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Vintage Valerie: Vacation 2008 Finale

I’m not sure why I didn’t share these photos of the last leg of our 2008 vacation when I shared all the others. I think I just got bored with writing about the trip, or maybe it was taking me too long. Anyway, I recently connected on Twitter with a friend of my brother’s, and someone I… Continue reading Vintage Valerie: Vacation 2008 Finale

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Vintage Valerie: Easter 2007

In honor of Resurrection Sunday, I thought I’d throw it back to Easter of 2007, when we lived in Burnet, Texas. My Lauren was eight, Mitch was five, Leslie was almost two and Laci was only a few months old. I’m not sure why I didn’t get a photo of the whole family, but I… Continue reading Vintage Valerie: Easter 2007

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Vintage Valerie: The Glass Cake Plate

This week, I broke a lovely glass cake plate that I have had since our wedding shower, in 1997. Mrs. Leah Collins and Mrs. Tanya Croy organized the shower that my church hosted for me. The cake plate was a table centerpiece decorated to look like an ice bucket, holding bottles of “wine” (bubble bath… Continue reading Vintage Valerie: The Glass Cake Plate

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Vintage Valerie: Cute Little Leslie

While doing some digging through old photo files, I uncovered these adorable pictures of Leslie Anne. This was taken right after we moved to Hope, Arkansas, to pastor Grace Baptist church. This photo was taken on May 16, 2008, the day before Leslie’s third birthday. I loved her cute blonde bob and this Western outfit that… Continue reading Vintage Valerie: Cute Little Leslie

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Vintage Valerie: The Man I Love

In honor of  “Throw Back Thursday”, I’d like to share some photos of the man I love. More specifically, photos of the man I love, doing what he loves – preaching. We are preparing for our Bible conference which begins tomorrow night at 7 PM (if you’re in the area, please come by!), which has… Continue reading Vintage Valerie: The Man I Love

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Vintage Valerie: A Texas “Snow” Day

I haven’t lived anywhere that was as warm all year long as central Texas.  It was a real bummer to cook Thanksgiving dinner in 90 degree heat. The winters were mild, and, for someone who enjoys all four seasons, this was a disappointment. We didn’t really get snow, but occasionally we got sleet and ice.… Continue reading Vintage Valerie: A Texas “Snow” Day

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Vintage Valerie: The Truman Home

Today, for “Throw Back Thursday”, I’m sharing some photos from our visit to Harry S Truman’s home in Independence, Missouri. We lived in Lawrence, Kansas, in 2004, which is about an hour away from the Truman home. After Terry and I visited Monticello in 1999, we became hooked on trying to see as many Presidential… Continue reading Vintage Valerie: The Truman Home

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Vintage Valerie: Lauren and More

As I mentioned in my last post, I had several photos of Lauren that I wanted to share, but they would have exceeded my self-imposed fifteen photo limit. I thought I’d fit in with “Throwback Thursday” and share some of them today…along with a few others I came across. 🙂   I was so excited… Continue reading Vintage Valerie: Lauren and More

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Vintage Valerie: Lawrence, Kansas

Today is “Throw Back Thursday”, so I’m throwing it back to 2004. Here are a few random photos I uncovered of our time in Lawrence, Kansas. 🙂 My little Lauren and Mitchell, ages 5 and 2, with their first snowman! How small they once were! Mitchell “reading”. 🙂 Out cold and covered up. Look at… Continue reading Vintage Valerie: Lawrence, Kansas

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Vintage Valerie: Leslie’s Birth

Today, my precious Leslie Anne turns eight years old! I have never gotten to share her newborn baby photos before because I couldn’t find them! I searched high and low a few months before we moved and finally uncovered them! *whew* I was so worried that this special day would be saved only in my… Continue reading Vintage Valerie: Leslie’s Birth