Monday, February 19

Picture of Mom / Avery's Big Day

This is going to be a double post. First, I am going to post a picture of my Momma for my friend Stephanie. I just think this is the cutest idea. Sadly I don't have a scanner, so I am using a recent picture. This picture was taken a few months ago with my precious Avery. (Whom the second part of this post is about anyway)
My momma is one of my best friends. I tell her pretty much everything without holding back. She is a great listener and one of the most generous people I know. She loves to give gifts to people. She loves the element of surprise on their faces and the joy in their smiles.

I want to be a mom like her. I want to love my kids the way she loves me and my brother. I have cried many tears thinking about just that. The story that she has told over and over again to me is that when we were little, she would lay in bed and cry because her heart hurt with so much love for us. She would give up ANYTHING for me. (Except the treadmill that she says she is going to start using THIS week. HA!! Love you momma!)

THEN there is Avery. She is in the 4th grade and tomorrow she is taking the TAKS test. It is a standardized test and Avery is taking the writing test tomorrow. She did not do well on the practice test a week ago, so she is VERY nervous for the test. PLEASE say a quick prayer for her to do well. She is such a smart girl and I know she can do it if she will relax and concentrate.

So there you have it. My 2 girls for the day. My Momma and my Avery.


  • Beautiful pic of your mom and your daughter. They seem very close...that is the way my mom, my daughter and I are as well. What a blessing to have these relationships. I will say a prayer for Avery Nicole. Have a great week!

    By Blogger Anna, at 7:16 PM  

  • Your mom is so pretty, I just love her! I need to find a pic of my mom...she hates taking pictures though, so I may have to go down to her house & surprise her with my camera. ha!

    I will say a special prayer for my sweet little Avery tonight. I know she will do good. Tell her that Anna is thinking about her..and that I love her! She is such a doll, you have such great kids. See you tomorrow. LOVE YOU! =)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:33 PM  

  • What a beautiful photo! Poor Avery - those huge standardized tests can be SO scary. I'm sure she'll do great.

    By Blogger Beck, at 7:54 PM  

  • Avery has a great smile.

    By Blogger scribbit, at 8:00 PM  

  • Your mom is beautiful. And recent pictures are good... the one of my mom in the bathing suit, in the SNOW was taken two days ago!!!

    Thank you for playing along!!

    Everyone else, be sure to stop by & participate in a Photo Tag of Your Mom here!

    Praying for Avery, too. Blessings!


    By Blogger Adventures In Babywearing, at 8:01 PM  

  • I LOVE YOUR MOM'S HAIR!!!!! I want hair that color, but I have to get my natural color all the way back first so it will take correctly.

    My mom is my best friend too and I want to be JUST like her!

    By Blogger LaShawn, at 8:08 PM  

  • Cute picture! I am blessed to count your mom among my friends. And she is awesome! So loving, giving and fun! I truly believe there's nothing she wouldn't do for the people she loves! And I'll be praying for precious Ave!

    By Blogger cindy, at 8:12 PM  

  • YEAH for mama's! (Including you!)
    I can totally see the family resemblance & may I say that y'all are beautiful women!

    By Blogger Jess, at 8:16 PM  

  • How cool is your mom? That hair, that smile? That personality? Precious!

    Good luck to Avery...I'll say a little prayer for her. I remember those days and you couldn't pay me enough money to go back and take those tests!

    By Blogger Jessica, at 8:23 PM  

  • OMGosh! Your mom has the coolest hair! Are mom's allowed to be that cool?? lol.

    Aww...I will say a pray for Avery, I know all about the smart kids who don't do go in tests.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:53 PM  

  • I HATE the standardized tests!! I'll keep her in my thoughts tomorrow - I really hate the anxiety it causes for the kids. Tell her to just do her best - that's all anyone can do!!! :-)

    By Blogger Lori, at 9:01 PM  

  • Aw! Sweet pic! I sent up a little prayer for Avery. I remember how stressed some of my students used to get during TAKS.

