10 things I love about my Mom

It’s Mother’s day and I have failed, like all of us, to tell her how it really is all year. Besides their birthday, mom’s really only get one day out of the year that is especially for them.

Lately my mom has been posting one thing every day that she likes about my dad and I find it inspiring. So I decided that she needed at least ten things said about her, because I think she’s pretty much the best thing since sliced bread. So I’m here today, on my 24th year of having her as my mom, to tell you just how wonderful she really is.

 

1. A role model

My mom isn’t perfect, but she has always tried to set a good example. I may have said “Ew!” or “Get a room!” when she kissed my dad in front of me, but I know that their love is real and she was always showing that.
She probably doesn’t always do the right thing, but there would be times that I saw someone say or do something that I didn’t think was right and she always came up with a super gracious way of dealing with it. Sometimes I think she should just tell certain people how it is, but I suppose she likes to keep friendships. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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2. Silly

When I talk about my mom to other people I always tell them how silly she is. She appreciates a good joke and as I was growing up she would say the silliest things. “Your fathers feet smell like lavender” or she would dance at a wedding like Elaine from Seinfeld. My mom taught me how to laugh and enjoy life for what it is.
I’ve always admired the way she can make a story so exciting. When my nieces come over and want her to read a book, I’ll secretly sit on the couch nearby so i can hear all the voices she comes up with for all the characters.

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3. Consistent

My mom had 9 kids and is always there for all of us. There’s still 3 of us at home and whenever I call to check in she’s always running my brother or sister around from one activity to another. I honestly don’t know how she does it.
Fundraisers, softball games, recitals, plays-Mom is always there.
She is always willing to listen, encourage, or kiss the scraped knee we all got falling off our bike.
Whenever I was up to bat, or on the block to swim the 100 breast stroke, you could hear her voice above everyone else’ cheering me on with my dad.
My mom would move a mountain if she knew it was important to be there.

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4.ย Super hero

Of course I remember the times where things got really hard, but mom always just closed her eyes, took a deep breath, and kept going. With 9 of us she has had her fair share of difficulty, but somehow she always finds a way to what should be the next step.
One of my older sisters has had a disability since she was born and a few years ago we almost lost her to a stroke. My mom was at the hospital every single day and she sees Amanda whenever she can. She is the ones that talks to the doctor and figures out what the next step should be and alongside my dad fought for her life when the doctor advised us to pull the plug. I firmly believe that without God and my parents, Amanda would not be with us still.

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5. Smart

Whenever I had a problem with something, my mom was always willing to help me figure it out. She home schooled all 9 of us up to a certain point and always implemented God’s word. She taught us right from wrong, how to behave like adults (you know, cause we’re animals. ;D ), and how to read. She has always encouraged us to be the best we can be.

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6. A good listener

Mom always listens. Even if I have to follow her around the house like a stalker to tell her about my day, she’s always listening and she lets you know that. When a boy broke my heart,ย I lost a race, my sibling is driving me nuts, or when I just feel like talking to her she is there to lend an ear. She always has good advice and knows when nothing needs to be said. My mom is who I look to for that hug that will get me to tomorrow.

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7. Creative

When we were kids we were in a home school choir. Guess who ran it? Mom (and Dad). She has a beautiful singing voice, she plays the guitar (some of my favorite memories are of her playing when I was a kid), and arts and crafts were always present.
Every year at our church camp out she has some new thing to perform (usually to embarrass the camp speaker) and it always makes me laugh.

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8. Humble

Mom can take a compliment, but I don’t think she really knows how wonderful she truly is. She doesn’t talk about herself all the time or obsess about what she looks like (unless I’m trying to take a picture of her “Fix my hair!”). She loves the lord, she loves her husband, and she loves her family.

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9. Loving

You know when you get sick and you puke all over the bathroom? My mom was always there to pick that up. If I had a bad dream I knew I could curl up with her in bed and she would make me feel safe. Mom makes everything feel better.

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10. A beautiful person

All of these things and more make my mom what she is. Where would I be without her today? I don’t even want to imagine it.

Thank you, mom, for the kisses, the hugs, advice, the lessons that put me in my place, the love, the consistency, the example that you are, the laughter, the dancing, the singing, and for just being you. I hope that one day I will measure up to something even close to what you are.

My mom is a beautiful person in and out and don’t you forget it.

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Happy Mother’s Day mom. You’ll never know how much you really mean to all of us.

Love,

Danie

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Wretched Tooth

I will start off by saying-Woopsy!

Just so you know-I haven’t failed at taking a picture every day, I still have them…On my camera. However that’s where they have stayed and I’m afraid I’m so behind on posting that I might just start anew. Either that or I will be bombarding you all with a full blog of photos. Just without descriptions.

So here start the excuses.

First off-My dog died. The poor thing was in so much pain we finally had to let him go. It was really terrible actually. Not that it wouldn’t ever not be terrible to put down your pet/family member.

Work has also been taking up a huge amount of my time and energy. Not to mention being out of town as well as finishing my very last term of school (HECK YEAH!!)

