Dad Archive

  • The last email I got from my Dad was on a Thursday. He passed away that Friday. Here’s the last part of his email… If we ever get the chance to do the train ride […]

    Train Trip

    The last email I got from my Dad was on a Thursday. He passed away that Friday. Here’s the last part of his email… If we ever get the chance to do the train ride […]

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  • One of Ryan & I’s favorite shows on the Food Network is called Chopped. The premise of the show is that four competitors are given a basket full of odd ingredients (i.e. baby octopus, bok […]

    Our chopping block is a “beautiful thing.”

    One of Ryan & I’s favorite shows on the Food Network is called Chopped. The premise of the show is that four competitors are given a basket full of odd ingredients (i.e. baby octopus, bok […]

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  • A few weeks ago, a sports reporter from the Dallas Morning News emailed me and asked if we could set up a time for her to interview me regarding our Turkey Trot family tradition. She […]

    News Story.

    A few weeks ago, a sports reporter from the Dallas Morning News emailed me and asked if we could set up a time for her to interview me regarding our Turkey Trot family tradition. She […]

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  • We had a great time in New Hampshire & Boston last week. It’s beautiful there in the Fall – the display of oranges, reds, and yellows on the trees, snow on the ground, the hills […]

    Our Trip to New England

    We had a great time in New Hampshire & Boston last week. It’s beautiful there in the Fall – the display of oranges, reds, and yellows on the trees, snow on the ground, the hills […]

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  • A few weeks ago, the YMCA Dallas Turkey Trot posted this contest on their Facebook page… So, I entered. I sent in this story on the day of the deadline (which was my Dad’s birthday)… […]

    Why we trot.

    A few weeks ago, the YMCA Dallas Turkey Trot posted this contest on their Facebook page… So, I entered. I sent in this story on the day of the deadline (which was my Dad’s birthday)… […]

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  • I woke up this morning with a case of the mommy blues. This is the final day before the big day. Tomorrow is Kindergarten! I know this is not a sad thing, I really do. […]

    That’s just what He does.

    I woke up this morning with a case of the mommy blues. This is the final day before the big day. Tomorrow is Kindergarten! I know this is not a sad thing, I really do. […]

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  • While we were in Dallas for our Girls Weekend, I had determined I would take advantage of the close proximity from our hotel to the Katy Trail and go run! Although my friends thought I […]

    Katy Trail

    While we were in Dallas for our Girls Weekend, I had determined I would take advantage of the close proximity from our hotel to the Katy Trail and go run! Although my friends thought I […]

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  • This past weekend was the High 5 to the Sky 5K and it was amazing! Amazing for these reasons: 1. We have the best friends and family in the world. Overwhelmed by the amount of […]

    High Five!

    This past weekend was the High 5 to the Sky 5K and it was amazing! Amazing for these reasons: 1. We have the best friends and family in the world. Overwhelmed by the amount of […]

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  • Sorry we’ve been slacking on the blog front! Apparently life took  an extra dose of busy over the last few weeks and forgot to tell us. So, we’ve been running around like mad trying to […]

    Busy Overdose

    Sorry we’ve been slacking on the blog front! Apparently life took  an extra dose of busy over the last few weeks and forgot to tell us. So, we’ve been running around like mad trying to […]

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  • Dear family & friends, We would like to invite you all to join us on June 11th for the High 5 to the Sky 5K. This Fun Run/Walk is in memory of my dad, Kip […]

    High 5 To The Sky 5K.

    Dear family & friends, We would like to invite you all to join us on June 11th for the High 5 to the Sky 5K. This Fun Run/Walk is in memory of my dad, Kip […]

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  • One day last week, the girls are I were out running errands. We were driving down the road and Addi asked me why the sun was “being lazy bones and not waking up?” I told […]

    Up in the sky.

    One day last week, the girls are I were out running errands. We were driving down the road and Addi asked me why the sun was “being lazy bones and not waking up?” I told […]

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  • My Dad posted this under “Notes” on his Facebook page on February 15, 2010. I’ve read and reread this over and over and still can’t get past the last line he wrote. So true, Dad. […]

    Grandpa Elliot by Kip Clark

    My Dad posted this under “Notes” on his Facebook page on February 15, 2010. I’ve read and reread this over and over and still can’t get past the last line he wrote. So true, Dad. […]

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  • Addi, “Mommy, when can I go to heaven?” Me, “Hopefully not for a while, why?” Addi, “I drew a picture for Jesus and want to give it to him.” Me, “That is so sweet, baby. […]

    Picture for Jesus

    Addi, “Mommy, when can I go to heaven?” Me, “Hopefully not for a while, why?” Addi, “I drew a picture for Jesus and want to give it to him.” Me, “That is so sweet, baby. […]

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  • Thoughts of my Dad are with me daily. Memories are cherished and not a day goes by that I don’t miss him. I imagine it will be like this until I join him in heaven. […]

    Truck full.

    Thoughts of my Dad are with me daily. Memories are cherished and not a day goes by that I don’t miss him. I imagine it will be like this until I join him in heaven. […]

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  • Ryan built a shelf last week. The cabinet above our stove is very tall. Like most everyone, it’s where we store Pam, oils, sugar, flour, cocoa, vanilla, etc. We have always had a hard time […]

    “Beautiful things for the people I love”

    Ryan built a shelf last week. The cabinet above our stove is very tall. Like most everyone, it’s where we store Pam, oils, sugar, flour, cocoa, vanilla, etc. We have always had a hard time […]

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  • Last Sunday, we sang this old hymn at church and it hit me in a way that it had never hit me. “Oh how marvelous, oh how wonderful” meant more to me as I sang […]

    I stand amazed.

    Last Sunday, we sang this old hymn at church and it hit me in a way that it had never hit me. “Oh how marvelous, oh how wonderful” meant more to me as I sang […]

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  • One of our favorite things about the 2 years we lived in Quitman was the running. The scenery there and the “slower” traffic is a nice combination. As with most places we live, (have lived) […]

    Saturday’s Emotional 8 Miles in Quitman.

    One of our favorite things about the 2 years we lived in Quitman was the running. The scenery there and the “slower” traffic is a nice combination. As with most places we live, (have lived) […]

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  • I am VERY excited about 2011. A brand new year. A fresh start with renewed motivation. This past year has been a whirlwind to say the least. Over the past few days, I’ve been reflecting […]

    2010 Recap Through Pictures

    I am VERY excited about 2011. A brand new year. A fresh start with renewed motivation. This past year has been a whirlwind to say the least. Over the past few days, I’ve been reflecting […]

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  • There is obviously a HUGE hole this year in our family Christmas. A big void in our family. The void that was once filled by the man who made us all laugh while opening presents. […]

    His First Christmas in Heaven

    There is obviously a HUGE hole this year in our family Christmas. A big void in our family. The void that was once filled by the man who made us all laugh while opening presents. […]

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  • Have you ever read or seen the children’s book called The Kissing Hand? It really is such a sweet, touching little book. In a nutshell, the book is about a baby raccoon that is getting […]

    The Kissing Hand.

    Have you ever read or seen the children’s book called The Kissing Hand? It really is such a sweet, touching little book. In a nutshell, the book is about a baby raccoon that is getting […]

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