happy thoughts.

May 6, 2011

when amie left for college, we started this little thing between the 2 of us…we would send each other happy thoughts.

our happy thoughts would be anything from the lyrics to mississippi squirrel revival by ray stevens or lines from bill murray’s ‘what about bob’ to random family vacation memories. but our most favorite happy thought of all time was this one…”not knowing what color mom’s hair is gonna be each time you come home”. because, believe me, ya just never ever knew what color it was gonna be…and this very dependable mysterious fact was just as cozy as mom’s homemade cookie monster cookies after school.

{just sayin…}

we told you a little about mom in the oh-so-popular post ‘the cowboy & the gypsy’

{mom and dad…circa 1969…the year they wed}

but seein as it’s almost mama’s day and all…amie & i thought we’d tell ya a little more about our mamacita…because, after all, she is the reason junk gypsy came into being.

we’ve always called mom lucy…because i firmly believe her and lucille ball must have been related in a former life.

not to mention the fact that mom has seen EVERY single ‘I LOVE LUCY’ episode like 20 times and can do the vitameatavegamin re-enactment perfectly.

{“do you pop out at parties? are you unpoopular?”}

(if you haven’t seen it, you must. your life is not fully lived until you have.)

{me, mom, & amie…circa 1970-something}

or maybe it’s because, like LuCY, mom has always had a difficult time following the rules in a free-spirited kind o’ way.

it was tradition that amie & i always missed a few days of school a year for priceless roadtrips to the city with mom for museum hoppin and thriftstore shoppin. (don’t tell our principal!)

happy mothers day to all you mama’s out there!! may your day be filled with breakfast in bed, sloppy kisses, and HaPPy thoughTS!!! may you have the most wonderful of days celebrating LiFE, LoVE, and all the simple things that make you happy!

{sharin’ tha luv…november 2010}

and to our mom, mama gypsy…thanks for teaching us how to dream. how to believe. how to be STRONG. & most of all, how to be a good MoM. 🙂

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  • Reply Katie Probandt May 6, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Awww- love me some Janie 🙂 that picture at the bottom is so adorable!

    Happy Mama’s day to all you beautiful ladies! I love y’all and miss ya bunches!

    • Reply Pat May 6, 2011 at 12:02 pm

      “Peace begins with a smile”

    • Reply Michelle Marak May 6, 2011 at 12:52 pm

      Such a great story. Wish I had a mom like that………

  • Reply Tricia Samsal May 6, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    aawww, you make me tear up!! Happy Mama’s day to all you girls, you are all sooooo sweet and kind. Give Mama Janie”Lucy” a big hug for me!
    Big hugs to you, Tricia S.

  • Reply Tracy Bradley May 6, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Happy Momma’s Day Janie!!! You are amazing!! Those sweet daughters a tribute to the wonderful Momma Loving you gave them!! The love in the JG family is a blessing to all!!

    SmiLeS & BleSsiNgS

  • Reply Theresa-Garden Antqs Vintage May 6, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    OMG, this post is so sweet!! Happy Mother’s Day to Lucy and you two sweet girls. Hope it’s the best one yet. I just adore my mom and hope to shower her with lots of love and things too!!

  • Reply Missy May 6, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Gotta love mommas! My mom is my biggest fan, supporter, and best friend…shucks, I wouldn’t have started my business without her cheering me from the sidelines. Glad ya’ll had that same kind of support. Where would we be without dreams and mommas?!

  • Reply debbie york May 6, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    The only thing mamas ever hopef for from their children is a little respect and a a whole lotta love. Girlies…you just delivered both and the words are sweeter than a dozen roses delivered by FTD!
    Happy Mamas Day to all of y’all!
    P.S. If the end result is a photo like that last one…I gotta get me some of that Vitametavegamin…pronto!

  • Reply cheryl May 7, 2011 at 12:30 am

    OK, dang you! This blog had me smiling, crying, laughing, repeat….then as I regained “control”and was shouting “amen” and re-reading every word to be sure I didn’t miss a single detail, THEN, came the final photo with the priceless embrace and the grandbabies…oh, those grandbabies…I’m a complete mess.
    My cup runneth over!
    Smiling, crying, laughing, repeat…
    Happy Mother’s Day to three of my most favorite gals in the whole wide world!!! I love you each of you more than you’ll ever know!

  • Reply Sandi ~ A Cottage Muse May 7, 2011 at 7:26 am

    Love your tribute to your beautiful Mom!
    Happy Mother’s Day to you!!

  • Reply Cathy Guess May 7, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Awwww…that is just a sweet story, love it! The first thing that popped in to my head when I say “Happy Thoughts” is the Yo Gaba Gaba song …..”Think Happy Thoughts”…my sweet little grandson LOVES that song……only now guess what I will be singin and have stuck in my head all day??? LOL HAPPY MOMMAS DAY TO YA!
    Cathy aka GGJ

  • Reply shirley sikes May 7, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Family is God,s most precious gift, Jamie I enjoy everyone of our blended family. Really enjoyed the pictures. Happy Mother,s Day to all mothers all over the world. May God bless every one of them. May God gives us each peace and strength for each day.

  • Reply vintagesusie May 8, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Sooooooo sweet…I love your stories about Mama Gypsy & I love the picture of Mamma & Daddy with the grandbabys!
    Happy Mother’s Day to y’all & thanks for all your Junky Love!
    Hugs & Buck Tooth Ponys,

  • Reply April May 8, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    that is just precious! TFS

  • Reply Nora July 7, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Is this where we put down the cancer victims’ names? If so, be sure to put my grandmother, whom I am named after, on there…Eleanor Carrano

    • Reply Jolie July 13, 2011 at 4:44 pm

      hi nora!! we actually quit taking names for the fighter tees several months ago…but stay tuned! we may do a FIGHTEr tee project #2! in the meantime, please buy a fighter tee that is currently for sale in our store…100% of proceeds go to LIVESTRONG for cancer research!!!! http://www.gypsyville.com/store/store.asp?nCategoryID=31808

  • Reply Wahoo Sue & The Crew April 18, 2012 at 8:56 am

    We just love your stories. This one bring a tear!! Happy Mother’s Day to Ya’ll!!

  • Reply Nancy Peterson April 19, 2012 at 5:03 am

    What a great tribute to your mom! She sounds like a cool woman, free spirit, fun person.

  • Reply Donna Hardin May 12, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Sweet moms make sweet kids..congrats junk gypsies …carry on..happy Mother’s Day to you two and. Your mom!!! Huggs from Lillian al..

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  • Reply Holly D January 15, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    I would like to know more about the cookie monster cookies. 🙂

  • Reply Cricket Boyd May 1, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    What a beautiful heartfelt tribute to your Mama on Mama’s Day. Thank God for camera’s and the pictures that come from the history that is made with each click. My Mama’s in heaven now, but everyday she sends me a feather. I miss you so much and think of you many times a day, I’ll see you soon Mama. Much love, Cricket

  • Reply mattie May 2, 2014 at 10:27 am

    so awesome .cherrish every moment you have with your sweet moma .mines been gone 2 1/2 years and I miss her so much .she was a lucy too . G-d bless Lucy’s everywhere .HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO YOU ALL.

  • Reply Gail Terkelsen April 28, 2016 at 11:40 am

    Happy Mothers’ Day to all Moms, Grandmas living here or in heaven!

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