Exciting news

Saturday, November 21, 2015
As usual these days, we have had a lot going on at our house.  It is prime gymnastics and swim season.  And it has been college application "season" too.  Will has applied to 7 schools.  We have heard from 3 of those so far.  I am proud to report that he has been accepted to Baylor, Colorado School of Mines and Texas A & M thus far.  And he was awarded the President's Gold Academic Scholarship at Baylor.  It is quite an honor and we are so so proud of him.  He is still waiting to hear from all the schools before he makes his decision but it is such a relief to know that he has three excellent options already!  I am really proud of him.


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I also wanted to let you know of a few things on my "things I love" list lately.  I plan to post some each week for Christmas ideas.

Our house was broken into a few months ago and all of my jewelry was stolen.  It was devastating.  I was crushed.  The material loss was tough but the feeling of invasion and the loss of precious  memories associated with the jewelry is really what has haunted me.  There were so many things that were special gifts from Dave or the kids or passed down from his parents.  I have worked through it and know it is only "stuff" and that I have all the things in life that matter.  I have even prayed for and forgiven the thieves.  But, it still stings a bit.  Anyway, I am very slowly replacing some costume pieces as they stole ALL of that too.


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This necklace is very versatile.  It adds sparkle without being overwhelming.  I have worn it with denim,  plaid flannel and silk shirts. It is on sale (code SHOPNOW) and it would make a great gift.


I ordered this cape on a whim because I had a birthday credit and I LOVE it.  It is so chic and the perfect weight if you don't want a heavy coat but it is still chilly.

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I also wanted some plaid flannel pajamas this year. I almost ordered these as they are beautiful (and 30% off with code SHOPNOW). But they are a pretty thick, warm plaid.  Here in Houston, it is rarely cold enough for me to wear those. As much as I love them, I think I would be too hot in them here.  I was disappointed as I love them and Kate really wanted to get them for me for my birthday (last week).

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But his week, I found these while shopping.  They are super soft and a lighter weight which is prefect for me.  And the price was great too.


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And if you are looking for matching family pajamas at a great price point, they have them too.


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I'll be back Monday with a great giveaway from Minted.
They are giving away 3 gift credits of $100 each to Three Peanuts readers.
Have a great weekend!



9 comments:

  1. oh, happy late birthday, kim. much excitement around your way, I see. I remember well those college app days! congrats on all the great options he has so far.

    so sorry to hear about your break-in. I know your sense of security was the greatest loss. thinking of you all! donna

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  2. Congrats to Will! As a Baylor Bear, you can guess which one I am pulling for :). Although if he picks SMU, he'll be right down the street from me and you and I could finally meet. Either way, what an accomplishment and relief to already have some wonderful options!!

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  3. So sorry to hear about your house being broken into. That happened to me about 14 years ago, and it was very hard to get over. I had an alarm system, but it was disarmed. All of my costume jewelry was taken along with a few special pieces of good jewelry. I think they would have take more things (the TV was unplugged) if my daughter hadn't come home early from high school that day. I feel sure she scared the thief/thieves off, and that is a terrible thought that she could have been confronted by them. God bless you, and I know God honors your prayers. Congratulations to Will. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  4. I am so sorry for the loss of your jewelry. We downsized 3 years ago and I still mourn the loss of so much of my stuff. I have said I should have had professional help. I accept it and then BAM, the loss hits. It was only stuff and I didn't have the trauma of thieves. You are a good woman.

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  5. That is such exciting news about Will--it must feel so great that all of his hard work is paying off! Hope you guys have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  6. Congrats to Will! I know he will do amazing in college!
    I think Santa is bringing me those gray flannel PJ's :)

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  7. Congrats on all the college acceptances! That is such a good feeling! How awful about the break in! I can't even imagine!

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  8. Congratulations on the exciting news, we have many friends that have attended School of Mines and the township of Golden is one of the best places to live in Colorado in my opinion (we lived in Boulder for three years and I always coveted a house in Golden), best of luck with the decision process!

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  9. Congrats to Will and you and Dave!

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Thank you for your kindness.