This post is for you! I know you'll get it because you were the first one to subscribe to this blog years ago, just like you've always been the first one there subscribing to whatever my latest and greatest ideas happened to be. I can't even tell you how much I appreciate knowing that you're always there.
Even though I've had these old photo albums here for months with no action, I was inspired this morning to do a little work in honor of Mother's day. There are tons of great pictures in those books and among all that we've collected over the years so I just picked a few of them...
Here's one from a big day nearly 40 years ago when you first became a mom. I'm glad you guys have those big smiles on your face...you didn't realize what was in store!
I may not be a piano player now, but being around music and creativity was definitely a wonderful thing and has led me to appreciate life so much more.
You helped me figure out pretty early on it life that laughter is the key...even when seriously focused on riding a tricycle around Grammy's house.
I think it's pretty cool that we look so much alike...and we laugh so much alike...and we sing-song so much alike. It makes me happy and proud and even a little bit nostalgic. :) So, to head farther down that old-photo-album trail, let me share a few more from a little earlier on in life...
How about this one from the 50's? See that baby girl? It's you! And that smile on Grammy Hine's face? Uh, if that isn't the Hine laughing look then I don't know what is...
And since I can't represent Grammy without sharing a few of all the Hine kids, here's one from around the table. I love that most of the pictures in the album seem to be from around the table because it just goes to show that we've always been focused on food...it's apparently genetic. haaaaaaaaaa
Here's one from 1955 and your birthday. Isn't Rob just the cutest? If I'm not mistaken, I think that may even be another mother generation of your grandma with April on her lap. Birthday parties are the best!
I could probably write more mushy and heartfelt stuff, but I'm actually not all that sentimental and I'm kinda hungry. In your cheftastic honor, I got up and made a quiche for breakfast this morning and it's almost cool enough to eat. I hope you love the pictures and have a wonderful day doing what you do best: menu planning, walking, baking, and napping. :)