"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Saturday, April 12, 2008

What's Not to Like

A few nights ago Justin, nonchalantly, mentioned that he was nominated for Prom King. He quickly added that it was no big deal and he wasn't even planning on going to prom. I didn't really know what to think and figured that maybe it wasn't that big of a deal. But, being a curious mommy I decided to give the school a call. "No big deal?" came the response on the other end of the line. "The entire school voted and only the three with the most votes were selected."

The little stinker! I was a sort of surprised. Justin is a amazing, don't get me wrong. In fact, everybody loves the kid. But he is one that just does his own thing. He doesn't try to fit in. He doesn't try to be cool. He doesn't care if he is popular or belongs to a particular "group". He is just as happy around the athletes as the thespians or the honor students as the drop outs.

I guess I just don't remember kids like him getting noticed. You know "the nice guys never win". But this time he did and I couldn't be prouder.

See what I mean!

When I saw this picture I just had to laugh. There is Justin (team captain) right in the middle with this big smile on his face. The only one smiling out of 35 boys.

Justin, you crack me up!

25 comments:

Erin said...

He doesn't even know if he's going to prom??? I want to go with him!! Is that allowed? Patrick won't mind!

What a stud! The coolest kids are those that are cool and don't even know it!

Justie- I just love ya to death! Congrats!

Corey and Susie said...

Good for him, that's awesome! He'd better be gettin himself a date pretty quick!

Grammy Staffy said...

Wow, my Justi just never ceases to amaze me. Fabulous kids, fabulous grandkids....what can I say....how did I get so lucky????? Tell Justin that he had better go to the prom. I'll make him a yellow satin vest to wear with his tux. HEE..HEE. Love you. Have a good day. Mom

Heather said...

Awesome proud moment! He needs to go!

SuperCoolMom said...

What a cutie! Congrats to him! Did he decide to go to prom after all?

Are You Serious! said...

♥ He wounds like an amazing kid!

I love how you photoshoped that picture too!

Marie said...

Way to go Justin!! There is nothing more attractive than a nice, good looking boy who is also humble. I hope he does go to the prom and I hope that he has a lovely time!

hoLLy said...

yea justin! that is awesome. i love how he is smiling in that picture when no one else is. why don't more guys smile for picutures? don't they know it makes them look cuter! :)

julie said...

I'd vote for him! He's darling!

LikeAstaR said...

ha! such a "guy" attitude to say it is no big deal. GOod luck to him!

Kelsi Ackley said...

What a doll! And so humble! Watch out ladies! I hope he wins!

Misty said...

Ok... the SPACE JAM music was delayed a little bit, and almost blasted me out of me seat....

I am still laughing....

And what a great kid you have there.... apple doesn't fall far from the tree...

The Sweet Escape said...

I came across your blog from my brothers blog. And I have decided that I want to be like you when I grow up!

Chris said...

COngrats to Justin!!!

My Ice Cream Diary said...

I love his one smile among the masses. I'm sure he is one of those spirits that is just too big to be contained in one social group. And is says even more about him that he is humble about the whole prom king thing. What a great kid!

Cecily R said...

What a great kid!!! I'm sure he has the pick of the school if he wants to go. I hope he does!!!

The Sweet Escape said...

Hey, checked out that website! Is their grandmother's name Pepe? If so, they are cousins (I've never met). Funny how that works that way! What a great group, I'll have to keep up to date with them!! Thanks a ton.

My Goodness said...

Aw, he should go. That's really cool...his humilty is wonderful trait...wow...and so uncommon!

What a kid you have there!

Marla said...

We love you Justie! I'm not surprised....not surprised...really, what's not to like??? I'd vote for you!

PS. We are having way too much fun with E & P...I don't think we're going to give them back to you. :)

Matchbox Mom said...

Seriously! What a stud! haha
I wish I had a cute little sister his age, we would totally hook them up!
Oh tell him to ask me to the prom! I'll be his date! haha
That's all he needs is an old Mommy on his arm! LOL
He's simply adoreable. I'm sure you are all really proud of him!

tam

Danielle Christiansen said...

That is fantastic!! It is nice to see a good kid win prom king for once. He should be very proud!!

Michal said...

what a sweetie. i'm glad that his peers recognize how impressive it is to be humble and nice to everyone. what a good example.

An Ordinary Mom said...

Your Justin sounds like what I hope my little boy will grow into. I am sure he has a remarkable mother, though, for showing him the correct path to pursue in life :) !!

Lynell said...

hey justin i like that justin is the only one smiling becouse it looks like you had a great day but everyone else had the worst day of there lives love you justin

love,
lonica

KATE said...

What a cutie! The nice guys, it's funny how when we're older they are the ones we noticed. I don't know how it works at normal schools, my school was tiny & we all knew everyone.

He's adorable, I can see why he was nominated!!