Saturday, June 6, 2009


I pulled up this photo of Sheri, Lori, and I tonight. This is a pic from before a swim in the 55 degree lake a few weeks ago. Absent from the photo is Liz...she's taking the photo.

I showed my daughter, Alex, the photo. Here's what she had to say.

"Mom, you look like a geek. You all have really weird swim caps on. Your eyes are all wrinkly and weird looking. And, why do you match Lori? Are you trying to be twins or something?"

Here's what she didn't say, "Wow, mom, I can 't believe you braved the frigid temperatures in the name of conquering a goal." or "Sheesh, mom, good job not wearing ANY makeup in this photo. You look so young." or "You guys are totally strong and kick butt."

I believe the good Lord gave me children for the express purpose of keeping me very, very humble.


  1. and that doesn't change even after they grow up and move away!

  2. yep, my girls are always keeping me in check. tonight katelyn told me my breath smelled like beef jerky..ewww.

  3. You are a stud!! That is all I can say. Alex doesn't know what she is talking about.

  4. Jodie, you ARE totally strong and kick butt!!! Little girls are fickle and have no clue. :)


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