Happy Mother's Day everyone! Salinger has so GENEROUSLY agreed to allow me (Laura) to be a "guest blogger" JUST for today in honor of Mother's Day!
I want to wish a BIG BIG BIG Happy Mother's Day (a.k.a. "Hallmark Holiday" :-) to MY mom in Arizona! You may know her as "Mimi" to Holden and Salinger.
Here's a group shot to keep everyone straight. Mimi, ME (Laura), Holden with Salinger. It's like a Family Tree chart!
I was so excited to find this picture because it would be of Mimi's FIRST Mother's Day! The date on the back of this pic is May 10, 1970 which was Mother's Day (according to Google anyway).
I'm pretty sure the tongue wasn't a sign of disrespect since I was only a little over 2 months old at the time. I think I was just trying to give her a "Pug kiss" for Mother's Day!
Fast forward 38-ish years and here's what you've got now!
Cheering at Holden's football game last fall...
Arizona visit a few weeks ago!
How the HECK does mom look almost exactly the same as she did in the 1970 picture? I sure hope I got some of those genes!!!!!
My mom celebrates "Double trouble" every Mother's Day because I share her with my younger brother, SCOTT. I love this pic that was taken of us in October when everyone came to Indiana to visit!
It has to be such a nice change of pace for mom to have us both as "grownups" now! No screaming, kicking, hitting, bickering or other general idiocy going on anymore.
"Mimi" got her name from Holden (who couldn't say "Grandma" when he was little, so the name stuck...
Holden wishes Mimi a Happy Mother's Day too!!!!
Mom is also "Mimi" to Salinger! She's never really been much of a dog person, UNTIL she met him. Check this out...this is the first time they ever met...
He snuggled right up in her lap! Awwww!
Thank you Mom for being the BEST mom in the world! You've taught me everything I know about how to be a good mom and person in general and that Karma will ALWAYS catch up to you....as evidenced by the 10 year old mouthy mess machine I've got on my hands now!!! My gift to you this year is all the laughs that you're sure to continue to have as I enjoy a few more years of "payback"!!!
I LOVE YOU MOM!!!!!!!!!!!! Have a great day and enjoy your trip to see Grandpa!
Happy Mother's Day one and all...human, canine...whatever!