Tag Archives: Family

GIft #1089: Us

No, I have not disappeared from the face of the earth.  But I have been doing a fair bit of travelling and I’ll be off again on adventures this weekend.  The nights that I have spent at home have been … Continue reading

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Gift #999: Mother’s Day

To my Mother, Thank you for: Playing pretend with me Picnics at the park Swinging with me for hours Reading to me Baking birthday cakes each year Sewing my clothes Piano and flute lessons every week Thank you for Planting … Continue reading

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Gift #938: Coming home

There’s something strange in the transition of returning home from extended time away.  I’ve been visiting family in Texas for 12 days and just got back home yesterday.  There’s a lot of my history in Texas and being back and … Continue reading

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Gift #622: Mother’s Day

Today we celebrate the gift of our mothers.  I hope that today is a special day for all of you as you remember the women in your life who have given you love, strength, and encouragement.  In honor of motherhood, … Continue reading

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Gift #543: Saving Mr. Banks

One and a half weeks ago I went to see “Saving Mr. Banks” with my mom.  It was an incredible film that has left me grappling with how to clearly communicate what it meant to me.  I’m still not sure … Continue reading

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Whew!  The last few days have been a whirlwind of activity, with spending time with family and driving back and forth from Tyler, Tx to Austin, Tx a couple of times this week.  It’s about 4.5 hours each way!  On … Continue reading

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Gift# 446: Furry Friends

While spending time with my brother and his family, I’ve gotten reacquainted with another friend.  This one is a bit older than baby Luke, and substantially more furry.  I speak, of course, of Dakota, their Sheltie puppy.  She is almost one … Continue reading

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Gift #445: meeting my nephew

I’m spending a long weekend with my brother and his family and getting to meet my new nephew for the first time.  It’s been very fun so far.  He’s almost one month old.  And so tiny!  He likes to spend … Continue reading

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Gift #425: Nephew!

Last night was a very special time for our family.  We welcomed in a new little baby into our lives and I became an aunt!   My brother and his wife had their first baby!  I’m so grateful that God granted … Continue reading

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Gift #402: Birthdays

Birthdays are wonderful days to celebrate the people we love.  Well, unbirthdays are great for that too, as we well know from Alice’s trip to Wonderland.  So technically every day is a great day to let the people in our … Continue reading

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