Thursday, June 23, 2011

Where I'm From

I am from hot tea before bed, from Strawberry Pop Tarts, long blonde pig tails and banana seat bicycles with long tassels on the handle bars.

I am from the little yellow house in the cow town with cottonwood trees in the backyard. From cribbage games and Life, Uno and Orange Crush on Bronco Sunday.

I am from the intoxicating lilacs, the stacked pieces of wood on the patio and thunderstorms in the afternoon. From air shows, camping and lazy afternoon's spent reading.

I am from lefse and the best rolls you've ever tasted. From blue eyes, Leonard and Andrew and a one stop light town in Northern Minnesota.

I am from us against the world and not saying how you feel.

From now I lay me down to sleep and don't let the bed bugs bite.  Heart shaped pillows and a pink canopy bed.

I am from Daddy driving the church bus, memorizing bible versus and speaking in tongues.

I'm from Denver via San Fran via Minnesota, Swedish/Norwegian and German, peas, carrots and mac and cheese.

From the girl that kissed a boy at the fair under a lilac tree and the girl that grew up while the soldier was in the Army.

I am from album after album full of pictures of clouds and mountains and rivers, Lake Powell vacations and family reunions at the cabin. Smiling faces in better times.  Journals full of good memories and dark times that are better forgotten.

I found this from Jennifer at Playgroups are No Place for Children who found got it from Stephanie at Adventures in Babywearing.  The template to make your own can be found here.

I'm sharing my awesome with Jennifer from Momma Made It look Easy even though I feel like I'm standing here in my underwear with this post.   


  1. Very, very cool. I love the specificity and simplicity. I loved it a bit more when I didn't know it was produced with a template, but it was still a joy to read.

  2. I think I'm going to steal this, I love it!

  3. Oh wow, I love this post! And I love that you shared all those things with us. Thanks for passing on the template -- I can't wait to do one on my own!

  4. What a great post. It is the first thing I have read from you and I already feel like I know you.

    Stopping by from MMILE Sharing your Awesome.

  5. I loved this. :)

    And now I want nothing more than to be sitting under a lilac tree, I loooove the smell of lilacs.

  6. Connie - That was awesome. Thanks for sharing even though it's hard to expose ourselves like that sometimes. Beautiful!

  7. I HEART this!!! LOVE IT! So, much that I had to write one of my own. Thank you for the inspiration!! xoxo

  8. Love this. I wrote mine today, too. :) Such a great trip down memory lane, huh?

  9. This was really fun to read. It's nice to read about the deep down you.

  10. My oldest had to write a poem like this in English class...I just love it!

  11. Oh my goodness, that was gorgeous! No standing in your undies, you are in your Sunday finest.

    LOVED it!!

    My "Awesome"

  12. Love yours- I am from strawberry pop tarts, too.


  13. I loved reading where you are from! There is nothing better than Mac and Cheese!! :)

  14. I love this post so much. It is beautiful.

  15. If you take this post down I will slap you. *LOVE*


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