Monthly Archives: September 2011

Ordinary Blessings

Yesterday was an ordinary Tuesday.  I went to work. I came home.  Tripp and I walked the dogs.  I cooked dinner.  We watched GLEE. Nothing exciting there.  No school thing to make cookies for.  No big dinner plans or night … Continue reading

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Ten Things–My Favorite Things about Sooner Football

I’ve always been a fan of Sooner football although I didn’t go to college at the University of Oklahoma.  In fact, I specifically recall cheering for OU during that one game that one time where that one guy made a … Continue reading

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Happiness is…Monarch Butterflies

I guess I’m not the only one who loves the lantana in my backyard. For the past couple of weeks, my backyard has been one of the layovers on the Monarch butterfly’s annual southward migration from Canada to Mexico. What’s … Continue reading

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Rock of Ages

I have a serious problem. Tripp and I are going with another couple tonight to see Def Leppard and Heart at the BOk Center and my question is this – what should a 43 year-old wife and mother wear to … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Pie

Today I made a dessert that is near and dear to my heart.  Peanut Butter Pie reminds me of the wonderful years that we spent in Owasso and especially the Friday night dinners with our friends at La Casita.  It’s … Continue reading

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The Good Old Days

Back when we lived in the ‘burbs, Friday nights at La Casita was a given. Being the only native Owasso-an, I always found it funny that this was our hang-out of choice. To me it would always be either the … Continue reading

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Fall Soccer Practice

Just about everyone I know with young kids is at a soccer game this morning, and I’ll be honest – I don’t miss it one bit. Don’t get me wrong, I loved watching the Tripp coaching his team of little … Continue reading

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Feels Like Fall

Wow. It really feels like fall outside. And we’re finally getting a little bit of much needed rain.  I don’t know about you, but this weather makes me feel like staying inside and: making soup baking banana bread cleaning house … Continue reading

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I Miss Her

The house is so quiet this afternoon.  This is the time of day when I miss Kelsey the most. Just so we’re clear, I’m not depressed.  I’m not sad.  I’m not about to drown my empty-nesting sorrows in a bottle … Continue reading

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Sixteen Tons of Honey Do’s

In case you were wondering, Tripp and I have a very exciting home life.  We stay so incredibly busy with wonderfully productive activities that we rarely have time to feel like empty-nesters.  Take this past Saturday for instance.  What could … Continue reading

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