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girl’s weekend

This weekend, I went to Scottsdale, AZ with my mom and sis for a little mother/daughter quality time. This is our third year going to Arizona for a girl’s weekend – I’d say it’s becoming a tradition!

As always, we had a fantastic time. We didn’t “do” much – but that’s the beauty of it. The purpose of the trip is to spend time together – just the three of us. We don’t go to Scottsdale to be tourists; we go there to be with each other.

You may be thinking, why do you have to go all the way to Arizona to spend time together? Because in Arizona we can control the variables. Nobody has to make dinner. Nobody has to run errands. And we get to choose the attendees – just the three of us. We can give each other our complete, undivided attention. We aren’t clouded by the distractions of daily life.

This weekend, we sun-bathed by the pool. We ate and drank. And we talked and laughed, a lot. To some, this might seem like a boring trip. To us, it was perfect. I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful mother and sister, and I feel so lucky to have spent another special weekend with them.


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!


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