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I love this girl! And I love that she is 13, and still looks this happy!

I love my Gramma, and I love that she lives close enough to us that my kids know her and love her as much as I do.

I love how cute my mom is- crazy, but cute, and I love how much she loves her grandkids.

I love these boys, and I love that they like to be together (usually doing something they aren't supposed to be doing)!

I love that face, and I love that it almost ALWAYS has chocolate on it!


You'll have to excuse Parker as he was at EFY for the week, perfecting his charm and developing his new take on "How To Get a Girl in 5 Days". I'll let him explain, someday.

But I love my family. And I love the life that we have together. And even though we have our moments and trials (like Kelly said), I am also thankful that there is a bigger and better plan for us. I am thankful that we belong to a Christ centered church that emphasizes the importance of family, and faith, and loyalty. And I am thankful for the peace and good feeling that it brings to my life, and to the lives of my family.

What do you love?

Comments

Anonymous said…
I love you! I love how happy you are to be a mom. I love how happy you are to be a mom of teenagers and I love that you are a great example to me! For me - I love where my life is and I love that I am a member of the church and above all else I love that I am a mommy!
Joey Romine said…
I love Aaron Eugene Grant.
Mandee said…
Joey Romine-

I love Aaron Eugene, too.
NEVA said…
I love Joey Romine! I love all my children and their spouses, Mark, Mandee, Matt, Mike, Grant & Abby as well as all my grandchildren,Parker, Maddy, Max, Charlie, Jack, Morgan, Anaka, Simone, Soleil and Torte. I love my brothers and my mom and also Tootie Dog
RACHIE said…
Cute family photos! I love the one with your mom in it...so great!
Alifinale said…
I love this post! Such cute pics and such a great reminder to sit back and enjoy life. I love it all!

Seriously Mandee, we shoud do lunch while I am here. I mean I read your blog everyday, but it makes me miss you!
Laura said…
Beautiful comments !
Katie said…
Mandee, you really are an amazing mom and person! Could you rub some more of your positiveness (if that's not a word, I just made it up) on me?

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