Sunday, October 8, 2017


weekend recap.
justin came home for the weekend.
lots of eating.
lots of football.
one haircut.
one grocery store run.
steaks on the grill.
lunch at the rock.
eggs benedict and monkey bread brunch.
several technical issues fixed.
great to just hang out with my dudes !
a couple photos from justin's apartment.

Saturday, October 7, 2017


go. longhorns. go !
our flag is hanging proud !
nate is ready for the big game tonight !
we all have on our UT shirts !
follow up.
one BIG longhorn win in double overtime !
40- 34 against kansas state.


it's official !
the passing of the mailbox key !
colin's birthday present to steve -
one year of weekday pickups !
best gift ever !

Friday, October 6, 2017


happy birthday hon !
wouldn't be complete without a harvey and rudy's !

Thursday, October 5, 2017


a couple additions to the masterpiece on the mantel.
can't wait for justin to add his costume this weekend !

Tuesday, October 3, 2017


this weeks library pile.
hope the insomnia keeps kicking in.
might need a new battery for the book light!

Monday, October 2, 2017


just finished reading this 866 page novel.
thank you morning insomnia and my mini book light.
beautifully written.
one boy whose life went down 4 different paths.
reminds me of one of my favorite poems !
The Road Not Taken 

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Sunday, October 1, 2017


happy october !
todays smiles:
17 year birthday celebration at church.
eggs benedict with round rock donuts for brunch.
buffalo bills win.
(with a carolina panther win also!)
no dirty laundry.
sunny and 85 degrees.
papa murphy pizza for dinner.

Saturday, September 30, 2017


the end of the doodle book.
the start of a new doodle book.
150 pages.
21 months of daily memories.
21 months of doodles.
21 months of magazine pictures and articles.
here's to a fresh notebook tomorrow.


for the next 4 saturdays.
from 9am to 1pm.
colin is taking the PSAT princeton review.
nice job colin !
proud of you for going the extra mile!

Friday, September 29, 2017


one 11 x 14 photo at walgreens for 1.99
one 11 x 14 frame at hobby lobby for 3.49.
one dry erase marker.
one silly fall photo on the mantel.
easy to change month to month.
can't wait to see what the guys will add for this month!

Thursday, September 28, 2017


august and september photos have made their
way to the project life binder.
photos only.
no words or memories yet.
step by step.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017


before & after.
the ledge on my desk.
a little cleaning was needed.
it's my daily smile while i work.
each item has a special memory.
a piece of sea glass from hannah.
a bird from mangolia market from steve.
a toy race car from nathan.
a battery candle from pillar and the post.
daily dose of smiles!

Sunday, September 24, 2017


savannah is getting ready 
for halloween !!
butterfly ?
princess ?
flying princess ?
angel ?

Saturday, September 23, 2017


saturday traditions continue.
sleep in late.
morning newspaper.
brunch at the rock.
library visit.
college football.
sunday brunch prep.

Friday, September 22, 2017


this week's goal.
get january 1 through july 14 photos in album.
month by month.
page by page.
20 pages added.
40 layouts prepped.
still need to add all the journaling but
at least this year has a same home for now !

Thursday, September 21, 2017


morning insomnia = lots of reading
i managed to read all of these books
in the last couple weeks.
liked them all
but loved breaking night.
an amazing book about a girl
who fights all odds and goes from the streets
to graduating from harvard !
awe inspiring !
this life i live will just bring tears.
have a box of kleenex handy !
everything i never told you
is a soft mystery book.
this author is the talk of the town.
love warrior is eat, pray, love
on the marriage circle.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017


because summer has arrived in
clarence center !!
go. girls. go !

Monday, September 18, 2017


national cheeseburger day !
perfect monday night dinner !


todays book club luncheon.
i couldn't resist a little chocolate coin treat for all.
i truly did not think i would like this book at all
but again, pleasantly surprised !
more to it than a 1980's video game !!
joanna handed out 1980 quarters to all !!

Sunday, September 17, 2017


this weeks book pile.
everything from mystery to cooking.
everything from man booker list to calligraphy.
and a couple fiction novels too !

Saturday, September 16, 2017


congratulations nathan on getting into the 
undergraduate business council !
well done !
i am sure you interviewed well plus you 
had those great dress shoes on !

Thursday, September 14, 2017


blessings from naples florida !
mom and dads house survived the hurricane
with no flooding or damage.
the golf course took a little hit.