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This Is My Friend Larry And Please Do The Cold Water Challenge For Him

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For us this massive ALS cold water challenge phenomenon has a name and face attached to it.  Please read this because if ALS hasn't affected you yet, it will one day.  Let's try together to help stop this disease. This is my friend Larry Hughes and his wife Kim, aren't they pretty? They were over our home on December 21, 2012 for our 40th birthday party. Our photographer captured this conversation. I love the candidness of this picture. I was there too, listening carefully to Larry … [Read More...]

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The Monsters Want My Monster, adidas Headphones

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Last Christmas all our boys wanted a pair of high dollar headphones. As the mother of three boys, I understand wanting a great pair of headphones I have talked endlessly about my desire to have a pair of "boys canceling headphones." The problem with approving Santa to bring them a pair was … [Read More...]

Being Mugged by a Donkey

Donkey out at the barn house with Abbie Gale

We went out to the barn house yesterday and let the boys catch frogs and ride dirt bikes. I was cutting through a small pasture where we let our neighbor keep their Mammoth Jack Donkey when Jim was cracking up at how the Donkey wont leave me alone. He pushes, nibbles on and follows everywhere. … [Read More...]

Summer Vacation Ideas and Zombies

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"Hey boys! Look at this! We can do a night tour of Alcatraz! The boat pulls up for the tour behind Alcatraz on the loading docks!" Nine year-old, "Ummm, no." Twin 1 at 14 years-old, "No. Freaking. Way." Me, "It would be soooo cool!" Other twin, "Are you out of your mind? You clearly don't … [Read More...]

Signs from God and the DMV

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I never thought of myself as a very religious person until God started talking to me. He wasn’t saying “Abbie, you sucked this morning when you lost your temper. Try talking kinder to your three sons when you find two alligator snapping turtles in your Jacuzzi. Ask yourself, what would Mary do?” … [Read More...]

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Peter, Mom, Dr Dre is sooooo funny! There is this video of a woman saying, "I hear what you're saying but I am only listening to what I want to." Then Dr Dre says, "Spoken like a true woman." Me, PERPLEXED "Dr Dre said this?" Peter, "Sorry, I meant Dr Phil." I am cracking up at so many things … [Read More...]