Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Tribute Tuesday - Mother's Day edition

Tribute Tuesday – Week 7 – Sorry I missed last week; things just got away from me…..Not sure what we are doing? Click HERE

In honor of Mother’s Day I thought I would tribute my Mom (my mommy, mother, patti, meme, and so much more!)

I wrote this below – a while ago during my 30 day challenge about my parents and thought it was perfect to repost today with pics!
My Mom:

The youngest of two children, the only girl.  She grew up riding horses and was more than once the rodeo queen.  She raced barrels competitively and loved being around her horses.  She was a cheerleader as well and was every young man's dream.

She went to college for a short time and decided it wasn't for her.  She ended up graduating from secretarial school at the advice of my grandfather who said "you don't have to go to college, but you have to do something".  She was employed shortly after graduation at Southwest Airlines where she continues to work today.

My mom is the prime example of hard work, dedication, unconditional love and acceptance.  She had a strong disciplinarian hand but a soft heart.  There was always more love than you could imagine, even when she was exceptionally pissed off.  She can put anyone in their place...from jackasses to CEO's and attorneys.  She is completely fearless, a pillar of strength, and every ounce of what I hope to be as a mother.

She is timeless, the perfect MeMe(grandmother), the perfect and BEST mom I could ever ask for.  She gave me my determination, drive, and every strand of my blonde hair.  She can't deny me - we look way too similar.  She is my mother, my best friend, and mentor.  I am lucky to call her MOM and I hope she feels like she won with me!
Me and Mom

Our family

At my first half Marathon!

Christmas Eve - wine is ALWAYS included!

At Jess' wedding

Always there to support me!

And have a few coldies....

And then do a little jig....
I love you MOM!!!!


  1. glad to have you back!! Great post about your Momma!! Relationships like that are super RARE!! Treasure it!! :) hugs!

  2. Awww what a sweet post girl, I've missed you this week its nice to "read" you again :+)

    XO, Rach

  3. What a great relationship you have with your mom. Cherish that always. You two look so alike!

  4. I love it (and thank you for reminding me to get a mothers day card)

  5. Awe, what a sweet post! Great pics of the family!

  6. You and your mom are so cute together. Lovely pictures!

  7. I love this post...You and your mom are absolutely beautiful!!! GORGEOUS!!!!

  8. What a great tribute! Your mom sounds like a fabulous lady and from the pictures, I can tell you girls have fun together!!! :)

  9. great post. dig the nola pics!!

    i also just read your "about me" section - awesome.


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