Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Happy Birthday to the Best Mom in the World!

Happy birthday to the woman who taught me much of what I know about life,
The woman who showed me that doing what you love for a living is the best job to have,
The woman who told me you can never have too many candles.

Happy birthday to the woman who loves me unconditionally,
The woman who taught me the importance of having a "gift closet,"
The woman who took my friends and I to play laser tag a million times growing up because we were huge nerds.

Happy birthday to the woman who taught me magic of Christmas and that you're never too old to believe in Santa,
The woman who made every tiny occasion special,
The woman who took me to get pedicures starting in 3rd grade (and the woman who wonders why I'm spoiled!)

Happy birthday to the queen of the crockpot and perfect fetticini,
The woman who taught me how to marathon shop,
The woman who drove an hour each way to the closest Kolache store so I would have something to take on "cultural food day" at Kent elementary.

Happy birthday to the most amazing, encouraging, and loving woman I know.  The woman I am so blessed to call mom.  Love you Mom, happy birthday!

My mom and I in Belgium for a girls trip last December

At my wedding this past June

In Dallas last April for my bridal portraits.  She flew all the way from London just to be there for the pictures!

1 comment:

Kendall and Brooks said...

Ya'll are so cute! Happy Birthday Toni! I still love the story about her and her burger patties - most romantic thing I have ever heard!