I have a fantastic, beautiful Mother. Her name is
Carole and she was born on December 28th, during the last century or so. She has been a Nurse for 50 years and a mother to me for 48 of those years. She is my friend, my confidant, my role model, someone who will listen to me vent, my babysitter, my seamstress, my driving instructor, my Barbie doll clothes maker, my camping partner, my inspiration and always there with a shoulder if I need it. She has also been my teacher, my nurse, my cook and even my banker on more than one occasion. We have eaten ice cream, See's candy and popcorn for dinner. We have gone to Weight Watchers together and after the meetings went to Taco Bell. We have made Christmas cookies, Biscotti, peanut brittle, Chocolate Fandangos, and numerous holiday dinners together. She loves being Grammies to my sons and grandson – her first great-grandson. And we've laughed until we've cried.
When I was a single mom, we took my son
David to Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, San Diego Zoo, Universal Studios and when he was 4 years old. Laguna Beach
We have hiked to
in Vernal Falls Yosemite and along railroad tracks to waterfalls in Dunsmuir. We have both been in Job's Daughters and Girl Scouts. We have gone to Antique Shows and lugged trunks, Fiesta dinnerware, linens, and other people's junk back to our car.
In the past two years or so, she, my dad,
Chris, and I have traveled together. We each own a travel trailer. We have been to Dunsmuir, , Mammoth Lakes , and Mt. Lassen and next week we are going to Tower Park and Solvang and plan to visit Pismo Beach . We are both learning to fly fish and tool around in our pontoon boats. We've watched bats and sloshed through snow. Hearst Castle
And we both drive my dad and
|Tim's Graduation 2004|
|Christopher Paul III - 2008|
|Calli & Grammies Fishing|
|Singing Happy Birthday to Me 6/2010|
Happy Mother's Day to the most wonderful woman in the world. Thank you for being my mother and my friend. I appreciate everything you do for us. I LOVE YOU!
|Mammoth Lakes - August 2010|