Friday, April 24, 2009

Happy Birthday Mom!!!

Today is my sweet mom's birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM! I wish I was there to celebrate with you! But, know that I am thinking of you all day long... you were/are/and always will be THE BEST MOM EVER!!! THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO!!! I LOVE YOU!!! This is a cute picture of my mom and dad the day they got married!!! They were both raised in good old Texas! My mom and dad have 2 children, me and my brother. They have 9 grandchildren, 2 that are married... no great grandchildren YET... Here is the WHOLE group.
They live in Utah now. My mom loves it there. She is closer to the grandchildren and she loves being close to BYU, my mom and dad have really enjoyed going to Education Week there and all the other wonderful things they offer. They served in the temple there... and my mom worked in the genealogy library and my dad at the cannery. Utah has been good to them! We love having them closer to us... LOVE Texas but a LONG ways to drive, we can do Utah MUCH quicker! Mom worked and retired from Southwestern Bell where she had many dear friends! She has a sister that lives just about 15 or so miles away, they have lots of fun together! You should see them laugh! Mom and Aunt Sue!
Here we are under the big tree that they sit under often, mostly in the summer! Mom loves being outside, I called yesterday and she was out weeding... speaking of... she LOVES pansies! Mom, if I were there today I would plant you some pansies ALL over your front yard and then I would take you to Cafe Rio, oh, wait. THAT is MY favorite place, oops. I would take you to Chuck-A-Rama and then of course we would have to do a little shopping!

Happy Birthday Mom! I love you!!!

17 comments:

Jan the crazy lady said...

I might have to debate the best mom ever.... Tee Hee

But she is just sounding pretty close to mine. Love this Shaila. She is darling and I love the picture of you and your parents. So great.

Take care and Happy Birthday Momma

Shauna said...

Happy Birthday to your mom :)

Beth at Aunties said...

I too will join in the debate about who has the best mom. I think Heavenly Father knew when he sent us to our own very best mom! :-)
She sounds and looks adorable. Their/Her whole family is gorgeous and they all shine with the gospel.

The pictures are priceless!

A very 'Happy Birthday' to your mom and wishing her a great new year sharing many root beer floats with your dad!

Pancake said...

Happy Birthday Shari!!! You are a most wonderful woman! Sure love you!

I LOVE the picture of when they married!! SO CUTE

tammy said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet mom. I love all the pics. They look just like Wally & June Cleaver in that first pic. Love it!

rad6 said...

great pics and a great post. Love mother daughter relationships. Didn't have a close relationship with my mom, but looking forward to the ones I have with my daughters.

Pedaling said...

it's fun to read of the love you share with your parents.
happy b-day to your ma!
and my parents enjoy chuck a rama too!

Letti said...

Happy Birthday to your mom.

Mother Goose said...

oh how sweet, happy b'day to your mama!

linda said...

Happy Happy Birthday to your Mom! She looks adorable and sweet as pie! You certainly are blessed!

Have a great weekend!

Mechelle said...

Looks like you won the parent lottery! Happy birthday to mom. m

Mechelle said...

Look how cute you are! M

S and L said...

What a wonderful tribute to your mom! Next time you are in UT to visit your parents, please let me know! I'd love to hook up and meet you in person! :)

Lisa Loo said...

Your Mom is SO cute!! I love that picture of them when they were younger. I can see alot of your Dad in your boys--or is that just me? Loved ALL your pics in this post! Happy Birthday to your Mom!

Cherie said...

What a great post! Your parents sound like sweethearts and it is so nice to have a close relationship with your mom.
I love the picture of your parents on their wedding day. I have to agree with Tammy they look like the Cleavers - So cute!!
Your family picture is beautiful - Great looking family!!

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

Ohhh!! Your mom looks so sweet!!! I hope she had a good birthday!

livefromtheguillotine said...

OMG! I didn't realize your Mom and Greg have the same birthday!!!

Cool.

I love that picture of them on their wedding day. He is so handsome and she is so pretty. They look ready to take on the world! They did a pretty fine job too, didn't they?? *g*

The special thing that I always remember about your mom is that she always acted like she just loved me to death. (Hopefully it wasn't an act!! haha)

And she always told me how pretty I was, which was important when I was growing up and having all those girl issues we all have at awkward ages.

I was always special at Aunt Shari's house. She's been a wonderful aunt. I love her too death too!!

Miss you...love you...

Lana