Monday, July 16, 2007

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Today is my mom's birthday! We are in Alamogordo, NM on a camping vacation with mom and dad. We were supposed to be in the Gila National Forest by now, but because of a bit of trouble with Dad's truck (only 6 months old, mind you), we are in Alamogordo as of last night! Anyway, that is an entire other post! Here are some "tidbits" about my mom:

-She grew up in Uvalde, Tx.
-She has two brothers and is the middle child.
-She was head cheerleader from 7th to 12th grades..."Go Coyotes!"
-She has a degree in Special Education with a minor in Art from Texas Tech University (but we love her anyway).
-She is very creative and an artist by nature; she can paint, sketch, but her passion is ceramics and she is very good at it.
-She's a perfectionist in some instances.
-She is a teacher and has taught 1st grade, Special Education, Content Mastery and currently High School Art.
-She has been an example of independence and not following the crowd and I'm very thankful for that gift.
-She is a faithful Presbyterian at heart and loves the Lord.
-She is great at Math, which I did not inherit!
-She loves her family and has always put my brother and me first!
-She reads God's word almost daily, which is both inspiring and challenging to me.
-She comes up with the coolest things to do when you are bored...especially for kids...making boats out of tin foil and acorns to send downstream, making necklaces and bracelets out of straws and string, learning how to crochet, etc...
-Her nickname in our immediate family is "Monique."
-Her dream would be to retire and be able to to her pottery/ceramic making and sell it. In the summers she and my dad would live in Colorado or New Mexico and have a restaurant/catering business where they would live in an RV next door.
-She and my dad love to travel and especially camp.
-She is a wonderful mother, wife, daughter, friend, aunt, teacher, sister.

My beautiful mother...this was a couple of years ago, but she still looks 23, don't you think?


  1. Happy Birthday, Charla's Mom! What a sweet post.

  2. And a wonderful mother-in-law! I thought you guys would be in the middle of nowhere today, not waiting for a car to be repaired!!! Miss you guys.

  3. happy birthday to your mom!

    go raiders!!!

  4. A fellow Red Raider! I love her already! How is your summer? Call me.

  5. hey woman! YES! joe told me about your package this weekend, he has YET to bring it up here, but i'm so excited!! little baby piggy banks! how cute is that??!! you are so sweet to think of us! thank you so sooooooo much!!

  6. You and your mom look so much alike, I love it! (You are both beautiful!) And she DOES look soooooooo young! Thank God for wonderful mothers!

  7. oh and I am checking to see what all is showing to feed our "theater tooth" I'll let you know what I find. So glad to know you are interested in going!!

  8. CAN ANYONE SAY new blog please?

  9. Thanks sweetie for the tooooooooo kind comments. I love you too- Mom


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