My boy…….he turns 21 today


And I can't possibly believe it.  Where has the time gone?  I remember it, as it was just yesterday (no, seriously……it was) the day he was born.  It was a Sunday.  I had just gone through 36 hours (YES! 36 HOURS!) of labor.  It wasn't pretty.  I screamed.  I yelled.  I cried.  And yes….I swore.  "Only I didn't say 'fudge'. I said THE word; the queen mother of all dirty words — the F-dash-dash-dash word!" (Ralphie via A Christmas Story), but it's true, I said it.  I think to my Mom…or my Dad…..but either one, they forgave me, cause they love me!  Parents are great that way! ;)  It was New Year's Eve, but since I had been in labor for like forever, and it was a Sunday…..I couldn't figure out why NO ONE was answering their phone, to share our goods news.  I mean really, it was a Sunday night….the LAST night in 1989…the LAST night of the 80's (hair bands, the breakfast club, leg warmers and flashdance) where could everyone be?  Totally didn't "get" that it was New Year's Eve.  Oh well. 

Anyway – back to my boy.  He's been a joy.  Loves his Mom and Dad.  And his sister (more than she even knows), and his relatives. Will do anything for the fam.  Loves football.  Loves school (sorta).  Likes to be sarcastic (always).  Thinks he's pretty cool (he is).  Makes us laugh (at him as much as with him!).  Is happy.  And he is 21.  Where did the time go?  Bittersweet.  Happy, yet sad.  Excited, yet apprehensive.  Wishing my boy, Tyson…..all the best.  Happy 21st Birthday to you!  You make us proud!  We love you, oh so much!  Celebrate!  Be smart!  Hugs!

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Queen for a Day

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Yesterday, Madi and I got to be "Queen for a Day" with some other mothers and daughters at O.C. Tanner , which is a high-end jewelry store here in Salt Lake City.  Carl and I attend the school auction a few weeks ago, and purchased this Mother/Daughter date for Madi and I, and I am so glad we did! We had a great time!   We had our own private room at the store, with champagne (for the Moms) and sparkling cider and OJ for the girls, along with some FABULOUS pastries.  We got to spend 2 hours in the store chatting with friends, and trying on any of the jewlery we wanted.  It was so fun!  The girls all had a blast trying on the gorgeous engagement rings!  The one pictured below was $142,000!  It was a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon!

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Madi’s Christmas Tree

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As I was cruising the Christmas aisles at Walmart last night (looking for more red/silver ornaments!), I came across this CA-UTE white tree!  And just one aisle over, I saw these funky blue/teal ornaments, which would match Madi's room perfectly!  And, since I hadn't seen much of my daughter the past few days (busy with cheer, school, sleepover) I was missing her and thought I should surprise her with a tree in room!  Here she is!  Cute, huh?

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Enjoy your Saturday!  Madi and I are off to a Mother/Daughter Champagne/Tea today!  Should be FUN!