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Hood Boys Appreciation Weekend

In 2008, mid-June became all about celebrating my favorite boy — and my other favorite boy. Colt’s birthday typically falls within a few days of Father’s Day so it’s all about the boys around here. This year, we were overdue for a trip to see Ninny and Pop in Arkadelphia so we headed south for […]

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Summer is Half Full

I used to come right out and say it. Summer Hours! I’ll blog when I feel like it! And it helped with the guilt I inevitably feel every time I realize just how much time has lapsed since my last story, and how many precious details may be lost forever to my terrible memory. This summer, […]

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Face it

Timehop reminded me of this today: And got me thinking. As I let out a deep sigh and thought, “oh… that FACE,” I realized I’ve, unintentionally, been taking more photos of Colt’s face lately. Just his face. And I love it. The eyelashes, the lips, the freckles. The serious stare. The goofy — and now […]

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The Lovable Sevens

Months ago, Jeff and I joked with Colt we would be handling his birthday a little differently this year. We told him we could do cake and candles and Chuck E. Cheese and the whole nine — but we thought it best he turn six again, rather than seven. We just weren’t ready, we told […]

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Tee Time

The Hoods are a golfing family. Nearly all of them play and have since forever. They play for fun, they take golfing vacations, and even Jeff’s 83-year-young dad still plays several times a week — and doesn’t plan to quit anytime soon. The Martins, on the other hand, are not a golfing family. I didn’t […]

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