Seven Snippets

Seven Snippets: Leaps of Faith, Early Risers, and a Boy Who Needs a Home

November 21, 2014

— 1 — I’m going to Edel! The inaugural event sold out last year in a day and a half, and I was kicking myself for months that I wasn’t one of the lucky few who got to attend. When registration opened on Wednesday, I jumped, and it was a HUGE leap. HUGE because I don’t […]

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Seven Snippets: The Littlest Fisherman, Fire Truck Bed Update, Sarah Kate’s Press Coverage, and Other Stuff

November 14, 2014

— 1 — I don’t have much to say about this photo other than Isn’t he the cutest? I’d love to hashtag it with #firstcatch but I’m pretty sure he didn’t catch anything (Mr. Andi took him fishing, and the photo). He looks the fisherman part, though, doesn’t he? — 2 — The fire truck bed has […]

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Seven Snippets: Done is Better Than Perfect

November 7, 2014

— 1 — We’re all Whovians now. Well, Sarah Kate and I are, anyway. I’m not ready to say that it’s The Best Show Ever, but we’re well into Series Two now and still going. Frankly, I like the show but what I like most is that watching is has become a “thing” for Sarah Kate […]

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Seven Snippets: What Nathan Did While Sarah Kate Was the Rolling Clarinet, Disney’s Reboot of “The Shining”, and Stuff You Can Watch on BBC America

October 31, 2014

— 1 — Were you wondering last week how I managed to get so many photos of Sarah Kate at her band debut with Nathan in tow? I did not, in fact, become incredibly capable of multitasking and managing Nathan in a crowd, as you might (almost certainly not) have guessed. My friend, Shelton, who […]

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Seven Snippets: Engine Block Biscuits, Spirit Tunnels, and a Bilingual Parrot

October 24, 2014

— 1 — Mr. Andi left for his annual Louisiana fishing trip earlier this week, which he takes every fall with his fave uncle – he leaves around 1:00 am so that he can have his boat in the water by 6:00 am. As he was finishing up packing, he told me he had spoken […]

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Seven Snippets: Adorable Sushi Dates, Progress on the Fire Truck Bed, and the Southern Elaine Benes

October 10, 2014

— 1 — This story about Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin and his new friend Ann may be the cutest thing I have seen all year. It’s almost six minutes long, but worth every second. You can read more about the story here and here. — 2 — The kids and I went to the county band […]

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Seven Snippets: Joyful Defiance, Meal Planning, and the Un-pampered Chef

October 3, 2014

— 1 — No doubt it: Nathan is a stickler for his routine. We’ve noticed him being a little … quirky … about wanting things done certain ways, but it was always pretty mild and somewhat charming. Now that he’s going to the same school five days per week (and therefore has the same daily routine), […]

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Seven Snippets: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like a Fire Truck (Bed)

September 26, 2014

— 1 — You want to see what progress has been made on the Fire Truck Bed, right? Well, your wish is my command: This photo was taken Wednesday night, before Mr. Andi built the steps (which will double as storage). It’ll probably be a couple more weeks before it’s completely finished – we (read: Mr. Andi) […]

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Seven Snippets: Zoom Ball, Waiting Room Therapy Sessions, and Pick a Sister: Elsa or Anna

September 19, 2014

— 1 — If your child goes to physical therapy, are you familiar with Zoom Ball? Because we most certainly are. In 2006, I have a photo of Sarah Kate playing Zoom Ball with her therapist, Carrie, in Birmingham following her rhizotomy. In 2014, I have an almost-identical photo of Sarah Kate playing Zoom Ball […]

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Seven Snippets: Sarah Kate Auditions for Glee, I Reveal My “10 Books” and Real Rainbows I’ll Never Forget

September 12, 2014

— 1 — Sarah Kate auditioned this week for Sound Waves, her school’s glee club, and she made it! I think the criteria for selection were lack of fear of singing in front of other people and a reasonable ability to carry a tune, but hey … she not only met, but exceeded (in my opinion!) them. Seriously. […]

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