"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Saturday, February 13, 2010

She did herself proud!

I still can't believe that Blossom swam SEVEN races last night!!
She swam freestyle (3 times), butterfly (twice), backstroke, and breastroke. Now remember she is not in the swim team, and is just a recreational 'weekend at the pool' type of swimmer, so she expected to come last in her events - but just by finishing the race she scored points for her House and that was her objective.
Here she is after race number 4...
...and after race number 6
...and finally back in the stands after race number 7 and the trophy ceremony to take me off to McDonalds for a junk food feast!
I am SOOOO proud of her!!
She got three 4th places, one 5th place, one 6th place, and a 2nd in the senior girls medley relay team swimming her worst stroke - butterfly!!
To top the night off her House (Chad) won!! They even beat the boys House teams. 
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This morning Blossom took me shopping for my birthday present, and we ended up at *that* shop. Oooo, there were so many new and gorgeous Shabby things for us to see and touch - I wish you could have been there. After much decision making she bought me something totally *breathtaking* and now I have to be patient until the 21st to unwrap it and show you. Trust me, you'll love it! 
I can, however, show you the new coffee mug she bought me...
I bought her a matching mug that says 'Princess' because she really is my Princess, and I know I am truly blessed to have her in my life. 
While we were browsing in *that* shop I found a very chic French inspired tea towel! "Mmmm....what can I make with that?" I thought to myself. Then I remembered some pink leather handles I bought last year and an idea was born....
Watch this space...I feel something very pretty forming in my mind!

I hope your day is a loving one. 
Remember to tell someone you love them today - don't leave it till special occasions.
Hugs
Jenny
xxx

22 comments:

By Hoki Quilts said...

Oh Jenny, your heart must be bursting with the pride you have in Blossom, and it's clearly obvious she has the same for you. What a blessing
hugs - Miche'le

Jo in TAS said...

What a fabulous team member Blossom is and fantastic she entered all the different styles!
She's a wonderful daughter too, you're very lucky Jenny but then with a Mum like you she could only have turned out as beautiful as you!
Hugs
Jo
PS Did that postie come through with the goods yet?

Jeanette said...

Congratulations to you Blossom. That was a fantastic effort. Can't wait to see what you make with the teatowel & bag handles Jenny. Hugs, Jeanette

Fiona said...

Way to go Bloss !! I adore that tea towel Jen - XXX

Orcsmom said...

Congrats to Blossom! Way to go girl! I can't wait to see the finish project with your French inspired towel. And I can't wait to see your B-day present.

Hugs!

Pam

Joy said...

Yay for you sweet Blossom!!! Aunty Ethel is as proud as punch ;o)!!
Jen that's the prettiest tea towel I ever did see!!! I LOVE it!!!
Love n Hugs,
Joy :o)

Deb said...

Congratulations Blossom, I know we are all so proud of you.
How exciting a visit to "that" shop, I wish it was over here.
That tea towel Jenny is absolutely beautiful, I don't know if I could cut into it, so pretty.
hugs Deb

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

Congratulations to Blossom! Great girl!

retdairyqueen said...

Well done Blossom
Jenny you share a birthday with my Mum
She will be 82 and is fit and well
A few years up on you!!!!!!!!!

mandapanda said...

Well done Blossom! Seriously, I'm so proud of you!!! I just hate swimming, especailly when I was in school, so for your to get out there and do that - I'm so very proud of you! Wish I was that skinny...
I can't wait to see your birthday present!! When is your birthday? What is "that" shop? My "that" shop would have to be Smiggle.
That tea towel and handles go so well together don't they? I can just see some beadwork and ric rac and sequins!
Thankyou for the heart and roses ni your previous post!
Looooove the owls by Natalie Ross! I just have to have anything made with owls! Have you ever mae any owls or owl like things? I'd love to see them if you have!

stitchinfiend said...

Congrats to Blossom. Can't wait to see what your pressie is and I will be watching THAT space.

Fee said...

Yay - well done Blossom! Girls rock! :-)
Love all your new treasures Jen.
Hugs, Fee x

Stephanie said...

I'm suffering tea towel envy. :o)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Blossom. You must be so proud of her.

Maria said...

Well done Blossom.
Lovely new coffee mug and I am sure Blossom has bought a beautiful gift too.
What a gorgeous tea towel and the handles are just perfect.

allsewnup said...

Way to go Blossom!! Awesome job.

Carolyn

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Way to go Blossom!
I can't wait to see what you make with that awesome tea towel and pink handles!!!

Allie said...

Oh Blossom you ROCK!!!! Congratulations on helping your House win, and for finishing the race...I'm reminded of 2Timothy 4:7, and Hebrews 12:1. Well done!

I can't wait to see what she got you for your birthday - I LOVE the mug! Princess Blossom, I like it - rolls off the tongue quite nicely!

Jenny that towel is absolutely darling, and the handles match perfectly - I can't wait to see what you create!

Jeannie said...

Way to go Blossom!!
I think what ever you make will go with your mug :)

Maggey and Jim said...

OH Blossom, you did really good. and I know you are pleased.. Your mum is so proud.. Can't wait to see the gift and have a great Valentines'
Hugs
Maggey

Mary said...

Congrats Blossom! Brings back memories of when I was on a swim team. She must have been exhausted afterward!

Sandi said...

Our children always seem to surprise us. You and Blossom have done well.
As far as the pink handles and tea towel. Oh My Gosh! I love it. It is like you went hunting for these particular pieces. How lucky you are to have the perfect items. Can't wait to see the finished product.
You truly inspired me to do what you do so well.
Sandi
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