Thursday, January 24, 2008

Happy Birthday Mom!!

Today is my mom's birthday so I thought I would do a little shout out to the Red Hot Mama! I don't have a great selection of pictures- but here are some of my favorites. Since she is turning 20 today :) I thought I would share 20 things I love about her. Here are some of the things that I love about my mom:
1. She is the most selfless person I know; She puts everyone before herself!
2. She is so fun to get laughing and laugh with.
3. I love how she squirms and squeals when you double team her and tickle her neck (Courtney knows what I mean)
4. I love everything that comes from her kitchen... yumm...
5. She is the best grandma ever! The kids love Mimi!
6. When she is determined to do something, nothing gets in her way.
7. I love the way she could always tell right when I walked in the door if I had a bad day and needed someone to talk to.
8. I love how I could talk to her about things when I didn't want to talk to anyone at all.
9. I love how supportive she always was of what I was involved in. 2 games a week for years and years and she was there no matter where we were playing, or even if I got off the bench to play.
10. I love that she taught me to set my goals high and go after them.
11. I love that she can sometimes just be plain crazy- like call about square dancing dresses for sale in the newspaper. (does anyone else remember that? funniest thing I have EVER heard!)
12. I love how she always made sure our home was welcoming to anyone who wanted to be there or needed a place to go.
13. She is the strongest woman I know (and I don't mean muscles)
14. She has a greater capacity to love than most people.
15. She is forgiving when she doesn't have to be.
16. She is a miracle worker with a sewing machine. (you should see the costumes she used to make us as kids)
17. I love her passion for children.
18. I love how she is always excited for me and about whatever it is that I am excited about.
19. She is a wonderful teacher (inside and out of the classroom- especially in the home)
20. I love the devil that comes out in her when you play spoons :)

Happy Birthday Mom!! Thanks for everything you do for me!!


Johnson said...

Heather, you have been tagged...
The rules are: Once you have been tagged you have to write a blog with 10 weird random things, facts, or habits about yourself. At the end, you choose 10 people to be tagged. Don't forget to leave a comment that says, "you've been tagged" on their profile and tell them to read your blog.

Texas Blad's said...

I remember the square dance dresses- I also remember pretend phone calls that were impressive, Who can carry on a conversation with a dial tone like Mom?