Monday, July 16, 2012

Thanks

I don't remember exactly how I found Stasha and her fabulous Monday Listicles but I do remember feeling right at home when I linked up that first time. It was like I found my people! I love discovering new bloggers to follow and seeing familiar faces as well. I love how interactive it is with different folks choosing topics each week. I love the diversity in our lists. We might all be writing on the same topic but everyone puts their own spin on things.

This week our topic is THANKS and I'm dedicating it to my parents.

1. Thanks for teaching me the importance of a strong work ethic through your actions.

2. Thanks for not telling me what to do and allowing me to earn from my mistakes. And for not saying "I told you so."

3. Thanks for picking me up, dusting me off and shoving me back out there.

4. Thanks for teaching me the importance of extended family and driving 1400+ miles twice a year so we could visit your parents, siblings, nieces, and nephews. I'm sure cross country travel with three obnoxious kids pre-portable electronics wasn't your idea of fun.

5. Thanks for being the most amazing, engaging, loving, dedicated, hands-on grandparents to my three monkeys.

6. Thanks for showing us how important we were by leading our Scouts, coaching our teams, volunteering at our schools, driving us to lessons, and BEING THERE.

7. Thanks for showing me what life long friendships look like.

8. Thanks for showing me how to stand up for myself without trampling on others.

9. Thanks for passing on your passions for learning and teaching.

10. Thanks for your constant support and love.


One last photo before we move 1300+ miles away

Guess what, guess what, guess what!! Give up? Stasha asked ME  to chose next week's topic. This means I'm the H.M.F.I.C.O.L..for all you none military types it means I'm the Head Mother Fabulous In Charge Of Listicles! I'm honored to accept this mission. And since my one and only daughter is turning nine this week the topic is BIRTHDAYS!

64 comments:

Stasha said...

Birthdays ha? I like it!!! Thank you so much for choosing an awesome topic and being my friend.
Your parents sound amazing. I hope one day our kids write similar lists. I so want to never tell my boy I told you so!!!

the robot mommy said...

So sweet about your parents!! Sometimes as adults we forget to thank them for all they do. You, however, said it very well. So well that I might steal it!

Just kidding....or am I?

robyn said...

What a lovely list! I especially like #3 - it's so important to be shoved back out there! :)

Wayne W Smith said...

An awesome tribute to your parents. Well done!

Sara S said...

Great list! You have awesome parents!

Kim @The G is silent said...

Love the Mom/Dad tribute. I bet my mom comments asking why I didn't thank HER (because I do all the time and have in many letters).

BIRTHDAYS. Thinking cap - ON

Katherine Kramer said...

This was a sweet list. :)

The Preppy Girl in Pink said...

I love how you dedicated the list to them. It seems we are both very lucky children to grow up with our families. We were allowed to make mistakes and grow with a whole lot of love to support us.

Bridget said...

Yay! I love birthday's!! We have lots of fun quirky birthday stuff in my family:)

YAY for awesome parents too!

Gina said...

I love your list especially 7 & 8. What a wonderful tribute to some awesome parents!

Fritter said...

You're a lucky lady- I can only hope my kids feel the same about me some day! Great list.

Marie said...

What a great idea to post about your parents. I love it. My parents are similar--aren't we lucky to have a nondysfunctional childhood? (I'm just assuming yours was that way too, given the way you write about them.)

I felt the same way when I happened upon Stasha's blog. I am loving the Monday listicles!

Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms said...

I wish I grew up with your parents and I want to be your parents. Ellen

Delilah Love said...

Great list, Robbie! Your parents sound amazing :)

Jen said...

Love this tribute to your parents! I hope they read your blog :)

Robbie K said...

I hope birthdays isn't too general...figured it would leave room for interpretation and ppl can do what they want with their lists.

My parents are rock stars. :)

Robbie K said...

Thanks and have at it. I'd love to read your list to your parents.

Robbie K said...

Yes it is...I am one of those that has to learn things the hard way.

Robbie K said...

Thank you Wayne.

Robbie K said...

Thanks..I do have awesome parents :)

Robbie K said...

Thank you. I hope birthdays isn't too general...figured ppl could put their own spin on it.

Robbie K said...

Thank you it was an easy list to write because they are so fantastic.

Robbie K said...

Thank you. We are both lucky to have grown up in the families we did and I hope our children eventually say the same about us. :)

Robbie K said...

