July 24, 2009

I Have a Button!

"Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or doing it better." ~John Updike




My dear daughter, Brianna, got it in her head to make me a button for my blog. She made some contacts, through my blog world friends and did some Google research. Three hours later she presented me with this beautiful piece of artwork.

I am always touched at how my daughters look out for my "needs" and desires, often before I even realize what they are myself. Last year, when we were at Epcot, I visited the tea shop in the United Kingdom. I was appalled to realize that Royal Albert china is no longer made in England but rather it is pumped out in China like everything else. (Don't even get me started on that!)

The price for this lesser quality product was ridiculous and I left without the tea cup that I thought I might bring home. Which is probably better because we had NO extra room in our vehicle after a month of traveling with 9 in tow.

But, come Christmas morning, I opened up a gift from Brianna and what do you think was inside? A vintage Royal Albert tea cup, made in England, that she had saved her money for and researched on the web and then purchased on eBay.

So, my point is, before I even knew that I wanted a blog button, Brianna figured it out and invested her time into making it for me. And here it is. I am DELIGHTED with my little Chili Peppers. Thank you, Nana.

She is so resourceful and loves to try out new things. She is getting interested in HTML,of which I know nothing, so I am really thrilled at the prospect of having someone who knows how to fix all the problems I make!

And that is definitely one of the great things about having so many kids around. They are all specialized in something that I know very little about and don't necessarily have time to learn. Brianna is a whiz at computer stuff and desktop publishing. Kaitlin can get any stain out of anything. The girls are both very talented musicians who are teaching their younger siblings to play piano. Nathaniel is getting very good at fixing little things around the house and building things with wood. I don't need to tell you how useful that is.

So even though we have much more to do than the average family, we are able to do much more with what we do.

I understand that Erica and Hope had a little hand in it...thank you ladies!

14 comments :

  1. How sweet of Brianna to do this for you! It is a great button too!

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  2. That is such a sweet thing for her to do and I bet you cried when you opened your gift and saw the tea cup.

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  3. Brianna is so precious for doing that for you. And if she hadn't gotten you that Royal Albert tea cup made in England, I would have. I live right here! and I love tea cups, too! :-)

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  4. What a sweet daughter you have. I love your button and will have to grab it.
    Erica is so sweet to help too. She made my button.

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  5. What a beautiful and thoughtful gift! (Now I want one.. ha!) Keep a lookout, I think I just may be adding your button to my blog! ;-)

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  6. Your girls are amazing! Good Job, Nana! What a smart girl! And so thoughtful, too. She has a good momma!

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  7. Please tell Brianna I said Thank You in advance... I couldn't find your email.. So here is mine: cborden77@yahoo.com

    Thank you!!! ;-)

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  8. I am just so impressed that she "got it" on her own. Way to go, Nana!!!!! GREAT JOB!!!

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  9. I LOVE your button. I want to hang it in my kitchen! (My kitchen is decorated with chili peppers; that's why I clicked on your name in someone's comments, found your blog, and started following you. Neat, huh?)

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  10. And now I'm totally crying over that tea cup. What a sweetie!

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  11. How fun!! It's so cute. Lovin it! Adding it to my blog right now!

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  12. I grabbed your button. Your kids are so sweet and talented. God bless them all.

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  13. WOW!! What an incredibly thoughtful daughter you have. I would love that sort of gift...it is perfect. You are very blessed...love the button too! :)

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