happy birthday mom

Today is my mom’s birthday; can you guess how old she is? I bet you can’t!

Ten tidbits about my mom:

10. Two years ago she decided that she didn’t like her name, so she made everyone call her Kat for two weeks. It didn’t stick, but it was really funny.

9. She is one of the most physically fit people I know. She works out all the time. You should see the guns on that woman! Actually, she’s also a certified personal trainer. She took weekend classes in her “spare time”.

8. She gives great book recommendations. There has only been one that I didn’t like and I think we all know what that was.

7. She LOVES Mariah Carey’s Christmas CD.

6. When she actually finds the time to mosaic – she creates intricate mirrors, bistro tables, candle holders, etc. I wish she would make more time for this.

5. Every spring she treats Kristen and me to a girls weekend – so we can warm up and see the sun. I love this tradition and look forward to it every year.

4. If you spend an afternoon with her, you are likely to hear one of these phrases come flying out of her mouth: Don’t make a mountain out of a molehill. Adios MF. Do you think I just fell off the turnip truck? That’s just asinine! Are you out of your mind? 

3. My mom is a hard worker; she succeeds at anything she sets out to do.

2. When we were growing up, she didn’t make the common mistake of trying to be our friend. She was always the mom. Now that I’m an adult, we are friends.

1. Adjectives to describe her: supportive, successful, assertive, affectionate, generous, witty. I hope some of her mom-qualities will rub off on me so that someday I’m all these things to my children.

Happy Birthday Big Mama – hope you are having a great day! I can’t wait to celebrate with you.

And Go Seahawks!



6 Responses to “happy birthday mom”

  1. 1 big mama
    January 11, 2008 at 9:29 am

    I loved your post! What you didn’t mention was that parenting you and Kristen was a breeze! You are amazing women and I am SO proud of you both. I couldn’t be a luckier mom! Love you!

  2. 2 big mama
    January 11, 2008 at 9:36 am

    Also, if anyone out there in the blogging world is reading this, the one book recommendation she did not like was Bel Canto – I think we would all agree this is an absolutely wonderful book. It has always bothered me that Kindra could not even get past page 10. If you read Bel Canto and enjoyed it, please put in a good word – maybe we can get her to give it another try. Also, if you would like a list of my favorite books, let me know. I am currently reading “Housekeeping” by Marilynne Robinson.

  3. 3 kb
    January 11, 2008 at 9:38 am

    The FIRST time I read Bel Canto I only got to page 10. BUT the 2nd time I read Bel Canto, but I just wasn’t that impressed. It was ok. Mom, you should post your favorites on my bookclub page as a comment!

  4. 4 stacy and dre
    January 30, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    hey nice hat.

  5. 5 saracoledaum
    February 7, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    This is a great post!! Your mom is a lucky lady to have you! She sounds a lot like my mom, who I want you to meet when we’re both visiting the Snatch! I hope she posts her recommendations on your bookclub page, which I still need to check out!

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