I'm excited to read about quirky birthdays!

And thank you.

Robbie K said...

Thanks. WE grew up so far away from family and they made some lifelong friends that are like family to us. Their son was the minister that performed our wedding ceremony.

Robbie K said...

Thank you I am. I hope my kids feel the same as well.

Ducky said...

Having great parents who not only tell but SHOW makes all the difference! I really hope one day Lil Duck can write from such a perspective as this. Fabulous list!

Robbie K said...

Monday Listicles is a great place isn't it? I love that we all have the same topic but there is such diversity.

We are lucky to have those kinds of parents.

Robbie K said...

Thanks...I want to be my parents too.

Robbie K said...

Thank you. They are quite amazing.

Robbie K said...

Thank you very much.

Robbie K said...

Thanks so much. I am one of those ppl who learn by doing and observing so they were fantastic teachers...and they are teachers..well a college professor and a teacher.

SouthMainMuse said...

What a cute picture of your parents. I am a big one for dragging my children in the car to visit my family. It's so important. And letting you figure things out. That's so important -- trying to do that with my oldest right now.

Jackie said...

Oh Robbie do you know what kind of Pandora's Box you might just have opened for me regarding birthdays? I am that crazy party planning chick who may or may not be already planning my daughter's fifth birthday party....next April!
Your parents are fabulous teachers, it's quite evident here, just from you!

Erica M said...

Loved your list. And it's cracking me up to be commenting after Jackie the birthday party queen. I can't wait to read both your posts, and I should start working on my own. Thanks for encouraging me to link up today. It turned out to be just what I needed.

Meredith said...

Love how you dedicated the entire list to your parents and go you for being the H.M.F.I.C.O.L. next week!

Barb said...

This is a wonderful tribute to parents - love it!

AudreyN said...

What a sweet list to your parents! I love it! And I am totally giggling over H.M.F.I.C.O.L! What a great topic

Recovering Supermom said...

What a lovely list about your parents....it made me tear up a little.
And great topic choice for next week!

a.eye said...

I love this list!! And I love that you gained all of these things from what seem to be some amazing parents!

@dkotucker said...

Yes times 10!!! What great gifts your parents gave you. Just confirms you came by it naturally. :D

Jennifer Worrell said...

What a great list and beautiful tribute!

Steph at The Healthy Mom said...

Wow, how beautiful. That made me tear up. My parents are also very supportive and taught me many lessons. You and I are lucky to have such great parents, and grandparents for our kids.

aimingforhome.com said...

What a beautiful thank you list. A great reminder of what I love about my parents & what I hope my own kids can say about me one day.

Jamie said...

Great list and great picture!! Your Mom looks so cute and tiny! Also great list topic... my head is churning!

EmbraceSpectrum said...

Great list!

Robbie K said...

Thank you. My parents taught is well and I only hope I can do the same for my own children.

Robbie K said...

Hee hee..I can't wait to see your list crazy birthday lady.

Thank you my parents are quite fabulous.

Robbie K said...

I'm glad you linked up. It looks like there will be some stiff competition with the birthday queen and I can't wait to see your list next week.

Robbie K said...

Thanks you.

And I can't wait to be the H.M.F.I.C.O.L!

Robbie K said...

thank you..it was an easy list to write since my parents are wonderful :)

Robbie K said...

Thank you. I can't wait to read your lists. Also I should warn you that I will be lording my HMFICOL title all over the land.

Robbie K said...

Thank you on both accounts. Looking forward to reading birthday lists next week.

Robbie K said...

Thank you so much. my parents are quite fantastic so this was an easy list to write.

Robbie K said...

thanks...you are so sweet to say that.

Ado said...

I love your list and lucky you choosing the topic for next week. (-:

Amanda said...

Awww, your parents sound like the best anyone could ask for.

Great topic for next week!

Robbie K said...

Thanks...my parents are great!

Robbie K said...

thank you. Once I became a parent I valued their lessons and support even more. I hope I can do the same for my children.

Robbie K said...

Thanks. I too hope my kids say the same about me some day.

Robbie K said...

Thank you. My mom is tiny but a spitfire :) looking forward to reading your birthday list.

Robbie K said...

Thank you very much.

Robbie K said...

Thanks. I was totally psyched when Stasha asked me to choose the topic. :)

Robbie K said...

They are great parents and even better grandparents. Can't wait to read your birthday list.