Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Ode to my mom....Happy Birthday!

me, my mom, and my sis, Lesley

Today is my mom's 68th birthday! I am sure she will love that I posted her age on my blog :) Don't worry mom, there are only a few faithful readers since I never blog anymore.
I knew being a mom couldn't be easy, but after I had kids I realized I appreciate my mom a whole lot more than ever before.
Things I love about my mom:
  • Her patience (she has attempted to teach my older girls how to knit without cussing at them once)
  • Her love of snail mail
  • She is always up for an adventure
  • She is slow to anger (I'm not sure this is accurate, but I don't remember her getting mad very often growing up, she never seems to lose her cool)
  • She is very good about giving people the benefit of the doubt (full of grace)
  • Her ability to burrito wrap (or swaddle) a newborn baby in 2 seconds flat (she was a labor & delivery nurse for 40+ years)
  • Her love for a cheap glass of white wine
  • She loves ANYTHING orange

I could write hundreds more, but frankly I don't have the time. Love you mom!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Our 14th wedding anniversary

14 years ago today Josh and I got married. The years have flown by. We have much to be thankful for. God has been good to us... all of us, November in Prescott, Arizona

in August on a trip to Portland, Oregon

a night out at Daily Grill