Seven Snippets

Seven Snippets: Baseball, Losing Your Therapist, and Potty Progress

July 25, 2014

— 1 — It’s been a week of baseball here in Mayberry! The Dixie Youth 11-12 state tournament was held here from Saturday through yesterday and both of our local teams were in it – one as the host team, and the other as their district winner. Several of the players are the same kids […]

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Seven Snippets: The #PopeCup, The ESPYs, and Recommend a Book for Me

July 18, 2014

— 1 — I’m a few days late, but the #PopeCup memes are still funny, right? This one was my fave:   — 2 — I need a book recommendation. I haven’t been too enthused about anything I’ve read lately, with a few exceptions: the Hunger Games Trilogy (that I finished over a year ago), […]

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Seven Snippets: Frozen Parodies, Bloody Noses, and Dr. Sheldon Cooper

July 11, 2014

— 1 — Do you wanna have some broccoli? It doesn’t matter. You want to watch this video about it, at a minimum. The Christmas Jammies people have struck again, and they may tempt you to co-opt some other Frozen favorites. — 2 — So I finally read Pride and Prejudice… I liked it, but I […]

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Seven Snippets: Diva Pirate, Wheelchair People, and Lutzie

July 4, 2014

— 1 — I completely forgot to share “Diva Pirate” with you last week! I had such an unbelievable 48 hours while I was Vegas, so it was easy to forget, but I can’t pass on sharing it just because I forgot. When I was in Vegas two weeks ago, one of the convention events was […]

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Seven Snippets: An Unbelievable 48 Hours, A Very Tiny Watermelon, and The Long-Awaited Mr. Andi Story

June 27, 2014

— 1 — Last Wednesday in Vegas, I had the pleasure of having dinner with Glennon Doyle Melton of Momastery and her precious mom, Patti. I also had the privilege of introducing Glennon  as our keynote speaker and presenting her with Sigma Kappa’s prestigious Colby Award. — 2 — On Thursday, I met Miss America, Nina […]

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Seven Snippets: Better Late Than Never

June 13, 2014

— 1 — Worst snippet ever: an admission I am very late getting these up today. Sometimes you just gotta do the best you can, and this is the best I could manage this week! — 2 — Here’s a common scene in my house at night. We don’t shut Nathan’s door when we put […]

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Seven Snippets: Mr. Andi is Outed, Sarah Kate’s First Harvest, and a New Family Member Is On the Way

May 30, 2014

— 1 — I’m a pretty dedicated runner. I know some really dedicated runners. But this guy is the most dedicated runner ever. He hasn’t missed a day running since I was in the womb, and I’ll be on the downhill to 50 next year. Chew on that for a minute… — 2 — I […]

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Seven Snippets: New Orleans, Courage, Teamwork, and I’m Outta Here!

May 23, 2014

— 1 — Mr. Andi and I have been talking about taking the kids on a trip once Sarah Kate makes substantial progress in rehab as a sorta-reward. The problem? We won’t have a lot of moola to spend this year because of all the medical expenses. Enter Haley, who recently posted a great piece on […]

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Seven Snippets: Adventures in Gardening, My Brilliant Firstborn, and Buzz-Phrases Aplenty

May 16, 2014

— 1 — We’ve been getting creative to keep Sarah Kate both entertained and educated while she’s out of school. One idea Mr. Andi had was to build a raised bed garden, which they did two weekends ago and planted with a variety of things that she picked out at the Home Depot garden center. Unfortunately, […]

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Seven Snippets: One-in-a-Million Odds, Thank You Notes, and Best and Worst From Idol (Even Though I Don’t Watch)

May 9, 2014

— 1 — Did you see watch last week’s episode of Call the Midwife? I’d been looking forward to it because I knew that Sarah Gordy, an actress with Down syndrome, appeared in the episode. I was a little wary of the treatment of her character and of the storyline, fearing the message that would […]

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