Tuesday, May 6, 2014

17 Somehow

My "baby" is 17 years old today.

In honor of her, I wrote 17 reasons why I love her.

1. It was you who made me a mom.

2. Your smile when it lights up your whole face.

3. Your beautiful red curly hair.

4. The way you growl at me in the morning so I know you are awake.

5. When you snuggle with me.

6. Your beautiful voice.

7. Your stubborn nature.

8. The freckles on your nose.

9. Our chats in the car.

10. Your hazel eyes which express so much.

11. Your passion when you love something.

12. Your laugh (which I would like to hear more of).

13. The amazing things you create in ceramics.

14. The way you walk around the house snuggled in a blanket until mid-July.

15. Your interactions with R and other little kids.

16. How you look awesome in anything from a prom dress to a pair of ripped jeans.

17. Because you are YOU!

You deserve a fantastic year, K. I love you :)

Monday, May 5, 2014


So, today I did a million things like every mom out there.

Some things I did OK, other things I could improve on.

Fine, I could improve on a lot...

I didn't do anything exceptional until I was a baseball game tonight.

One of the boys had a baseball game and I went and watched some of it. His brother said, "Hey Sue, Dad, catch this." And because I was paying attention or I was looking for stardom, I paid attention. He threw me a football with a nice spiral and I caught it. That's right. I caught it looking like it was no big deal.

Then, I threw it back to him.

And it spun in a tight spiral.

And I was right back in High School quarterbacking my Junior Powder Puff football team.

Ah, those were the days.....