#2,253 Pink Diary.

Tonight at dinner, we had the honor of signing the hot pink furry diary of a sweet little girl named Darcy.

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And my note to her said, “Try to write a little bit in this diary every day because someday you’ll look back and be glad you did.”

I’m speaking from experience on this one.



Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Daily Journal

11 thoughts on “#2,253 Pink Diary.

  1. Awe that just warms my heart. Good advise to Darcy. My Dad kept a diary from the time he was a little boy through high school. Mom and I enjoy reading the daily entries of his life growing up on a farm and going to school.

  2. Absolutely loved the pilot. Living in a small town, myself, it was refreshing to see small town living and humble, “good”, people.

    However, this post doesn’t sit well with me. All I see is arrogance masked behind a cute, pink diary.

    Famous already?? Humble yourselves. Best of luck to y’all and your new adventure.

  3. Laura Grant- there is not one ounce of arrogance associated with this post. My daughter and I love Hometown because this IS our hometown. At dinner tonight we spotted Ben and Erin at the next table and went over to say hello. That’s what friends and neighbors in Laurel do. We support each other. It just so happens we recently returned from Disney where both of my daughters loved getting autographs. So why not let two of our awesome friends sign her diary? It made her so happy! That’s what life is about.

  4. Haha- Melissa, you are absolutely correct! I understand supporting people in your hometown! I think that is important and living in a town of less than 3000 people myself, that’s what we do! There was NOTHING wrong with him signing the autograph.

    However, the arrogance is in posting about it. As in “look- people are asking for my autograph”

    It is the same as doing a good deed for someone and telling people about it for a pat on the back. I was raised to be humble and when I do things for others, it is between God and I. No one else. Social media doesn’t need to know about it.

    I am sure Ben and Erin are great people. This picture is just not what I would imagine in my “Hometown.” To each their own….but pride comes before the fall.

  5. Oh Laura, I’m pretty sure God said something about being nice to others and not tearing others down but instead, lifting them up and celebrating good things, too. This blog is a happy place for a lot of people, let’s keep it that way!

  6. That is the sweetest thing ever, Erin and Ben! Darcy will probably remember the kindness you showed her for the rest of her life, and I bet she will write in her pink fuzzy diary!! As children, we all had role models, whether it was a grandparent, a coach, a celebrity, or even a neighbor. You two are just that for this little girl, a positive role model! I applaud you for posting the GOOD that happened in YOUR day today as well, because it shows just how humble you are in that you found this little girl significant enough to blog about. Much love for you two.

    • She was so precious. It honestly made our day that she would want us to write in her diary. As a little girl I had one with a tiny lock and I would write all my deep thoughts about my pet rabbit, the boy who held my hand in music class, a song I had heard that day, a comment that hurt my feelings on the field trip bus. It’s an honor to be asked to be part of her story.

  7. Oh my gosh! I can’t understand how someone would find fault with this post. I have been reading this blog since you were featured in Hooked on Houses and I am so proud of what you guys have accomplished. I remember having a book like this when I was a little girl. I also remember having an autograph book and getting everyone that I knew to sign it. Thank you again for sharing your daily life with us and stay positive 🙂

  8. I enjoy hearing ALL the good things that happen in your life!! It is so wonderful that the show was picked up. Lots of hard work ahead but oh what a joy to enjoy what you do. Blessings!!

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