Fifteen debutantes dressed in traditional gowns and carrying bouquets of red roses were presented to society on December 28, 2021, at Texarkana Country Club. John Crisp, master of ceremonies, introduced each young lady as she stepped from the dais. Vicki Carr and Andrea Finley played the chosen debut song for each debutante as she and her escort circled the room. This season was coordinated by Miss Blaire Barlow. … … Hollan Briley Borowitz … Hollan Briley Borowitz is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Borowitz of Texarkana, Texas.
“Are you a cat person or a dog person?” I’m pretty sure I’ve been asked this question countless times during my lifetime, even more so since finding myself back in the world of dating over ten years ago. However, never once have I been asked if I was a raccoon person. Little did I know that back in April of 2020, a raccoon had chosen me to be her “human.” It was at this moment, my face became a permanent imprint on Rocky (my unbeknownst-to-me pet).
Ten debutantes dressed in traditional gowns and carrying bouquets of red roses were presented to society on November 27, 2021, at Texarkana Country Club. John Crisp, master of ceremonies, introduced each young lady as she stepped from the dais. Vicki Carr and Andrea Finley played the chosen debut song for each debutante as she and her escort circled the room. This season was coordinated by Miss Blaire Barlow. … … Brooklynn Elizabeth Bearden … Miss Brooklynn Elizabeth Bearden is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brent Bearden of Texarkana, Texas.
“Kate, do you need some help with that?” I asked. One of my resolutions for 2022 is to excel in being a better big sister. I want to spend more time with my sister, Kate, and help her out more frequently. I would also like to improve on being an example for her. Time can fly by, so I’m going to use it wisely. Here are a few ways I’m going to try and accomplish this. … One way I’m going to help Kate more often is by helping her with her chores. When it’s her night to do the dishes, I can help her load them.
My six-year-old loves to play hide and seek. I was never a fan of the game as a child because I despised the heart-racing feeling of wondering if they would find me in my dark hiding place. Maybe it was because I have never liked feeling anxious or out of control. I preferred being the seeker in the light rather than the one silently waiting alone in the dark. As an adult, however, when life is no longer a game and after having lived through heartaches and life experiences that have brought me to my knees, I now recognize my default mode is hiding.
The struggle you are in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Richard Turner could not have known when he overcame alcoholism and an addiction to prescription painkillers that he was developing within himself a strength that would be invaluable in the face of a second struggle. Cancer, as it often does, unexpectedly burst on the scene, threatening all his renewed hopes and dreams. However, that practiced and abundant strength showed up at the perfect time. “I find tranquility in the trials of life,” Richard shared.
Plan for Peace … I saw a post on social media the other day that showed the face of a confused little girl and said, “When you realize 2022 is right around the corner and you still haven’t processed 2019.” Maybe I’m the only one who can relate to that little girl, but I feel like 2021 came and went like the Tasmanian Devil. Our daughter is about to be seven years old. The Brothers are almost three. So much life happened in 2021 and I feel like I missed a lot of it. I want to do better in 2022. … Every January brings a time of reflection of the previous twelve months.
Pulling down the Shirleys’ driveway, you are met with a stunning white house. You immediately notice the painted brick, soft arches and black windows. You are drawn in by the traditional feel of the house with its simple columns and a hint of farmhouse from its welcoming front porch. It looks so fresh and current; one might assume they are getting ready to step into a new build. That newness greets you when you step inside as well. There are light Scandinavian tones in the wood flooring, pristine white walls and trim, and fun, contemporary light fixtures with pops of gold.
New Habits for a New Year … 2022 is here with a fresh new start for each of us! I love the possibilities of a new year of life and the motivation it inspires. It is the perfect time to start healthy habits or just treat yourself a little better this year! Start with planning out the goals you have for the year and decide what you need to achieve them. … Write those goals out and how you plan to meet them in a journal! I love to keep one in my bedside table drawer for a brain dump before bed.
Is there such a thing as texting etiquette? … Dear Modern Manners, … This is something you will not find in a book by Emily Post, as I am quite certain she never sent a text message. In my opinion, it should follow the same rules as a telephone with a land line. … When we were growing up, there were strict rules about phone use in the home. No calls before 8 am unless in an emergency. If you received a phone call at 6 am, someone was in the hospital or jail. Certain households had differing rules regarding afternoon and evening hours.