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08 May 2015

Fan Friday: Mother's Day Edition

I want to talk about my mom today, because it simply seems like a great day to do so *wink wink nudge nudge cough cough if you haven't already sent a card, Sunday is kiiiind of a big deal.

Even though my mom lives hours and hours away from me in Virginia, she is my best friend, my spiritual guidance giver, my martini drinking buddy when applicable, my role model, belly rub giving Gran-mom to Veenie and Gee and my biggest supporter. We are similar in every way, so I'm sure it comes as no surprise when I tell you that my mom is just as big of a sports nut as I am. 

So in honor of Mother's Day, I thought I would dedicate Fan Friday to everything my mom, Ann Caudle, is a fan of! 

1. Peyton Manning
I actually didn't intend for this list to be in any specific order, but it would feel wrong to put Peyton anywhere other than number one on my mom's list. Anywhere Peyton goes, my mom will follow. 

2. The Bachelor 
....and every other basic cable reality show.  I dedicate my life to Bravo reality shows, so there is simply no time left for shows like The Bachelor and Dancing with the Stars. But for Mother's Day, they get a shoutout on VTIM! 

3. The University of Tennessee
Naturally, anyone with discriminating taste would find themselves immersed in the culture and traditions, impressed and inspired by the world-renowned scholars, like Sarah Webb, and the impressive W-column that is THE University of Tennessee. #GBO 

4. Wine
I too like to have a glass of wine to relax after a long glass of wine. 

5. Javy Lopez
As a long time Atlanta Braves fan, Javy was always her favorite player. So for you mom, I'll just leave this here.... 

6. Any of the 80ish different players on any of her 3-5 different fantasy football teams
Anyone can just play one league. It takes serious skill, time management and dedication to play 3-5 different leagues in any given season! 

7. Virginia Beach
Easing into retirement, my mom now just works 3 days a week. The other 4 days? You can find her posted up here... 

8. Getting likes on her instagram
(hint hint, go like something right meow)

9. TJ Maxx
^^^ this. Ditto. 

10. These two crazy cats
I appreciate her strategy with my dogs. She is kind and loving to my dogs, but inside she be like.... "GRANDCHILDREN NOW BITCH" JK, she wouldn't say bitch. 

 11. The Movie You've Got Mail
Not a dry eye on her face. 

12. Apparently she is a fan of this guy
But just on facebook....

13. My Grandma
As you can see, I stood no chance of being normal. 

16. This baller
I know what your'e thinking, and yes, I got all the guys. 

15. My dad
We lost my dad in 2006 but I can confidently say he is still our number one fan, and we his. 

I hope Sunday brings you lots of wine, new episodes of dancing with the bachelor and only 5 callers ahead of you. Happy Mother's Day mom. I love you.

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  1. I love you, my precious darling girl! Thank you.

  2. I smiled so big when I saw that picture of Javy! My mom and I wrote a song about him to the tune and rhyme of "Hammer Time"bahahahaha. We are close like you and your mom. Right now they are 6 hours away, but they will soon be moving within an hour and a half of my hubby and I. I am so.stinkin'.excited.

    Kristin // The Peculiar Treasure

  3. Such a great post!! So sweet and full of love for your moms!

  4. aww love learning more about your mom. I hope she has a great Mother's day.

  5. oh HEY JAVY

    also, I did a double take because you look so much like your mom in that last picture!

  6. Such a sweet post to celebrate your mom :) I'll be celebrating as a dog mom!

  7. this is the sweetest. I am a fan of your Mom!!

  8. First, I love this post! So sweet! Secondly, you and your mom look so much alike! Lastly, your mother's love of Peyton Manning sounds pretty similar to mine so she's obviously awesome!

  9. This is so sweet, love it! Your mom sounds pretty awesome! :)

  10. What a sweet post, and oh my gosh, you look just like your mom in that last picture!!

  11. this is so sweet and your mom sounds hilarious and amazing! new fan here too :) happy mother's day to her!

  12. It looks like your mom is pretty rad! We'll all bleed orange til we die!

  13. This is SO sweet! Happy Mother's Day to your awesome mom!

  14. I like your mom! I mean anyone who loves Javy deserves a like!!! You really look like your mom!! So sweet!!! Love this post

  15. what a lovely tribute to your mom, you are a special daughter

  16. Happy Mother's Day to your Mom and I loved this list, my mom is a huge fan of the discount trio - TJ Maxx, Marshall's and Home Goods!

  17. This is so sweet. I can't get over your grandma on the phone watching the Braves. It all makes sense now...

  18. I hope your mom had a lovely Mother's Day. She's lucky to have such an awesome daughter! But then, she sounds pretty awesome, so luck probably had very little to do with it.


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