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Thursday Tidbits

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Six dynamics of visionary leadership from one of my favorites …

Parenting is hard work, but it’s Kingdom work …

Learning to read the Bible as a Wesleyan …

Last week’s trip to San Antonio was amazing not only for Husband and I as parents, but Kamden really enjoyed it too. It was our first “official” family vacation and we learn many valuable lessons. I am definitely looking forward to traveling more often and making new memories as a family …

My grandmothers, Nana and Neenie, are two of the most important women in my life. I still consider the day I announced my pregnancy one of the best moments ever because I got to promote my two wonderful, amazing, kind, and generous grandmothers to GREAT-GRANDMOTHER! To all the grandmothers in the world,

By |July 20th, 2018|0 Comments

Family Vacation 1.0 | San Antonio 2018

 

Our very first Hutchison Family Vacation was a roaring SUCCESS and we had a wonderful time at Sea World and Aquatica in San Antonio. It was the perfect getaway for us … not too far from home and a couple nights in a hotel was just right for Husband and Kamden. Thanks to a shopping adventure to Dollar Tree, Kamden had plenty of books, activities, and coloring pages during the four-hour road trip. I have to say that the whiteboard and dry erase marker was the best dollar spent as Kamden loves writing his letters and numbers.

We learned so much and are already thinking of where we want to explore next summer … definitely someplace cooler because mid-July in San Antonio is H O T !!!!!

We checked into our hotel – Staybridge Suites – […]

By |July 16th, 2018|1 Comment

Thursday Tidbits

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If you’re living beneath a rock and have not watched #LipSyncChallenge videos on social media, you’re seriously missing out. Obviously I’m a huge supporter of first responders and these performances by our men and women in uniform are AwEsOmE!!!!!! Southlake (Texas) and Norfolk (VA) did a phenonmenal job, I’m still laughing out loud. 🙂

I am not a fan of multi-level marketing

I pray this letter for myself and my husband …

Further proof that another farm bust is upon us (so sad) …

 

By |July 12th, 2018|0 Comments

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A serious consideration for family ministries: don’t let men off the hook!

I’m not a soccer fan but I am so impressed with Japan’s sportsmanship. These are the kind of manners every parent dreams for their child.

Even though I’ve lived near Fort Worth for a decade, I still have a lot to do before I complete this ultimate bucket list.

I’m not a fan of Wal-Mart and I know me not shopping there because of political shenanigans is not going to affect their bottom line, but for dairy farmers in my home state of Kentucky, they’re losing their entire livelihood. This entire situation makes me sick. It’s heartbreaking. It’s more reason to shop small and support local businesses!

My blogger buddy Ruthie shares her family’s experience with adoption. I remember the day Gideon […]

By |July 5th, 2018|0 Comments

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Fine dining restaurants like Craft can teach churches and their ministry teams a lot about hospitality, first impressions, attention to detail and the importance of working as a TEAM …

13 days … are you serious? Do you believe in the notion of PSG (Parent Summer Guilt)? And who really spends nearly $8k on summer activities?

I’ve been listening to Bob Kingsley‘s Top 40 Country Countdown as long as I can remember … I had no idea he lived and worked in Weatherford, Texas!

Every couple should participate in shenanigans every once in a while … jousting with inflatables is perfectly acceptable!

I enjoy faux calligraphy and this lettering guide might be my next purchase …

Chris Pratt wins my vote for Best Acceptance Speech at an Awards Show 

 

By |June 21st, 2018|0 Comments

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If you’ve been around this blog long enough, you know my love of Scripture. (If you prefer listening to Scripture, check out this app called Dwell.) The deeper I dig, the more I love learning the contextual meaning of words and phrases. Once you truly understand the Hebrew meaning of the word SHEMA, your attitude and behavior towards God and His Word will change. I promise!

Kamden and I have plans to attend the Parker County Peach Festival in Weatherford next month, in hopes we get enough peaches to make easy jam!

Receiving a participation ribbon really jerks a knot in my tail. I loathe it. Truly. I refuse to lower my standards for my son.

I am learning to say NO more often – are you a chronic people pleaser?!

Creatives, […]

By |June 14th, 2018|0 Comments

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I don’t watch a lot of late-night television but every once in a while I’ll catch an episode of Jimmy Fallon. This water war with Jason Momoa was hysterical …

Husband has taught me many incredible lessons about managing money and saving for our future, and while these six signs are targeted towards business owners (which we are not), #2 and #4 spoke volumes …

Speaking of finances, it IS possible to manage your money with Christian values

June is here and summer is in full swing, which means I’m lax on routines and bedtime. I love these ideas for giving Kamden an honest to goodness 1970s summer

Change is inevitable according to one of my favorite Methodist pastors, visionaries, and leaders, Mike Slaughter …

By |June 7th, 2018|0 Comments

Resolution Update | April + May 2018

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You guys, I can finally BREATHE!!!!! I’ve been going nonstop since September but I intentionally did NOT plan anything for the next three months so I can spend quality time with Husband, Kamden, family and friends. As of last Sunday, I’m officially in a Season of REST and I’m not apologizing for it. Kamden and I skipped church to spend the day at the Fort Worth Zoo and he had a blast at the splash pad.

I’ve obviously neglected this blog for months on end but I’m hoping to share some heart stories this summer. I’ve got a lot I need to get on paper (or on the screen). As for my resolutions in April and May, you’re guess is good as mine … let’s see what I’ve been able to accomplish:

BLOGGING

Tighten security […]

By |June 5th, 2018|0 Comments

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If you’re a child of the 80s and grew up reading The Babysitters Club, you’re in luck …

Kamden and I will be traveling this summer and I’m seriously considering getting him a tablet to expand his desire to read and listen to music. Plus, having headphones on a noisy plane will be helpful. If anyone has an Amazon Fire for kids, I’d love your feedback on the tablet itself and favorite reading apps …

Speaking of reading, Kamden and I are tackling this summer reading list

People swear this lotion is the cure for insomnia …

The correct pronunciation of Reese’s

All my local girlfriends better get ready, I’ve got eight new restaurants to try in the DFW area …

I hope people say a few of these about me …

By |May 31st, 2018|0 Comments