The Pea | Posted by Jannie on 26 November 2013 @ 8:04 PM
“My parents are the best people in my life, and I owe my thanks to them.
They are the ones who motivate me, help me with school, and pay for my school lunches every day.
My mom, and my dad pay a lot of money every month, so I can do things I love. So I can have a home to come to every night. So I can have a bed to curl into. They ares the ones who cherish me. They comfort me. And love me. I would like to thank my parents. For lending me their heart.
I will always love you just as you do to me. Thank you.”
~~ by Kelly, as a recent blog writing assignment for English class.
And we are so so so so so so so thankful for her!!
That was at her choir concert a few weeks ago. Choir is part of her daily school curriculum, yeah — AWESOME school!!! She apparently has a solo harmony part coming up in the Christmas performance! Whoohoo, can’t wait to hear it and post a video for you.
How’d life get THIS awesome???
[And I just took via timer and edited in the other photo tonight -- Thanksgiving 2013.]
Happy day to you and yours.
Happy Thanksgiving, every day.
1. go pour some wine
2. go make some tea
3. go eat some candy
4. go eat some cake
5. go eat some pie
6. go pop open a beer
7. go scrub the bath tub
8. go rinse the bath tub
9. go enjoy your bath
10. go call your mother
if you’re lucky enough
to still have one
and if your mom
has passed on, write
exactly this in an
email, text or
on A Real Piece Of
Paper to one of
“I am grateful
for the gift of
of gratitude also
ones who only
grow cuter and
(my S.O. is even more
handsome now than
when I first met him
all those years ago.)
Happy day to all.
P.S. That first bit was close to 55 words, eh?? And it IS still Friday…
I found inspiring places to work on my flexibility, like the Texas State Capitol
and the Corpus Christi aquarium.
Aquariums are also great places to work on splits,
as are hotel pools,
and the beach.
Speaking of the beach, I made like a seagull there.
Dad LOVES the beach.
And I love Dad!!
I drove the harbor ferry in Corpus!
Well not really, but I toured the wheelhouse, enjoyed a cruise,
then lunched aboard a restaurant yacht.
Met a happy parrot that day too.
Back at home I met ducks
and iPhone video-chatted with my gym-mate.
LOVED the gymnastics pool party!!
I like how as the gracious hostess was taking that, Mom was catching us from behind…
The hosts’ daughter is a talented gymnast too.
Olympics, here we all come!!!
I could do it — I’ll be 18 summer of 2020.
Or I could go the college gymnastics route, where I’ll study art, design, photography, writing, and film-making.
We’ll see. My goal is to see just how far I can go with gymnastics.
What else this summer?
Hung out with E.
Got my groove on with S.
Yes, that’s a big bass and I’m very small for my age — 3rd percentile on both height and weight.
And absolutely PERFECT for me!!
Tomorrow I’ll be back in school — 7th grade.
[edit, and my mom is awesome!!!!!]
P.S. Mom is heading into her busiest 4 to 6 weeks of the year, and will be blogging even less than her already-light schedule of late.
And… she thinks YOU are awesome!!
(Yes, those are Mom’s toes in the last photo. She’s really weird, as you know.)
Gymnastics, The Pea | Posted by Jannie on 18 August 2013 @ 11:17 PM
I’m not sure if these are basic skills for Level 6 or 7, ’cause I’m kind of a gymnastics newbie, learning as I go.
Whatever level, she’s doing AWESOMELY — as you can see!! Only 18 months ago she was a Level 4.
Notice she lands her back handspring with both feet at once? She tells me that’s a “double down” landing. Cool!
At the gym she is known to stick all these on the high beam!
I can’t wait to see her new amazingness on vault, floor and bars too, and when I do… you’ll get more video, whooohoooo.
Hope you enjoyed watching and….. Vive Les Gymnastiques! [CORRECTION, thanks to Happiness Best Savored Hot ... Vive LA Gymnastique! Merci beaucoup!! And Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler.]
The Pea | Posted by Jannie on 15 April 2013 @ 8:20 AM
hi kids! sinse my Jannie stil werking so mutch wit ebae, i maked you a speshill poste…
(don’t werry — the todlers had there own egg area, so my kelly and she big frends did not trample them up.)
so that’s it from me.
Now i have to help my jannie wit she pakking boxes and shiping labels. we having so mutch fun selling things that maeks peepil happy.
posted wit mutch loves from me — BB.
P.S. i am delited to answir all yor kommints, thanks yoo.