Tuesday, November 1, 2011

November is here and I am Thankful

11/1/11

I am thankful for family.  You might learn a little bit more about me in this post.

My Dad ~ I don't know how to scan pictures, so here are my thoughts.
My Dad was with me through 17 years.  He passed away from heart disease.  I wish I had the chance to know him as an adult child.  Love you Dad and remember our last hugs and kisses.  

My Father in law, took over.  What a great inspirational man.  He called me his bead counter daughter, with endearment.  I think this wonderful Baptist reared man was enjoying his Catholic dauther-in-law.  

Here he is, in this picture with my girls.


Mom - Norene
What a role model. Single Mom at 42 with five children and the youngest with Downs Syndrome
I still can't imagine how hard it must have been for her. She is amazing!
We are displaying the jewelry she brought to Arkansas on our family trip this past summer.  (Bracelet, hair tie.)


Nickie is my husband's Mom.  What a gentle truly, southern lady she is.  Born, raised and lived her whole life in one town, Alexandria, LA.  She has shown me gracious, virtuous, unselfish traits to admire.


I think she is happiest around her Grandchildren.

We wouldn't have these grand-daughters though without this wonderful man.
 Lynn, loving husband, do everything Dad, provider and rock of the family.


The family that my husband added to the wonderful mix.



My Two Sisters!  How they have enriched my life, along with my brothers.


Mom, Jill, Joanie, niece Rachel, Me.  Tailgating at LSU.  My brother Chris driving a boat for his first time, with Lynn and my wonderful Brother-in-law Chris A.


Mom's 75th birthday bunch.


My Three Daughters
People really can't believe that they never went through the terrible teens or ever gave us one ounce of "trouble".   But REALLY they didn't.  (they were raised on faith and family, see above)  I love that we were known as the most strict parents in town.  It worked out OK,  I think.




My Two Sons
Michael, Ann Marie's husband on the left and Sean, Melissa's husband on the right.
Two amazing men, God sent into my daughter's lives.
My thanks to their families for raising them.


To be continued...

It is November, what are you thankful for?









12 comments:

  1. Lori, this was precious! What a wonderful post! I loved seeing all the family photos but being a Mom of three girls (and one son!) I love seeing the pics of you and your girls. Beautiful! All of you!

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  2. Lori what a beautiful post and beautiful family!! Martina

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  3. I seriously have tears in my eyes! This is the sweetest thing! Could you please send a manual on how to raise good girls? That would be greatly appreciated! I must say though... your family is pretty lucky to have you!

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  4. I love what you said about being a strict family and it all turning out well. :)

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  5. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this post...and your precious family! NOW...wouldn't you like another "wonderful son-in-law"?? I'm still looking...HEY! You will all have GREAT dental care for life too :)

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  6. Lori, you have an awesome family! So very much to be thankful for indeed.

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  7. What a sweet family you have, Lori! Loved getting to know you and them better via this darling post. :)

    xoxo laurie

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  8. I'm so happy to hear that another family has children that have never given them any trouble...our two daughters didn't give us any too and so many people find that so hard to believe. I'm so thankful for my family...friends and my church!!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  9. wow lori what an awesome post, you do have a lot to be thankful for...those girls of yours...so beautiful just like their mom..thanks for giving a glimpse into your life...Happy Thanksgiving my friend don't work too hard with all those people coming

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