Monday, March 21, 2011


This weekend was SPECIAL.  I am going to do a little bragging.  I spent the day with Amanda yesterday.  We went to the Junior League's Spring  Boutique  and shopped.  Then we had a long lunch and we talked.  We talked about life.
And it was good.  My girl is now a BEAUTIFUL woman, a wonderful wife, an amazing Mom and a daughter I am so proud of.  I grew up never knowing if my parents even liked me.  I never want my kids to wonder. 
Amanda and  camera
(Have you noticed she has great hair and can wear it any way)?
amanda and Jackamanda and LJ100_3020100_4006

Today I spent the day with Greg and his family.  I wish I had a picture of this…I missed Greg and Grayson for a few minutes and when
I found them, they had unmade my bed and were asleep.  Church clothes and all.    Later he helped me do all kinds of things around the house that I don’t really want Jack to do yet. …you know…those little things like change the flag outside to Easter, get the summer clothes out of the attic and put the winter clothes up, even went to storage with me and helped me move a van load of stuff home (he did not enjoy this and did not pretend he did).  He loves his family so much.  He is a wonderful Dad, a great husband, UNCLE is his other name, and a SON I am so proud of.

Greg asleepGREG SNOW
Greg and AustinDana and Greg

I have no idea how I would have survived the last five months without all their support and love.

(Micah and Dana…My Boy and My Girl could not have picked better partners in life.)
All four little's were here today.
I have some great pictures for tomorrow.  I am too tired to download them tonight.   Jack spent the night with us last night and I have a funny “Jack story” to share too.  Let’s just say I am a snail mail sender and  Jack FOUND my stamps.  There was not a happy ending to this story.  
Amanda and Micah played in a couple’s charity golf tournament today.  Amanda’s first tournament and she did good..and she looked SO CUTE.  And we all know that is as important as playing well.

I have a super busy week coming up, but as the weekend comes to a close, I am thankful for family. Thankful that family was in God’s plan. Thankful that I have the one I do. Thankful that for today we are OK. 
We have been through some rough waters recently, some scary days.  It was so nice to have a very ordinary weekend. I never want to take those for granted. 


Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

The love for your family shines through each and every picture and blog post. You are so blessed with knowing that not only do they have your back but there's nothing they wouldn't do for you. Looking forward to the Jack story.

Kat aka Beachkat said...

What a sweet post!

Much love and big hugs,

Chris H said...

Lovely post... so glad your kids know how much you love them... I make sure I let mine know too.

Like you, I grew up not knowing if my parents even liked me! I still don't know... they never ever said they loved me. That is so sad eh?

Just a little something from Judy said...

You are right, you do have a beautiful family! You are also right in sharing that you never want to take them for granted. What a special gift they are to us! I love how they stuck by you and were such a big support to you during the last months.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a wonderful family!


You have such a beautiful family, inside and outside! Such a lovely, cheeful, loving post! xx

Theresa said...

Beautiful daughter and YES that hair... looks great no matter how she has it fixed:) Oh if only mine was like that!

Love it that you had some much needed help from your handsome Son! I know he enjoyed helping you!

Have a blessed day my friend! I don't take any day for granted:) HUGS!

Mandy from Burkett Blessings said...

Yay for ordinary!! You HAVE been through a lot and deserve a some normalcy for a long time! :-) Love the pics, as always. I can only imagine what little Jack looked like covered in stamps or what damage he did with them! LOL!! Oh, how precious are our sweet little boys!!!

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Nezzy said...

Awwww, sweet....ya tuckered Son plumb out girl!

Your daughter is a beauty girl. I too spent Saturday with my 'littles'...they tuckered me out.

Your love for them all shines through loud and clear sweetie!!!

God bless and enjoy this beautiful Spring Day!!! :o)

Laura said...

Happy Monday! I am a new follower from the weekend hop and I look forward to following your blog!...Hope u can come by for a visit!

Shelia said...

Hi Teresa! Oh, what a wonderful post! Your daughter is gorgeous and she does have beautiful hair. Love the picture of Sleeping Beauty! :)
What a joy to be blessed with wonderful children who have made the right choices in life! :)
Oh, boy, we're going to have a post on the littles! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

Beautiful testimony to your beautiful family! Congratulations on a good job Mom!

Sue said...

Ordinary days are my very favorite too! Nothing is better than time with family. Thank you for sharing yours with us.
Happy 1st day of spring.

gayle said...

Such a sweet post about your wonderful family!!

Sally said...

Awwww, you just brag all you want to! You have a precious family, and I'm happy for you.

I can understand what you're saying about not knowing how your parents felt; except I did with my dad but not my mom. I just never really knew, and it hurts me to think about this as she's been gone now for l0 years.

I love your photo's!!

****big hugs****

Michelle said...

I'm excited Spring is here!
I also changed my winter clothes for Spring clothes.

The Survival Mama said...

What a post full of gratitude!!!
Sounds like the perfect weekend!!

Thanks for riding the train today!! Now following so I don't miss any of the good stuff.
The Survival Mama

Cindy Swanson said...

Teresa, thank you SO much for stopping by and commenting on my blog! I don't get a lot of comments, so I cherish each one!

By the way, I lived in Shreveport for four years, and graduated from Woodlawn High School in 1974.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

You are so blessed. Your family is beautiful and they know how much you love them.