Because what’s more fun than a box full of surprises?

Okay, before I talk about the real reason for today’s post, I’ve been meaning to mention that I’m speaking at Kingsland Baptist Church in Katy, Texas this Thursday night, July 30. It’s a free event! Doors open at 6:30, it begins at 7:00 and will be over at 8:30 ....more

The dog days of summer

Have I mentioned it’s hot here? Apparently the answer is yes because one of you posted this cartoon on my Facebook page and all I can say is YES. This is the stretch of summer that gets really depressing because the heat has really set in and we know it’s not going to get any cooler until sometime around the end of September when a cool front arrives and temps plummet into the mid-80’s ....more

Big Boo Cast: Edition on a Friday afternoon

Sophie and I took a little time to record a new podcast this afternoon. We discuss everything from Christy Nockels to spraying water on your face. Please do your best to make it through ....more

Fashion Friday: Edition it’s so hot that it’s making me angry

Something happened in the last two weeks and the sun is angry. It’s like someone dared to whisper that the month of June and early July were actually pretty pleasant all things considered and the sun felt like that was a challenge and decided to show what it can do. And here’s what it can do: cause me to lose my will to live by 3 p.m. when I realize I have to drive somewhere and the temperature inside my car is 124 degrees ....more

I have several fields of expertise

This week has felt busy even though I’m not totally sure what all we’ve had going on. I think it’s just a lot of catching up on things that were neglected while I was on the road with Gulley and so I’ve had emails to answer, phone calls to make, laundry to do and groceries to buy. On Tuesday morning Caroline had her yearly well check and was excited to discover she’s gained ten pounds over the last year ....more

Road trip #9 is in the books

I meant to wrap up the road trip last night but I fell into my couch and a pile of dirty laundry and the next thing I knew I was sound asleep in my bed. It’s always fun to be away, but I always love to get back home. Except for the part where we were down to one roll of toilet paper and I had to go to the grocery story ....more

Fashion Friday: Edition the Nordstrom anniversary sale

Y’all. We are still on the road trip. We’ve made it to Bryan and I’ve already had one or six of Honey’s brownies and Caroline is currently taking a nap at 4:00 in the afternoon which has me concerned that she’s getting sick because you know how many naps she’s taken since she was three years old? ...more

Life on the road

So, yes, we opted for a staycation for the first part of the road trip, but we are heading to Bryan/College Station this week because none of us want to have a road trip that doesn’t ultimately involve the brownies at Honey and Big’s house. But yesterday we had another full day at the JW Marriott and had the best time. Even though Gulley and I laughed because being at a nice resort doesn’t exempt you from a slice of real life ....more

The resort road trip

I believe it was sometime during last summer’s road trip – perhaps while we were scrubbing off the tar from the beach in Galveston – that Gulley and I looked at each other and decided that maybe being in your forties means you’ve paid your dues at the various snake farms, glass bottom boats, Dallas Metro bus rides and, for heaven’s sake, the zoo. And so we declared then and there, somewhere between Hempstead and College Station, that next summer’s road trip would involve a resort. Our summer road trips with the kids pre-date the existence of this blog, but here’s a pic from one of our earliest trips ....more

The latest around here

I have to tell you that I am impressed with my own self over the number of books I’ve managed to read over the last few weeks. Here’s a quick list with a brief review of each. 1. I Regret Nothing by Jen Lancaster – Funny, light, perfect to start summer 2 ....more