Katy Payne

Katy Payne
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When Katy was 20, she married an Aggie that grew up in the Amazon jungle. She and her husband are full-time missionaries and lived for two years on a small island with their then-toddlers. Now she is a SAHM of three living in Lindale. Her husband travels internationally a good bit and she spends most her time being taxi to their 15, 13 and 10 year olds to their bazillion activities. She started a blog, Pieces of the Story, to tell about some of their adventures. Her favorites: Jesus. Cooking food her family loves. Mother-daughter shopping in either role. Organizing and logistics. Mexican food on rainy days. Not great with: Crowds and motion in tight spaces. Board games. Pretending of any sort. Ironing or sewing. Living things other than people. Check out Katy's blog here at https://katypayne.wordpress.com
eyes

It’s Time to Splurge on Your Eyes | East Texas Moms

Now is not the time for a fabulous new lip gloss. It will do you little good in the world at this stage of the game, and it will also just make your mask dirty...

The Dying Art of Humility | East Texas Moms

Somewhere along the way we decided that it's more important to look confident and have all the answers than to exercise humility. Unfortunately we are bearing the fruit of that. And it looks like dissension,...
peaches

Just Peachy Recipes | East Texas Moms

A couple of years ago my husband planted two peach trees. For two years, the carpenter ants ate all the leaves. Last year something came and took every single peach one night just as...
beauty in crisis

When Crisis Hits, Find Beauty in the Trash Pile | East Texas Moms

We live out in the country, have pine needles on the ground instead of grass and a multitude of projects “in the works” outside at all times. Between hunting, fishing, hydroponics, and wood working...
college care pack

College Care Packages From the Mom Tribe | East Texas Moms

My son graduated from high school last year and moved away to college. I absolutely love that he grew up in a close-knit community and with very dear friends. But that means that instead of...
Fall treats

Fall Treats For All The People | East Texas Moms Blog

Nothing makes you feel the warm fuzzies of Fall more than little Fall treats. And these treats are inexpensive and easy enough to make for the neighbors, teachers, your favorite volunteers, your son's team or...
end of summer

You Know It’s Time For School To Start When… | East Texas Moms Blog

It's the end of summer, and it's time for school to start. Here's how you know:  You're out of paper plates for the 15th time this summer. You've missed trash pickup three weeks in...
relax

How to Relax In Real Life | East Texas Moms Blog

A couple of times in my life, I've found myself sunbathing on a beautiful beach vacation. And I was actually relaxed.  It wasn't until recently that I realized that lots of people actually relax in their...
summer routine

My Kids Are Home. Now What? | East Texas Moms Blog

We all live for the moment of relief when May madness stops and school is out for the Summer.  And then it is very possible that after they spend three solid days at home watching...
graduating

Wrapping Up Senior Year | East Texas Moms Blog

As the mother of a senior, I decided to write about our experience this year. I first wrote in August about how it all began. Then the continuation of the journey. And now, we wrap...