1/25/2009

The "NOBLEPRIS" Award.....


Hello my friends! Oh my...I am simply elated....two of my very dear friends have honored me with the "NoblePris" or "Wonderful Mother" award! I can't think of a more honorable or noble calling than that of Motherhood! Thank you so very much Melissa and Christine for thinking of me!!!
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Well now, in celebration of receiving such an honorable award...I believe that I have been given full rights to do just a little bragging....hehe!!! So grab a seat and let me tell you all about my three darling daughters!!!
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This is my first-born, Lisa Marie...she was born on November 5th, 1974. I was really still just a baby myself...I had just turned 18 when I had her! I was such a proud mama...and she was such a pretty baby girl! She was really the perfect baby...I just never had any problems with her. She had such a happy disposition! Lisa is now 34 yrs. old, married and has 3 boys...she lives in south Texas. I'm so very proud of her, she's so beautiful...inside and out...she's such a tenderhearted and loving young woman, so intelligent and very talented! She writes, sings and plays the guitar, to name just a few of her many talents!!!

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My second born is Aimee Lee...she was born November 18th, 1976! I didn't think I was ever going to have this child...she was nearly a month overdue. Aimee is 32 yrs. old, married and has 2 children...a boy and a girl and lives in south Texas. She manages a very nice apartment community and is such a "go-getter"...I'm so proud of her, she has always been so successful at everything she tries her hand at! She loves interior decorating and in fact she has been very busy with redecorating the model apartment where she works lately! Hmmm...wonder where she got that love for decorating from...hehe!!! Isn't she a pretty girl?
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My youngest daughter Jennifer Lynne is 28 yrs. old, married and has 5 children and also lives in south Texas! Now...Jenni broke the mold for quiet, easy tempered babies! From the time that child was born...she fussed! If there was any noise in the house...it was coming from Jenni...hehe!!! And...she's still that way!!! She has a very boisterous disposition...always joking and laughing! I always call her my "sunshine" because she can always make me laugh...and I'm not just talking about laughing just a little...she has a way about her that she just won't quit until she has me laughing and peeing my pants! Yep...so sorry to be so crude but it just explains my Jenni to a tee!!! She's a wonderful mama to her 5 children...they just think the sun and moon rises and sets in their mama...of course, she's just like one of the kids herself...hehe!!! I sure do admire her patience and fortitude with raising 5 children!!! I'm so proud of her!!!
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Why...just look at that smile...she even looks onery...doesn't she? Hehe!!!
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Grandma's Brag Book!
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My three wonderful daughters have given me 10 of the most precious grandbabies ever!!! I'm a tellin' ya...they are truly the "apple of my eye"!!! Each and everyone of them is so sweet and so special...they all make me so very proud!!!
Lisa's boys...Antonio Jr., Alexander James, and Adam Christopher! They're all such good boys, so respectful, smart, and handsome too!!!
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Aimee's children, Noah Jay and Emiliee Brea. Aren't they just the cutest little darlings that you've ever seen? I love their pose for the camera...so cool in their sunshades...hehe!!!
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Jenni's 5 children...Ryan Andrew, Ethan Lee, Erick Wayne, Seth Nicolus, and Caylee Madison! Whew...Jenni had 4 boys before having her little Caylee girl...we didn't think she was ever going to have a girl! This photo was taken this last summer at our local Car Show...they're standing in front of Grandpa Russell's 1970 RS Camaro! Why just look at those 5 little angels!!!
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Hehehe...oh my, and just when I thought my child raising days were over...I met Russell! Russell has a son and a daughter...they were just 6 and 7 yrs. old when we met. You know...I don't really think of them as my step-children...for one thing, they were both so young when I came into the picture...and I've been able to watch them grow and be a mama to them too!!!
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This photo was taken shortly after I came into their lives...Darrin Andrew is 7 yrs. old and Danielle is 6 yrs. old...aren't they just precious?
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Here is a recent photo of Darrin who will turn 15 this February! He has grown into such a handsome young man!!! He's such a sweet boy...quiet and reserved but very loving! He makes good grades at school and is very good at track! He's been so excited lately because he's going to get his driver's permit in just a couple of months.
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Here is a recent photo of Danielle Alice who will be turning 14 yrs. old in April. Isn't she pretty...she was "striking a pose" for me...hehe!!! She also makes very good grades in school and she loves volleyball and is very good at it! Wow...and can she sing!!! She does solos in her school choir all of the time!!! She always tickles me because she loves to cook and she is always watching all of the cooking shows! Last year I was in Texas during Thanksgiving so Danielle cooked the entire Thanksgiving meal for her daddy, brother, and Grandpa! I was so very proud of her!!!
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Well my friends...thank you so much for endulging this proud Mama's/Grandma's brags!!! I probably bored you to tears so I do apologize...and I kept the brags to a minimum...hehe!!! I really could have just gone on and on...hehe!!! Once again, thank you so very much...Melissa and Christine...for the "Wonderful Mother" award...it was a lovely walk down memory lane for me!!!
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I'd love to pass this honorable "NoblePris" award on to all of you dear, sweet women that have loved and nurtured your children with that unconditional love that only mamas have!!! And even though my daughters do not have blogs, I still would like to honor them with this "Wonderful Mother" award...I'm so thankful that they are doing an outstanding job raising my grandbabies!!!
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Love ya'll,
Chari
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13 comments:

