My apologies for going all radio silent on you this past week. I can 100% blame it on two things: life and a stomach bug. Those are always fun, aren’t they? I went down last Saturday night and was sick all through the weekend. I don’t really feel like I came out of it until…

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I must freely admit something. When the Dominican Sister’s Advent retreat was cancelled this weekend, I was in a funk. Big time. Just ask the Mister. As many of us women gathered on Friday evening to drown our sorrows in Creamy Jalapeno Dip at Chuy’s, we all said the same thing: we put all our…

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I suppose this post is really for my children. Long after I’m gone, I want them to know how much they’re loved, how much their lives were celebrated and how important God was in our home. Perhaps it was the events in Connecticut that reminded us all that life really is precious. You won’t find…

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Last year my mom asked if she could take the girls and I to the Nutcracker. It’s something we had talked about doing for years, but because of the girls’ ages we were afraid they wouldn’t make it to intermission, much less enjoy the entire ballet. I have fond memories of my mom taking me…

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For years, my mom took me to see the infamous Nutcracker ballet.  It was one of the highlights of the Christmas season.  The Amarillo Ballet can definitely compete with the big boys and you can thank philanthropist Sybil Harrington for that.  Favorite Nutcracker ballet story?  One year, my dad accompanied us.  During intermission, he leaned…

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