Friday, May 10, 2013

Flashback Friday: Mom

I don't know why I love this photo so much. I think I might be digging the whole vintage 70s look to it: that shag carpet, that floral sofa, that faux baroque looking lamp in the background. Or could it be our cute matching gowns (I'm the one on the far left rocking the ponytails) or my mom's muumuu with slippers look. 

But what really resonates with me now is how TIRED my mom looks in this photo. For gosh darn sake she has four little kids 6 years and younger! (and she doesn't yet realize she'll soon be pregnant with her fifth child). 

Being a mom is tiring work...period. I struggle with two and my mom was able to raise five fairly well-adjusted individuals in a time with no mobile devices. 

So I just wanted to wish a Happy Early Mom's Day to the most awesome mom I know.  And even though it has been proven that watching TV too close to the screen does not make you blind and eating watermelon seeds will not cause a branch to grow out of your belly button, I still think you are a wise mother who has taught me some of my most valuable lessons in life.  

I love you mom. 


  1. This is so sweet! I love that you love your mom so much and you appreciate her. You're totally right, she looks exhausted! I didn't notice it until you pointed it out, but you're right.

    How that woman was able to raise five kids and not lose her sanity is amazing. I feel like I'm losing mine just from looking at this picture and reading that she soon becomes pregnant again!

    And it isn't old old style's vintage!

  2. i love the vintage photo! Besides Helen Roper, only our mommies can rock the muumuu look! And i love your mom's bedroom-y eyes, just like Ming Na's of The Joy Luck Club! happy mother's day rose!

    1. Thanks Noel. I didn't see the Ming Na resemblance, but you are right! xoxo

  3. Love our vintage '70s photos! It's never too late to rock the Muumuu and wear slippers...I'm sure you already have the matching tired eyes to go along with that look! Hope you had a Happy Mother's Day with Allan and the kids!

    1. Yep, I sure do have those tired eyes already. Had a laid back mother's day, got my long overdue pedicure. Hope you had a good time with your boys.

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