Live in the Moment

Author Anna Quindlen reminds us not to rush past the fleeting moments. She said: “The biggest mistake I made [as a parent] is the one that most of us make. . . . I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of [my three children] sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages six, four, and one. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less”(Loud and Clear [2004], 10–11).

Sunday, May 17, 2015

4H & Birdhouses

Our 4H Club made birdhouses & then we set them up at the local retirement home. It was a lot of fun!

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

one more soccer picture…

Robyn snapped this good one of Ry & Brenden. :)

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

2nd Grade Musical

Can you spot Cara???

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How about now?

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Her class were catfish! They did awesome. Way to go! :)

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Band Awards Banquet

Zachary was recognized for making All Region & being an outstanding musician. :)

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We are so proud of you, Zach!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Woodlawn

This is the house in Henderson, Texas that my parents lived at when I was born. :)

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Nacogdoches

Here’s some pictures I stole off facebook from our trip to Nac. ;)

the big kiddos

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Cara & Kay Kay

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more big kids

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Cole & Camee’s friend

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Ladybug

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the little kiddos

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Cole & Owen

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The *really* big kids got to go out to eat! ;)

Abby & Chris

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Meg

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Clay & I

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A visit to Kelsey

On the way home we stopped by Kelsey to put some flowers on Grandmother’s grave. I miss her so much! #familiesareforever

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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Meg & Ryan

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Color Run 5K

We headed down to Texas for Mother’s Day weekend.
The first thing on the list was the Color Run 5K. It was a blast!

Before

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After

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Friday, May 8, 2015