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My Most Embarrassing Moment

Describe your most embarrassing moment

Today’s topic in the “30 Things I Want My Son To Know About Me” is, “Describe you most embarrassing moment.” I have had a lot of embarrassing moments. Although, I do NOT embarrass easily, especially when I was younger. It’s a gift, not getting embarrassed easily. It really is. One I wish I still possessed. […]

My 5 Passions

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 13, 2014 | Categories: Fun, Health and Fitness, Random Thoughts and Conversations
what are 5 passions you have

Today’s topic in the “30 Things I Want My Son To Know About Me” is, “What are 5 passions you have?” I thought this question would be tough, but three of the five came to me extremely easily… I had to think a few minutes on the other two. According to the Merriam-Webster, passion is […]

If I could have 3 wishes, what would I wish for?

Today’s topic in the “30 Things I Want My Son To Know About Me” is, “If you could have 3 wishes, what would you wish for?” I thought this would be easy, but it is not. Because 3 wishes would be incredible, yet, I’d probably later, think, “Why didn’t I wish for this… or that?” […]

Letters to Our Sons & Happy Birthday

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 6, 2013 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Letters to Our Sons, Pets

Dear Cody, What a month November was… really, crazy, busy, fun-filled month. When I say busy, I mean seriously busy. So I’m going to cover a few of the big highlights. Early in November your daddy took you to see the replicas of the Nina and the Pinta that were in Knoxville. You had such […]

Letters to Our Sons: Halloween Edition – November 2013

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 1, 2013 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Letters to Our Sons

Dear Cody, One of your favorite months and time of year has just been wrapped up with you going out trick-or-treating. You have had a blast this month helping decorate for Halloween.  We went to KCT’s annual Halloween party. And to Cherokee Caverns for some hauntingly fun cave trick-or-treating. You and Daddy picked out a […]

Letters to Our Sons – October 2013

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 4, 2013 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Letters to Our Sons

Dear Cody, It has been another busy month. You’ve done a lot of fun things this month, like, hiking and exploring in Cades Cove and going to see “Mulan”, at Knoxville Children’s Theatre (and we are actually going to see it a second time tonight with your fellow cast members from “Tom Sawyer”). You got […]

Letters to Our Sons – September 2013

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 6, 2013 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Letters to Our Sons

Dear Cody, What a month! The biggest thing to happen in August was you starting 5th grade. Well, it’s really BIG for me. I’m actually very sad about it, because this year will be the end of your elementary school years. We love, I mean L-O-V-E, your elementary school. I just cannot imagine not going […]

Letters to Our Sons – August 2013

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 2, 2013 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Letters to Our Sons

Dear Cody, I usually write a letter, but boy have we been busy this month. It has been so much fun spending this summer with you! You ARE an amazing boy. You are so smart, funny, and talented. You start 5th grade on August 12th and I am beyond sad about this. This will be […]

Letters to Our Sons – July 2013

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 5, 2013 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Letters to Our Sons

Dear Cody, I have enjoyed this past month so much. You have been out of school for a little over a month now, and we have been having so much fun! Let’s see… we joined a local community school with some of our friends, and you are learning how to swim. You love the pool. […]

Letters to Our Sons – June 2013

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 7, 2013 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Letters to Our Sons

Dear Cody, It has been a crazy month since my last letter. Crazy. May was jam-packed with a lot of end of “Sarah Plain and Tall closing and end of school activities. Yes, that’s right…. end of school. I’m not sure who was more ready for summer break, you, or me. 🙂 SPAT closed on […]