Flashback Friday – Terribly Tacky, Wonderfully Fun, Totally Texan


**I originally wrote this a few years back, but just today I was trying to explain the wonder of a Texas homecoming mum to someone, and it seemed right to pull it out again.
I spent several hours this past weekend making homecoming mums with my eldest.  A ton of glitter, flowers, cowbells and ribbons later we were done.
“These are awful,” she said.  “People actually wear them?”
“”Yes!” I gasped with glee

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I’m the 40-something-ish wife of my beloved Computer Guy.

I’m the adoring and incredibly proud mom of nine children…two saints…seven in training.

I’m my brothers’ sister and my parents’ daughter.

I’m a devout Catholic, an avid political junkie, able debater, aspiring home-maker, amazing friend, and I make the meanest Chicken Fried Steak you’ll ever have the pleasure of eating.

I’m a homeschooling guru, a writing addict, a sometimes public-speaker, and an advocate for staying true to the person God created you to be.

I can’t live in a house with white walls, sing Billy Joel songs while I wash the dishes, will read anything you put in my hands, and am completely obsessed with rhinestones and cute shoes.

I am just like moms the whole world over, and then some.