I know that neither of us have been writing much. And I know that many of you will be disappointed that there are no hair tips in this post. But, as many of you may know, we are a little distracted. We have a baby on the way! But as we sit here … Shelli, asleep on her side, with a pillow tucked under her pretty little tummy, I have a computer on my lap and a mind full of words. So … what do I do? I decide to write! The past year has been full of ups and downs. I just want to share a few of my favorite moments …
My big lil’ cuz, Ebony E-Boogie Thomas (she’s younger than me but is like 5′ 9″), shared this great pic with me early in 2014 and it’s my favorite #TBT pic … oh, yeah … that’s my pops looking like a light skinned Shaft unleashing a young Weusi on the football/soccer field.
I worked on the Super Bowl Halftime Show, which was an amazing experience. And I can’t front … Bruno Mars did his thing!
Then this happened!
THERE IS A PERSON IN THERE …
And science says she kinda looks like this. We’ll see in a week!
I know that this isn’t a positive thing in the eyes of many, but it should/could be an empowering and motivational thing for many. The hands up and hood up poses are undoubtedly a piece of history. We’ll see if the USA owns up it is as their history!?!
This also led to one of my favorite musical moments of the year … BE FREE by J. Cole. I love the emotional content he’s able to convey. “All we wanna do it take the chains off. All we wanna do is be free …”
My grandmother turned 100! Here she is with my Aunt Neecy, myself, and her 95 year young brother F. Brown (RIP).
I won another pumpkin at the pumpkin toss thingy! Thanks for inviting me out to Anthony, Avery and Jaclyn (not pictured)!
I can’t front. This is one of the freshest halloween costumes ever! Frida & Basquiat! (i don’t know who Blue is)
My FAVORITE commercial of the year … I’m getting some cold cuts. I laugh out loud EVERY time i see it … and I don’t even eat cold cuts!I think I really enjoy the fact that someone is out there celebrating something that most people see as a mundane, day-to-day occurrence with such exuberance!
The baby shower. I was kind of overwhelmed at the expressions of love that this baby is coming into. I find myself thankful and humbled almost daily by the well wishes and love from close friends and acquaintances.
And then there is the end of the Colbert Report. That didn’t mean much to me, but the excitement of a powerful performance of a POWERFUL song and the anticipation of new music from Kendrick Lamar has me really looking forward to 2015.
I also wanted to say that I REALLY thank you all for being so supportive of Shelli this past year. We really appreciate your prayers and well wishes. This has been an INCREDIBLE year. God is good! I wish you all the best in 2015!
I love this s post and I pray nothing but the best, and peace through all else, for you and your family!
I am so excited. A natural born baby!!!!!
Looks like 2014 was good for you… and I get quite a kick out of that Geico commercial myself :). I can’t wait to meet your new addition to the family, but if you decide not to post photos of little Miss “Shine” I understand that too. Happy New Year!
GOD BLESS you and your family. Nice round up thanks for sharing. And best wishes on your delivery.
Wonderful personalized recap! I’ve already added 1/16 to my prayer list. I’m fasting from social media, among other things, but made the exception for this blog 🙂 Peace and blessings as you all walk into this new season as a family!
The baby looks just like…Shelli!
I also get a kick out of the Geico commercial….my husband thinks I’m nuts, but it is so funny!!! Congratulations….your baby girl is almost here!
I actually did the cold cuts commercial in the deli and the guy at the register had never seen the commercial smh…