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Barbara Shallue
Austin, Texas
REALTOR, writer, blogger, photographer
Interests: real estate, music, dancing, friends, movies, reading, writing, photography, traveling, genealogy, playing the drums
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I believe it will be! I've always loved your posts about spending time with your grandkids in your country home. I look forward to the years ahead when I can introduce mine to all of the things I love!
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Yes, his smile is contagious!
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He really is... he usually has a smile on his face and he has such a great temperament. I'm hoping that means they'll go for a second one!
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I think that's normal to get overwhelmed by the chaos. That's why we're the grandparents now! My mother-in-law has forbidden all of her sons to visit at the same time now. It's too much for her! :)
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Every child begins the world again.... ~Henry David Thoreau As some of you know, just over a year ago, I experienced the sweetest of 'firsts' - I became a grandma. I've already mentioned it a few times, but as you're well aware, grandmas love to talk about being a grandma! It was a complete transformation that I felt deep in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2019 at Long Hollow
Thank you for taking the time to read it and leave a comment here, Jennifer! I still need reminders to treasure every moment!
Toggle Commented Jun 12, 2019 on In the Aftermath of a Car Crash at Long Hollow
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Thank you so much, Fran! I absolutely agree with you. I'm so grateful he survived, too.
Toggle Commented Jun 12, 2019 on In the Aftermath of a Car Crash at Long Hollow
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Amazingly, some days it's so easy to forget how blessed we are. I have such a short memory. It's why I write these things, so I don't forget. Thank you for taking the time to read and leave a comment!
Toggle Commented Jun 11, 2019 on In the Aftermath of a Car Crash at Long Hollow
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Thank you for reading it again, Hilary, and taking time to comment! I like to re-read it to remind myself to be grateful for each day we have with our loved ones. It's so easy to take each other, and the next day, for granted. There's something to celebrate every day!
Toggle Commented Jun 9, 2019 on In the Aftermath of a Car Crash at Long Hollow
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Barb, thank you for reading and taking the time to comment! What a sweet surprise! Yes, I'm very, very grateful I still get to see that smile.
Toggle Commented Jun 9, 2019 on In the Aftermath of a Car Crash at Long Hollow
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Amen! I agree!
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2019 on What is Love? at Long Hollow
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Thank you! I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2019 on What is Love? at Long Hollow
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Love talked about can be easily turned aside, but love demonstrated is irresistible.~ W. Stanley Mooneyham American minister and speaker, 20th century One of my favorite Valentines from Tom one year ... our little pond shaped into a heart Years ago, a friend posted a challenge on her blog to answer the question, "What is love?" It made me really... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2019 at Long Hollow
And I wish the same for you, Pauline! (And I hope you write about them!)
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It was my nickname when I was little - my way of saying 'baby', I'm told. You pronounce it 'bee-bee'. I figured I came in with it, I could go out with it! But I really don't care what he calls me as long as he knows me! It is so true - that feeling that grandchildren give you is certainly joy!
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I'm sure you're familiar with her!
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“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds” (James 1:2). A few months ago, in a process I can't really describe, Joy stepped up to be my word for 2019. When pulling out my Christmas decorations, seeing it written on so many ornaments, I realized it had been trying to get my attention for a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2019 at Long Hollow
They are so easy to overlook if we don't keep our eyes open and expect them!
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Yes, too long! lol I keep intending to publish more and keep them shorter, but so far, every time I do, I get too busy with work! I'm not giving up, though.
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Thank you for reading, Jennifer! I'm so sporadic these days! I'm grateful you're finding your words, too, and sharing them with us. Blessings and joy in this new year!
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The sky put on a grand finale sunset outside my window as I started reflecting on this past year. However, it doesn't take a lot of reflection to know that 2018 will go down in history as one of my favorite years. It's the year I became a grandmother! Watching Little C grow month to month has been an absolute... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2018 at Long Hollow
Merry Christmas, Bill!
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Thank you for taking the time to read it and leave a comment, Jan! What a sweet surprise! Merry Christmas!
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Thank you for taking the time to read it!
Toggle Commented Dec 19, 2018 on "Freedom is never free." ~ Anonymous at Long Hollow
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I hope they learn good things from me!
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