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ArtsGoggle 2016

Welcome if you found us at ArtsGoggle!  I don’t have an Etsy shop, so if you missed your chance to buy somethingView full post »

New Sawhorses

A few years ago, I jotted down the dimensions of the sawhorses that hung in the garage when I grew up. I Dd finally gotView full post »


A couple of months ago, the kids asked for me to bring my guitar up and sing a bedtime song.  Sally snuck up and caughtView full post »

Cowtown Half Marathon

Around the beginning of November, a coworker suggested that we run the Cowtown Half Marathon together on February 24. IView full post »

rest in peace, scout

Ten years is not enough for a dog like this one. I hope heaven is a spot in the sun for this amazing person of a dog.View full post »


Thirty years ago today, about this time in the afternoon, my dad came home from work early. It was his last day of workView full post »

Bike Culture

Like a lot of families, we’re trying to embrace bicycle culture.  I’ve been riding my bike to workView full post »

truss tower

Phineas and Ferb made this

Our kids watch a lot of Phineas and Ferb (Remember our Halloween costumes?).  Maybe our kids watch too much TV inView full post »

Garage Organization

I grew up in a house with a garage walled with pegboard. I took it for granted that you could hang anything anywhere.View full post »

Mother’s Day

I interviewed the kids for Mother’s Day this year: Why did God make mothers? F. To help us. G. Because they wereView full post »

Old Yeller

Reading Old Yeller aloud with the kids, I was fine until Travis’s papa was talking to him about having to shootView full post »

The Amazing Fantastico and Mr. Fluffypants

A few years ago, when we were living in Amarillo, we threw a birthday party in our backyard. A few friends from the momsView full post »


For many years now, my principal source of hydration has been cola products. A couple of years ago, I switched to dietView full post »

Dot coms

I love how my kids call websites “dot coms.” What are you guys looking at? George: this is the dot com thatView full post »

Ice Cream Scoops / Pizza Cutters

For Christmas, Sally and I decided to give our families homemade ice cream scoops and pizza cutters.  I bought the kitsView full post »