Category Archives: Family

Decisions, Decisions

2020 has gotten off to a good start. Jenna and Lauren are back in Nacogdoches and Covenant College. We’ve gotten through four weeks of Classical Conversations. Rebekah and Dana are back tutoring after school at the Pinwheel program. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Bailey Visit

We had a great time with the Baileys as always. It is so good to get everyone together. As usual there were lots of games—but only one puzzle this year. A gingerbread house. Some hiking. Some reading. Lots of good … Continue reading

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Christmas and Puzzles and Company, Oh My

The girls made cinnamon rolls for Christmas morning.   We had our annual Christmas Eve tamales after our Christmas Eve service, and then we finished the pre-Christmas puzzle—one has to make room for the Christmas puzzle! We had 6 people … Continue reading

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Home for the Holidays

Lauren got home on Tuesday; Jenna on Friday. It’s good to have everyone home again. And we’ve jumped into the pre-Christmas puzzle already: But I suppose we ought to back up. The college/post-college game night after Thanksgiving was lots of … Continue reading

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Preacher’s Rock

We hiked up to a place called Preacher’s Rock on Big Cedar Mountain on the AT in North Georgia today. It’s a short hike (2 mile round trip with a 450 ft. elevation gain on the way up), but the … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

It has been good to have everyone home for Thanksgiving. After going to a wedding Saturday afternoon, we drove down to Atlanta to get Jenna from the airport. Monday we did a short little hike not far from home at … Continue reading

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Two Birds with One Stone; Record Wins

We traveled over to Covenant today for two reasons: Rebekah did a college visit, and we picked up Lauren to bring her home for her fall break. While we didn’t need a campus tour, we did get to talk to … Continue reading

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500

Back in August of 2010, we started this blog so folks back in Texas could keep up with us. This is the 500th post. I don’t post near as often as I used to, but I have managed to post … Continue reading

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And Just Like That

It’s back to school for Rebekah and I. We started on Tuesday with another year of Classical Conversations. For Rebekah’s senior year she is doing a half day at CC: Shakespeare, Philosophy, and Chemistry. She’s doing two classes at home: … Continue reading

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Shrooms

Last year, Dana went to an Extension Service workshop where she inoculated some logs with Shiitake mushroom spores. We have finally begun to harvest some. Lauren comes home from camp tomorrow, and Jenna moves to Texas on Wednesday. Thankfully, Rebekah … Continue reading

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