In what’s typically a shindig-filled month of celebration, Christmas 2020 didn’t gift us with the “presents of other’s presence.” Ours was a very small affair. Despite that – or maybe because of it! – the gifts flowed heavily this year!
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by imcoopedup4 months ago And just like that, another school year starts! Both kids were nervous, mainly because no one at school has seen them in braces yet. . Mason is extra nervous because it’s his last year at our school and he knows that this is the big year for grades and applying to high schools. . Good luck to all kids, parents and teachers today!
by imcoopedup6 months ago Sending love to one of my childhood hometowns. Uvalde is where my parents met, where they married, where I was born and where I went to many years of school. . @thatsbullzerk has created a poignant tee to raise funds for the Robb Elementary Memorial Fund. 100% of proceeds will help these families as they lay their loved ones to rest and attempt to rebuild their lives. An unimaginable, heartbreaking feat. . Shirts are $24 at bullzerk.com. . #uvalde#uvaldestrong
by imcoopedup6 months ago Paying our respects to the fallen and their spouses. Thank you to all who sacrifice to protect our freedoms. #memorialday
by imcoopedup6 months ago Can’t beat an afternoon of good old fashioned Baptist bingo with @sisterhelenholy ! I even won one of the games!
by imcoopedup7 months ago When the theme is Kentucky Derby and someone has to ride the horse across the finish line. Tallest, widest jockey ever! . The cat’s enthusiasm for the moment matches that of the teenager with the most embarrassing dad ever who took this pic!
by imcoopedup7 months ago Messing with my kids and playing with filters.
by imcoopedup8 months ago We’re so hoppy for Easter this year! First stop, Cascarones from @abcpartyhq - an Oak Cliff institution - and then dying eggs for tomorrow’s family brunch.
by imcoopedup9 months ago My children are convinced that these photos are of me with an old-time filter, but they’re really pictures of my dad, who suffered a stroke, fell into a coma and passed away last week. Fortunately my sister and I were close by and able to be with him in his final moments. . I’ve never really appreciated our strong resemblance until these recent days. It’s comforting to know that anytime I want to see him, I simply have to look into a mirror. . By the way, that IS me in the first photo…in the wagon on my first birthday.
by imcoopedup9 months ago I got my Ash Wednesday mark in the carpool line this morning. Unfortunately my brain wasn’t fully booted up before I realized that I still needed to take a shower and get ready for an important work meeting so it only lasted about 30 minutes. Such an Ash-hole move!
by imcoopedup10 months ago About four years ago, my sister Monica and I started a new “Siblings’ Trip” tradition, where every year or two we’d leave our spouses and children at home to enjoy some dedicated time together. The pandemic put those plans on hold for a bit, but we just returned from a week at Walt Disney World – The Happiest Place On Earth…and it, indeed was a “magical” time! Lots of laughing, squealing, eating, drinking and shopping! I made us special t-shirts, using my @cricut for most of the days of our stay. The black and gold 50th Anniversary t-shirts were particularly
by imcoopedup10 months ago The weather in Texas is frightful, in Orlando it’s quite delightful. . My sister and I escaped, sans kids and husbands, to The Most Magical Place on Earth for some sibling bonding time. . We return to reality (and the cold) tomorrow…if our flights don’t get canceled.
by imcoopedup10 months ago So now I’m thinking I need purple hair.