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500. People. A Canine.

April 22, 2014 — 3 Comments

Just thought I'd mention that today is my 500th post since transferring my blog from over to WordPress in January of 2012.  Five hundred posts and 10,002 comments! (That includes your comments and my replies.) We've been busy around here and I've loved every minute of it. Thanks so much for being part of the fabulous Smithellaneous family!

I'm headed out to the Greenville today for an infusion so I’ll just leave you with a few pictures of some of my favorite people. 

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We’ve probably all heard the saying that bad things happen in bunches; well, that has been the case for us this year in the financial arena.

We started things off by finding that for the first time in 32 years of marriage, we would not get our usual hefty tax rebate. In fact, not only would we not get a rebate, we would actually have to pay in a fairly large sum since we inadvertently didn't withhold enough through the year.

Gulp. We took a deep breath and tightened our belts

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Summer has donned her Easter finery to wish you a happiest, joyfullest Easter.  (She doesn’t realize that joyfullest is not a word, so please don’t tell her.)

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Books More Than Boys

April 16, 2014 — 17 Comments

For the past three days, Sarah’s dear friend, Hope, has been staying with us. 

You may remember Hope from when she was here for Sarah’s 16th birthday along with Victoria (Sarah’s childhood friend, standing to her right) and Taylor. (Sarah’s Manteo bestie.)

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Do you recognize the couple in this picture?

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Carried By Love.

April 2, 2014 — 20 Comments

Thanks so much to all of you who responded to Monday's post and expressed your concern and sympathy for our dear friends, Ferrell and Milllie Hardison, who just lost their 31-year old son. It really touched my heart that you would express such genuine compassion for a family you don't even know.

Steve and I attended Mitch's funeral at The Bridge Church Monday night and to say that it was the most amazing, funny, inspiring, joyful, heartbreaking, touching funerals we have ever been to would be an understatement.

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The Path Of Sorrow

March 31, 2014 — 36 Comments

Set out near the tobacco fields of rural eastern North Carolina, sat a traditional, old-fashioned church. It had a musty smell, creaky floors and a small congregation. No one really ever expected that it would ever grow into much of anything.

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Right around the time of my birthday, I got two cards in the mail.  One of them was from Nathan and Meagan. The other one was from Noah! Continue Reading...