Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Reason #245

Reason #245 why having kids is the best thing that ever happened to me: Casey slips me this note in the middle of a long day of piano lessons. Suddenly my stuffy nose and raw throat don't bother me as much and I laugh through the rest of the day.

Here she is on the first day of school. I love age ten, because she still likes me and hasn't realized I don't have all the answers yet. Plus, she babysits and finishes her jobs without being asked.

p.s. Flashback week is postponed until after Christmas. I headed downstairs to find my photo albums, got sidetracked organizing boxes in the basement, and before I knew it a week had gone by. Not to mention that I've had TWO I Have To Return To High School For Some Terrible Reason Nightmares this week. I think I liked high school more than the average person, but still, the idea of returning now at my age is not ever cool.

When I go to visit AZ during Christmas Break I'll steal my photo albums back from my mom. Until then, we'll have to make do with pictures from the current decade or so.


  1. That is the cutest note ever! I love the "(aka your daughter)" at the end. Too cute!

  2. What a sweetheart. Every mom needs one of these light-hearted gifts to lighten the load every once in a while. She's a keeper. :)

  3. That note is awesome. Oooh, oooh! I can't wait to see you.

    PS Two nights ago, Clara had on those pj's you gave her. Everytime she wears them or those shirts, she says, "Emma bought these for me". That night, she noticed it while she was saying her prayers so she proceded to say, "Thank you for Emma for buying me these jammas. And Casey. And Micah. And Rachel. And Don. And Lucas." I'm pretty sure she's excited to see you too.

  4. Um, Clara just walked up to the computer and asked me who that picture is (Casey Anne). I said, "You know who that is, who is it?"



  5. yep, that note is awesome. i LOVE that picture of casey - she's beautiful just like her mother!

  6. I had to laugh, I agree with Clara I saw that picture and saw a mini-Rachel! Very cute by the way.

  7. Darling picture of Casey.

    And I had to set a trigger so I wouldn't get too caught up in the recurring HS nightmare: If I EVER find myself walking down the halls of a high school, wondering if I'm going to pass the Finals that day because I can't remember any of the recent material, or can't remember my locker combination for ANY reason, *walk out of that school with no shame.* It has changed my life for the better. =)

    Love, Melanie (aka, your cousin)

  8. Love the note! That's awesome!! She is so beautiful. She looks so much like you and Angela to me. How fun!

  9. melanie: i love that "walk away with no shame". i'll have to remember that!