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Sunday, November 09, 2008

"Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." - Melody Beattie

I love this quote...makes you think - past, present, future. I am thankful for it all! How can I even list all the people and things (actions, objects) that I am thankful for from my past or my present? I can't. Simple as that.

I can say I am thankful for my mom. When she was a single mom with two kids she worked hard. She did what she could to make us happy. To show us she loved us. She was a great mom. I am super lucky to have her...Really even when she drives me ass-bat crazy (which she never does by the way...that was just a hypothetical. Really. Honest. Love you mom!).

And when mom got remarried, in the summer after John graduated and in between my sixth and seventh grade years, I was lucky enough to get an awesome David. He was the best (step) dad I could ask for and I count the day my parents got married as one of the best days of my life. David was fantastic as a dad of a middle school girl. I have to say he had great taste in clothes and was more willing than my mom to go shopping with me and buy me awesome clothes (even though I made a horrible mistake by saying I would do dishes for...I don't know how long - forever - for a super cute ESPRIT skirt...The kitchen sink had been torn out and I did dishes in the bathtub...for a skirt...anyway it was a cute skirt). When it was time for my 8th grade tea David is the one who went shopping with me and picked out the stunning ensemble pictured here.

So, today I am thankful for my parents. My mom and dad. Who loved me through all my ups and downs. Through my good wardrobe phases, my less-than stellar wardrobe phases. Thank you. I love you!

edited: I do not do their dishes anymore...I think they let me quit right around the time the kitchen sink and dishwasher were installed. Hmmm....And yes, it was a bitchin' skirt. ESPRIT, white with very bold geometric shapes and tight as heck! Aaaahhhh...the 80s ROCKED!


  1. Soooooo....do you still have to go to their house to do dishes? Was the skirt REALLY that awesome? I hated doing dishes as a teen, so I cannot imagine anything that would possibly make me promise to do them MORE!

    Cute outfit for the tea, chicky! Very stylin'!

  2. Great post. Having good parents is a treasure.
    Sweet skirt and WoW, those are some legs girlfriend!
    Do you still have the skirt? I won't ask if it fits...


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