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    Birthdays and cell phones!

    Happy Birthday to this wonderful 12 year old!!! She may be just a little excited to get a phone… A video posted by Shannon Cox (@sjkted) on Aug 30, 2016 at 4:35pm…

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    Courage

    As a friend of mine is walking into her first chemotherapy infusion today, it’s got me thinking about courage. See, it takes courage to walk into chemo. Even though that chemo is…

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    The Love Challenge

    It’s been all over Facebook recently, the “Love” challenges. Love your spouse, love your family, love your friends, love your dog. And when I had friends who reached out to me, I…

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    Summer and Roses and MRI’s

    Summer… If I could drink up summer and absorb it in every pore in my body, I would. I love it. The heat, the warmth, the green, the flowers, the wildlife, cold…

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    Aerial Yoga

    Some days you find yourself moving along with life and feeling pretty good. Which, for those of you that know what the last year or so of our lives have been like…

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    Just Try

    Seems like it’s longer and longer between blog posts. Recently my head has been spinning with new ideas for card designs, schooling the kids and reconnecting with my roots in drawing, painting…

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    BuzzFeed! For real?

    Y’all! The other day I sat down at my computer after a fun day out with the kids. There were a couple of greeting card orders to fill. So I logged onto…

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    Finally! 2016!

    Wowza… It’s been quite a year folks. I haven’t written much in the past month as it’s been a tough one. It’s been tough in a different way than I thought it…

  • Oh Santa

    It’s been one of those days. More specifically, the day one of your kids confirms that Santa isn’t real. My nine year old learned this past summer that Santa isn’t real. He…

  • The “Holey” Ones

    Holy? No, no, not the Pope and such, but seashells. “Holey”, then. I like the holey ones. You know the ones, the seashells with holes. And not just the shells with one…

  • Did She Just Say “Homeschooling”??

    Well folks, it is official and we are really doing this! We’ve made some big decisions lately. But the biggest one by far is to start homeschooling our kids. There are a…

  • Let’s Play

    A conversation with a sweet friend of mine a few weeks ago really stuck with me and has me thinking. She said that adults don’t play enough. We lose our mobility and…

  • We Made It!

    In December of last year, I’m as sick as I’ve ever been, laying in bed and scrolling through Facebook. As I’m scrolling, two bands that I adore post that they are playing…

  • From Where I Stand #fwis

    If you’ve been on Instagram, then you have probably seen the hashtag #fromWhereIStand or #fwis and LOTS of photos of feet all over the world. There is something intriguing about the stories…

  • “Smile, breathe and go slowly”

    In this return to “normal” life, I’ve not been the most patient person. All I want is to feel like I use to or maybe better than that. But my body and…