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Walking with sticks is magical

This time last year, we’d already had eight snow days. So, naturally, this year I put my faith in the persimmons, stocked up on hot chocolate, bought snow pants that will only fit him for a single winter, and braced myself. Here we are — January 21st — and not one snow day. Not one […]

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Christmas 2014 :: the after-party

Christmas break around here closes out with football, and we are happy Hogs! The Razorbacks had a rough season, but finished strong and BEAT TEXAS in the Texas Bowl last week. Jeff grew up cheering for the Razorbacks and resenting the Longhorns — while I really only joined the crowd in college. But together we […]

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Christmas 2014 :: the pre-party

I’m not crafty or particularly Pinteresty. Our Elf on the Shelf doesn’t make cute messes and sometimes hangs out in the same spot for days in a row. I don’t really bake and my Christmas tree is no more than a step or two beyond Charlie Brown. But I try. I was just telling a […]

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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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First Tailgate of the Season

Sure, school started and we were “back to the routine” after the summer, but the routine wasn’t truly complete before this past weekend. NOW we’re “back to school”. Hood family fall Saturdays mean college football and everything that comes with it in this town. Usually, we are melting in the late summer Arkansas heat during […]

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