, the last time we had snow was nine years ago and then it was just a few flurries.   This morning it started with a few big thick flurries and […]

Giving Thanks For The Ordinary

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This evening I was reading one of my favorite blogs Women Living Well. Courtney Joseph has just finished an awesome series on “Making Your Home a Haven.”   Up next for the month of November she is challenging her readers to be  “Giving Thanks In The Ordinary.”  “Rejoice always,  pray without ceasing,  give thanks in all […]

Sic ‘Em Bears!

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Fall and college football!!!! Does it get any better?? A couple of weekends ago we went to Waco, Texas to visit our two oldest and see a Baylor football game. My husband and I are both proud Baylor alums. My oldest son is now attending Baylor University which gives us the awesome opportunity to go […]

May and Memories

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In May of 2013 my oldest son, Clay, was about to graduate from high school. I was feeling very nostalgic and emotional, as I am prone to do on ANY given day, but especially before those life-changing moments like GRADUATION! I wrote this journal entry when my heart was both heavy and happy and while […]