After I got through that I thought “Hey! I’m really sucking at this blog thing, I should update” and then I ended up with a tooth problem.

Oh and not just ANY tooth problem. It was a stay in bed for 4 days, scream your head of, puke, have a seizure (meds), cry like a baby tooth pain.

Not to worry. $700 dollars later and a drill through my crowned tooth and its all better. Well-Except that i’m $700 poorer than I was before. Ha

April 4th-forgive the cliche bathroom mirror picture. I really hate taking them. However-Check out how long my hair is! I wanna chop it off. SO. BAD.

April 4th-forgive the cliche bathroom mirror picture. I really hate taking them. However-Check out how long my hair is! I wanna chop it off. SO. BAD.

On a different note-wedding plans are under way. My church threw a shower for me this last weekend and it was a blast. I’m really so blessed to have so many loving people in my life. I was so happy to see everyone.

I finally ordered paper for my invitations today and I hope to have them done really soon so I can send them out ASAP. I swear..I hate this part of the planning.

The corsages and such are mostly done and I finally (FINALLY) finished the bouquets. It was such a relief to be done with the wires poking my fingers. Instead I’m opting for burning them with hot glue.

Lately I’ve been on a TV show binge. Suburgatory, Call the Midwife, and Frasier. I recommend all of them. Just sayin’.

 

I should hit the hay as some would say. I’m quite exhausted and I have another long day ahead of me.

I swear (didn’t someone say not to make promises you can’t keep?) I will get better at this.

Live long and prosper.

I’m not very good at this…

So I’ll admit…I’m AWFUL at writing blogs. I don’t know why I keep putting it off until I have several photos to add. But-Let’s move on.

I’m not gonna spend a lot of time on this one cause I’m going to do another blog entry in a minute with just one photo..So here it goes.

February 25th-Yeah...One of those last minute ones. Almost forgot. But on another note-this stuff is delish!

February 25th-Yeah…One of those last minute ones. Almost forgot. But on another note-this stuff is delish!

February 26th-Milks favorite cookie? Pah! MY favorite cookie!

February 26th-Milks favorite cookie? Pah! MY favorite cookie!

March 27th-I got to watch these girlies (and their other siblings). So cute.

March 27th-I got to watch these girlies (and their other siblings). So cute.

February 28th-I went to Natalie's play again and got this cute photo of her and her best friend, Maggie.

February 28th-I went to Natalie’s play again and got this cute photo of her and her best friend, Maggie.

March 1st-The Bride to be at the salon getting her toes done. Isn't she beautious?

March 1st-The Bride to be at the salon getting her toes done. Isn’t she beautious?

March 2nd-Michael, Amy, Me, and Peter. It was such a fun wedding. And boy was I tired at the end of it.

March 2nd-Michael, Amy, Me, and Peter.
It was such a fun wedding. And boy was I tired at the end of it.

March 3rd-Natalie and my bouquets. And also the bouquet I caught. This time I really am next. :)

March 3rd-Natalie and my bouquets. And also the bouquet I caught. This time I really am next. ๐Ÿ™‚

March 4th-I have Natalie's Little Mermaid pin on my backpack.

March 4th-I have Natalie’s Little Mermaid pin on my backpack.

March 5th-My mom made Natalie and I cut these out.

March 5th-My mom made Natalie and I cut these out.

March 6th-I took my niece, Bella, to Davids Bridal (I hate that place) to get her a junior bridesmaid/flower girl dress.  This isn't the one. But gosh is she cute.

March 6th-I took my niece, Bella, to Davids Bridal (I hate that place) to get her a junior bridesmaid/flower girl dress.
This isn’t the one. But gosh is she cute.

March 7th-It used to be french tip...But after being in the water they went away.

March 7th-It used to be french tip…But after being in the water they went away.

March 8th-There was a time I could draw. And it isn't now. Unless I have a ruler.

March 8th-There was a time I could draw. And it isn’t now. Unless I have a ruler.

March 9th-At my works inservice they had a pie eating contest. It was really funny.

March 9th-At my works inservice they had a pie eating contest. It was really funny.

March 10th-I got more stuff to make from goodwill for the wedding. These are for the candy bar.

March 10th-I got more stuff to make from goodwill for the wedding. These are for the candy bar.

March 11th-Terrible late-night-last-minute-oh-my-gosh-I-forgot-to-take-a-picture picture. Anyway...I'm re-reading the Percy Jackson series.

March 11th-Terrible late-night-last-minute-oh-my-gosh-I-forgot-to-take-a-picture picture. Anyway…I’m re-reading the Percy Jackson series.

March 12th-It was a little brighter than this...But this is on my way home from work. So pretty...and warm!

March 12th-It was a little brighter than this…But this is on my way home from work. So pretty…and warm!

Plus, I figure since the photos have descriptions there’s no point in writing too much more.

See ya in a sec!

