Many of you have asked where in the world I've been.

All I know is that after 7 plus years of blogging and a different lappy, which I don’t like, I seem to have lost my blogging fervor.

Someday, when you least expect it, I will post again.

For those of you still waiting I say thank you.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

"Look What Ornery's Doin'!"

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Surely you remember the generational curse, don't you??? You know - - - that one where your mom said to you: "I hope when you grow up you have a child JUST LIKE YOU!!"

Well, I'm not claiming that THIS child is just like me, but when she was toddling my mother told me she was.

Her birth story is much more traditional than her sister's was - - - probably because by the time she came along, her daddy had EXPERIENCE and BELIEVED me when I told him I was in labor. We did come home from the hospital directly to our Thanksgiving dinner, and she looked like a doll in her little red dress.


She was an ornery little thing and smack full of ginger!!!


Once we had a visitor when she was about this size. We heard her little voice calling to us from the living room: "Hey, look what Ornery's doin'!!!" We looked in and she was walking on top of the couch back.


I also remember that about that same time she "helped" me with a painting project without me allowing it.


One day she found the cake flour, brought it out of the cabinet, and proceeded to pour it all over the kitchen floor. When I found her, she was happily smacking piles of it with her chubby little toddler hands.


In elementary school she was fearlessly aggressive on the basket ball court. When she played soccer in high school, she was yellow carded much to her mother's dismay and her father's great delight.


In elementary school the church children's choir director asked her if she would do a solo in the next production. None of us knew she could sing.

We know now!!!

That one little solo, "Germs, My Invisible Dog" opened a whole new horizon for her. She is blessed with a beautiful voice, natural stage presence and grace.

Here's a little sample:





After high school she became a cosmetologist. She works in a fancy smancy shoppe doing amazing things.


Now Ornery is all grown up into a beautiful lady. She is soon to marry Chris and we hope they live happily ever after.


Today is her birthday.

Happy Birthday, Korie Renee Broyles!!!!

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13 comments:

kyooty said...

Happy Birthday to you both! (you did all the work I can see that now. :P)

Korie is like her mom.

Amy said...

Happy B-day Korie!! My Miss Abbi sang Germs last year at our church musical:) She sounds like the life of the party Keesha, just like U:) Were all these birthdays planned so that you could celebrate the holiday and birthdays together?:)

Just Breathe said...

Sweet post. Happy Birthday Korie!
What a great singer you are. Have a beautiful wedding.

Keetha said...

What a great post! Happy birthday to Korie - she has a wonderful family!

CRY said...

SHE IS SO PRETTY JUST LIKE HER MOMMA AND HER VOICE IS SO PRETTY TOO! I CAN SEE WHY YOU ARE SO PROUD, YOU ARE A GREAT MOM. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO HER AND HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU ALL

grammy said...

Happy birthday sweetie. Another "jewel" added to our family. The moments we have shared with you have been too few but we will always cherish the wonderful memories!!!! Thanks for so many beautiful ones!!!

You have blessed and made happy, so many hearts with your singing. Keep it up!!!!

Keri said...

Piper looks just like Korie!!!! Maybe I'm the only one who sees it?! Those first few pictures of her, I see PIPER!!!

Sissy, I love you so much! I'm so proud of you! I hope you're having an awesome day!!!

nancygrayce said...

She has a beautiful, powerful voice! Plus being beautiful! Happy Birthday to your daughter! AND Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Barbara Jean said...

Such sweet pictures and memories.

Birthday blessings heading her way.

barbara jean

PS Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Chari said...

Hi Girlfriend...

Sending your beautiful Korie birthday wishes! Ohhhh my goodness, Keetha...she is absolutely gorgeous and I just loved watching the video of her singing! That gal has really got talent!!! I know you must be very proud of her, Mama!!!

My friend, just wanted to stop by to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!!! It sounds like you're going to have an entire tribe for dinner...hehe! And yes...cooking the turkey...DEFINITELY counts for something! Hehe! You're just too cute, Girl! Anyway, thanks for coming by and taking a peek at my Thanksgiving table and for your well wishes!

Love ya,
Chari

Kirby3131 said...

Happy Birthday Korie - Loved the Journey song you sang. Goodness it was so good!!

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Kristin - The Goat

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Happy Birthday!
LOVE JOURNEY!
LOVE MOM!
SMile.
You're a gorgeous woman!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

And pipes! Again, great sonG!