Today is my Mom's 70th Birthday!
This post is dedicated to you Mom!
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*My Mom and her big sister Sharon ↑ (top left)
*My Dad, Mom, Grandpa Ira, and me and my bro
*My Mom's sister Sharon, her Mother Mae, sister Dixie, and her on the far right
*My Mom, sister Sharon, cousin Ron
My Mom was a Christmas Tree! ↓
She is the second one to the right on the bottom.
My Mom was the middle daughter of three girls. She grew up in South Ogden. She was the valedictorian of her junior high school (something we all love to tease her about!) She met my Dad in his cool car when she was a car-hop at Macy's in Ogden. The rest is history. They just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary!!!
These are not in any chronological order ↓
*Mom and bro Jerry
*Mom and me and bro
*Us again (don't you love the silver tree?)
*My cute Mom
*The fam in about 1980 ↓
*My Mom always hiding from the camera!
*My Mom with Skyler on Jerry's bike
*An old one of my Mom and Dad
At my wedding 1982↑
My Mom couldn't wait to be a Grandma! And once she was, she became the best Grandma on the planet. She is a lot of fun and all her grandchildren LOVE to be with her! In fact ALL the neighbor kids, school kids, church kids, you name it...all LOVED her (and still do!) To know her is to love her. ♥ Pretty much everyone calls her Mammy - but my boys have always called her Grammy. Whenever we go shopping someone will always come up all excited - young OR old and hug her and say, "Hi Mammy!"
↓ First three are of Skyler and the bottom right with Bryce and Chantel.
*Her mother Mae with some of our pups when living in Reno
*Her niece Shelley doing her hair
*We were always fishing!
My Mom took care of her niece Shelley (and her four kids) when Shelley she got Multiple Sclerosis. She did everything and anything she could to help. When she retired from working (she worked for the government at IRS and Hill Air Force Base) she was over there nearly full time. She is the most unselfish person I know and was ALWAYS over there helping them with something. She also did a lot to help take care of my Dad's Aunt Carmen and his mother my Grandma Helen, until they passed away. She tended her granddaughter Chantel full time for many years. Her life has never been her own and she likes it that way. She was always there whenever I had my babies to stay and help. She was (and still is) always willing to babysit for me and my brother whenever we needed her (and even when we didn't!) ☺ She has the most giving heart and sincerely wants to help others out. When someone moves, she is the first one there to help them clean and pack. I don't know how I would have survived without her when Dave was in his residency and internship. I don't know how she has done it all! She is truly AMAZING!
A GROOVIN' GRANDMA!!! ↓
She's gonna kill me for this one!!! ↓
I used to have my own dance studio and she was one of my adult clogging students and even performed at the recital!!!
*With her sister Dixie ↓
*My brothers wedding
*When her and my Dad were sealed in the temple
*Some of the grand kids with the Christmas count down calendars she makes for them each year. They really look forward to them!
70 years young!
We had a party to celebrate at her house. Doesn't she look GREAT for just having major hip surgery four weeks ago?
The cake says Happy Birthday Grammy Mammy! ↑
↑ * Teaching Maddy how to crochet *Bryce and Taylor being boys *Me and my nieces Paigely and Maddy * Chantel, Maddy, & Mom
↑ *Max trying to fly! *My Dad cutting the cake *McKay and Max *There is NO explanation for this one!!!
↓ Me and my brother trying to get a photo of his dog Max and my dog Koda (foster dog - we are tending him for a while) together.
It took some doing - but we finally got one!!! lol