ann said...

What a lovely family.I am so glad to see them.It makes us more real to see what our families look like....I have ANOTHER award for you.Come on down and pick it up...Ann

xinex said...

Wow, what a beautiful, great accomplished family! You surely deserve your award, just look at what your nurturing turned your children into!...Christine

Bo said...

Chari, you did a great job accepting this "MOM" award...Your daughters are all beautiful & I can see a strong resemblance to you! You are a lucky lady to have 10 grands (so far)...and your & Russell's children are so dear looking. ;-) Bo

santamaker said...

Ahhhhh...Chari, this was so interesting and so nice of you to share your family. YOu gotta be so proud of all of them. Your daughters are beautiful and I can sure see a resemblance to their pretty Mom! Lucky you to have those adorable grandchildren! Russell's children are also so cute and lucky to have you in their world!

Tomarie said...

Oh Chari, your daughters are all so beautiful!!! I can just "feel" the love you have for them and all your beautiful grandbabies right through the computer! :-)
To have raised such loving AND accomplished daughters really says something about YOU!
Your children with Russell look so sweet! I can't believe that Danielle at her young age, cooked a Thanksgiving meal!! :-)
Loved looking at alllll your grandbabies!
You truly have a beautiful family!
L~

Happy To Be said...

GM Dear Friend...what a beautiful family you have girl..and you had 3 daughters like I did that also our my pride and joy..I have my Dawna who is my sunshine girl..and the same thing when we are together she just makes me laugh until I pee..and girl that not crude thats a funny fun time..I call her my Depends girl because every time she is around me I need to be wearing Depends..ha ha!! Dawna was here last weekend and by the time she went home my sides were hurting..not even don't to talk about spitting my morning coffee all over the table...
I can really see you in your daughters..is't it great when they don't look like the dad??...and Girl I can't believe a 14 year old cooked a Thanksgiving dinner I mean we are not talking Pop tarts here..and 10 grand babies WOW!! you have me beat on that one..but then I have you beat on great grand babies ha ha!! Yours the best dear friend...did I ever tell you how much I love ya sis?? thanks so much for sharing your wonderful family...and give my love to Russell and my prays to you both...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Cindy J. said...

Dear Sis, so nice to see this beautiful famly of yours again. Those girls sure do favor their beautiful Mom. And those grandkids, well, every grandma's heart knows how you feel about them. I can't think of anyone who would be a better Mom to anyone, what a blessed day for Darrin and Danielle when you entered their lives. Love ya Sis, Cindy

Lynette said...

Hi Chari - what a great tribute to your family and the pictures were awesome!! You have every right to brag - that's what we're here for!!

Glad you shared them all with us! Have a good one ~

Melissa Miller said...

Hello Chari and Congrats!

Well deserved my friend. What a beautiful family you have.
I know you are proud!

My hubby's B-day is also Nov 18TH.

Have a blessed Sunday.
~Melissa ;)

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Oh Chari...What a beautiful family you have! You have every right to brag!!! And such wonderful grandchildren. It's what life's all about, isn't it?? Hugs...Debbie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Chari, your family is beautiful! I'm so glad to have "met" all of them. It sounds to me like you have every reason to brag. laurie

Kathysue said...

Chari,what beautiful girls you have and your grandbabies are amazing.When you were describing each girl and then I saw their pictures I could totally see in each of them what you had describes.It is fun to see more of your life.Thank you for sharing,Kathysue