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Redwater Senior Perspective 2022

WOW, I did it! I am a high school graduate—a REAL ADULT! … But WAIT! How did I get here so fast, and what am I supposed to do now? … To answer these two questions, we will have to look back starting on March 7, 2004—the day the world became a better place because I was born (those are my Mom's words!) to today as I sit here reflecting on my school years. … I have spent 18 years guided by my parents, teachers, and mentors, and now I am expected to adult all on my own. That is scary and maybe even a little dangerous.


Diamonds Are A Mom's Best Friend

When I was asked to write a story about being a traveling baseball mom, my mind exploded into many different memories. Over the past 15 years, I have been a travel ball mom for softball and baseball, and although both are very different, the sacrifice is the same. I can not put a number on the many miles we have traveled for practices, camps, and tournaments; the towns have blurred together along the way. And while the money we have spent is most definitely substantial, the relationships we have gained along this journey are more than a blessing.

Dancing Through Life

Napoleon Hill once said, "Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle." One thing I can say about my dancing daughter is that it does not come naturally to her. She works extremely hard and continuously sets and surpasses goals for herself. As her Mom, sometimes I fear it is too much time, too much pressure, and too much demand on her little body. However, I know she is reaping many benefits from training with her dance family. … Reagan is nine years old.

A Diamond in the Rough

Finding the perfect home often means seeing beyond the surface and straight to the potential. And sometimes, in looking for the potential, the perfect home might just find you. For Amber and Byron Stewart, what started as a financial investment has turned into an even better investment in family and friends.

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photo by Matt Cornelius
Watermelon Margarita

Nothing says summer like a big juicy watermelon. So why not add a little kick and take this summertime favorite to the next level?

INGREDIENTS

… • Chamoy Sauce … • Tajin … • Silver Tequila … • Lime Juice … • Agave Nectar or Simple Syrup … • Fresh Watermelon … • Ice …

INSTRUCTIONS

… • Take a rocks glass and press the rim into the Chamoy sauce. • Rotate the rim in Tajin until fully coated and set the glass aside. • In your cocktail shaker, add 1 ½ ounces of your favorite silver tequila.

The Monthly Mix

Sun Protection Style … I love to wear hats year round but you won’t catch me outside in the summer without one on. These gorgeous artesian palm hats will keep you covered on all sides and couldn’t be cuter! I love the fun colored bands on them. Hat available for $108 via Sunshine Tienda … Keep your skin covered with a UPF 50+ rash guard! This one even includes thumb holes as a fun detail. The rash guard is slightly cropped and can easily be paired with any high waisted bottoms! Rash Guard available for $78 via Mott50 … Keep it shady with a fun outdoor umbrella!

Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind.


Dear Mrs. (Slightly) Sophisticated

Is there such a thing as elevator etiquette anymore? This is a topic that draws much debate, especially among different generations. … First, a brief history of the elevator might clarify why certain rules came to be. The first human-powered, counter-weighted, personal elevator was built in 1743 for King Louis XV of France. It connected his apartment in Versailles to that of his mistress, Madame de Chateauroux, who lived one floor above him. … Elevators were used in commercial and industrial settings over the next century, not so much for moving people, but for moving heavy items.

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