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I Saw God Today

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Daddy and Jackie
I Saw God Today Lyrics by George Strait
I just walked down the street to the coffee shop
had to take a break
I'd been by her side for eighteen hours straight
I saw a flower growing in the middle of the sidewalk
pushing up through the concrete
like it was planted right there for me to see
the flashin' lights, the honkin' horns
all seemed to fade away
in the shadow of that hospital at 5:08
I saw God today

I've been to church
I've read the book
I know He's here, but I don't look
near as often as I should
Yeah, I know I should
His fingerprints are everywhere
I'd just slow down to stop and stare
opened my eyes and man I swear
I saw God today

I saw a couple walking by they were holding hands
Man, she had that glow
yeah I couldn't help but notice she was starting to show
I stood there for a minute takin' in the sky
lost in that sunset
a splash of amber melted in the shades of red


I got my face pressed up against the nursery glass
She's sleeping like a rock
My…

Jesus Loves Me This I Know

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Jackie's Hands by Evie
In honor of Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week February 7-14, 2011

Jackie's Journey

Jacqueline Rose was born at 1:39pm on Saturday, February 23rd, 2008. She was a beautiful 18 inches long and 6 pounds, 12.7 ounces. Being 5 weeks early, she was kept in the Memorial City Hospital NICU for several days. During that time, she got better, needing less oxygen, no warmer, and even began feeding. However, her lower oxygen saturation levels led the doctor to do an echocardiogram. It revealed that she had Transposition of the Great Arteries. She was immediately transferred to Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, where they repeated the echo and found an atrial septal defect, a ventral septal defect, coarctation of the aorta, and that her PDA was still open. In laymen's terms, Jackie was born with the two major arteries attached to her heart backwards. The ASD, VSD and open PDA are essentially holes in her heart. While the TGA should have prevented any …

Texas Our Texas

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Round Top, Texas
One of our favorite places to go on day trips from Houston is Round Top. Known for its great antique shopping, it also boasts sweeping views of beautiful, quintessential Texas country landscapes. Of course, no trip to Round Top is complete without a meal at Royer's Round Top Cafe.
"the royer experience" is something that touches you but something that you can't touch.... it is about family, food, fun, friends, breakin' bread together... and most of all memories!



Bud's Chocolate Chip Pie
Our favorite recipe from Royer's Round Top Cafe cookbook


Bud's Chocolate Chip Pie
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup flour
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup melted unsalted butter
1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1 (10-inch) pie shell


Mix sugars and flour together. Stir in eggs and then the butter, combining well. Fold in the nuts and chips. spread in the prepared crust and bake at 325 degress for 60 to 70 minutes or un…