Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Memories

Okay, this is for you Becky and all you readers out there who actually know me and my family in person. My friend Becky did this on her blog and requested her blogging friends also do it, so here it is. I'm going to change it a little. Please don't write anything TOO embarrassing!

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together or that you have of the kids. Or of Jim, if you want! It doesn't matter if you knew us a little or a lot-- or just from blogland-- anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you.

Enjoy!

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would have to say...

I'll just leave it at that.
-Stephanie

Jodie said...

I remember all the games we used to play: shining our lights on the ceiling when we shared a room, GI Joe outside in the cove, Car Bingo, "Guess-what-I'm-writing-on-your-back" at Mawmaw Dunn's! I can't pick one memory, b/c there are so many :)

Becky said...

So many memories!

I immediately thought of the time in high school when we made that going away video for Kim! What a blast. We were such dorks, but in a good way.

Then I thought of your wedding and how very happy I was for you and how beautiful it was in that historic home.

And I thought of all the times we rode around Bartlett in your little toyota. And all the cheese sticks we ate at Appleby's after youth group functions.

Matt said...

I remember the first ski trip we took as a group. As I recall, that experience set in motion a fair bit of the marital bliss you now experience every day.

I must say, you were an excellent skier, even if you were careful and slow :)

Abby's Mom said...

Although I have many precious memories of your precious children, you and I had an adventure to Atlanta once. It was really fun trying to find the hotel and the convention center. Was the College Board certificate worth it since neither of us need it for our current careers? "STUPID ATLANTA!"

P.S. I am just going to copy and paste the instructions to my blog. (and make the necessary name changes, obviously.)

Anonymous said...

Well, I had to give this some thought because there are so many memories of you, & most of them are good ones! I remember that you loved school so much that you boo-hooed BIG TIME the morning after kindergarten ended - so much, in fact, that I took you back to school that morning so you could see your teacher again! You were a little "teacher" at a young age. Most days after school you gathered your little sister & other neighborhood children around to play school. Of course, you were always the teacher. Several years later, you were selected to attend the Gov's School for Prospective Teachers. You went on to teach high school English & now you are teaching your four precious children. I love you & the memories!

Mom

Mom

Anonymous said...

I just thought of another memory that is too good not to share. When you were about 6 or 7, we filled out an entry form at McD's for you to be in the circus (a certain # of names would be drawn to be McDonald's kids at the circus). You told everyone who would listen that you were going to be in the circus. However, no one called to say that your entry had been drawn. We went to the circus anyway & were approached at our seats by a young woman who asked, "Would your little girls like to be in the circus?" You were delighted & went eagerly away with this young woman none of us knew. (Would we really do that now???) Anyway, you rode at the head of the "circus parade" followed by the McDonald kids & were crowned the queen of the first "Circus in Space." That was an exciting day for all of us. Sadly, since we had no idea that was going to happen, there are no photos of that exciting event. I believe we do have a certificate they gave you & the circus booklet. Yes, this is a true story! :-)

Mom

Anonymous said...

Do I get to play?

The first memory of you I have was at J & M's wedding. I asked Matt and Matt-tt (the above one I believe) "Who's that?" There reply -- laughter, very boisterous laughter. "Forget it dude" they said "She's out of you league" followed by "She's out of everyone’s league" Needless to say years latter, both of them were in OUR wedding. And you know what. They were right. You are out of my league!!

-jim-

Michelle said...

One of my favorite "memories" are the homemade cards I get, illustrated by you. Over twenty years of notes and cards with personalized illustration and sometimes quite elaborate plot lines.

As a side note - you looked great at my wedding and you have always been out of Jim's league, but he does like having the best of everything. :)

Cynthia said...

A friend of mine and I were watching the kids and they were using us as a jungle gym-we both had on slippery sweat pants and they would sit on our laps and slide down.

Thomas decided he wanted to wear my shoes...I even have a pic of it too! It was soooo funny!

You and I were, as usual, feeding, changing, burping, holding babies...........And, this is the beginning of most the memories I could share! But, there are way too many but, most of all.....I always cherished the time we got to spend together, even though you had so many people in your house ALL the time. Also, I have always thought that you were the calmest, sweetest young Christian woman (mommy, wife,friend!!!!) who God hand-picked for raising 4 beautiful, wonderful, CUTE babies in Christ, simultaneously!

But, I do have to share this story!!!!........
So one time I was watching the kiddos, and Jim and you walked in....Jim decided he was thirsty and grabbed a gatorade. I was in the middle of saying something when I saw a bit of drool (okay, I will give him the benefit of it being gatorade....maybe! Just maybe!) He did not want me or anyone see it, so he started to turn away!!! I decided to keep talking, but then I couldn't hold it in ANY longer and at the same time he figured out I caught him!!! It was too hilarious!! We all laughed so hard!

Bridgette Boudreaux said...

I remember when you announced to the South-Doyle staff that you were having four babies!