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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

I will start by start by saying my mom has always been there for me but even just typing that doesn’t do it justice.  As many readers know, I’m extremely close with my mom.

Growing up in a military family, my mom took care of my brothers and I while my dad was deployed.

She moved 3 children under the age of 6 plus 2 dogs and 2 cats across the world when dad had to be at work.

As I went through middle school, my mom was there. Like most middle schoolers, I can’t say I was best behaved or pleasant to be around.  She took care of us.

She was there for me through my ups and downs of the teenage and high school years.  Like many teenagers, I never appreciated my mom as much as I should until I left for college.

high school prom

During college, I began missing my family and went through quite a bit of rough patches. I always knew I could call my mom and chat.  She helped when I switched majors, ended a relationship and quit swimming all within a month of each other.

Graduating college

Later, as I made my next big life step and moved in with my husband she helped plan and pack for that.  She helped plan and coordinate my wedding while we were several states away.

Mom and I

Now as a 26-year-old adult, I feel so lucky to be close with my mom.   Last week, she drove up from Virginia, and we hung out.

My mom has always been supportive of everything I can, and I could never ask for anyone better.

My mom has truly always there for me. Every year when I reflect upon everything she has done for me, it has made me more grateful.  She is supportive, and I could never imagine it any other way.

I am also grateful to have married into a wonderful family and be very close with my mother in law, Greta.  I could not be any more fortunate.

So Thank You, Moms.

Thank you to all of the moms out there!

Question for you: Tell me something about your mom. 

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Happy Mother’sDay

I know a lot of bloggers dedicate posts to their mom on Mother’s Day.  I am going to follow this trend as well because my mom is truly amazing.  To put it bluntly, there has never been a time when I couldn’t call my mom when I needed something.  My mom helped to organize, plan and make my wedding incredible.  She has been there through everything in my life.

mom and dad

I feel like my dad is often seen more on the blog because he does races so appears there.   am just as close with my mom as well.  My mom has been there for me 100% of the time and for that I cannot thank her enough.  Of course when I was younger, we had our fair share of rifts.  I was young, I thought I knew everything about anything.  (I mean…wait…I don’t?).  Everyone was a bratty at some point in middle and high school (me probably especially).

mom and i

As some of my long term readers know, my dad was in the military for a full 30 years (meaning until the end of my freshman year of college).  While growing up my mom raised us when dad was away on travel.  She moved us back from overseas (That is over 16 hours of flying with 3 kids under the age of 6, 2 dogs and 2 cats).  She moved us alone.

momandi

My mom also helped plan, coordinate and help with our wedding.  Without my mom, I am 100% certain the wedding would not have been as successful, as fun or everything I dreamed about.  I will never be able to be thankful enough for that.  I am truly grateful for my mother and everything she has done for not only me, but my brothers and family as well.

Happy Mothers Day to my mom and all moms out there.

Happy Birthday Mom

For mothers day, I wrote a post about how awesome my mom is.  It’s safe to say after living at home with her the last month I still feel the same way and she has been an open ear for all my current worries.

Today is her birthday.

parentslaughing

Happy Birthday Mom!

You should go like her facebook page with her doll clothes.  She makes American Girl clothes (We literally have about 20 American Girl’s), baby gifts and blankets.  Basically she is amazing at sewing and I didn’t inherent any of that creativity.  I really tried though.

My mom's American Girl Clothe Designs

My mom’s American Girl Clothe Designs

momdollclothes

One of the rad set ups

So that is my shameless blog sponsorship plug.  Since my mom currently sponsors me and I don’t live on the streets right now, it’s only right that I link her page for you to like.  I’m really good at linking things, but seriously  it would mean a lot if you did.

*EDIT: I think I fixed the link .  🙂

So with that…

Happy Birthday Mom. 

My Mom is Awesome

I hope you know it’s Mother’s Day. 

I know a lot of bloggers dedicating posts to their mom’s on Mother’s Day and I am going to follow this trend as well because my mom is simply amazing.  To put it bluntly, there has never been a time when I couldn’t call my mom when I needed something. 

high school prom

high school prom

I feel my dad is often seen more on the blog because he does road races and is often in the cast of characters at race recaps.   You should know I am just as close with my mom as well.  My mom has been there for me 100% of the time and for that I cannot thank her enough.  Of course when I was younger, we had our fair share of rifts.  I was young, I thought I knew everything about anything.  (I mean…wait…I don’t?).  Everyone was a bratty at some points in middle and high school (me probably especially).

As some of you guys know, my dad was in the military for a full 30 years (meaning until the end of my freshman year of college).  While growing up my mom raised us when dad was away on travel, my mom moved us from overseas (That is over 16 hours of flying with 3 kids under the age of 6, 2 dogs and 2 cats) and she did this alone.   

With Matt at his graduation

With Matt at his graduation

But since going to college, maturing a little bit and pretending to conquer the world I can truly say that I have become even closer with my mom and she has helped me through so much.

visiting me at college...How many moms drive 700 miles and take a photo in -30 degrees?

visiting me at college…How many moms drive 700 miles and take a photo in -30 degrees?

Like right now.  Being a college graduate, leaving my job in Oswego and she (and my dad) are welcoming me back into the house while I look for a new job and get on my feet.  I know for a fact that I am extremely lucky for this and not everyone would have that opportunity.

So thank you mom.

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