Category Archives: family

I love my Mom-Life.

I’m writing this post on Mother’s Day as all five of my treasures are sleeping.  I have a few minutes to ponder my life and my job as mom. At times like this I see just how much we (as … Continue reading

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The Hamricks get culture…

As a kid in public school I immensely enjoyed field trips.  Some of my favorites included trips to Ovens Auditorium for orchestra concerts or other performances.  I vividly remember watching Peter Pan fly over my head during one of those … Continue reading

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Monday almost got me…

It’s 9:00 pm on Monday and I just now remembered that I was supposed to have a blog post up.  I haven’t even started it. I don’t particularly dislike Mondays but I’m happy to see this one fade away. After a couple … Continue reading

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If it sounds too good to be true, it might just be true!

The first time I got an email from Amanda I overlooked it.  I honestly thought that there was no way anyone gets a free, all-inclusive trip with no strings attached.  I’m skeptical because I know plenty who have been burned by … Continue reading

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Easter 2017

This Easter season was slightly different from others in that we weren’t sure Matt and Hayden were going to be home on Easter Sunday.  They had an epic road-trip in honor of Hayden’s upcoming 16th birthday and I really didn’t … Continue reading

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Playing Dress-up

During my first pregnancy we were not sure of the baby’s gender.  Not because we were cool enough to want to be surprised but because the baby would NOT cooperate during the ultrasound.  We couldn’t afford a second one so we … Continue reading

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My favorite place in Texas.

Dallas?  San Antonio? Weirdo-Austin? None of those places.  We have traveled to many areas in this huge state and have seen most of the “must-see” locations on the travel websites and none of those are at the top of my list. … Continue reading

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40 is looking pretty good!

  Matt has made it!  He’s 40!  He’s earned each one of those years and has done so gracefully.  I didn’t plan a surprise party or an over-the-hill themed event, but opted to have an adult-only dinner at a nearby … Continue reading

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Backing up; catching up.

So I have decided to attempt something:  I’m going to back up and catch up.  The blog, I mean.  I’m not a perfectionist in many areas, but in chronology, I pretty much want it perfect.  So the idea of blogging out of … Continue reading

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14 months!

I watched a few adoption videos this week that were not related to anyone I know… I got so engrossed in them that before I snapped back into my reality I felt the old pang of sadness that I used to … Continue reading

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