May 11, 2011

A Few Of My Favorite Things

First, let me say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for all the compliments and encouragement about the ottoman slipcover I shared recently.     Ya’ll are so sweet!    

 

Now for a few of my favorite things……some very special people in my life.

My favorite (and only) son never ceases to amaze me.     We certainly had some trying times in his growing up years but I recently told him I didn’t know how I got so lucky to be his mom.    He has worked hard to get to where he is with his career and it is really paying off.      To me, he is perfect!     Today he was able to obtain one of his long-time dreams….buying a boat!     He dreams big and usually reaches his goals.    For his birthday a few years ago, he bought himself an H2 (Hummer)!     I was a little stumped how I could compete with that so we just gave him a check for a tank of gas!     

 

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My son and daughter at The Summit in Birmingham

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This afternoon my precious little granddaughter Taylor called me.    She is an advanced reader in her 1st grade class.    That girl reads all the time!     From what I could understand, her AR score was so high she was asked if she wanted to invite a “mystery guest” to read to her class this Friday.      She wants me to come read to her class!!!!    I am so humbled and honored to do this.     I don’t know if I’m supposed to pick a book or if her teacher will provide one so I’ll have to find out.     I would love to read “Love You Forever” but I can never read that book without crying.    If you’ve never read that book, please get your hands on one and read it…..you’ll cry, I promise.

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Daughter Shannon & Taylor

After I finish at Taylor’s school, I’m going to my best friend’s house for the weekend.    We haven’t spent any time together since last October.    My best friend’s name is Judy (just like mine) and we’ve been best friends for about 30 years.     We are so much alike it’s scary.

 

 

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Here we are at the beach a couple of years ago….Judy is in white and I’m in black & white.

 

I think you can see why these are some of my “Favorite Things”…..what are yours?

8 comments:

Simply LKJ said...

Great favorites! We love our Hummers!! (not so much the gas) Yeah for Taylor. Love that book. One of our youngest's teachers recorded each of her students reading the book...it was then given to each of the kids moms for Mother's Day. Still makes me cry. Enjoy your time with your girlfriend.

Anonymous said...

You are one proud mom and grandma!
What an honor being asked to read to your granddaughter's class. Enjoy--and DON'T read Love You Forever if you don't want to tear up while you're reading it, ha ha!
My youngest is 26--I bought that book when she was in elementary school and I still have it saved along with a few others that were favorites.

Have fun!

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Surfing blogland and found you! Being a retired educator it warms my heart that you are able to participate in your child's school activities! Favorite things...family connections!
Blessings!!

Kat aka Beachkat said...

I like your list of favorite things. Family and family togetherness is always a favorite of mine too. And spending time with friends. How special that Taylor asked you to read to her class. Can't wait to hear about it.

Hugs,
Kat

sharon said...

I love that book! When I was teaching second grade I would read it to my class but never without tears! My students always laughed at that! I like your favorite things!!!

Sharon@Decorating is Bliss said...

Your granddaughter is absolutely adorable!

paige said...

thanks judy for the update on virginia.
i am amazed at the work the lord is doing in their family's life.

beautiful blog & beautiful family!

classic • casual • home said...

I can totally see why they are your favorites! I feel that way about mine.

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