Monday, May 14, 2012

Love Her Mother

I am posting this video because I just love it so so so much.
I am SO not Mormon.
But I saw this on one of the blogs I follow and have watched it a few times.
These words are true no matter what you happen to believe.

Love my mother.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

That's Gonna Leave Mark

"you know it's been a good day when you've pee'd at the shoe more than your own bathroom."
For a handful of years, the driveway girls have been going to the same table at the same bar and drinking the same beer from the same bartenders.

This is our place.
We laugh together.
We cry together.
We play the same songs on the jukebox.
We listen to the same dumb jokes.
We say hey to the other regulars.
We laugh some more.
But most of all, we listen to each other - without judgment.

If that table could talk, it could tell so so many stories.
Most nights when we walk in, it has been reserved for us by Dixie.

You could say that we are regulars.

A few months back, Dixie mentioned that she would put our picture over the table.
We kinda chewed on it for a few months and asked if we could do a little plaque instead.
Something to represent us and our genuine love for each other and our friendship.

So our hope is if you ever find yourself sitting at our table at the Horseshoe Lounge that our plaque will be a reminder to be a friend.
Without judgment.
That you will listen with all of your heart and you will open your mind.
That you will understand that our differences are what make us stronger.
And most of all, we hope you will laugh.

Friday, May 4, 2012

cheese is nature's fruit

You just can't imagine how excited we were when we found out that the Barton Hills 6th Grade Choir was invited to sing with Roger Waters on "Another Brick In The Wall" during the Austin leg of The Wall tour.  (whew - long sentence)

So here it is.
They were awesome.
Still makes this momma tear up.

Jena is 4th from the left.

This is definitely one for the books.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


Today is Make Movement Day.
Our PE teacher, Mrs. Perry, created a flashmob style dance and taught the entire school.
She invited parents to come this morning and learn the dance.

I was move to tears when it was being performed.  (I didn't dance cause I wanted to film)
I cried when I was uploading it.

I am still moved to tears by it - even after watching it 10 or so times.

What a beautiful gift for these kids.
Singing the words to this song at the top of their lungs.
Getting to do this with their parents and teachers.

Thank you Mrs. Perry.
We are truly blessed.