A Few More Family Reunion/Grad Photos

How do you know you have a lot of people in one’s house?  

By the shoe pile, that’s how!  (Actually, this is only a partial pile; there was another pile in a nearby closet.)

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Arthur! Arthur!

July 4, 2014 — 20 Comments

As hard as it is may be to believe, Steve, Sarah and I slept soundly through most of the night– even right when the hurricane was at its worst.  From what I can tell by Faceook posts from area friends, a lot of them were up almost all night so I’m grateful for a good night’s sleep in spite of the howling and the raging and the swirling going on outside our windows.  (And thankfully, Summer did well with just one Calm Doggie Pill)

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You know a hurricane has you in its sights when you see the following things . . .

The local hospital (where I had to go for  blood work today due to elevated liver function) starts fastening shutters in place.

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Front Porch Memories

July 2, 2014 — 27 Comments

Okay, so here’s the deal.

Although I don’t want to inundate you with endless photos of Sarah’s graduation and our visiting family activities, I just can’t seem to help myself because I believe that pictures and memories are made to be shared!  And so here are a few more pictures from that special week–I’ll call them front porch memories.

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Mess. And Unmess.

June 29, 2014 — 18 Comments

Sometimes we bloggers have a tendency to only post pictures our homes (and our families) when they’re at their loveliest so that other people will think we have it together. All the time.

Well, I don’t. (Have it together, that is)

And just to prove that point to you, here was the state of our bedroom a couple of days ago.

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One Long Song

June 25, 2014 — 16 Comments

I had mentioned that there was another special happening at Sarah’s graduation party and here are the special people who the special happening happened to!

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It’s always gratifying to me when I get to see the original Smith Sibs together.  

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Party Time!

June 20, 2014 — 24 Comments

We’ve all heard that it takes a village to raise a child.

I would like to paraphrase that to say that it takes a village to throw a graduation party–especially when the graduate’s mother is more than just slightly party-illiterate.

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