Often the “Memories” that facebook kindly reminds you of can be really bittersweet. Some pictures take you back to the exact moment you took it… I remember this like it was 2 minutes ago and it makes my tummy hurt a little just thinking about it. This was the original post that went with the picture: In our… Continue reading #backToSchool – “Mrs. Hans”
#ftf = Favorite Things Friday! Traditions tend to be a big deal in our family. I’ve often joked that we could never do something cool just once – since one of us would claim it needed to be done again, since it was now a “tradition”. Some of my favorite (legit) traditions involve “First Day… Continue reading #ftf – FirstDayOfSchoolTraditions
I’ve got my first GUEST WRITER appearing today! It only makes sense that it would be my mom as, I believe, she’s a huge reason why I love words so much! She’s been showering me with words since before I was born and it’s not unusual for her to bless me (and HUNDREDS of others -including MY friends,… Continue reading #AndNowAWordFromMyMomma – November 6, 2016
Today was filled with a whole bunch of emotions that I’m just now processing and thinking through. First came my desire to vote and the 3 different stops I had to make in order to get it done! I had some unexpected free time this morning and just knew that I needed to MAKE .IT.… Continue reading #EveryVoteCounts – November 2, 2016
Is it normal to forget???? Two weeks ago I was driving down the highway on my way home from work with a huge grin on my face. Earlier that day my husband had made a BIG decision and had sent an email to our extended family with the news. As I left my office and headed… Continue reading #IsItNormalToForget – September 25, 2016
It was a “Date with Dad” Day… (To start at the beginning of my “Date with Dad” journey – Read from the beginning ) ….Thursday, February 11, 2016 A few days before this date I was told that my dad had a doctor’s appointment for the 11th so – “How about if you run by Chick-fil-a and… Continue reading February 11th -Too Tired for Pie
For the previous “Date with Dad” post – Read here Two days later…February 4th. For the last few years my dad has lived a crazy schedule…this has truly been a source of “frustration” for my mom as she’s always been the type to rise BEFORE God instructed the sun to peek through. It’s not unusual for… Continue reading February 4th – Lost in Walmart
We had my dad’s memorial service this past Saturday and it was a sweet time to remember and honor a life well lived. We were honestly blown away with the amount of support from the many that attended, served and loved our family well. I’m so thankful for my sweet friend, Sarah, that took photos… Continue reading My Dad’s Legacy
February 2, 2016 It was a TUESDAY…Five days after our first official “Date With Dad”…and two days till our next scheduled outing. My phone rang and my sweet dad’s voice sounded so pathetic. He explained that he just HAD to get out of the house and wondered what I was doing. “Well, Dad…ummmm….I’m at work!”… Continue reading Role Reversal – Learning to Drive!
If you missed the “why” behind what made me start dating my dad – read here… https://lorieubanks.wordpress.com/2016/04/17/how-i-began-dating-my-dad/ January 28, 2016… The morning of our first Thursday “Date with Dad”, I received a call to confirm that I was still coming. My dad sounded alert, peppy and excited (honestly, something we hadn’t seen for weeks)…but also… Continue reading And So It Begins…Our First Date.