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  • We’ve had a great weekend. From a birthday party, to running at the trails, to cooking out, to our weekly trip to Quitman – its been enjoyable. We also spent a lot of time outside…in […]

    Water Fun

    We’ve had a great weekend. From a birthday party, to running at the trails, to cooking out, to our weekly trip to Quitman – its been enjoyable. We also spent a lot of time outside…in […]

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  • Being a mommy is an incredible thing & I feel so blessed to have two beautiful precious baby girls! Here are some things (out of millions) that melt my heart… when they say” mommy i […]

    Some things that make this mommy's heart smile…

    Being a mommy is an incredible thing & I feel so blessed to have two beautiful precious baby girls! Here are some things (out of millions) that melt my heart… when they say” mommy i […]

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  • Today, I was very touched at church. I sat up in the sound booth with Ryan, as I sometimes do. As the worship band started to play, I began to gaze around the room at […]

    Glory

    Today, I was very touched at church. I sat up in the sound booth with Ryan, as I sometimes do. As the worship band started to play, I began to gaze around the room at […]

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  • Lately, when we go walk/run at the trails, the girls will ask to get out of their stroller at the end so they can go “running” too. I love this! So adorable to see them […]

    Running with the family.

    Lately, when we go walk/run at the trails, the girls will ask to get out of their stroller at the end so they can go “running” too. I love this! So adorable to see them […]

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  • Yesterday, the girls, my Dad, and I participated in the Race for the Cure 5K here in Tyler. Addi was so excited to “cross the finish line with Poppy” – that is all she talked […]

    Race for the Cure & Mommy's Day

    Yesterday, the girls, my Dad, and I participated in the Race for the Cure 5K here in Tyler. Addi was so excited to “cross the finish line with Poppy” – that is all she talked […]

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  • Oh my goodness, I could seriously eat it all of this recipe in one sitting. Chips & salsa is one of my all time favorite snacks! I am also a huge fan of sweet & […]

    Mango Salsa

    Oh my goodness, I could seriously eat it all of this recipe in one sitting. Chips & salsa is one of my all time favorite snacks! I am also a huge fan of sweet & […]

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  • This morning, we walked outside only to find that our car had been rummaged through and our Garmin (GPS navigational system) had been stolen. The glove compartment was open and stuff was everywhere – they […]

    Thief in the night.

    This morning, we walked outside only to find that our car had been rummaged through and our Garmin (GPS navigational system) had been stolen. The glove compartment was open and stuff was everywhere – they […]

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  • Thanks Paula Deen for another great recipe! We made this tonight for some friends coming over for dessert & we really enjoyed it. Super easy, no baking, quick to make, and a great summer treat! […]

    Not Yo' Mama's Banana Pudding

    Thanks Paula Deen for another great recipe! We made this tonight for some friends coming over for dessert & we really enjoyed it. Super easy, no baking, quick to make, and a great summer treat! […]

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  • If you like to cook, or know someone that does – you NEED this custom, handmade chopping block! I have one and LOVE it. My talented Dad builds these. And if you know my Dad […]

    Chopping Block

    If you like to cook, or know someone that does – you NEED this custom, handmade chopping block! I have one and LOVE it. My talented Dad builds these. And if you know my Dad […]

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  • Ok, I have to admit running has taken a backseat over the past few weeks. Since the Capitol 10K in Austin, there has not been any kind of “routine” going on. One week, it seemed […]

    Running Update

    Ok, I have to admit running has taken a backseat over the past few weeks. Since the Capitol 10K in Austin, there has not been any kind of “routine” going on. One week, it seemed […]

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  • Wow, last week was rough. Seems like a blur. I was sick  from Saturday until Friday. Stayed home from work for about 3 days. It was awful. I seriously don’t think I’ve ever been that […]

    I feel human again!

    Wow, last week was rough. Seems like a blur. I was sick  from Saturday until Friday. Stayed home from work for about 3 days. It was awful. I seriously don’t think I’ve ever been that […]

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  • I have been sick. Real sick for about 4 days now. I went to the doctor yesterday to find out I have bronchitis – BOO! I hate to be sick. I am a fairly healthy […]

    Sick.

    I have been sick. Real sick for about 4 days now. I went to the doctor yesterday to find out I have bronchitis – BOO! I hate to be sick. I am a fairly healthy […]

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  • “Gratitude. More aware of what you have than what you don’t. Recognizing the treasure in the simple – a child’s hug, fertile soil, a golden sunset. Relishing in the comfort of the common – a […]

    Gratitude.

    “Gratitude. More aware of what you have than what you don’t. Recognizing the treasure in the simple – a child’s hug, fertile soil, a golden sunset. Relishing in the comfort of the common – a […]

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  • We had a great weekend in Austin! Ryan wrote a post all about it – you can read it here. The Capitol 10k was a complete blast! Wow, this was such a fun race. Awesome […]

    Capitol 10K

    We had a great weekend in Austin! Ryan wrote a post all about it – you can read it here. The Capitol 10k was a complete blast! Wow, this was such a fun race. Awesome […]

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  • I’m so excited about this weekend! Tomorrow, we will take a road trip to Austin. Looking forward to seeing my brother & his family, catching up with the Ivey’s, eating Amy’s icecream, running in the […]

    Headed to ATX

    I’m so excited about this weekend! Tomorrow, we will take a road trip to Austin. Looking forward to seeing my brother & his family, catching up with the Ivey’s, eating Amy’s icecream, running in the […]

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  • Yesterday, when I arrived home from work, I walked into the house awaiting the smiling faces & sweet hellos from two precious girls. I love this part of my day! It doesn’t matter what happens […]

    Are you excited about me?

    Yesterday, when I arrived home from work, I walked into the house awaiting the smiling faces & sweet hellos from two precious girls. I love this part of my day! It doesn’t matter what happens […]

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  • oh. my. word. the switchfoot concert tonight was AMAZING!!! first of all, the tickets were free. can’t get any cheaper than that! second, it was at the college where ryan works in the auditorium…so we drove […]

    switchfoot.

    oh. my. word. the switchfoot concert tonight was AMAZING!!! first of all, the tickets were free. can’t get any cheaper than that! second, it was at the college where ryan works in the auditorium…so we drove […]

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  • Do you have things about your physical appearance that you are or have been self-conscience about? Maybe something small & silly – or something big that really bothers you? If we were all honest, I […]

    thumbs and foreheads.

    Do you have things about your physical appearance that you are or have been self-conscience about? Maybe something small & silly – or something big that really bothers you? If we were all honest, I […]

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  • Brace yourselves…I’ve been camera happy this weekend! My friend Shae designed these adorable Easter shirts. All I had to do was iron on the graphic & wallah – cute new personalized shirts. This was taken […]

    Pictures Galore

    Brace yourselves…I’ve been camera happy this weekend! My friend Shae designed these adorable Easter shirts. All I had to do was iron on the graphic & wallah – cute new personalized shirts. This was taken […]

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  • I love granola, especially on top of my greek yogurt. It’s really good for breakfast or a snack. I thought I would try making it myself and it actually turned out rather tasty!  Super easy […]

    Homemade Granola

    I love granola, especially on top of my greek yogurt. It’s really good for breakfast or a snack. I thought I would try making it myself and it actually turned out rather tasty!  Super easy […]

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