5/07/2011

Sunday Favorites...No. 100

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Welcome to the 100th "Sunday Favorites"
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"Sunday Favorites" is a Sunday meme designed to give bloggers a chance to share a favorite post from the past!!! For more information on how to republish a past post just click HERE.
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Hello my friends!!!
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Welcome to the 100th run of "Sunday Favorites"
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I hope that you're having a wonderful Mother's Day weekend! Do you have special plans for celebrating Mother's Day? It will be kind of quiet at my place. As many of you know...my mother and all three of my daughters live in Texas. I really do love Colorado but it is especially at times like this...that I wished I lived closer to my family. Nevertheless, cards and gifts have already been sent in the mail and many hours will be spent on the phone this weekend! I would like to wish each of you a very Happy Mother's Day!!!
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Today for Sunday Favorites, I am revisiting a post from January, 2009 called "Mama's Brag Book". Very befitting of Mother's Day! I hope you enjoy!
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Have a super Sunday, my friends!
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Just a little note: Sunday Favorites Criteria

When I first started the Sunday Favorites meme, my initial thought was to offer a solution for getting a post out on the weekend without having to spend alot of time doing so...weekends are just a busy time for most of us! Copying and pasting a previous post is so quick and easy. Not only is this a quick and easy solution to the busy weekends, but it's also an opportunity to dig back into our blog archives and share a favorite "past" post once again! Many of us spend alot of time and effort creating a post and it just seems a shame that it is viewed only once and then forgotten about!

I would like to reiterate that Sunday Favorites is a meme about sharing or revisiting a post from the PAST! If you have found that your post has been removed...then please read the instructions!

Thank you!!!

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Instructions for Participating in Sunday Favorites

If you are participating in Sunday Favorites, please be sure to add your permalink and not your general blog address.

Please copy and paste the Sunday Favorites logo button to your Sunday Favorites post or your sidebar so your visitors will know that you are participating. Also...please link back to the host blog, Happy To Design. This is important because it helps those who are visiting your blog, find the other wonderful blogs that are participating.

Please do not add your link below, until your Sunday Favorites post is actually published to your blog.

Thank you so much for your participation!!! I am going to really enjoy going through your "Sunday Favorites" posts!!!

Love ya'll,
Chari




Sunday Favorites
My favorite post from: January 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!!! *

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!!!

* 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!!!*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!!!
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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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17 comments:

Candy @ The Little Round Table said...

Happy Happy Mom's Day Chari!

Candy

Poppy said...

Happy Mother's Day to you Chari! Thanks for introducing us to your beautiful daughters and your loving grandchildren.It is wonderful to see such a loving family.Thanks for stopping by and your lovely comment.It is always a pleasure to hear from you. Hopefully it will be a bright and sunny day tomorrow in this part of NY for tomorrow's Mother's Day brunch for us. Have a lovely evening!~Poppy

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Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Oh Chari...my link doesn't work. It still links to the last party. Could you please delete and I'll try again?
Don't know what I did wrong...sorry for the trouble. ~Ann
I'm no. 2.

Alicia said...

I so enjoyed reading this post! What a beautiful and special family you have. God has truly blessed you my dear friend. Happy Mother's Day to you and wow....Sunday Favorites. no 100???? Superb!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I'm actually no. 3. What a mess. I'm so sorry. ~Ann

Diann said...

OH, such a sweet post Chari! All you kids and grands are absolutely beautiful! I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!
Hugs,
Diann :)

iSavor the Weekend said...

Happy Mother's Day Chari!! :)

Cindy said...

You are blessed,what a beautiful post! Happy Mother's Day Chari!

lvroftiques said...

Happy Mothers Day Chari! Awwww what a beautiful family you have! And I've never seen any but your youngest, so it was wonderful to see the rest of the family *winks* Thanks for letting me join your party. Vanna

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Chari, I'm so glad to see your children and grandchildren again. What a beautiful family! Thank you for hosting, and Happy Mother's Day! laurie

Faye said...

Happy Mothers Day Chari!
Thank you for hosting!
Faye

Wanda Lee said...

Fabulous Post!

Happy mothers day sweetie! Congrats on that lovely award!

..,(Gotta run, I have a house full of comapany)!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Happy Mothers Day Chari!! Thanks for hosting! :)

Lori E said...

I often just scan posts but I read all of this one. I can see how your special touch has warmed each one of them Chari.
Brag all you want to because it looks to me like you have a lot to be proud of.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh Chari, this is what Mother's Day is all about! You have gorgeous girls, like mama Chari! The grandkids are just beautiful, what a brood! The step kids are so pretty too! My, you must've been very loved and blessed today!
Wishing the best MD until the last minute of the day!
Hugs FABBY

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Happy Mothers Day my sweet friend!
I remember this post and I so enjoyed seeing it again!
You have 3 beautiful daughters and a whole slew of adorable grandchildren and cute step-children to boot!
I spent the day with my Mom and some other family members including the darling Addison!
It was finally a beautiful weekend for weather here and I am so happy that we are finally having spring!
I hope you got to talk to all of your daughters today and I hope you get to see them all again real soon!
Love Ya,
Cindy

Home Made Quilts By Granny said...

Happy Mother's Day
It is just about over as I am up late reading up on my blogs.
I hope you had a great day today. Trish