We were driving home from the playground one day and Mary Virginia announced that she was bored. I guess that’s what happens when you spend all morning frolicking at a playground.

I was on the highway and focusing on the road so instead of my routine of twirling flaming batons to keep Queen Mary entertained, I said, “Ok! Let’s listen to the radio!”

We almost never listen to the radio, and maybe one reason for that is because the very first thing to come out of the speaker was a commercial for a game show in which the host says, “If you saw your neighbor mowing the lawn in the nude, what would you do?”

I just ignored it because kids don’t pay attention to that stuff, right? They probably didn’t even hear it.

Then Mary Virginia shouts, “Speaking of seeing your neighbor in the nude, remember when Mommy saw someone she knewed in the Super Bowl?”

Congrats to my dear friend Sola for being featured in an actual Super Bowl commercial. If you had seen my reaction when my friend’s face appeared on my TV DURING THE SUPER BOWL, then you’d know why Mary Virginia is still talking about it. And it wasn’t just any commercial, it was a commercial that featured her beauty as part of a world made beautiful by acceptance and love.

Do you think she got a Super Bowl ring out of the deal?


  1. Katherine A. February 16, 2017

    Ok, I saw that ad and was like, I swear I know her!! But I thought I was crazy. And I wasn’t. 🙂

  2. Vickie Southall February 17, 2017

    I love these pictures of Mary Virginia.

  3. Lynsie February 17, 2017

    Awww how awesome! I hate that I didn’t get to scream in the room full of people “that is my friend from college.” But I was wraggling 4 little people and the only Super Bowl commercial I saw was the one where the wife thinks her husband looks like Mr. Clean while cleaning, and I didn’t know her. :-(. Haha.

    Congrats to Sola for making it to a Super Bowl commercial. And wow Mary Virginia’s hair is soooo cute! It has grown like crazy this past year! It even looks longer since you stopped doing the once a week pictures.

    • amandakrieger February 18, 2017

      our superbowl experience sounds similar 🙂
      YES! her hair is so much longer!


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