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Welcome to my blog. I'm a Mississippi country girl transplanted to Grapevine, TX. I have been blessed with a great husband, and my kiddos, Aleck and Ella. When I'm not eating bon bons on the couch, I am my kid's room mom, PTA member, Sunday School teacher, taxi driver, amateur photographer and personal chef. When I'm not doing those things, I'm running a small jewelry business, 2nd Amendment Jewelry (www.2ndamendmentjewelry.com), that I started with my twin sister, Glenda. It's a crazy and busy life, but I wouldn't trade it for anything in this world. I am so thankful for all the blessings in my life!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Week in Review

  • I caught Ella playing in the litter box like it was a sandbox. 
  • Aleck and Ella probably burned 1/2 a tank of gas driving Pappaw’s truck in the field.


  • Aleck and Ella spent so much time outside that most days they had a bath before naptime.
  • We helped Pappaw put out corn for the deer, and sunflower seed for the birds.


  • We checked the camera that was mounted on a tree for new pictures of the deer feeding at night.  Most nights, we could see several raccoons and three deer feeding at the same time.


  • We saw a deer when we were going for a ride through the woods.


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  • Ella terrorized the cats and loved on the dogs.
  • Glenda and I spent two nights making muscadine jelly. 
  • We went fishing in the rain at Aunt Glenda’s house.
  • Five days in a row, I didn’t wear a stitch of make-up.
  • Every time I went to the store, somebody mistook for Glenda, my twin sister.   
  • Ella and Aleck played for hours in Pappaw’s truck bed.
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  • We started every morning with a walk across the field and stopped to throw rocks in the pond.
  • Aleck usually found a stick.


  • We watched men cut hay on Pappaw’s land.
  • The weather was a bit cooler and we enjoyed spending most of our time outside.
  • Aleck and Preston went hunting “sharkfish”.
  • Tom flew in for the weekend to visit my family.  We all drove back to Texas together.
  • Ella and Aleck had a blast feeding Aunt Glenda’s chicken.  DSC_8201
  • The Spiderman costume and swords were a hit for Aleck and Preston. 


  • Ella crawled up in Mammaw and Pappaw’s lap after her nap to drink her sippy cup of milk.
  • We ended the week with a wonderful 81st birthday party for Daddy and kids came from Texas, Arkansas and the Mississippi coast.
  • I asked Aleck if he knew how many brothers Mommy has and he counted to ten.  The correct answer is five:  Gary, Darryl, Donny, John and Brian.

Things I heard Aleck say this week:

  • “Tyler, You can take my dinosaur to show and tell.”
  • “Preston, did you know that your daddy is my mommy’s brother?”

Things that Ella said this week:

  • Ella loves Aunt Glenda.  When I ask Ella how many mommies she has, she says, “Two.”  She smiles a sweet smile and holds up two fingers.  Then she points to me and then Aunt Glenda.

I absolutely love my family, love my kids, love my husband and love my life!

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