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Playing Hooky

Walking through the doors of a Hobby Lobby without a plan of attack is generally a really bad idea for me.  All I had for inspiration when I walked in was “something with sunset colors”.  When I am unsure the direction a project should go, I tend to just wander around a store looking at […]

The Cat’s out of the Bag!

For the last 15 years very few people have known exactly how old I am.  Oh, I know what you’re thinking; you think I’m one of those vain women who quit counting their birthdays at 29 or 35 or whatever age makes them feel like they’re still young, hip and happening.  Well, not exactly.  I […]

Houston, we have a weeper

On April 21st, I watched quietly while small tears leaked from my eyes, as my husband gave our youngest daughter Jess away to Chambliss, not with a kiss on the cheek but with an exploding tater hand bump complete with sound effects by Jess. I stood by the dance floor and watched as David and […]

Jess is getting married

It just hit me like a ton of bricks—Jess is getting married!!! I know that I have known this for the past 7 months.  I know that I stood in the bridal shop while she tried on dresses, finally finding the perfect dress for her.  I know we went with Christi back to the same […]

2012 what a whirlwind

It’s always fun at the end of a year to look back and see what the last year was like and then look forward to see what our hopes and dreams are for the next year.  2012 was a whirlwind of a year for the Allen family. January found David and I on Easter Island […]

strolling at sunset

David, Jess and I drove down to Blue Mountain Beach to meet with the florist, cake decorator and wedding coordinator at the resort Jess and Chambliss have picked for the wedding.  On the ride down I think we were all a little nervous.  Chambliss’ mom, Vickie, had invited us to stay with her at her […]

the call

If you are the parent of two girls in their 20’s who are deeply entrenched in romantic relationships, who have been out of college for a couple of years, who are gainfully employed, who are owners of their own homes, who are, in other words, full grown adults out in the world wearing hats, when […]

Slick as Slate

For my nephew’s Nate’s wedding I decided to buy the first pair of high heels I have bought since Jessica was 3 years old and I had my first bought with back trouble (that would be 20 years ago if anyone wants to parse out the mathematics).   I purchased a pair of cute black wedges […]

Get us to the Church on Time

After picking my daughter, Christi up from the airport we were sitting in Bar Louis having a late lunch when I got a text from Nate—“don’t forget rehearsal at the church at 5pm.”  I knew my son, Matt was in the wedding party but why would he be texting me that unless it was just a […]