here's a little blast from my past...
I'm the sweet little peanut, showing off my new legs in the church directory photo. I have an amazingly strange hair line here, do I not? Which parent do I most resemble nowadays? Mom, why didn't I get your nice, dark hair? no pressure...just curious.
My mom said right before this pic was taken, my big brother, Tom, messed his clothing...my mom made mothering look so easy. (thanks a lot mom :) big smile)...she's a natural...maternal, patient, funny, calm, and stylish shortly after giving birth to boot!
It's funny to look at this picture and try to imagine what thoughts were going thru these young pups' heads...both 25 here, two kids, small town living...what were you thinking Mom, Dad? were you happy to have your perfect little family...one pesky boy, one adorable girl...? (who turns thirty stinkin six tomorrow evening at 8:40 pm). I always enjoyed my little arm reaching out to Tom, and his body language is so like, "whoa, no way missy...you are not welcome here"..thankfully he somewhat likes me now...kinda. love ya Tommy
I am so thankful that you kept going on the childbearing front, parents...not that just having Tom would've been bad...but Andy and Beck are pretty cool and I'll tell ya straight up, if it wasn't for Beck, I would've lost "it" long ago...not that I'm holding "it" together so well...but you know what I mean. thanks guys. I love you! All FIVE of ya!
Ok, sorry for the memory post...I am stressed out....when I'm stressed out, I hurt my neck easily...it's my injury from the war...it's funny though. every time I am stressed, whether I notice the stress or not, I have neck issues or lose my voice. weird. I think my family wishes I'd go ahead and lose my voice now too.
I have mounds of Christmas prep to do today...so off I go to rally the troops...malling with Beck, mailing my cards FINALLY, slowly and steadily pounding my head against the wall of life...
Hope you are embracing the holiday, choosing JOY and loving every minute of your life. nice deep breaths. in thru your nose, out thru your mouth....there ya go. nice and easy does it.
I'm going to go throw up now. :)
David wanted me to post this pic for the family back in Illinois...this is the flat panel telly...pretty stinkin' amazing. I have yet to sit still long enough to watch anything on it...though it is wonderful while on the elliptical...