Grits on the Beach

I so love this lady.


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Beachy Cousins

Good cousins say, “Come visit any time.”

Great cousins (and Aunt Grits!) put you up, stuff you with seafood, and remind you to hold your beer out of the waves.

Thanks, y’all. It was perfect. I love you!


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We all make mistakes.

Here, when we hurt one another, whether accidentally or in a moment of intentional anger or frustration, we try to follow a three step plan.

1. Mess up.
2. Fess up.
3. Fix up.

This was apparently step 2 of the process.


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Summertime People

We are summertime people. I love a clear fall morning, or the blue reflection of moonlight on snow, but for me, summer offers the most bang for your buck.

Target would like me to believe that fall is just around the corner, what with their faux fur lined coats and enormous bins of school supplies. (Though I freely admit that I love school supplies.) But it’s still summer, people! Get out there! Walk in the woods. Take a road trip. Cook outside.

Don’t let Target fool you! There are adventures to be had! The school supplies will be there later, I promise. This weekend, it’s all about having fun.


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A Photo Illustration of My Summer

This pretty much sums up Summer 2014 for the TuckerMom tribe.

  • Something’s exploding.
  • At least one child is running away screaming.
  • We are at least 50 miles from home.
  • There are extra children that I only sort-of recognize, but feed anyway.


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