Tuesday, July 10, 2012

A day late and cancelled


Soooo yesterday was my mom's birthday and I purposely didn't write a birthday post because this week I was planning on going home for vacation. AND on said vacation I was planning a big birthday/girl-time celebration fest which would be followed by a big post with lots of pictures of us on the beach getting all brown-sugared up, eating ridiculous yet scrumptious things like shrimp burgers and ice cream with chunks of raw cookie dough and sprinkles in it and watching movies while reveling in vacation glory. Reveling I tell you! 

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But there is a nasty nemesis that emerged in my sparkles and sand kisses beach vacation plot..His name is Weather and he's packing a freaking cold front and 70% chance of thunderstorms on my vacation days...every.single.one.of.them. 

So now I just look like a bad daughter for not posting about my mom on her birthday. Thanks Weather. 

Anyway, since vacation is being cancelled or (maybe just delayed?) and there will be no vacation-reveling, today, though it's a day late, I thought I'd  post about my awesome mom...who also happens to be one of my best friends. 


My mom is the most caring person I know. At any point in time I can usually tell you what someone in my family is struggling with or hoping for..but never her. She is the She-rock of our family. (My dad being the He-rock.obviously). 
He-rock and She-rock

She's fashionable...

I LOVE this pic of her

She taught me alll the essentials growing up such as you never wear white pants before easter, aluminum foil can in fact not go in the microwave and "you can have the prettiest outfit on but a chipped mani can ruin it all" (very important).

 Shannon & Mom

And we somehow found ourselves always laughing when we're together. 

And should I happen to call up and whine  like a 5 year old comment about things say like, the weather, she's always willing to listen to me

And regarding vacation..I'm just going to find a sand-scented-candle, stick it by the pool, close my eyes and pay someone to spritz me with salt water every 5 minutes. (I'm not bitter about this at all.)

Happy (belated) birthday mom! Love you! 




39 comments:

| C AND C | Sarmin said...

Adorable!
Sorry about the bad weather ruining your plans. Happy belated your mom!

Jill said...

Happy Birthday to your mom! You both are just too pretty! love the sprinkle post!

Jenna said...

Bummer about the weather! I hope the vacation is just delayed and not cancelled! Happy birthday to your Mom, she seems like an absolutely incredible woman :)

xxx
Jenna

PrettyPhysicist said...

happy birthday to your mom! You and your sister look SO much like her - gorgeous!

Dayna Leigh said...

I'm digging the bathing your mom was wearing!! Happy birthday to her!

P!nky said...

Happy happy birthday to your MAMA!!! Yay for fun family time...soon! xoxo

Catie said...

Happy birthday to your mom! She is a beautiful lady.

Shannon said...

Hold S she's fashionable. Her bathing suit is to die for!

Happy birthday, Ashley's mom!

Katie said...

happy birthday to your mom!! what cute pictures of the two of you! I hope you get to have your vacation!

Amanda said...

Happy birthday to your mom! I hope you get to go visit soon! I love getting to spend time with my mom! It is the best!!! Praying for hot sunny weather for you!

Heidi said...

Love this!

Shalyn said...

Lol I love this post Ashley! Your Mom is a TOTAL babe!!! No wonder you're such a smokeshow! Your whole family is gorgeous! Can I join so some of that pretty powder can rub off on me!? PLEASE!? :) I am sorry about your weather! It's crappy here too...what the hay!? Here is to wishing and hoping it clears up soon so you don't have to spritz yourself with salt water lol. Love you!

Shalyn said...

P.s.) Tell your Mom Happy Birthday!!!! :) I totally forgot this in my comment. Shame on me!

megan said...

Happy Birthday to your mom! What a good lookin' family!

Katie said...

Your mom is a KNOCKOUT! No surprise though because you are too!! WOW family genes ahahahah so sorry about vacation..I totally feel you there. but happy birthday to that fox mom of yours!

KatyK said...

I'm so sorry the weather is ruining your vacay plans. Although your idea about the candle and salt water-sprayer sound pretty solid to me. I love seeing girls who just love their mom's. I think mine is my best friend (as long as we live in two separate houses :))

Sarah said...

Happy belated birthday to your mommy!!! I'm sad your vacation plans got ruined :( Stupid weather.

Erin said...

What a freaking bummmmmer for the weather! :( Sorry to hear that girlfriend! Hope you can reschedule it ASAP! Your parents are SO cute, good genes in that family for sureee!!

Ashley said...

Aw this is too sweet! Happy birthday to your mama! Ps. I'm really wanting me some of that sprinkled icecream. Omg.

meghan said...

Happy birthday to your mom!! I love that she's one of your best friends! My mom is one of mine too. I wish I got to see her more!!

And your mom definitely is fashionable, and I love all the funny stuff she's taught you. I can definitely rely on my mom for similar tips! :)

arianapia said...

your mom is a stunner! that bathing suit she is rocking is to die for! no wonder you are so stinkin cute!

happy birthday to your mom!

you'll get vacation in sometime soon and the weather should just be a doll and be nice! :)

Young and Fabulous said...

your mom=FABULOUS! you all look so much alike!!! happy birthday to her!!!

i love all the sweet words you said about her :-) and the chipped mani. YES important info! haha love it!

i love that you have such a great relationship with your mom!! So so sweet ashley!

xoxoox

Fit With Flash said...

ugh. what a drag... pool party countdown though... 1 month! : ) #gladgame

Alyssa said...

That is a huge bummer!! That happened to me a few years ago and I was so miffed about the whole thing for days!

Your mom is gorgeous, by the way!

Michaela said...

Boo weather!! But happy birthday to your beautiful mama! Love the chipped mani tip...I totally believe that's true :)

Erin said...

What a fashionable little lady! I could steal clothes from both of you. Happy belated to your Mom

Sammantha said...

Happy belated birthday! Your mom is so beautiful, it's ridiculous - and so on trend ;)

Checking out your blog, and I gotta say I love it. Stop by and say hi sometime lady!
www.dysfunctionaleverafter.com

J and A said...

Happy birthday to your mom!!! What a beautiful lady. I'm sorry about your weather!!

Jenna said...

You weren't lying when you said your mom is fashionable! What a gorgeous lady :)

Angel said...

aww, i LOVE this post so much!!
are you still coming home this week?

Tabitha Mahoney said...

Happy Birthday to your gorg Momma!


xoxo

Ginger said...

Happy Birthday to your mom! She is a beautiful lady (and how lucky for you as that is a preview of what you will look like)

Rissy said...

awww happy bday Mrs. Kriegs! Your mom is the cutest thing ever (As are you duh). I'm pretty bummed for you about the cancelled vacay. Maybe weather will be on your side next week. Should I call and ask it?


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I am Megan said...

Happy belated to your mother! You two look great!

And sorry about the weather not playing nice!

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

i love your mother and have always looked up to her. she is beautiful and her love for her family and for the Lord has always been so evident! beautiful post, friend!

Vickie said...

i'm sorry to hear about the bad weather BUT you and your momma are so adorable!

Faith said...

Well since I just read your most recent post I know that you are on vacay now! Woohoo!

Love the post! Your mom is beautiful and truly sounds like a wonderful person!

Ashley said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your gorgeous Mom! Holy wow was your whole family blessed with stunning looks!!
Your moms outfit in the jean capris - love it. She looks awesome!

undomestic chica said...

Your mom is adorable! That pic of her in the swimsuit reminds me of Jackie O, and that's a good thing.