Mama needs a gun or 10

I need a gun.

Or 10.

Can I tell you my dislikes for snakes?
And Scorpions?

Listen, there comes a time in everyone’s life when they need to evaluate why they live where they live.

I really thought that the Lord moved us here in the country by a beautiful lake and the woods – Oh the hills! This part of Texas is just beautiful.

But, let me tell you something right here and right now…

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Oh Raccoon


My 2 sweet nephews and niece came to visit us last week.  We had a blast.  I haven’t invited many people to come and stay with us because we have been remodeling so much and lack of bathrooms. But these 3 – were begging their parents for months to come see their Aunt Lana (with zero or nono okay a little provoking from their Aunt Lana.) We have lived a while away from family.  So
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Texas Roadrunner


We have seen so many birds this year. The more we see – the more we get excited. But this Texas Roadrunner – made me smile.

Dear Blog I am sorry DIYplus5 happened


Dear Blog, I’m so sorry I have neglected you.  It has been almost a month since I wrote to you. So many things (#DIYplus5) have happened. Our very old and tired septic system needed to be replaced.  This was quite the feat.  While this was being fixed – our poor poor  Texas a/c went to her grave. After contacting our home warranty people they said they would fix it.  (Another reason that home inspections pay
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Our Moving Story, which I pray we never do again


After years of living in the Rio Grande Valley, our address has changed. Years ago, we moved to to border of Mexico and Texas for mission work.  We were much younger then.  We had little babies and lived on faith in Jesus (we still do.)  We would coordinate with non-denominational churches (mostly) and lead them for short term mission trips on the border.  We loved it! My spiritual gift is mostly administration and my husband’s
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Our house tour


Since we are moving and we have finally finished our remodeling our home – we are thrilled to give you Our House Tour!  Please take time to look at all the links and they will take you to the before photos. This post has taken 10 plus years to really finish.  So grab a cup of java or ice tea and enjoy! We have been remodeling the last 4 years and it gives us great
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Moving with 5 kids is not for wimps


What a morning!  Or week! Moving with 5 kids is not for wimps.  We are staying sane by keeping our eyes on the Master! It is Tuesday and we will be homeless on Friday.  (For a couple of days, maybe 5 depending if our Title company gets all the necessary paperwork.) Peace and Calming Essential Oil by Young Living is being whiffed constantly.  I used to despise this particular oil because it smells like licorice
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We are leaving our home


I just looked at the calendar and realized how short of time we have in this place we have called home for the last decade. We have 12 days till we close and the new owners can move in. 12! We have raised our babies in this home. They have learned how to walk here, how to use the potty, how to say Mommy or Daddy, how to read their first book, how to write
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