Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Happy Birthday Mom!

Today is Mom's birthday and I miss her! 

I decided to spend a little time checking out some of my favorite pictures of Mom and I thought I'd share them.

Enjoy. I sure did.

Always smiling, even while braving freezing cold temperatures and rain waiting for Nikki's rowing race to begin. (The race never did start because it was postponed due to the bad weather.)

We are a game-playing family and Mom, Sadie and Lynn had fun with the pumpkin face placemats I made. 

The trip we took to Baton Rouge to visit the USS Kidd was tremendous fun. It was hot and sticky, but the kids really didn't mind as they had fun listening to Dad tell his stories and Mom trying to censor him. 

Mom's last "sisters' weekend" was very special and even though she had a really difficult time seeing most things, she had no trouble beating the pants off of us playing cards. I can only imagine what she's thinking here, trying to figure out what these bird clips are.  

Having Mom at Lynn's wedding and putting the family necklace on her was so special. Words cannot express how I felt about her being there. 

And she even joined the bride and groom (and the rest of the family) on the dance floor for a little while.  

I love and miss you Mom!

Carolyn Schwab
August 12, 1926 - December 1, 2012


Vroomans' Quilts said...

Many blessings sweetie

Chris Henson said...

I'm typing with many tears in my eyes... Your mother looks so very precious. God truly blessed you and your family!

Sarah said...

Love you Aunt Joanne and miss Grandma tons.