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Pumpkins and Pioneering | Halloween 2014

I’m not sure what happened, but we didn’t make it to a legitimate pumpkin patch this year. Instead, Colt pondered and pointed from the safety of the sidewalk while I scaled the less-than-structurally-sound tower of pallets outside Walmart, gingerly stepping around the perfectly acceptable pumpkins on the first, second, and third tiers in search of […]

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A Chicken Story

Over the years we’ve all learned not to underestimate my tree-hugging, Chaco-wearing sister Laura when she shares unorthodox or seemingly crazy plans. She’s not just talk, people. She actually DID stumble across such a thing as a Munchkin Cat 10 years ago (and Keebler has been part of our family ever since), and she actually […]

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Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

7 years ago today, everything turned upside down. I had known I was pregnant for all of 13 days, and I got the worst phone call you can get. My big brother Tom had been killed in action in Iraq. Cue the swirling vortex of emotions. Pregnancy plus devastating family tragedy. I was underwater for […]

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Baby Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain | Our Country Music Summer

My parents have great taste in music. If asked to piece together a soundtrack of my childhood it would include songs by Reba, The Statler Brothers, Randy Travis, Johnny Horton, and George Strait — just to name a few. There are many songs on “classic” country radio stations today that spark waves of nostalgia for […]

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The Boys of Fall

So it isn’t actually fall yet, but the weather in Fayetteville today was certainly trying to convince us otherwise. And even though the Razorbacks are playing on the road this weekend, we still got plenty of football action on this beautiful, crisp “fall” Saturday. First game for the Cowboys! All the teams are sponsored through […]

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