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Little Things Mean A Lot

David and I made a quick trip to Birmingham on Friday for a sweet friend that is more family than friend.  Shana’s oldest, Jacquelyn, graduated with her Masters yesterday, and we were blessed to be a part of the celebration. Jacquelyn finished her Masters degree in 5 1/2 years.  This was such a honor to… Continue reading Little Things Mean A Lot

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LSU & Baby Girl

This week is my Spring Break at the Northwest Florida State College.  I love being able to be off for both school and work.  I do have Math test on Monday when we return, but overall, I have the week off. Catching up on appointments, the dentist, rheumatologist, and eye doctor all this week.  But…I… Continue reading LSU & Baby Girl

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Empty Nest

Sunday was a new beginning for Stephen.  We helped him move about 10 minutes away into a tiny room in a house with 4 other boys.  He is twenty. He wants to be independent. I want to help in every step.  We have done our jobs as parents, and instilled in him good values.  Raised… Continue reading Empty Nest

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Baby Girl

Carmen and I have a somewhat not normal mother daughter relationship. First, please excuse the very casual pictures.  Second, I don’t remember what the conversation was that began these “snaps” (I have a Snap Chat account mainly to chat with the kids), but this is us some of the time.     So when I… Continue reading Baby Girl

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Time does heal all things, right? It has been eight years since my Mom passed away (yesterday, February 8th), and it doesn’t get any easier. In fact, there are times, especially today, where I think it is worse. I see my two beautiful children growing into responsible, (well – almost) beautiful adults.  I want my… Continue reading Time

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Shootings in CT

MORGAN FREEMAN ON THE SHOOTINGS YESTERDAY: “You want to know why. This may sound cynical, but here’s why. It’s because of the way the media reports it. Flip on the news and watch how we treat the Batman theater shooter and the Oregon mall shooter like celebrities. Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris are household names,… Continue reading Shootings in CT

Day 26 · family · frustration · NaBloPoMo 2012 · pictures

Ugh – Frustrated

NaBloPoMo 2012 – Day 26 I have been trying most of today to upload and post pictures. I choose my files and they look great. I upload them, and Blogger turns them. So when I try to post them they are turned sideways.  FRUSTRATED! Carmen’s expression is how I feel right now. So.. So tomorrow… Continue reading Ugh – Frustrated

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State Trip

NaBloPoMo 2012 – Day 23 Stephen had his State Band competition in Tampa last weekend.  The band ended up third, which was disappointing, but they did their best. Choctawhatchee High School Band  This is their YouTube of their full performance. Their official name is the Style Marchers.  They do have style!  They had to cut… Continue reading State Trip