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My Happy List #33

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


For My Happy List today, I would like to tell you a story....About a Girl.....

Once upon a time, there was a girl.  She said she would *never* attend college in the South

She said there was no reason to purchase student football tickets because she would never attend a game.  She said she had rather sell them for the money because football is stupid.


Shanley Belle on game day at the University of Alabama...which is in the South the last time I checked.

The same little girl said that she would never pledge a sorority because she would not find a good "fit" for her.

Photobucket't those your pledge Bryant-Denny Stadium?

She also said that she would never dress up for a football game, or sit in the Greek section, and the world would end before she would wear houndstooth to an Alabama football game.


Ummmm....someone go and check the sky for her date is wearing a bow tie with little elephants on it and crimson pants with little "A's" all over them....How much do you want to bet that he is in a fraternity sitting in the Greek section?

{Sometimes a mom just needs to entertain herself.  ;P }

I am happy because my daughter is so very happy!

My daughter is home for Thanksgiving, and this makes me very, very happy!

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Until next time,

Blessings, and Roll Tide!
Ricki Jill


  1. Hi Ricki,
    Lovely pictures and an interesting post. I am happy that your daughter is with you for Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  2. Rule number 1. NEVER say never because that's usually what you end up doing. LOL She looks very happy and bet you are loving having her at home with you. :-)

  3. And they say a zebra's stripes never change! Wrong!

    Your daughter is just beautiful! I'm happy to hear she is doing so well at school!


  4. That's a lot to be happy about! I know how much your kids can make your life happy and complete! I shopped until I dropped today but had fun along the way! Have a wonderful holiday week, my friend! ♥

  5. That dress is darling!!

    I love when our kids are wrong. He He!

  6. My son says"Just don't say I told you so" LOL! She is soooo cute!! My baby will be home for Christmas, wish he was home now! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


  7. Your daughter is soooo pretty!! Happy Thanksgiving indeed with your baby home. I'm so glad she's in school, no matter where she wants, lol! FABBY

  8. beautiful photos,now tahts a great happy list for sure, happy thanksgiving to you and your family

  9. My goodness, what a cutie you have - funny how things change as they get older. I have to say that I actually got tears in my eyes when I read your post. I hadn't realized how much I'm missing my daughter. She'll be home in about 4 weeks. I only saw her for about 4 days after I got back from India before she left for Halifax. It just wasn't long enough.

  10. She is just darling! I can't believe they dress up like that for football games! I do know that football rules the south, but while you see a "sea" of orange and blue at an Illini game, you don't see kids all decked out so cute! I loved this!! Have fun with her while you can!

  11. Where is that dress from? It could not be adorable! I want one.

    I'm glad the family could be together for Thanksgiving.

  12. I'm telling ya..some things never change..and then so many changes for some..I'm so happy for you that your beautiful daughter is happy. It makes one sleep so much better when we are happy..and I love your daughter's can really see the happiness in her's a happy time for sure..
    (the pattern of her dress brings back memories of one I had almost just like that makes me happy too!)

  13. Oh my God the preppy cuteness is killing me and I absolutely love it. They are adorable and I love those pants on that boy.

  14. Our children's happiness really does mean so much!
    Her houndstooth dress is adorable
    Hope you enjoy your time while she's home. They grow up too fast :(

  15. Shanley Belle looks so pretty. I love her get up actually. I suddenly miss my college days seeing your daughter with her friends.

  16. That's the sweetest "I told you so" ever. ;)
    I LOVE that dress on her! Thank goodness she consented to wearing hounds tooth, because it's such a wonderful print for the Fall and Winter seasons. :D

  17. I'm so glad Shanley is so happy! She looks beautiful and I love her outfit :)

  18. What a lovely post, I loved the tongue in cheek comments.
    Stay happy!

  19. I love this Ricki Jill. I wish I had a dollar for all the things my daughters said they would never do and then did. Your daughter is beautiful. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving my friend.

  20. Isn't life wonderful! Have a wonderful visit with your daughter!! ~KM

  21. Happy times Ricki Jill hope thanksgiving was all you hoped for. :)

  22. Your daughter is adorable and she looks sooooo happy to be in her houndstooth dress, with her sisters and her boyfriend, ummm dressed like all the boys at the Beta house. For you I'm happy she is at U of A and only an hours drive away. Smart girl..........and mom.

    The French Hutch

  23. RJ, this must have been before I found your blog. I searched your blog for houndstooth to see what you meant in reference to the U of A. Always learning something new! '-)


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