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Teddy Bear Hospital
May 26
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In celebration of EMS week, the Van Alstyne Fire Department hosted the first annual Teddy Bear Hospital on May 22nd. The children were asked to bring their teddy bears down to the community center to have them checked out by trained professionals. Upon our arrival, the kids flew open their doors and rushed their bears […]

VAFD
May 26
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May 22nd was the last day for Children’s Storytime at the Van Alstyne Public Library. Logan and I made it just in time to hear the local fire department finishing up the last book. Then our guest reader, Engineer Nick Williams did something brilliant. He had fellow fireman John O’Conell put on his bunker gear […]

May 21

While walking the dog this morning, Logan and I crossed paths with this snake. Logan screamed and instinctively grabbed Oakley; pulling her way from danger. When I could move again, I snapped this picture for identification. Will: That is a Texas Garter Snake…actually quite rare to see. Me: Is it poisonous? Will: Not at all […]

May 21
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Widget Found
May 16
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Thanks in part to my redesign, I ended up with a back log of blog posts. Throwback Thursday will be my day to share old non-published works, as well as old photos with the stories behind them. I hope you enjoy! ~ Erin[xt_divider] It didn’t take long for Widget to develop a healthy obsession with […]

Whisker Face
May 14

Me: What’s with all these extra whiskers? That’s not lady like… Should we get you a wax? Will: *Coddling the dog* You’re just jealous! You wish you had eyelashes like that! Will to the Dog: You just flutter those cheek lashes and you can get anything you want Sweetheart.[xt_divider] With Oakley in his lap, Will […]

Robbers Cave Day 2
May 13
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On Sunday morning, Will woke up, put the coffee on and began cleaning the kitchen. Apparently, he had read my post about 10 Universally Accepted Rules for a Happy Mother’s Day and was taking it to heart. I let the dog out of her crate and upon my exit, discovered a very pretty luna moth perched […]

The Lake
May 13
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This weekend, I turned 29. We also went on our very first family camping trip and of course, it was Mother’s Day. That’s a lot. I had no idea what to expect with the exception that there would be 20 kids there for Ky’s impromptu birthday party. She turns 6 this week.  We left on […]

May 08
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I have no clue what your mother wants this Sunday. Heck, I hardly know what I want this Sunday but here are 10 Universally Accepted Rules for a Happy Mother’s Day. You’ll thank me later.   1. Every mother wants to wake up on her own accord. If you must wake her up, do so […]

Teacher Appreciation
May 05
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This morning I received an email from the PTA that read: Teacher Appreciation Week is Monday, May 6th – Friday, May 10th.   Here are the daily themes for this year’s event:   Monday: Bring something PURPLE for your teacher. Tuesday: Bring something to help your teacher de-stress and relax. Wednesday: Bring a personal note of […]

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