    And what the hay? I just clicked your link to get over here and noticed the name didn't change way back when I corrected it! I'll correct it when I add the new links some day soon (hopefully).

    By Blogger Flawed & Disorderly, at 11:06 PM  

  • Hot mama!

    Hope Miss Avery's test goes ok, I know some kids have a hard time with the standardized tests. It's unfortunate.
    Make her something good and hearty for breakfast!

    By Blogger Jamie, at 11:22 PM  

  • Nicole both your girls are beautiful. They both have smiles that make you want to smile with them. I hope Avery does really well. Its so great she has a wonderful mum like you to back her up. Great love you have for your mum. Its so touching.

    By Blogger Kim's Life, at 4:49 AM  

  • awww...what a lovely post! your mom and daughter are beautiful sound like they both have good hearts as well! Blessings to them both! I pray Avery does well on her test!

    By Blogger palmtreefanatic, at 5:41 AM  

  • This is the sweetest post I read today after celebrating my New Year and yes, I want to be like your Momma too dear Nicole :D

    Wishing Avery all the best :)

    By Blogger Shionge, at 6:24 AM  

  • What a wonderful picture! You can see the love between you all, they're so happy!

    I'll say a prayer for Avery, I hope she does well.

    By Blogger sari, at 7:26 AM  

  • that photo!

    By Blogger Ash, at 7:34 AM  

  • Beautiful mom and daughter, Nicole!

    By Blogger Nicki, at 7:43 AM  

  • Awww, sweet photo! I think you have your mom's eyes.

    I hope Avery's test goes well today, I'll pray for her! Those tests can be so nerve-wracking!

    By Blogger busybusymomma, at 8:12 AM  

  • What an adorable picture! Sounds like you have a great relationship with your mom...that's awesome!!

    My daughter (3rd grade) is also taking the TAKS today. They have gotten the kids so riled up over this test it is just unbelievable! I, personally, don't put much stock into a standardized test, but the great state of Texas says the kids must take it...what can we do?? I'll say a prayer for Avery and hope that she does well!

    By Blogger mom of 2, at 8:21 AM  

  • Beautiful girls! Your mom's hair is cool! She must be hip as well, eh?

    Good luck to Avery. I hope she does great on that test.

    By Blogger DraMa, at 8:36 AM  

  • beautiful girls!!

    lifting prayers for Avery.


    By Blogger {Karla}, at 9:16 AM  

  • Well there you go three generations of beautiful women! There is nothing like a mother's love, and I mean that.

    I will say a quick prayer for your Avery right now. Im sure she will do great!

    By Blogger Trina, at 10:10 AM  

  • Lots of hugs and prayers went out for your little gal! Very cute picture, I feel the same about my mother as you do, and i can't wait to have a little girl to eat up the same way!

    By Blogger Kimberly, at 10:18 AM  

  • What a great picture. I hope Avery does well today! I hate those darn tests!! They stress out us mammas!!

    By Blogger Jenmomof4, at 10:34 AM  

  • your 2 girls are beautiful! totally love your mom's hair too!
    saying a prayer that Avery does well! have a great day

    By Blogger Lala's world, at 10:49 AM  

  • Your Mom is beautiful and so is Miss Avery!
    I just said a little prayer for Avery and the TAKS...
    YUKKY tests! BLAH!

    By Blogger Lindsay, at 11:08 AM  

  • Such a great pic of your mom and your little Avery..BTW cute name..Sounds like your momma is the kind of mom that all of us want to be and should be...said a quick prayer for Avery, I know how stressful tests can be..
    Have a great day! :-)3

    By Blogger marykathryn, at 11:15 AM  

  • What a blessing to have 2 such quality women in your life. They are beautiful... I can see you in both of them.

    I said a quick prayer for Avery. I hated those tests as a child...

    By Blogger Liam's Mom - Gina, at 11:17 AM  

  • you are so lucky to have such an amazing relationship with your momma. i'm incredibly envious!

