Wednesday, November 05, 2008

grease and love

time alone with paige this week was awesome...
with all the world brings teens, a girl needs to be with her momma and eat some good food.  
and the best way we've found to spend special time with each of the girls is to have 'alone time' with each of them once a week.  for paige, well, it was food and talk!

two words...HOT WINGS

and you can see how stinking excited she was the i took her pic in WINGS...she's such a teen


we ate...

then considered the grease (and were thankful we ordered salad too)

then i cursed the grease (even using my "momma's not kidding face")

we actually even ordered a sippy sip...
(in this fam, we always order water when we go out to save money)

and with it all came my fav erin k who was hostessing!!  woot woot!
(she's one of my girls from HS ministry who has graduated...you can see that my mentoring is really doing amazing work!)

and in the end, we didn't solve the world's problems, but we had fun.
we talked.  we laughed.  we did mom and daughter together.
and i was fulfilled and reminded that my daughter is truly a gift from God.
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November is National Adoption Awareness Month

research shows that 90% of americans support adoption and 64% have a personal connection with adoption.  it's not that weird anymore!

adoption myths and realities...a must read...so take a look!

myth: there are very few babies placed for adoption each year.
reality:  20,000 or more babies are placed each year in the US for adoption, as many or more than the number of international adoptions yearly.

a great read for those who have adopted or are curious is
a great little mag called Adoptive Families

29 comments:

Karen said...

Looks like you had a GREAT time. When grease is involved it's sure to be the best.

Mamarazzi said...

gotta love a little mom and daughter outing!

i know the day is coming that my daughter is no longer going to let me take her pictures ANYTIME i ask her to smile...*sigh*...so i am going to enjoy it while it lasts....hey i earned the name Mamarazzi!!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

awesome - I can't wait for special lunch dates!

CanCan (MomMostTraveled) said...

How fun! I'm always inspired when I see moms who really enjoy their teens. It gives me hope.

Joyce said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog to leave a lovin' comment.

Yep; I can see that silliness runs in your family, too. :P

Sounds like a great time with your daughter. My teen daughters and son ADORE going out for a special coffee for our one-on-one times. :)

Lori of I'm no super Mom said...

You are making great memories! I loved my Mom time when I was growing up!

Jen said...

that is really cool. It is so special to have one on one time with each kid.

Michelle said...

I think that is great that you take the time for one on one time with each of your kids!

Karen said...

What a great idea! I have been thinking it's time to start spending some one on one with each of my kids, away from the house.

Jaime said...

I LOVE that you get one on one time with your kids. I need to do this! Especially as they get older.

auntie said...

i'm a little suspicious of your outing - there was no CHOCOLATE involved!! :)

i think it's really cool that you make an effort to spend alone time with your kids. there's no way i'd want to be a teenager today - it was hard enough when i did it twenty-something years ago!

Screaming Meme said...

How fun...I want to live by you.....

Discursivelyhappy said...

I so love one on one time. Great story and photo's!

Candy said...

ooooooooohhhhhhhh

YYYYYYYYYYUUUMMMMMMMMM.

Joy said...

That is SO awesome you guys make that special time together. We have special times together with our kiddos.

I hope in the years to come when they are older we can still share in those special memories.

BTW I love me some wings

angie said...

I took my girls to HSM3 for a GNO a few weeks ago and it was So nice to just spend time together. Love the pictures!

Brandy said...

I loved it when my mom and I spent one on one time it wasnt very often but when we got it it was the best thing in the world. I miss spending time with my mom as an adult but living in different states and sometimes continents makes it very hard. Both my husband and I try to make as much time as we can to spend one on one time with the kids. Some times we fail completely but I hope they know that even when life is hectic and busy we miss the time with them too.

Sheri said...

Love the pics . . . and yes, those WERE Mr. Bubbles near the tub!

PS - I'm adopted. I have VERY strong feelings about being adopted (love it!) finding my birth mother (not going to!), and abortion (only in cases of rape/incest/danger to child/mama). Love your blog . . . I'll be back!

Crystal said...

I love spending time with my mother, and that reminds me it's been awhile. I should call her. LOL. Looks like you and your daughter had lots of fuN! *Plus.. drinking water is so much better for you, a habit I need to start, LOL.

Mandy said...

Thanks for stopping by! I loved looking at your posts!

Mc Allen said...

oh we do the same thing with our girls, its such wonderful memories for them, and they know its a special time.... What great pics!!LA

Elizabeth said...

What a great time...I know that time was very important for me when I was a teen.

Carrie said...

When I was a teenager, I remember chiding my mom for patting my butt once when we were at the mall. haha Isn't it funny how we almost all go through those same feelings!! That whole "I'm mortified" thing!

You'll have to explain how the whole "sippy cup" thing came about one of these days!

BoufMom9 said...

Great post! LOVE that she was being "such a teenager". LOL

ps I had no idea it was National Adoption month. How crazy is that? You'd think I'd know that after adopting so many kids! LOL

The Nice One said...

Mmmm GREASY FOOD.

Wow, I'm going to forward your info on National Adoption Awarness Month to my MIL and Mom. Thanks ;)

Come on over to my place. I got a surprise!

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Mmm hot wings. We're having wing night on Saturday with friends Can't wait. Glad you and your daughter had a nice time.

Krazy Armstrong K's! said...

looks like a great time, minus all the grease

Rebekah said...

Yum on the greasy Hot Wings.
Having that special time with your kids is wonderful. \

Since my little ones came along, I dont take the boys out anymore. I need to get back to doing that. Thanks for reminding me

Miss Brittany said...

I really liked this post! You are going to have to teach me more about adoption!