Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Happy 52nd Birthday
to my wonderful mom-in-law, Susie, whom I love and admire dearly.
Here are just a few of the reasons:

You are youthful.

You are hard working.

You can sew. :)

Your pies are yummy.

You have raised four amazing, good looking, responsible and successful children (all of whom hold high respect for you).

You are spirited, happy and fun.

You are a good example of what it is to be a mother.

You make me feel special.

We have good phone conversations.

You tease Neil about the same things I tease him about.

Your granddaughter loves you to pieces.

Now this wouldn't be a proper post if it didn't include some pictures! Enjoy!

March 1978 - What a babe!

Spring 1979 - new mom (by the way, do you still have those glasses?)

1985 - your stinkin' adorable children (Lori, Jeff, Brad & Neil)

May 2000 - your first boy coming home from his mission

August 2002 - the day you gained a daughter

December 2003 - Christmas in Atlanta

August 2004 - Times Square

December 2005 - first time holding your new granddaughter

July 2006 - she sure had a big head, didn't she?

November 2006 - Thanksgiving in Colorado

November 2006 - with your parents after a day of Colorado skiing

August 2007 - Flaming Gorge

August 2007 - with the girls who love you most!

December 2007 - Christmas Day in San Francisco

March 2008 - visiting your Colorado kids

July 2008 - Florida

So many memories, and really we're only getting started. Happy Birthday, Mama Susie! We hope your day is just as special as you are! XOXO.


Anonymous said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to wonderful Susie, whom we all dearly love. I am so grateful that you have such an amazing mother-in-law who gave us such an amazing son-in-law. It's impossible to thank you enough for that, dear Susie. And what a beautiful post this is with the darling pictures and your sweet tribute. Of course it brought tears. You so deserve whatever wonderful things happen to you today, Susie. So enjoy......and once again.....

Happy Happy Birthday! Maybe it last all year.

Love and more love,
Jill and family

Anonymous said...

Oops...didn't catch that!

....of course I meant to say, "MAY it last all year!"


Anonymous said...

Valeri, thank you so much for the kind are so thoughtful. I have much to learn from you! All the pictures brought back such great memories. We have been able to do so many fun things together as a family. We are so blessed!!!! I'm so glad you are my daughter-in-law! I'm also glad our families are linked so that I could become friends with your Mom. I know where you got your kindness from. :)

Love, Mama Susie

Wendy said...

Oh, that was really sweet! Happy Birthday, Susie!

Camille said...

You have a cute mother-in-law.

Pat said...

What a beautiful post! I loved seeing all the pictures and reading all about your sweet mother-in-law--she truly is a wonderful person! Happy Birthday, Susie!!

Aunt Pat