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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He was here

I read an article recently about a mom who captured an entire collection of photos of her kids – without her kids actually being in the images. I remember thinking it was a cute idea, and I probably even pinned it to a Pinterest board. And then I remembered taking this.

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Silver Dollar City | A Weekend Adventure

At some point mid-August, my friend Eileen and I realized neither of our families had plans for Labor Day Weekend. And we’ve been talking about taking the kids on an overnight playdate for months. So it came together — as the best plans do — just that easily. Silver Dollar City. Labor Day Weekend. Done. […]

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