Happy Birthday Nana!

Sheesh. Yes, we have had a LOT of birthdays lately. Today is Nana’s birthday, and we are not done for January, yet!
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Apparently, one of the many things I learned from my mom was how to elude the camera.  This photo was taken the day Addie and I came home from the hospital, the day after she was born. That would be two years and four months ago. (But tell me Emma isn’t freakin’ a-dore-able in that photo!)

I just don’t have many pictures of my mom to choose from, but every one that I do have she is either cuddling up with one of my or one of Meesh’s girls. I think it is safe to say that she loves being a mom, but she adores being Nana.

What is that saying?  You can’t really appreciate someone until you have walked a mile in their shoes? Um, maybe I just pieced two different sayings together, I’m not sure. But at any rate, I think I have always had a healthy appreciation for my mom, but after becoming a mom, that appreciation has risen to a whole different level.

She has taught me so much about being a mom. And she passed on to me, some of her creative genes. (You think I’m crafty? There is not a craft that this woman has not tackled, and been successful at!)

Today we celebrate our Mom and Nana. And we are wishing you many more happy years. I’m hoping for a lot more time to learn even more from and with you.

You should probably know, though – the camera is coming out next time we are together. And I will get photos. 🙂

Happy Birthday, Nana! We love you.

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6 Responses to “Happy Birthday Nana!”


  1. 1 ksmcnulty January 14, 2008 at 4:02 am

    Happy Birthday Cheryl. Have a great day!

  2. 2 Maggie January 14, 2008 at 5:03 am

    What a great picture – and while Ad looks lovely and new, you’re right – Em is adorable! And Happy Birthday to Nana!

  3. 3 Nana January 14, 2008 at 10:25 am

    Thank You Bean for the nice birthday wish. Love all of you very much.

  4. 4 Kim January 14, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    Happy Birthday from IL, Nana! Lauren and Will send birthday hugs your way!

  5. 5 christinator January 15, 2008 at 5:56 am

    Happy Birthday to Nana! You have had a lot of birthdays lately! Your birthday tributes are alwyas so sweet…your fmaily sounds so close and wonderful!

  6. 6 arizaphale January 22, 2008 at 5:13 am

    I think I spy a little mother/daughter similarity there??? I am always on the lookout for these things 🙂


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