Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Mother & Daughter & Steel Magnolias!

Today, October 23rd, is my Mom's Birthday. 
It's her first Birthday in Heaven 
And our first Birthday without her here.

 "There is no such thing as natural beauty."

I could call her anytime I needed someone to talk to. 
She would just call up my kids & ask randomly things like 
"How are your shoes?
I'd like to buy a new pair for School."
There is no one else in our lives who can do the things she did for us.

 "The only thing that separates us from the animals 
is our ability to accessorize."

The Lifetime Channel has given me a gift for her Birthday: 
They have Remade her all time Favorite Movie: 
Steel Magnolias! 

 "Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion."

Today I will watch both the Original & the Remake!!
I was so excited when I saw they were redoing such a Great Movie! 
I DVR'd the new one when it premiered on Lifetime earlier this month 
& have saved it for today. 
"Please don't cry or I will too. 
I have a strict policy that nobody cries alone in my presence."
I found among her things a Double Feature Movie set 
I had bought her some years ago;
they had paired her Favorite Movie with My Favorite Movie! :) 

 "Honey, time marches on 
and eventually you realize it is marchin' across your face."

Happy Birthday Mom! 
Above is us at her Birthday Party last year, when she turned 80!!
All the phrases in pink (my signature color!) :) 
are some of my favorite quotes from Steel Magnolias.
I Love you & miss you Everyday!

"That which does not kill us, makes us stronger."

Saturday, October 20, 2012

My Anniversary Surprise

October 17th was our 25 Wedding Anniversary! It fell on a Wednesday & we both had to work. :( At about 1:30 in the afternoon, I was the Greeter at the front door of the Credit Union & was helping a Member with CD rates & in walks my Husband with a dozen Red Roses & his Guitar over his shoulder! He then proceeded to Serenade me in front of the entire Credit Union, Co-workers & Customers alike! People were video taping us with their phones, and cheered for us.

An elderly man came up to John & said "Are you the Husband? I thought you were a Singing Telegram! That was Lovely!" :) And all the Women I work with told me he has to be the Best Husband in the World! And that they are gonna show their Husbands the Video & tell them "See, it doesn't just happen in the Movies!" :) It was a great Anniversary Surprise! One we will always remember. After work that evening we went out to a Great Steak Dinner!

It's Hard to Believe it's been 25 years! Can't wait to see where the next 25 take us!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

25 Years

 Today is a Day of Celebration!


On October 17th, 1987 I said "I Do!"

It's 25 Years latter and I Still Do!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Happy Birthday To My Man!

 Today I Celebrate the Man in my life! 

My Best Friend & Husband. 

I couldn't ask for a better Father for our Children.

Happy Birthday John.   

 I Love you more than you can know!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

There's No Place Like Homecoming!

  My Baby Girls are High School Freshmen this year
And they just attended their first Homecoming. 

My girls love fashion & putting together outfits to wear. 
So we went dress shopping at one of our favorite places; Goodwill.
We actually went to 3 Goodwill stores in 1 day, but we found their dresses!
(And inexpensively, I might add)

 A boy that Lexi likes & has been friends with, 
who is in Marching Band with her
left a note in her band locker asking her to go to Homecoming with him. 

She texted me at work to tell me about it & that she had said yes. :)

Lexi who usually wears her hair braided or up, 
decided to wear her hair down.
And Erica, who almost always wears her hair down, put hers up.
Both looked Lovely!

Lexi & Jacob double dated with their friends Kelsey & Paul, 
going out to dinner together.
Cute Couples!
And Erica met a group of her friends for dinner before the Dance.


The girls have been friends with Kelsey since Elementary School. 

 First date! 
(Very scary for a Mother!)

"Band Geeks Unite!"
(And Erica, who isn't in Band, but is a Choir Diva instead) :)

Our first Homecoming was a success, 
They both had a great time. 
And I survived it! 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


15 years ago today two precious little girls entered our lives. In honor of their fifteenth Birthday, I'm posting 15 pictures of them, along with the Lyrics of Taylor Swift's song appropriately titled Fifteen.


By Taylor Swift

 You take a deep breath and you walk through the doors
It's the morning of your very first day
You say "Hi" to your friends you ain't seen in a while
Try and stay out of everybody's way
It's your freshman year and you're gonna be here
For the next four years in this town
Hoping one of those senior boys will wink at you and say
"You know I haven't seen you around, before"

'cause when you're fifteen and somebody tells you they love you
You're gonna believe them
And when you're fifteen
Feeling like there nothing to figure out
Well count to ten, take it in
This is life before you know who you're gonna be

You sit in class next to a redhead named Abigail
And soon enough you're best friends
Laughing at the other girls who think they're so cool
We'll be out of here as soon as we can

And then you're on your very first date and hes got a car
And you're feeling like flying
And you're mommas waiting up and you think hes the one
And you're dancing round your room when the night ends
When the night ends

'cause when you're fifteen and somebody tells you they love you
You're gonna believe them
When you're fifteen and your first kiss
Makes your head spin round but
In your life you'll do things greater than dating the boy of the football team
But I didn't know it at fifteen

When all you wanted was to be wanted
Wish you could go back and tell yourself what you know now
Back then I swore I was gonna marry him someday
But I realized some bigger dreams of mine

And Abigail gave everything she had to a boy
Who changed his mind and we both cried

'cause when you're fifteen and somebody tells you they love you
You're gonna believe them
And when you're fifteen, don't forget to look before you fall
Ive found that time can heal most anything
And you just might find who you're supposed to be
I didn't know who I was supposed to be at fifteen

La la la la la .. la la la la la .. La la la la la
Your very first day
Take a deep breath girl
Take a deep breath as you walk through those doors. 

Happy Birthday 
Erica & Alexia
We Love You
And are so Proud of You.