If you’re new to Team Whitaker, howdy. Yesterday was quite the day here on the blog. Still. In. Denial. More on that in just a second.
On Fridays around here, I typically share some quick takes and quotes of the week. It makes for a great week roundup of all our shenanigans. And those we had a plenty this week.
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Um, so yeah. There was this:
Our big day at the Capitol the day before was so awesome I had to blog about it. Then about a hundred Aggies got in on the retweeting action, one tweet led to another and BOOM. Johnny Football himself tweeted out the link to my post. I know, I screamed, too.
The server promptly crashed. I mean, that happens when 300,000+ followers click on a link at the same time. Fortunately, I know this Longhorn (he would make the BEST Aggie, y’all) and he got me back up and running within 13 minutes. At last count, the post had 33,700 views and counting. I am still floored.
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So, what was all the fuss about? This boy right here. My oldest, Will, served as a Page for the Texas House of Representatives. It was just a comedy of many divine interventions that led to Will serving as a page, being recognized as part of the 4-H group and then meeting Johnny Manziel who happened to be on the House floor for recognition that morning.
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My “Spicing Up Married Life” cookbook giveaway by Fr. Leo Patalinghug “The Cooking Priest” ended last night at midnight. I’ll be announcing the winner on Monday. Your dinner table, and your marriage, may never be the same.
After all that, I’m not sure I can come up with four more exciting things. Let’s see…
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Oh, the Harry Potter birthday party. I promise, promise, promise I have some excellent photos and stories coming. Quidditch with 16 nine-year-olds. Need I say more?
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Then there was the flu. It hit fast and furious. 24 hours after taking the above photo, Harry Potter went down for the count. It’s always fun to be on a swanky date with your husband and get this text from the sitter:
“John Paul just threw up. But, he said to stay and have a good time.”
It made for a dicey weekend, but we were able to get the whole gang on Tamiflu. You know, right after we took out a second mortgage on the house to pay the pharmacy bill. That was fun.
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I posted over on Facebook earlier last week, but preemie Luke scored “above average” in cognitive abilities. There is so much to celebrate with that kid and this was one more reason to ask ourselves, “just how many miracles is this child gonna use up before kindergarten?” I’ll have your full 411 next week but I had to share the good news.
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And, I swore I wasn’t going to talk football and politics again, but I lied. I said and said and said those words, but I lied them. I have been the one tearing up after reading all the comments, messages and posts after Will’s big day at the Capitol. I mean, y’all. One commentor asked for the letter so he could quote it in his Muster speech for goodness sakes. That one did me in. I am so humbled, really, by the outpouring of sweet words for what will likely be a day Will will carry with him the rest of his life. It will be his ‘go-to’ good bull story forever and ever. As his mom, I can’t imagine being anywhere else that day than in the gallery. And to be able to share it with THOUSANDS of Aggies and other sweet readers? Well, that was just the icing on the cake.
Or, shall we say the pedestal for the national championship trophy?
With that, y’all make it a great weekend. For more quick takes, visit Jen!