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Holly Smith

Lord, I lift up Audrey's test, Joanne's study guide and other things that need doing, Toben's travels, family travels and Emma, just because.

Bless this dear family, LORD. Thank you for the way you care about all the details.

Love you friend!


(How sweet is Holly?!)

I remember loving those state/capital tests and all the tricks to remember things. I'll bet you guys are good at coming up with those.

I'm like you and do NOT recline my seat. But my reason is that I just forget! It's only when they ask us to put them in their upright position that I'm like, "Doh! I forgot to recline!" and by then it's too late.

I had a day like you where I feel like I was busy, and yet I look around and wonder what on earth got accomplished. The girls have full tummies and are fast asleep, so I consider the day a success. :)

Glad you're home. Sorry for the epic comment.

Holly B.

Hooray for the last week of school!


Hey girl. Wish I could've gone to Washington with you. I miss the northwest.

By the way, you've been tagged. :) Go here



DELLA DOVE for her underwear........ that is what we used for Dover, Delaware. I heard the whole class used it (hey - what ever works!)

Baton Rouge, Louisiana : Louis swung his red bat

Jimmy Buffet in "Stars Fell on Alabama" a favorite line: "ooh, Montgomery-My HOME town,

good luck - we too are struggling through the 50 Nifty United States


Can't even begin to describe how much the Lord put you and Toben on my heart this past weekend. You were soooooooooooo prayed for...all week before, all day long over the weekend! Can't wait to hear details!
Love ya!

Holly Smith

It's late...I should be in bed.

But I saw Heidi's name and thought, "Oh, how I wish Heidi had a blog..." :)

I will have to make do with the ONE picture I have to remind me of Heidi, until she breaks down from the pressure and gets a blog :) Hee hee. Now, I'm going to bed.

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