    By Blogger Ali, at 11:37 AM  

  • What a great picture of Avery and your mom. I want to be just like my mom too. I can only hope that one day my girls feel the same way about me.

    By Blogger Tasha, at 11:37 AM  

  • What a sassy blog you have. I am glad I stumbled upon you.

    Your mom looks gorgeous and hip. I love her hair!

    By Blogger Annie, at 11:45 AM  

  • Both of the ladies in your life are very pretty!!

    Avery will do great - greater is He who is in her than that which is in the world!

    By Blogger Shash, at 1:25 PM  

  • I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE your Mom! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE AVERY! Student teaching with your mom was such a great experience. She really became a friend then! She is such a great mom and such a great grandmother too! Loved the picture!

    As for the TAKS test...I KNOW she will do just fine! She is so smart. I was a lot like Avery. My nerves could get in the way of any test no matter how much I studied or was prepared. I'll say a prayer that she is calm and that she can retain every BIT of knowledge about the writing portion!

    By Blogger Allison, at 2:08 PM  

  • Just a beautiful photo of your mom and Avery - the joy and love just radiates from their faces.

    Good luck tomorrow Avery!!!!!!!!

    Anna x

    By Blogger AB, at 2:44 PM  

  • Hope she did well! :)

    By Blogger Anna, at 3:21 PM  

  • Such a sweet picture of Avery and your Mom. One of my favorite things is to watch the admiration that Kaylee has for my Mom, there is nothing like it.

    Avery will do fine. As a former teacher to 3rd & 4th graders I hate the pressure the teachers, students, and schools are under over these tests. I wish they used them for the sole purpose to see where a child needs extra help and not as a grade for everyone. I am off my soapbox now:) I will definitely say some prayers for Avery.

    By Blogger Erica, at 3:24 PM  

  • What a great pic!

    Poor Avery... I have 2 girlfriends who teach 4th grade and both say how much Texas puts so much pressure on the kids these days to preform well on the TAKS test. I wish it wasn't so stressful for her. I'm sure she will do great. She definitly deserves her favorite dinner tonight :)

    By Blogger Lisa, at 4:02 PM  

  • Your mom is beautiful and sounds like a wonderful mother! Your blessed!

    By Blogger Christy, at 6:28 PM  

  • I cannot believe how old Avery looks! I am FLOORED. How beautiful! Please post a picture of all 6 of you soon. I haven't seen your girls, or sweet Glen, in forever.

    By Blogger Ashley Nelson, at 7:13 PM  

  • I'm a complete numbnut because I've just realized your 'old blog' is old!!! I was reading away and then noticed that the last post was made in July!!!!

    By Blogger Chloe, at 8:17 PM  

  • Oh,how I love your Mom...and Avery reminds me sooo much of you. Sweet, sweet family.
    Love you, Reese

    By Blogger Cherise, at 4:00 PM  

  • Great picture-I'm sure she did fine....and PS-standarized tests are SO UNFAIR!! I'm sure you already knew that though. I have had many BRIGHT students do not so well on those tests. I think they just don't meaure one's intelligence, only test taking skills.

    By Blogger L-Girl, at 7:00 PM  

  • Hey! You know how I love cool MOM'S ! I am of the cool MOM'S club. I love the picture of her with Avery. Can't wait to officially meet your and your family. You are way way blessed but you know that! And the beautiful part is that you do and you honor God for it! Hope Avery's test anxiety is relieved.

    By Blogger Lynn, at 10:08 PM  

  • Ooooh, your Mom is so hip, I love her do! Great striping of the hair. That just rocks!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:54 AM  

  • I CANNOT believe Avery is in 4th grade! It doesn't seem like long ago when she was in kinder and I got to be her student teacher. She is such a PRECIOUS and SMART girl, and I hope all went well for her and the TAKS. I def. said a prayer!

    By Blogger annalee, at 8:00 AM  

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