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I am Britany Just, and this is my blog, JustBritany.com. I am a Texan, born and bred, interested in digital scrapbooking, writing, family history, and Jesus. Feel free to shoot me an email if you want to chat, or comment on my posts. Either way, I’d love to get to know you!

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Hello there!

I'm Britany Just

This is my blog, JustBritany.com. I am a Texan, born and bred, interested in digital scrapbooking, writing, family history, and Jesus. Feel free to shoot me an email if you want to chat, or comment on my posts. Either way, I’d love to get to know you!

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Put On Your Quarantine Pants!

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Peter’s Favorite Recipe

Print Recipe Upside Down Shepherd’s Pie Another of my favorites from eMeals. Source: emeals.com Course: Main Course Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 15 min

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Charles Matthew Just

[WARNING – THIS IS AN UNUSUALLY LONG POST, AND SOMETHING OF A TEAR-JERKER. CONSIDER YOURSELF WARNED!] On Friday – the last day of school –

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LSHS Band Night

Tonight, the two older boys had High School Band Night, where next year’s band gathers to meet the director, learn a little about how to

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Little Elm Contest

We are in Little Elm, watching the preliminaries, and Lone Star just left the field. Here’s the video: Update: We placed 2nd in prelims –

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We are at Chili’s

Not really a big story here. We have started letting the kids take turns picking where we eat out after church Sunday. Actually, it’s much

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When It Rains, It Pours

It’s not actually raining here. In fact, it hasn’t rained here in such a long time that when Brad was in Alabama this week and a

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Princess

Our dog, Snickers, should have been named Princess, for she is no doubt the most revered member of our household.  She is adored and loved

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Pool, Day 41/53

It’s been a few days since I last wrote because, frankly, nothing has happened.  But today was PLASTER!!!  I’m SO EXCITED!!!  I got all my

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Pool, Day 38/50

So today is Thursday, the day we were originally supposed to get plaster in our pool.  Plaster is the polymer coating on the inside of

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Pool, Day 34-36

Friday came and went, and we got both green tags – for the pool (pre-plaster) and for the arbor (pre-pier).  Then on Saturday – the

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Pool, Day 30-33

Day 30 was a real disappointment.  I thought this week would be a flurry of activity.  Turns out, not so much.  On the 31st day,

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Pool, Day 29

So the decking is in, but not the stuff that goes between the bricks.  Which is okay because it still looks fantastic. I’m especially thrilled

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Pool, Day 26, 27 & 28

Turns out, installing the pool decking is a LOT of work.  Here’s the progression: Meanwhile, because life can’t be all perfume and roses, we found

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Pool, Day 25

When Brad told me the forecast for today included a 100% chance of rain, I nearly started to cry.  At the end of the day

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Pool, Day 24

I thought the stone masons would finish yesterday, but they did not.  This job of theirs is by far the biggest yet.  Today is the

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Pool, Day 23

The stone masons are back!!! I am so. very. relieved.  After yesterday, I wasn’t sure I could take another day with no progress. Mother’s Day

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Pool, Day 22

Well THAT JUST SU-, er, I mean, THAT JUST STINKS! (I almost said a bad word but stopped myself just in time, for those readers

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Pool, Day 18-19

I’m depressed. There is nothing happening on the pool, except for the electricians, who came yesterday to hook everything up to the breaker box in

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Pool, Day 17

Today, the stonework continued, but is not yet complete. We will have to wait through a weekend before they return.                  

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Pool, Day 15 & 16

On Day 15 of our pool build, we got all the water pumped out of the shell.  It was an impressive amount, but I was

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Pool, Day 12, 13 & 14

Nothing is happening on the pool, with the exception of getting the gas hooked up to the equipment, because the next big step is installing

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Pool, Day 11

Nothing happened on the pool today, probably because we had a ton of rain last night and the yard is a soupy mess!  However, I

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Pool, Day 10

This morning – early – the plumbers were back.  It was no later than 7:30am when they arrived, since they were already working when I

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Pool, Day 9

Finally, something is happening with the pool!  It was dormant most of the day, but when the plumbers arrived, they arrived in force!!! They even

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Pool, Day 6 & 7

My apologies for this post.  It’s been a continual source of frustration!!!  Hopefully this will be the last update! Day 6 was a pretty dull

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Pool, Day Five

Wednesday morning was Gunite.  In fact, the Gunite people arrived at – I kid you not – 6:45am.   It didn’t take much to get Samuel out of bed. 

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Pool, Day Four

I’m writing these posts with a few days of hindsight, since I didn’t begin the day we started on the pool. However, today was pretty

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Pool, Day Three

Between the last post and this post, we had a weekend.  And on Sunday night, a really bad line of storms blew through the area. 

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Pool, Day Two

Once the excavation was complete, the crew with all the steel re-bar showed up to create what’s called “belly steel”.  It was fascinating to see

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The Pool Saga Begins

For the past year or so, we’ve gone back and forth about building a pool in our back yard.  There were pros, there were cons,

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Funnies

When I was growing up, we used to wait with bated breath for the Sunday paper and the part we called the “Funnies”, aka the

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Just Matthew

So I've started watching the TV show Parenthood. I was told by several people that I should watch it when it first started because there

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‘Tis The Season For Grace

I listen to the local Christian radio station, and every year around this time, the stories start coming out about “random acts of kindness” or

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