Case of the “Mondays”

You know that phrase “I’ve got the case of the Mondays”? I have a theory that it actually lasts all week. There is no such thing as “Case of the Mondays” anyway…I’m gonna go with “I have a case of the week days” from now on. Not only does the weekend never last long enough (besides the fact that I work on Saturdays and sometimes Sundays), but the workload always seems to pile up. You catch up on one thing, only to have something else added on.

With wedding planning it gets even more complicated…and then working full time and going to school part time. Today I felt like my head was going to burst after Math class and then I had to go to a training for work and found I hit my limit 10 minutes into the new information. I find myself sitting and staring at a wall not thinking about anything…Either that or repeating “5 months” over and over in my head.

Not to worry! I haven’t gone completely insane. I definitely got a little stressed out there for a minute, but that’s where good friends come in and weekend trips to friends and the fiance. Thank the lord.

January 25th-I went up to see a friend (and my fiance) and spent Saturday with her. We picked out her dress for my wedding and then ended up touring around the mall. The photobooth was hilarious.

January 25th-I went up to see a friend (and my fiance) and spent Saturday with her. We picked out her dress for my wedding and then ended up touring around the mall. The photobooth was hilarious.

My trip up north was successful. I wish I’d had more time to visit my friend as well as Peter, but the time will come where I’m more free to do that.

We went to Davids Bridal and bought her dress for my wedding *Happy Dance* so that’s one down and 5 to go! Is it just me or are the consultants at that place pretty consistently grumpy and/or inattentive? Ok maybe not THAT often, but this chick wasn’t the best. Not only was she grumpy and inattentive but she was really disorganized resulting in us having to come back after we had already gone to dinner and everything. Oy.

Tip of the day:ย 

Don’t listen to the people at Davids Bridal about shipment dates. They’re never right. All they want is to get you to buy the dress, full price, ASAP. Don’t let them be pushy-it isn’t their wedding anyways!

January 26th-Yep...Super lame photo. But it goes to show how big the Seahawks are right now. This was in the news paper (make a Seahawks airplane). I found it a little funny. Go Hawks!

January 26th-Yep…Super lame photo. But it goes to show how big the Seahawks are right now. This was in the news paper (make a Seahawks airplane). I found it a little funny. Go Hawks!

I meant to take better photos of my trip (Peter doesn’t like his photo being taken anyways) but ended up with this photo of something that was in the paper. Who’s excited for the Super Bowl this weekend! Yayah! Go Hawks!

January 27th-I found this hat on Amazon and just had to buy it for my sister. She was so happy she slept in it that night.

January 27th-I found this hat on Amazon and just had to buy it for my sister. She was so happy she slept in it that night.

I don’t know if any of you are Doctor Who? fans, but my sister is. Haha. She was so excited about this hat I bought her. I really need to get back to watching it.

January 28th-I bought these for my wedding. I thought it would make some of the pictures fun. Anyway-here are the nieces modeling some of them for me.

January 28th-I bought these for my wedding. I thought it would make some of the pictures fun. Anyway-here are the nieces modeling some of them for me.

My nieces have been in Canada this last week and so I finally get to see them. They are so cute! Anyways-They modeled the new photo booth props I got for the wedding. I thought it would make some fun photos for that day. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Anyways-I hope you all are having a good week and not the “case of the weekdays”. Almost to the middle! ๐Ÿ˜€

Au revoir.

 

Extra Tibit:

Anyone ever watch Mr. Bean? I used to love it. Anyways-I ran across this Youtube video of the best stuff. It’s worth a watch if you need a laugh.

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Just run me over

So after my trip to the gym last night the soreness (is that even a word?) eased in. I woke up at 5am and felt a little bit of it and as the day wore on it got worse. I figured…well…No big deal. Keep it up. You won’t regret it and what’s a little bit of soreness (whatever, if it isn’t I’ll MAKE it a word) anyway?

I took a nap because that’s just what you have to do after getting up that early. When I woke up it was a little worse again. I sat down and had a silent argument with myself about working out again.

Logical Danie says:

It will help because you’re sore and doing cardio will help. Plus you don’t want to fall behind do you?

Whiny Danie says:

I don’t wanna!

Eventually I got myself to go to work early and lap swim. I ended up with half a mile of kicking and swimming.

I’m telling you right now. It made a worse. It feels a little bit like a baby rhino came and trampled me and came back with some friends for more. Ouch.

Anyway-All the whining aside, i’m determined to keep it up. I don’t need to lose weight, just tone and maintain.

January 8th-I know...My pictures are super boring right now. But if you read what this says it should give you a good laugh. It's from my lifeguard manual/book I had to study for my re-certification class. Classic!

January 8th-I know…My pictures are super boring right now. But if you read what this says it should give you a good laugh. It’s from my lifeguard manual/book I had to study for my re-certification class. Classic!

If you want another laugh for the day read the reviews for these gummy bears:

http://www.amazon.com/Haribo-Gummy-Candy-Sugarless-5-Pound/dp/B000EVQWKC/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1389241347&sr=8-2&keywords=5lb+bag+of+gummy+bears

I honestly don’t know how they can justify selling them after the reviews they got. Haha!

With all that being said I bid you adieu.