Friday, October 10, 2014

Friday Favorite: Happy Birthday Time!

How perfect is it that my mom's birthday lands on Friday along with Amanda's Friday Favorites link-up???


My mom is going to be my sole Friday Favorite today. She's definitely a strong woman and one that I look up to EVEN THOUGH we don't see eye-to-eye on everything. I feel like we don't get along sometimes because we're so alike in some ways. (Of course I would never say this out loud, ha).

Last year my fam had a pretty big scare on Christmas Eve when she woke up with heart issues. We spent Christmas in the hospital with a diagnosis of Atrial Fibrillation but thank goodness we have that issue under control as of right now. Scares like that really make you realize how important your parents are to you no matter how independent you claim to be. We're going to Mago tonight for her birthday dinner because if you saw my birthday celebration last year, they give you a pretty epic sombrero while they sing happy birthday to you. How amazing is that? Huge win. She seized the moment to have a sombrero of her own.

She's always been there for me during my races even though they're ungodly early at times. She's put up with me through those awkward "I hate you and the world" junior high days, taking care of me when I'm sick (Sprite and chicken and dumplings were staples) and she's always just...been there. She's very selfless and I'm so proud to call her my mom.




She even finished her first 5k race like a rockstar. Mind you she's 60 (don't tell her I told you she'll murder me).


After her diagnosis and this photo, she's continued to lose a lot of weight cutting out salt and eating more of a heart healthy diet per her doctor. I couldn't be more proud of her for accomplishing so much in just one year with her health! Saturday my sister and I are going to take my mom to this craft fair she's always wanted to go to. We'll spoil her all day long and purchase ridiculously expensive homemade crafty things for her and it will be amazingness. So raise your glass, water bottle, coffee cup, etc. to this amazing woman right here whose had to put up with my shenanigans for 26 years.






12 comments:

  1. happy birthday to your mom! moms are the greatest and no matter how old you are, you will always be her baby :)

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  2. Awe, what a great post about your mom! I know what you're talking about with being too much alike because it sounds like my dad and brother.

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  3. Happy Birthday to your mom!!!!! That is great to hear about her healthy changes and yeah for that 5k! Love that picture from your wedding with the two of you :-)

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  4. This is so sweet! Happy birthday to your mom, and I'm glad she is doing well health-wise!

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  5. happy birthday to your mom! this is such a sweet post, and that's so good that she is making healthy changes :)

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  6. Awww happy birthday to your mom!! she's going to love being pampered!! :)

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  7. What a sweet post!! My Mom and I don't see eye to eye on everything either but hey... you only get one Mom!!! So Happy Birthday Em's Mom!!!

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  8. Aww this is so sweet! Moms are the best, even when you don't see eye to eye, you know she'll always be there for you. Happy birthday to your momma- Ole!

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  9. Happy happy birthday to her! I love that you guys are so close!

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  10. Happy Birthday to your Mom. What a supportive Mom, and glad she took control of her health. Enjoy the craft fairs, they are so fun.

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  11. Happy Birthday to her!! How awesome that you guys did a 5k together!!
    xo Krissy @ Sneakers and Sequins

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