Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Take Me Back Tuesday: Mommy & Me

Once again, I've come across another blog carnival that I'd like to join!!! Kari (A giveaway addicted mommy) hosts Take Me Back Tuesday, where I get to go back in time and share some old memories and pictures to go along with them.

SOOOOO, for my first ever "Take Me Back Tuesday", I'd like to share some memories of my mom!! As most of you know, I lost my mom about 4 years ago.... and as you also know, she was my best friend, my confidant, my "ear", my voice of reason, my hero!!
I love to take every chance I get to talk about her and relive some fond memories I have of her!!!

Of course, this is a memory that I don't remember... oh, I was a wee little 2 week old baby and we were at "my" baby shower. The baby shower was scheduled pretty late in her pregnancy and I came about 3 weeks early; hence my attendance at said shower!!
This is my mom and I when I was about 5 years old. It was Easter and I had just gone egg hunting. I remember how my mom loved to put my hair in pig tails and then braid it. BUT, I also remember that she had to chop-it-off because I got to a point where I would not let her brush it without a major fight (hmmmm.... sounds like a certain 3 year old that I live with)!!!
This is my mom and I at my high school graduation. This may come as a surprise, but I was a bit of a trouble maker while in high school and I'm sure there were times when my mom wasn't sure she would ever see this day!!!
And boy was I happy to make her (and my dad OF COURSE) proud of me!!!
Awwww..... 24 hours from now, I will be sitting on the beach relaxing.... watching my kids make sand castles & jump through the waves...... running my toes through the sand as I sip on my margarita (or some other "adult beverage")..... soaking in the sun as I chat with my best friend!!!
Awwww.... I can't wait.... 4 days of fun in the sun!!!! Don't hate.....


NateAndJakesMom said...

What a beautiful tribute to your mom! I am thrilled you decided to "take us back!" My mom too threatened me with chopping it off if I wouldn't start brushing my hair - hence that hideous 6th grade pic on my blog! :)

Hope to see you each week!

LT said...

Jumping over from Kari's!
Love the pictures! A nice walk down memory lane and a nice tribute to mom. Thanks for sharing.

Carrin said...

What a great post! Things like this kep your mom's spirit alive!
I can't believe how much Angiw looks like you when you were little.

Amy McMean a.k.a McSunshine said...

Wow what awesome photos. Look at you 2 weeks old and already crashing parties! The photo of you and your mom at Easter I can't get over how much Angie looks like you in that photo. So cool.

Have fun in the sun. My only question is should you be throwing back drinks while the kids are playing in the ocean? LOL. Have a blast! Wish I was in the sun having fun!!

Karen ~Georgia Angel said...

Precious photos. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle said...

It is posts like this that will keep your mothers memory alive. :)

Bee and Rose said...

Thank you for sharing such wonderful memories:) I love the photos!

Chris said...

That was a wonderful tribute to your mother. I take every chance to talk about my dad for the same reasons -- it keeps them alive.

Have a great vacation -- where are you going (you've probably said where in a previous post -- I should go look, huh?)