Tag Archives: stories

Spring is in the air

Somebody recently complained to me that they came from a place that actually had four seasons, to which I argued that Texas most certainly has four seasons, we just like to mix them up into the same week (and I may have said that kind of like a pouty toddler, but who’s checking). So last…Continue Reading

Cheesecake Factory, here we come!

Well they say, if you can’t beat them, join them…in NYC, that is. If they won’t come to us, we’ll go to them (or at least almost to them). We may never see them here in Texas, but we know how to get our way…Thanks for traveling, Luke! Looking forward to some yummy dinner… *and…Continue Reading

Where are you, Rhode Island?

Dear Rhode Island, I know we in Texas must seem so intimidating to you–all large and huge. I know we could fit like 500 of you inside our state, and so you may have a complex about it. I know driving to Texas may seem like driving to a foreign country, and you’d likely have…Continue Reading

Keeping up Traditions

When my girls were little, tea parties were the thing, of course. It’s been a while since we pulled together a tea party, so last week on my birthday, after running through a flash flood to pick up my kids from school, probably ruining my new shoes, and arriving home drenched from head to toe…Continue Reading

When you chose to laugh instead of being mortified… Yesterday I pulled out an old pair of shoes and decided to wear them…they were my favorite for a very long time, and I admired how the leather had held up so well. So off we went to be with the church, I played the piano…Continue Reading

Heavenly talks

My sweet little Landis has a favorite blanket, the one he’s had since he was 6 months old. I actually knitted it for my second daughter Julia, but she never liked it, and still insists on how horrible it is…Nonetheless, Landis loves it, and has loved it to pieces, literally–it’s hardly a blanket anymore. He…Continue Reading