Me and Mom
We weren't always best friends. When I was going through puberty we fought like crazy. Oh, and when I was 21 right before I moved out. There was a small spanse of time between these two ages while I was in high school where some peace abounded, but since I've moved out my Mom and I have been really close.
We talk on the phone every morning. And usually again right before dinner. :) We talk about everything. There isn't much I don't tell her.
Mom in the 70's. Isn't she beautiful?
My Mother is an amazing woman! I always say she's like Martha Stewart without the criminal record. She is an amazing cook and baker (going out to eat always pales in comparison to her food) and loves to experiment with anything from gluten-free recipes to making Julia Child's recipes from Mastering the Art of French Cooking. She also makes beautiful fondant cakes! She gardens, her entire front yard is an amazing English style garden! She decorates and has been known to craft and draw from time to time.
In her gorgeous dining room in front of the feast for my Step-Dad's 60's Birthday Party.
Again, all dolled up for the 60th Birthday Party. This is my Grandmother's wedding suit.
Here's Grandma and Grandpa Cotton. (see the suit?) Same family that all the photos came from.
My Mom is my strength. I find myself growing to be more and more like her every day and I couldn't be happier about it.
Mom and my Step-Dad
I love you Mom! Happy Mother's Day! xoxo...