Teacher Appreciation and a Key Lime Pie

May 12, 2011 Teacher appreciation week was last week but I had not started my blog then. So here’s to all the great teachers out there!  We have been blessed with remarkable teachers throughout Rachel’s life. I think teaching is […]

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Why blog? Why now?

May 11, 2011 When I was growing up, I dreamed I would be a famous author.  That was my first real ambition.  For as long as I can remember I have written. I spent hours at the creek behind our […]

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I Love Peanut Butter!

May 9, 2011     I am proud of my Southern heritage (hence the SassySouthernGal title; more on that another day).  One very southern thing about me is that I do so love to cook, and I love to use […]

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My First Blog: Great Women of My Life

May 8, 2011 Jonathan has been wanting me to do a blog for several years. Most importantly, I chose a name for my blog. SassySouthernGal. Seems quite appropriate. Don’t know where this will go but I did think that Mother’s […]

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It’s Who I Am

March 21, 2013 Today is World Down Syndrome Day!  It is a day recognized by the UN, countries and organizations around the world where we celebrate the lives of individuals with Down syndrome.  It is March 21 every year.  March, […]

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It is Finished

These are the Easter cookies I made last night. I should have taken the pictures before I bagged them because the bags cause a terrible glare. No big deal – just simple sugar cookies with the easiest frosting ever.  1 […]

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When We Know Better

Each year World Down Syndrome Day (WDSS) is celebrated on March 21.  I mentioned this last week in one of my blogs. This is because scientifically Down syndrome is caused by a triple copy of the 21st chromosome so instead […]

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Random Thoughts and Holleys

Just a few of my random thoughts today.  We went to Memphis over spring break. It is like going home because we spent 10 years there. It is where Rachel was born and it’s where my “war buddies” are.  I […]

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Safe Sitter

Last week while we were at the Buddy Walk on Washington, we had the opportunity to speak briefly with Chris Burke. We first met Chris Burke when Rachel was about 14 months old and we participated in our first Buddy […]

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Walking the Talk

“Wow. That’s amazing.” Wow is another of Rachel’s commonly used remarks. We just returned from the NDSS (National Down Syndrome Society) Buddy Walk on Washington.  I’ve blogged about the Buddy Walk before and this wasn’t a Buddy Walk in the […]

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