Raising Warriors

Arkansas Sunday Drive ~ Ponca

January 7, 2015

We love living on an Arkansas State Park. However, one thing we have to be diligent about is leaving it. Y’all come here for vacation, we leave for vacation. We do spend a lot of our weekends at our cabin in the woods. But then sometimes things like this happen that bring along an WOWZERS […]

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Busyness from the Yeses

November 24, 2014

We had our first snow on the mountain last week. The boys were up EARLY ready to go out and play and of course, they wanted me to go out with them. My first thoughts were NOOOO….warm bed…more coffee. And, then I looked in the eyes of our baby who will be 9 years old […]

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Pee Wee Football ~The First Year

October 17, 2014

My hand shook a little, I hesitated, and then signed the paperwork for Littlest Buckaroo to play pee wee tackle football. Fear, a companion of mine, came for a long visit. I feared for his safety, feared that my baby would be scared out on the field with those big, tough 8, 9, and 10-year-olds […]

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I Was Taught to Dream by Chasing Fireflies

July 11, 2014

Chasing fireflies in the evening is one of my favorite childhood memories. Growing up, my mom was raising  four kids (three of them boys, have mercy) pretty much alone, yet, she always made sure that our childhoods were full of happiness and good times. When my mom, aka the world’s best grandma, came to visit […]

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Peyton Manning Speaks About Faith

January 21, 2014

In my previous post Faith, Family, Football and Home ~ House Design and “The Book of Manning, I talk about football’s first family and the amazing documentary The Book of Manning.  Now, following the greatest statistical regular season at the quarterback position in the 94-year history of the NFL,Peyton is leading his team to the Superbowl. […]

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My Stint on MomLife TV

August 17, 2013

I was recently invited to be interviewed for MomLife TV. It was a great experience and Tracey Eyster (the incredible lady who I have made my new mentor mom, she does not know that yet) was gracious, kind, and so wise. I have been blessed with some wonderful women in my life to guide me […]

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Advice for New Mama Kate

July 23, 2013

I have seen so many articles today giving Kate and William parenting advice. I am not qualified to tell her what to do, I struggle along this path of motherhood daily. It is the hardest, yet most fulfilling job I have ever had. Some days I want to quit. Some days I look at our […]

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Littlest Buckaroo Learning to Tebow

May 2, 2013

Littlest Buckaroo has decided that he is 50/50 on his future career choice these days, he has been struggling with it, but I told him he has a while to choose, he is 7. Force Recon Marine or NFL player? These days you do not see him without a football in his hand. He wants […]

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A Mardi Gras Flashback ~Throw Me Somthing Mister

February 10, 2013
King Cake, New Orleans, Mardi Gras

The parades are in full swing, people are getting all decked out for the balls, and I am not in New Orleans. So, to make myself feel better, I am going to make us some gumbo and a King Cake today and throw beads at the boys. In honor of Carnival Season, a look back […]

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Memories Need Documenting

January 30, 2013
living room fort

One of my brothers, Andrew, (yep, I have 5) told his wife Andrea when they first met that he never had a birthday cake growing up. Now, this could not be further from the truth. He always had a birthday cake from a wonderful little family owned bakery in our Mississippi town, Pollman’s Bakery. My […]

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