One of my favorite things about blogging is LINK-UPS! It's such a great way for us to all share our thoughts on one idea or topic. Seriously, link-ups are my jam! And today Andrea and I have a great one for you! We're chatting all about the moms in our life. :)
Let me introduce you to my fabulous mom, Tina...
First of all, she's a TWIN! I don't know if I've ever shared that before and I cannot find a picture of her and her twin sister together! She was the youngest of three girls and came from a great Christian family.
She taught kindergarten for almost 25 years. Yeah, I know. It might take it a minute for that to sink in. :) She taught KINDERGARTEN for almost 25 years!! When I was growing up, she was a single mom for a few years and now that I'm a mom myself I don't take that for granted. She sacrificed a lot and now my mama heart totally gets it! (Thank you, Mom!)
She was (and still is) a fabulous mom, but I think she's an even more outstanding grandma. My three love her to pieces and I think the feelings are mutual. My kids (and brother's kids) call her T-Nonnie. We were trying to come up with a fun grandma name before Ebby Lee was born and we read that name on the internet. We laughed and laughed and then it stuck! ha!
Some of my favorite memories with my mom are taking special shopping trips with the girls. St. Louis was about two hours away from us but it was the closest trip to a big mall. We spent many fun girls' trips driving up to St. Louis talking all things girl and shopping! Think prom dresses, swimsuits, and Easter dresses galore!
If you're up for a game of any kind, Tina is the girl you want on your team! :) At all family gatherings, she's up for game time!
And she just makes things more fun! She's ready to slide down a bounce house slide, get pie'd in the face, or hula hoop all in the name of love.
AND...her birthday is tomorrow, so I'm wishing this sweet mama of mine a HAPPY BIRTHDAY a day early!
We're so thankful you're ours! We love you, T-Nonnie!!!
And today I'm in Deer Valley ski school! You can follow along at "slaughteren" on Instagram!