I'm not great with dates. As a matter of fact, I struggle remembering if my husband's birthday is September 29 or 30. It's the 30th... But it doesn't stop me from debating between the those two days constantly. So it works well for me that my dad and my father-in-law's birthdays fall within a day … Continue reading Trick Candles and The Crashed Cake
A few months ago I created a 101 in 1001 list of all the things I would like to try/learn/accomplish in the next two and 3/4 years. One item on that list — Learn how to can Shortly after publishing said list, I text my mother-in-law (who will henceforth be known on HH&SS as 'Mama … Continue reading Strawberry Fields Forever: 101 in 1001 Update
If you're a personal Facebook friend on mine, you might have seen me say something about a blog post I'd be doing today. Well, in typical Danielle fashion, I changed my mind, and decided to write this instead. So I attended my first Catholic wedding... I've always heard rumors, then when I started dating My … Continue reading Janet, Miley and Rollin’ on the River
I hear people say, "I can't have a Facebook, or Twitter, that's for the younger generation. I'm too old for those kind of things." To which I reply, "My great-grandpa is a World War II veteran, and has Facebook." (and he's a busy little bee on it.) That'll usually stop all the "can't" nonsense, because … Continue reading My parents have been abducted by aliens
My family... (If you could see me as I'm typing this, I actually closed my eyes and took a deep breath.) I have to say, every night I when I pray, I thank the good Lord for granting me with such an unique, fun family who unknowingly gives me more potential blogging material then I … Continue reading We ride at dawn!
It's beginning to look like my favorite time of year... Fall. Cooler weather Oklahoma State Football season has started Hunting seasons are opening, making my favorite male eye candy—camo clad—easier to spot. Pumpkin Spice Latte's are back at Starbucks. This year however, things feel a little off. A few months ago an uncle of mine … Continue reading Killin’ Birds and Cowboy Football
September 11, 1982, in the First United Methodist Church of Okmulgee, Oklahoma, 19 year old Michele Darby married 23 year old Denny Beard. In my world, these two go by Mom and Dad. Whatever brought together my reserved, disciplined, beautiful mother with my outgoing, wild, cowboy father is beyond me, but God has the greater … Continue reading 30 years of faith, love & committment.
Attention male population from teenage through 20's, let me fill you in on a little secret. The good Lord takes into account all the wild crazy things you do through these years. Does he punish you? No, I believe he chuckles, stores those moments in a file and waits. I like to picture God as … Continue reading You’re Welcome Dad.