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!
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
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!