Monday, May 24, 2010

Mommy's 50th!

May 3rd was my mom's 50th birthday! Can you believe it?! She looks way too young to be fifty & be a grandmother.
Since it was such a monumental birthday, we knew we had to do something really special! My mom isn't the type that likes the spotlight on her though, so a big surprise party was out. We came up with the perfect solution....sneak Lindsay out for the weekend! It was SO hard to keep it a secret because I was so excited about seeing my sister. I did it though, and picked Lindsay up from the airport on Friday.
We went to my mom's house and all hid in my old bedroom. (We were joking that it felt like Christmas when we were little kids..."Can we come out yet?!") My mom saw my car and came inside, walked down the hall, and came in the room. She saw Ada, me, Sean, then Lindsay! It was so funny, she was completely caught off guard!! It took her a while to comprehend it all and realize that Lindsay really was here and not in Utah. :)
We had a wonderful weekend and went to Avila Beach, had family pictures taken, ate at the teppanyaki grill @ Hama Sato, made dinner & cake for her on Sunday, and celebrated at Nana's later. We love you Mommy!

Monday, May 17, 2010


has been one busy month so far!
Updates coming soon :)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day

Today has been my first Mother's Day as a real mom!
Last year I told Nana that she was going to be a great-grandma & gave her an ultrasound picture of sweet Ada.
The mothers in my life are so wonderful. They have been the best examples and loving women to their families.
My mom has been the best mother to her children!
As I have grown older, we have become even closer and the best of friends.
I find myself saying and doing things with Ada that my mom did with me as a child.
And that's just fine by me :)
Mommy & I, circa 1984

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Jasmine Johnson Photography

Thank you to everyone who voted for Ada in the Fresh Faces contest!
She won second place and we were able to meet with Jasmine for a mini-session last week.
She captured some of the sweetest expressions on Miss Ada's face :)
You have to see HERE!
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