Monday, November 30, 2009


Today is mi madre's birthday, which deserves a dedicatory blog post.

On Mia, the first horse I leased. My mom likes paint horses because she likes to think she's a cowgirl.

Skiing at Sundance with Dad. I'm her favorite daughter because I'm the best skier of my sisters. Last winter, she called Beau to go skiing with her when my dad was sick. Just Beau and Mom. What a cute date.

My parents are Appalachian Trail fanatics. They hiked 12 miles on Thanksgiving day.

Sometimes they let me go with them.

It's fun to have a mom that is so exercise and health oriented. She goes to the gym 6 times a week, always takes the stairs, initiates family walks/bike rides, and takes walks on her lunch breaks at work. One time she walked the 6 miles home from my high school because my dad wanted to finish watching the homecoming game.

Showing off her orange peeling skills.

I think this is my favorite picture of my mom (taken by Page when my mom was visiting their Wymount apt) because it simultaneously shows her compulsion to organize other people's things and Page's bag collecting habits.

I don't know any other girls my age that share clothes with their mom- not only are we the same size, but she has great taste in clothes. It comes in really handy.

Happy 55th, mother!


  1. Happy birthday!! your mom is one of my favorite moms. she rocks. you can tell her i said so.

  2. i miss your mama, tell her i say hey?

  3. Your post was the best part of my birthday - it made me cry. You are a great daughter (with a great husband). I love you! Mom

    p.s. This is the first time I've ever commented on a blog. You help me do new things.

  4. your mother really is a wonderful woman.

  5. No doubt she is the best mother and wife around. Although I can out hike her, she can out ski me. We are a perfect match. She also has a daughter who gave her the best birfday present imaginable. You two are the best. - dad

  6. I love the picture of the two of you on your wedding day! Happy Birthday Shauna!