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Banana Chocolate Chip Mini-Muffin Flashback

Don't you love it when you stumble on something sweet you'd forgotten about?  I made banana chocolate chip mini muffins last night with my over ripe bananas. As I was sitting here this morning eating a couple with my coffee I remembered that not only have these muffins always been a favorite with my kids, but we actually made a "cooking show" over eight years ago.   Sure enough, the cooking show is still on my YouTube channel. Wow. What a walk down memory lane. To set the scene - this was 2007. We had just moved into the house we are in now.  You might know that we call our youngest daughter "Birdie", but once upon a time our older two kids had nicknames as well.  Ashley was "Wumpy" (5 1/2 yrs old here) and  Daniel was "Munchkin" (3 1/2 yrs old here).  Laurie is of course still "Birdie" and doesn't appear in the video but she was 10 months old at this time. This was probably my one and only time to edit a video and

Houston Halloween Fun Run

What could be more fun than a Halloween themed fun run with costumes at a popular Houston brewery?  Seriously! RA Sports Management and Karbach Brewing Co have teamed up for the 8th annual Monster Mash Run in Houston on October 31, 2015. (An update for 2016 is below) The run includes chip timed 5K and 10K for all ages (on a USATF Certified course) and a KidsK for the little ones. Everyone who registers gets a Monster Mash Run t-shirt included.  The Kids K includes a trick or treat bucket and a candy stop halfway through their run.  5K and 10K runners/walkers will receive a custom made commemorative glass from Karbach and if you are over 21 you also receive two tickets for free Houston brewed Karbach beer. Woo Hoo! Free Karbach beer for runners! My kids are already discussing what costumes they will wear to volunteer and then run in the race.   I've been checking out the RA Sports Management Pinterest board for running costumes for ideas for my kids but I'm not sure

Thrilled to be Three: One Thing Remains

Every weekend my three-year old goes to the grocery store with me. An excellent companion, we have a great routine that includes a cookie, food sampling from the H-E-B Cooking Connection , and coffee and/or wine sampling (for mom). Sometimes one of the older sisters accompanies us, but today we were alone.  Singing throughout the grocery store. This past Sunday he loudly serenaded customers across more than half the store with: " His Love never fails, it never gives up, it never runs out on me. His Love never fails, it never gives up, it never runs out on me. His Love never fail, it never gives up, it never runs out on me. His Love. And On and On and On and On it Goes. Till it Overwhelms and Satisfies my Soul And I'll never ever have to be afraid. 'Cause One Thing.... Remains!"   We received many looks and several compliments. A man looked up, smiled and nodded. A lady told him not to stop, always keep singing. Another came over and said how much