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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

She Did It!

When most little girls wanted to be Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty, my little girl wanted to be Simba. (She HATES it when I tell people this.) The point that I want to make is that my Mandy has never wanted to be saved- she wanted to save others!:) I am not surprised that she has selected karate to be her sport of choice....
The other night she tested for her Green Belt with 1 Brown Tip. She excelled in forms, sparring, and defense moves, but the board breaking at the end of the test was in question. Well, I am here to tell you that she DID IT- on the FIRST try! Great job, Awesome Amanda! We are SO very proud of you...


Watching your child feel the thrill of accomplishment is the most amazing experience.:)


27 comments:

Heather said...

Congratulations Mandy!!! We are so happy for you....

April said...

Way to go, Mandy! You show those boys what you're made of! Lori, you have every right to be PROUD! Super awesome!

Jill said...

YEAHHHH!!!! Mandy!!! and she and Reagan REALLY are kindred spirits!! Reagan always played Simba too! :)
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
Blessings!
Jill

KKJD1 said...

Lori, its been a while since Ive been around but I am trying to make my way around slowly but surely. Wow Amanda has grown so much and looks so good sporting her green belt! Congrats to her. Hope all is well with you. Blessings,Karen

Too Many Hats said...

Way to go! I big congrats to her!

Candice said...

Congrats to Amanda!!!...and how cool that the boards are signed and can be displayed as a keepsake! :)

Darlene said...

Way to go Mandy!!!! I am so proud of you!!!!

Polka Dot Moon said...

Look at the smile on her face! That says it all!!

Congratulations to her on a fabulous accomplishment :)
Denise

Sherri said...

Way to go Mandy!!

Lindsay-ann said...

WELL DONE Mandy. You did great. You must be so proud Lori. I love the picture of her, she looks so happy. That's great she gets to keep the broken board as a souvenir too.
Lindsay
x

Firefly Hill said...

Awesome! Congrats to Mandy...what an accomplishment.

xo,

annie

Olenka said...

aww yay that is wonderful!!

Tristan said...

oh my..STRONG girl!! YAY for her!

Amy said...

Yeah for Mandy! Lori, you have such a blessed family!

Jenn@Spejory said...

Lori,

Thanks for visiting me and leaving such a sweet comment on my blog! It's such a pleasure to meet you. I signed myself up as a follower so I don't miss anything.

Congratulations to Mandy! By the way, I love your button bracelets. They remind me of one my grandmother made for me as a little girl. I still have it. So cute!

Hugs to you,
Jenn

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Congratulations Amanda! What an amazing thing to do!
This doesn't surprise me that you got your belt~You are very talented in so many areas of life!

Congrats girl!

Robin~♥

*Noelle* said...

awesome!!! i have always wanted to break one of those! lol

Angie said...

I am going to admit that I just teared up reading this post! Being a mom is such an amazing gift.

I am in awe of this accomplishment...wow! Way to go, Mandy!

Hugs ~ Angie

p.s. my daughter always wanted to be Mulan so she could go fight for her country instead of staying home cooking...lol (her words)

NicNacManiac said...

Good going Mandy!! You go girl...breaking boards is amazing and the brown tip is fabulous, congratulations!!
You must be setting a great example for her to follow..way to go Mama!!
Hugs xOxO, Nerina :)

Yarni Gras! said...

congratulations Mandy!

Michele said...

Congratulations Mandy...boy does that bring back memories! I was a green belt too, back when I could actually kick and break a board and I absolutely loved it!

And Lori, you have every reason to be proud!!

Hugz,
Michele

Connie said...

What an accomplishment! Good for her!

Fran. said...

Hey, Mandy your a Rock Star and that smile could light up the world!! What a pretty girl you are! the boys better watch in both ways! I bet you beat some of them in karate! You go girl!! Lori I just know your smiling alot!!!! Take care, XO Fran.

Jerelene said...

Congratulations Mandy!! Sam used to do Karate..he was a 1st degree lever 3 black belt when he quit going. He misses it sometimes I think..Great Job Mandy!!
Love, Jerelene

Jodi said...

Congratulations!!

fairychildheirlooms said...

great job Mandy!
:) Missy

~ Roxanne said...

Woo-hoo! You go girl!