Monthly Archive: February 2013

Feb 28

Dallas Museum of Art: Big Art in the Big City

Ancient Mask

The Dallas Museum of Art is a world class art museum located in the Arts District in downtown Dallas.  It is one of the biggest art museums in Texas with a gathering of more than 22,000 works of art from around the world.  Their massive collection includes works from the third millennium BC to modern times …

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Feb 27

What Makes Our Marriage Work – a few minutes to connect

two ships

Whew!  Who knew that being full time parents and full time employees and coaches and bloggers and home remodelers would take so much time!? I guess we should have seen it coming when we tried to commit to so many different endeavors but they all just have a way of slurping up your time.  Sometimes …

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Feb 26

M’s week 38

M's week 38

38 week photo What a fun week we have had!  We went to the library and got a bunch of new board books for M to enjoy, then we went furniture shopping (two different days) to several stores and finally settled on a leather sectional for the newly finished living room.  We also found an …

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Feb 25

Monday Musing: Get on the MLS Bandwagon

Seattle Sounders

As I was driving home today from work I was listening to the local sports-talk radio and they were talking about the usual stuff, the local college teams, some professional sports, and the upcoming draft.  All good stuff then as they were pulling into commercial he was telling his producer to turn the channel from …

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Feb 24

Sunday Scripture – Matthew 5:16


Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Whenever I take our sweetie little girl out to the grocery store or library or anywhere in public she always has a way of brightening up the day for every single person we …

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Feb 23

A Game of Thrones: Song of Ice and Fire Book 1

a game of thrones

A Game of Thrones “The common people pray for rain, healthy children and a summer that never ends. It is no matter to them if the high lords play their game of thrones, so long as they are left in peace.” I first read A Game of Thrones around ten years ago after seeing a …

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Feb 22

Teaching Tip: Motivate


I think one of the main things that separate bad teachers from good, and good teachers from the great ones is how motivated their students are.  Being a relatively young teacher, having only stepped into the classroom for the first time in the fall of 2002 as a classroom tutor for an inner city school …

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Feb 21

Dallas Zoo: A Safari of Fun

Giraffe Close Up

Karen and I have been to the Dallas Zoo twice and have enjoyed both our visits because it just seems to get better each time.  Our first visit was in the early fall of 2010 when they first opened the Giants of the Savanna African exhibit which could be the best exhibit we have ever …

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Feb 20

M’s week 37

M's week 37

37 week photo This was yet another fabulous week with a three day weekend.  Kenny was off work in honor of President’s Day and we really enjoyed spending so much time as a family.  We celebrated my youngest sister’s birthday and had dinner with the family, that is always fun to get us all together. …

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Feb 19

8 months: a letter

Her Beautiful Eyes

Oh my sweet girl, you are such a treasure.  You make my heart swell with joy and my cheeks ache from smiling so much.  I love every second we spend together (and we spend a lot together).  It is so fun seeing your little personality develop more and more every day.  When I’m holding you …

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