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    Mary Kay Museum, a fallen vet, and a broken bus

    Yesterday, while entering the highway I noticed 3 cars pulled onto the side of the road. I thought it was strange but quickly noticed that on the opposite side of the highway there was what looked like a funeral being escorted by half a dozen police cars and sheriff trucks. I quickly pulled over and let them pass with a little lump in my throat. I always get a little emotional when I pull over for funeral processions. But, I was also happy to be living in a town small enough that when  funeral procession passes even if it’s on the opposite side of the highway. I’m certain in Dallas…

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    Bowholder

    I actually started this last year, but Emerson didn’t like it, then she drew all over it, so I put it away and sort of forgot about it. She recently found it and decided that she liked it so I repainted it and staple gunned some ribbon on it for her. I think she likes it, I think it’s okay. I ended up covering her E in glitter. I saw some paint that had glitter in it and thought it would be cute. Yeah, NO, it ended up looking dirty. But, I think the silver glitter is cute, it added a nice touch, and doesn’t look dirty

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    Homecoming Parade

    Looks like I skipped homecoming parade when I was talking about all the homecoming stuff the other week. For some reason our parade is always on Thursday afternoon, I’m not sure why but I guess they do this to coincide with the carnival that comes to town that weekend. Emerson ended up going on the float with the boys, so I found myself with an unexpected hour of alone time. For the first time in a long time I was by myself and I really enjoyed it. I took a leisurely walk in the 100 degree weather and enjoyed it because there was nothing there but ambient noise.

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    Our State Fair Is a Great State Fair…

    We headed out to the Great State Fair of Texas on it’s opening day.  We figured it was the perfect day to go, Craig had already taken off work because the previous day was our homecoming parade and peprally.  I love the fair and the kids had a blast. Emerson got kind of grumpy towards the end and threw her shoe out of the stroller and we didn’t know until way later. Upside – it was a free shoe handed down from her cousin, Rachel. There is still quite a bit of things I want to see so hopefully Craig and I can go and have a date day/night out…

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    3 and 3

    I’m working backwards to talk about some of Ethan’s football games. Saturday was an exciting game. Craig was very worried about how this game was going to turn out. We are in a very small association so we play each team 3 times before going into the playoffs. The first time we played the Pitbulls we won by 1 point, the second time we lost by 2 points. Last week, Craig went up to the field to get reimbursed for some purchases and saw that the Cowboys and Pitbulls were tied at close to the end of the 4th quarter, 26-26. So he thought it was very possible that we…

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    Homecoming Game

    For the first time ever I missed one of Ethan’s games. I hated to do it but I was pretty sure that being there and puking would be far worse. I’m not sure how the game went, our team lost by a touch down.

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    Homecoming Garter

    Ethan’s garter. Our sport organization put a limit on how much we could spend on each garter. The step father of one of our players works at Hobby Lobby and they were so nice to make us garters for about 5 – 6 times what we could pay. They looked so nice, I love it.

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    Homecoming float

    It’s homecoming parade day and we were ready to go. That is until the balloons started exploding.  We blew them up at our house yesterday so when they got in the heat today (and it’s a really hot day today in Texas) the air inside started expanding and it was like we were in a gun fight. Here’s a picture of just some of the candy that our boys will be throwing out.  

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    Homecoming Flower

    The flower for the boys to give to the mascot cheerleaders during halftime on homecoming. The tag will have the little girls name on it, on the back it says Homecoming 2011 and the team names.

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