Spilling Over

July 25, 2016 — 17 Comments

Let me start with the Great Vehicle Purchase of 2016. 

Ta da! Here it is!  

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Hitting the Road

July 22, 2016 — 10 Comments

In just a couple of hours we will pack up the van and head out to Florida. Our house will be occupied in our absence by some dear friends who are driving in from Florida to stay in Manteo for their vacation. Hmmm.  Maybe we’ll pass each other on the road!  

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Saturday morning, Steve invited Sarah and me out to the flying field to watch him send Big Red to the sky for the first time.

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Exactly one month from today, we will be driving Sarah to Regent University. We will drop her off and drive home alone–just Ma and Pa Smith heading home to an empty nest and a new chapter.
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Welcome to Part 2 of the Sparta Memories Tour. If you missed Part 1 you can find it here. 

Also, if you missed Friday’s post featuring my sister’s amazing poetry and my brother’s fabulous photography, you can find it here.


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Heart of a Poet

July 8, 2016 — 34 Comments

I will continue with Sparta Memories on Monday but today I wanted to do something a little different.

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What do Astronaut Deke Slayton, The Jonas Brothers, and Gavin MacLeod (Captain of the Love Boat) all have in common?

Read on to find out!  

(And also discover the sort-of-terrible thing I did when I was in the sixth grade.)

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Pearls in the Pain

July 1, 2016 — 24 Comments

I was rummaging through some old blog posts yesterday morning and came across this one written six years ago.  I rewrote parts of it but the truth of the original words remains unchanged. If you are going through a tough time, this one is for you.


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