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My daughter Alex was baptized this Sunday. Words don’t do justice to what’s in a dad’s heart. So, just thought I’d share.

Posted by: In: Alex, Photography, Taylor 25 Aug 2008 1 comment

My girls, Alex and Taylor, headed off to school this morning. Alex to the 5th grade and Taylor to the 3rd. And they, once again, put up with dad chasing them with the camera. So, follow along as they go to school.


Alex ready to go!

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Taylor’s almost ready. Mom had to do a little bit of work on the backpack.

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Single file.

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We get to go in the back door this year.

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So, it’s a trek across wet grass.

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Greeted, as usual, sweetly by a probable copyright violation. LOL.

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Alex heads to Mrs. Davis’ class.

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Her class is in a portable this year. The air conditioning is great since they have their own unit.

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She’s ready.

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Sit down and get right to work. That’s what happens when you’re in the 5th grade. They know the drill.

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Taylor’s off to Mrs. Bass’ class.

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And it says it all.

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Checking out the supplies.

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A quick pose with a great teacher.

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Posted by: In: Alex, Journal 23 Jul 2008 1 comment

I’m writing this from the recovery room of Covenant Hospital’s SurgiCenter via my iPhone (I needed to try posting from my phone).

My daughter, Alex, just had her tonsils and adenoids out. Man, that’s some crazy kind of everyday surgery (Alex would probably say no to that ‘everyday’ comment and say this is the worse pain she’s ever had). But it’s really cool what it’ll do for her.

So, to tide you over till my next post, here’s a quick pic of her getting ready for surgery and then the results, her tonsils (yep, we get to keep ‘em).

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Posted by: In: Alex, Fun, Journal, Mitzi, Photo, Taylor 15 Jul 2008 2 comments

We took the girls to Dallas a few days ago to see two of their favorite things: The American Girl Store and The Jonas Brothers. Yes, I was there. Was it fun going to something that had absolutely no possibility of any sort of “male-ness” involved? Uhhh, well, uh, let’s just say I had fun watching my girls have fun. So, without further adieu, evidence…

“THE” Store

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“Hey Dad (eyelashes batting), come in and spend some money!”

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Yes, they have it all.

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Notice what this doll has in her hand. Then look at the next image.

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Says it all.

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Yes, that’s $20 to put your doll’s hair in a braid.

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But Alex is happy.

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And so is Taylor.

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Everybody was signing one of the Jonas Brothers’ bus.

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My girls.

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An image from the back, just to give you an idea of the massive number of screaming girls. My guess is that there was 1 male for every 100 females (probably not an exaggeration).

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That’s Nick singing. The one thing that’s nice is that they’re still humble. They love the audience and really work hard (tons of sweat) to put on a good show.

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Toward the end, they were elevated on these little platforms. It I were Disney (their owners), I’d have a harness attached to each one of these guys. Too much $$$ at stake.

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Posted by: In: Alex, Journal 17 Apr 2008 0 comments

Alex, my 9 year old, participated in her school’s science fair. She came up with a pretty interesting hypothesis connecting age with lung capacity and how all that works. She won a place to participate in the regional fair (only 5th graders can progress to state). And then she wound up walking away with a First Place. Yay!! She’s excited about participating next year and maybe expanding her project. I walked away feeling proud but also excited that I’m planning on sponsoring an award next year, something big, stay tuned.

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By the way, it was really sad that no media was there to support these kids (4th – 12th graders). We had the brightest minds in the region, all in the United Spirit Arena, and anyway….

Posted by: In: Alex, Journal, Taylor 27 Aug 2007 0 comments

My wonderful daughter Alex and her beautiful new stepsister Taylor started school again today. Alex in the 4th and Taylor in 2nd. Here’s their morning journey in pictures to start yet another great year at Honey Elementary:

On the march…

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The Bears…

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Across the wet grass…

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Our new principal, Mr. Neeb…

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Jam it in there Tay…

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It all fit…

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Taylor & Mrs. Goodwin…

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Her desk…

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Cool lunchbox & messenger bag that can double as space blankets…

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Along with a candy color camouflaged binder…

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Alex and Mrs. Wright…

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Alex already at work one minute after stepping foot in class…

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P.S. Just got ‘em from school. They both LOVED this first day back!

Posted by: In: Alex, Journal, Photography 29 Dec 2006 0 comments

Alex got a new puppy for Christmas (soapbox: please don’t buy a puppy from a store (probably mill-bred), there are plenty beautiful dogs available at places like local animal shelters and The Haven). So, we got to the studio and took some fun pix. BTW, her name is Tink (think Tinkerbell, Alex’s newest obsession).

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Posted by: In: Alex, Video 22 Dec 2006 0 comments

Alex sang this morning at her school, doing a little solo for everyone. Take a look. She's great!!

Posted by: In: Alex, Photography 11 Dec 2006 0 comments

Alex got to participate in the Ranching Heritage Center Candlelighting this weekend. About 6000 people came to tour, looking at the old homes and structures of Texas, with volunteers who re-enact typical life of the period in each building. Alex was Amanda, a little girl who grew up in a house on the plains and she did some acting: writing letters to friends, getting ready for bed with her grandmother, cleaning her room.

Here are several images we created.

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Posted by: In: Alex 30 Nov 2006 0 comments

We had our first real snow here today and Alex, my daughter, and I LOVE IT!!! Not just the cold but we like eating lots of snow as well.

Here’s a shot we got today of my beautiful lil’ girl.

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