Friday, December 7, 2012

happy birthday mommy!

here we are in december.
the greatest month of the year!
and today
is one of the greatest days!

not because christmas is in 18 days
(although that is exciting)
but because today is 
my dear mommy's birthday!

Happy birthday mom! 

ok so i am again struggling to write this post.
how do you get a present 
or write a blog post that will make up
for the absolutely incredibly
last (almost) 21 years of my life
that my mom gave me?!

so... that being said,
enjoy these pictures of my dear mom
and the captions explaining them!

so after my sister got married and moved out
it was just me and my mom in the house.
it was sunday morning, and we
were accidentally a little late for church!
we couldn't find anywhere to sit
in the chapel so we went behind the curtain
in the overflow. we were very irreverent 
and took a few pictures.
this is one of them. mom is so funny!

this picture of mom pretending to stab me with 
a fork was taken one day after church.
we (obviously) were eating dinner
i don't remember all the details of the picture
but i do think i was texting someone 
and she said something like
"do they want me to stab them with a fork?"
in a joking way..
we probably laughed for a good ten minutes about that.

good times on the airplane! 
this beauty was taken one year ago 
while we were on the plane to DISNEYWORLD!
it was our christmas present.
and i have to tell you,
that was probably the greatest christmas
we got to spend so much time together.
and go to disneyworld! who wouldn't love that?

oh mommy dear.
we were running errands early one saturday.
my mom and i are both early birds
(my sister and her husband would sleep all day if you would let them)
we were going to lowes in bountiful.
it sounded fun to take a picture so we did.

one fine sunday afternoon this summer
my mommy was grilling. 
i like helping her cook.
so i went outside to the grill,
and we took a picture! 
yup.. we are that cool!

my family is crazy.
they got obsessed with the show
grey's anatomy.
so went to disneyland this summer
and they ended the night watching that.
my mom took the whole family to disneyland!
(she even took my hubby! and this was before he was my hubby)
she is always taking us on fun vacations!

(this picture was taken by ashlee hair. check out her blog! she is amazing!
this picture was very obviously taken on my wedding day.
it was right after tyler and i walked out of the temple.
it was so great to see all the people outside
waiting for us and supporting us but the first person
i looked for when i walked out was my mom.
she helped out so much with the wedding plans!
she help prepare me to be a homemaker from the very start!

she taught me how to cook, how to clean.
she taught me the importance of a clean home
and a work ethic.
my mom has always worked so hard to give my sister 
and i everything we ever needed.
on top of the essentials,
she gave us things we wanted! 

what an example she is to me.
she has taught me so many things.
she is the first person i go to when i need advice.
she always knows the right thing to say 
to make me feel better when i am sad.

i love my mom!
i love her for teaching me to be independent.
i love her for letting me dress myself 
in crazy weird outfits when i was little
so that i could grow up to be who i wanted to be.

she taught me to be kind, loving, and selfless.
she taught me to be giving
she taught me the importance of family
and having a good relationship with every family member.

she taught me to work hard for the things that i want.
she taught me the importance of an education.
she taught me to be patient and forgiving. 

my mom is seriously the greatest!

she sent me this picture this morning.
this is her birthday outfit.
she is so stylish! 

i am so blessed to have been raised by such and incredible lady.
i don't know what i would do without her!
i look up to her so much! 
and i can only hope to one day be half the mother to my kids
that my dear mom was to me.

{i love you mom!}
have a happy happy birthday!

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