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Iwill never forget the first time we were Booed just after we moved here, proving once again that, yes, Virginia is for lovers.  

With October still young, it's not too late to start this tradition.  Besides, with creepy clowns in the headlines lately, it might be just the thing to ease your kids' minds. Now that I am in a new neighborhood, in fact, I am thinking about starting it myself.

Boo! (reposted from October, 2012)

Last Saturday night just after dark the Sims family was sitting in the den enjoying the fireplace and a little TV when the doorbell rang.

The Days We Never Had: A Tribute

Our friend, Mark, died very suddenly last week while on a road trip with his family.  His funeral is today--Valentine's Day.  

With her permission, I would like to share the tribute written by Natalie, his 18 year old daughter. 

To all of you who didn't know who he was, this is a small glimpse. 

It has been one week since I realized you were gone. You were the best Daddy in this world. I know you are spending time with Jesus and are probably discussing your questions about math, science and all the questions you had about this world.

Attention High School Juniors

The Captain and I closed on our new house yesterday.  Then we took the kids over to play in the yard and scope out the rooms (now that it's ours).  The boys threw the football, Dorothy tried out the swing set, and Hope toddled around the yard like she knew she was home.  But that's a blog for another day. 

Once again, I'm sorting, packing, hauling, and cleaning.  So it goes without saying that I am happy it's Friday and I can welcome the Scholarship Diva.  Today she talks about what high school juniors should focus on right now to land that college scholarship.

More from the Scholarship Diva

I know I said that the first Friday of every month was Scholarship Diva Day, but my friend, Janet Addison, has so much helpful information, I might just have to give her every Friday. 

Today she tells us what high school  seniors should be doing right now to find scholarship money. 

Some students started back to school this week and many others will be starting soon.  Now is the time to make a plan for finding money for school.  High school seniors better get busy-- this is your best chance for winning scholarships and grants.

Meet The Scholarship Diva

My friend Janet Addison put her two kids through college debt free by searching for and receiving $250, 000 worth of scholarships.

"As soon as my oldest daughter started her senior year of high school, I made it my full time job to find scholarships for her," Janet tells me, adding that they applied for 48 scholarships and received 8 or 9. "It was more than enough to cover her four years of college." 

And that brief introduction is all that is necessary to introduce you to the Scholarship Diva.
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