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Saturday, August 13, 2011

To My Mother


Mamah and Chloe

Chloe and my mom at the Ravinia festival in Chicago.  I just love this picture.  It pretty much encapsulates what a wonderful grandma my mom is, and how much my girls adore her.

Today it is my birthday.  I am 37 years old today, which means that my mom has now been a mother for 37 years.  See, since I am the eldest child in my family, my birthday is also my mother's momday (I just made that term up right now).

My mother is a pretty amazing woman.  I could write pages and pages about all of the wonderfulness that is my mom.  I probably don't even have to, because probably 98% of those reading this already know her. 

For my birthday this year, my mom flew Bria and me out to visit family in Utah, and boy-oh-boy did she ever show us a great time!  We got pedicures and haircuts, we shopped and saw movies, we ate out and we ate in, we did ropes courses and hiked to the "Y", we went to Park City for the zip line (scary!!!!), we shopped some more and ate some more and just enjoyed each other's company.

So, Mom, thank you for being so wonderful.  I know I don't tell you often enough how grateful I am for you and for all the things you do for me and my little family.  Thank you especially for creating such a wonderful time for Bria last week, I know she'll never forget it.  And neither will I.

Happy Momday!

12 comments :

  1. Very sweet. Your mom sounds like and looks like a beautiful person. And happy birthday to you. I hope to meet you one day.

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  2. Happy Birthday Lara. It sounds like your mom is amazing. You are truly blessed.

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  3. Happy Birthday!!! You are a darling I'm sure your wonderful Mom is more than proud of you
    Love Aunt Lynda

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  4. What a cute mom and grandma. I hope I'm a good grandma too when I grow up.

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  5. I think our plan needs to be that your mom flies ME in one of those years. :D
    I love your mom too, except when I hate her. Which sometimes happens....

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  6. I love that sweet picture too. My parents are out of state and it's hard not getting to see them enough. I can't believe all you fit in on your visit. I live Utah and haven't done all that stuff.

    What a perfect birthday. :)

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  7. Happy birthday! I'm so grateful for moms who turn out to be wonderful grandmas.

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  8. I love your header. Do you do them all yourself? I need to learn how to do something like that. Super cute!

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  9. I love all your posts and pictures, but I think this is one of my favorites. So sweet and just really fun that you got to come this way for your birthday. You have a beautiful Mom and I can tell she loves her grandkids.

    Happy Birthday!

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  10. This is probably one of the best notes, comments I have ever gotten. Lara, you are so expressive and I love how you put your feelings on paper. Thank YOU for being such a wonderful daughter for me and to me, I got the best, and thank you for making my life's work (Mom and Mamah) noticed, special, and worth it. I love you!

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  11. Happy Birthday to you! I'm always so jealous of kids with "young" grandparents. I'm glad yours get to spend time with your parents and have fun memories with them.

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  12. Aw, how sweet! And I love the Momday. That is awesome! I am glad you enjoyed your time here in UT.

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