As an only child, I’ve always had a close relationship with my parents. I’ve been thinking a lot about them because this is my last day at home before I start school. I have had such a wonderful summer with them but I have especially enjoyed the company of my dad. He’s one of the happiest people I know and he has brought so much laughter and joy to our house.
I’ve always been “Daddy’s Little Girl.” My dad always wanted to spend time with me; whether that was sometimes taking me to McDonald’s in the morning before school or taking me for a helicopter ride (without the windows over the ocean!) We’ve shared countless memories together and my dad has taught me to see the sunshine in life. Every morning he runs in my room and says, “It’s gonna be a great day, for me and my Lauren!” How can I not start the day off right with that?
An especially happy memory was when my dad and I were in the Las Patronas Debutante Ball. It was such an honor to have my dad present me and we loved dancing the waltz. For the record, my dad is the best dancer I know and we practically do flips when we swing dance!
He’s also a great singer; he creates songs and jingles all, and I mean all, the time. We love to sing our duets together; especially the duets by Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole. My dad is truly “unforgettable.” I’m going to miss him and my entire family very much when I’m gone at school but I know we’ll still talk every day. What a year it will be!
Keep shining,
The Sunny Girl, Lauren Cook
The Sunny Girl, Lauren Cook

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  1. My 5 Daily Gratitudes:

    1. Helpful parents: It was such a blessing to have my parents there to help me move in. My dad is an electrician so he was great with all the extraneous cords and my mom is such a little Susie-homemaker so she added a little touch of home to my new room.

    2. A lovely home: I’m so thrilled that I’m living with 54 of my best friends! We have such a beautiful home and I can’t believe that I’m settled in already.

    3. Friendly and fun roommates: I’m living with the sweetest girls and it’s so nice to actually know my roommates this year. We have such a great room as well; it’s called “The Peach!” How cute is that?

    4. Century City with my parents: I showed my parents around town a bit and we went to Rock Sugar Pan Asian restaurant. The food is to die for–especially the ginger infused, homemade strawberry ice cream shortcake!

    5. Jacuzzi time: It was so nice getting to relax on my first night back. It was just like “old times” with my sisters, even though we haven’t seen each other all summer. It’s so nice to be back!

    Posted on 9.6.10 | Reply
  2. […] 9. Unforgettable […]

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  3. Tiffany says:

    Haha thanks for reading my blog. I just started seriously blogging. I used to do it on occasion, but now I’m doing it more frequently and it was nice to see your comment. 🙂 I’m on Day 3! Anyway, I thought I’d come check yours out too. I love this post. It’s so cute. That’s funny because my dad used to take me to McDonald’s every Saturday after Chinese school when I was a little girl. Let the good times roll.

    Posted on 6.18.11 | Reply
    1. lcook55 says:

      Good for you Tiffany! I hope you’ll keep up with the blogging–I started out about a year ago and I’ve noticed that I’m so much happier. I think writing can be such a healing process and it’s definitely worth the effort! Looking forward to keeping up with your posts!

      Posted on 6.18.11 | Reply

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