thankful thursday



things i am thankful for this week:


proof that blogging pays: round two.
i received my prizey from vanessa's blog giveaway--a decorated tin with 10 cards she had stamped herself. SCORE!

mia was positively in love with the whole deal, she couldn't seem to keep her hands off the cards inside. which is why she is making that mean face in the photo, because i told her they were being put AWAY. not happy.
what DID make mia happy was her favorite card in the bunch--frankenstein. she asked if he could lay next to her while she watched dora today. i said, "just this once."





a little blog-pat-on-the-back:

when we sat down in hsm3 the other afternoon, i felt a tap on my shoulder and turned around to see my neighbor from my neighborhood that i grew up in, jillyn.



she confessed that she had been reading my blog--my first reaction was to hope that i hadn't scarred her too badly. and that she hadn't seen any of the naughty words.

she surprised me by telling me that she enjoyed reading me, which pretty much validated me for life. it's a big deal to get words of encouragement from somebody who saw you in your worst short-mini-skirt/frosted-hair/reckless-driving-too-fast-through-the-neighborhood phase. (so sorry about that, jillyn. as a mother now i want to go back and kick my butt. AND ground me until 21.) she didn't have to come across the movie theater to tell me that. but she did and it did this girl good. thank you.

and HEY to spencer in kentucky! why you no call?




last but certainly not least:

i'm thankful for a vampire-loving 14 year old who brought home 6 A's and 1 B+ . katie works so hard and we are so proud of her. i love you kaitlyn!

18 comments:

Vanessa said...

Wow Mia! She looks a little unhappy in the first pic, but I'm glad that Frankenstein lifted her spirits. I hope they enjoyed Dora together!

jenjen said...

Love your blog! Your kids are so cute. I have a vampire-loving daughter too. Thanks for lightening up my days with your hilarity.

Jillyn said...

You're making me come out of hiding......hey, remember that time...oh, I better not tell that story here. Call me some time.

Brooke said...

Love the pic of your daughter's grouchy face. SO hilarious!

Tiburon said...

So glad that blogging pays for YOU! ;)

And hooray for Katie! She rocks the hizzouse. Tell her I will buy her a vampire for her birthday.

LN said...

Love the "mean face" from Mia. If she weren't so darn cute, we might even take her seriously.

And a big WTG for Katie. Great report card!!

Harlene said...

Congrats to Katie!!
Mia is the cutest, and you've gotta love that your girls taste in men-vampires and frankenstein.

Whitney R said...

Wow, good job Kaitlyn!


I wanted that box!

Dang. I only won something once. Wait no twice. But It was never first place. Always just a runner up. Dangit.

tammy said...

Awesome thankful list. I don't know how you could ever say no to Mia's cute little face.

tara said...

um, yay. glad blogging pays for YOU. i've gotten nothing but carpel tunnel.

and what does it say about me that I don't have ONE RED item in my closet and the present moment? time for me to sex it up I guess. maybe then I'll get something better then the golden for date night. (corral that is, golden corral). KIDDING. jeff would be peeling himself off the wall if he went Tight A on me. RED damn shirt or not:)

Anonymous said...

Have I told you how positively cute that little Mia is and Katie is just beautiful!

Great TT list!

Natalie said...

You have some good genes. Your kids are gorgeous.

Kami said...

Good Work Katie! Mia and her faces are the cutest. Can she come play...with me?

MiaKatia said...

Props to Katie, she deserves it! Oh my, how much do I love those pictures of Mia!

carly k. said...

I love it that she wanted him to lay by her and you let her only this once. I can't decide who is more hilarious...you or your daughter...

*KaTiE cLoVeR* said...

im expecting you to keep to that tiburon. (:
thank you mom! i love you too! (:

hollylynn said...

mia is adorable! i love her little haircut.

Mother Goose said...

way to go on miss smarty pants, beauty and brains