Thursday, January 27, 2011

My Sweet Gina

This is my daughter Gina.  She says I blog about her too often.  Okay, I know she is right.  I can't help but see my little princess girl growing up before my eyes and I'm trying to capture as many moments as possible.   She was just in elementary when the picture above was taken.  I remember that day, she was doing a runway show as part of her modeling school graduation.  Now she almost 16 years old, has a driver's permit, and is planning ahead for college.  I have always been so proud of her.  Teenage years are challenging for the a parents and the kids.  She has managed to keep herself centered in our Christian faith, does excellent academically, and has a good sense of confidence.  There are times she is talking to me and I can't help but to stare at the beautiful young lady she has become.  Below is a picture I took of Gina a week ago. That day she had drove us to lunch, a 25 mile drive on a major interstate road.  I'm so proud of her and I'm thankful to God for allowing me to be Gina's mother.

 I'm a total Western-Senorita Diva and thrilled about a website I just found.

 Friday Blog Hops 

Start here!

1. If you had $1,000 to donate to a charity, which would you choose? 
.... American Cancer Society
2. Snow days: Do you welcome them happily or are they a pain in your butt? 
.... No Snow Days in Central Texas
3. What talent did you wish you had and why?
.... I wish I could cook like a top chef because my kids deserve better food.  LOL :)
4. Are you a news, politics or celebrity gossip junkie?
.... I am a huge politics junkie!!!
5. What is your favorite "cocktail"? (Are you a beer person, a kiddie cocktail junkie, or perhaps your more the "Cosmo" kind?! Anything flies...doesn't hafta be alcoholic!)
.... I love Margaritas on the Rocks



  1. Aww that is simply the sweetest thing. She's just as beautiful as she was when she was little in the picture :) You can never blog too much about those you love, its our human instinct too!

  2. Beautiful! Congratulations, mom, you have obviously done a wonderful job!

    Your Abloom ring will be on it's way tomorrow! I hope you enjoy it!

  3. Aren't you supposed to blog about your children though?!? =)

  4. They all grow up too soon, my son went off to college today and I know I am really going to miss him.
    Coming to you via Java at Follow Friday 40 & Over.
    Helen x

  5. Hi there! I'm a new blog follower via Google Friend Connect. I love your blog! Hope you'll check out my blog and follow back! Have a fabulous day and blog on!
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  6. love your blog- love your aprons!
    Your daughter is beautiful.
    I am your newest follower.
    Please follow back when you can.
    And if you could add my friday follow button- that would be awesome!

  7. new follower here from the friday follow, and im really looking forward to reading more!

    happy nester

  8. What a beautiful daughter you have. They grow up so fast.

    Stopping by from Never Growing Old hop

  9. Stopping by to say hello! I found you on the Hop Along Friday and I now follow you. Would you mind stopping by my blog and following back? Thanks!!

    ~The Reynolds Mom~

  10. thank you for stopping by my blog, I'm now following you in return :)

  11. Hi found you through the Friday Blog Hop and am now your newest follower :) Hope you can stop by and follow me too


  12. I'm a new follower from the Social Parade Blog Hop! I would love a follow back :) It would be awesome if you could also follow me on Networked Blogs & Facebook too! You could also stumble my blog if you like :-)

    Thanks, Misty

  13. You are such a lucky lady. Congrats on such a great and beautiful daughter! I'm following you already, but wanted to see if you'd stop by and follow me.
    Thanks,and have a great weekend!

  14. What a beauty! You are one lucky Momma. Such an exciting time for her and you. My Little Bit just turned one yesterday. It is so exciting to think of him growing up and becoming a man of God. How blessed we are!

    I am a new follower from Fun Follow Friday. I hope you can take a few minutes to visit my blog and follow me back. Have a blessed weekend!

  15. She is absolutely gorgeous. Hope the driving goes well.

    Found you via blog hops.

  16. What a gorgeous little girl, she is just adorable :)

    I just dropped by to let you know your blog was selected to guest host next Thursday with Tammy's Two Cents and me at the Cafe Bloghop.

    Hope you say yes!
    Looking forward to hearing back. If you say yes, you get the third spot on the bloghop and can link up your giveaways in advance.

    Chat soon and Happy Friday!
    Menopausal New Mom

  17. Hi there! New follower from Friday Blog Hop! Cute blog! Drop by and see me if you get the chance.


  18. Hi
    Thanks For Following I'm Following you back.Have a nice weekend :)

  19. I love pictures of your sweet girl!
    I'm a follower from Friday Blog Hop!


  20. those are great pics, they really do grow up way to fast, fun friday follower check me out when u can