Sunday, May 9, 2010

The other reasons why I love Mom.

I guess I'm sorta partial on this issue, but I have to declare:
I think my mom is the best lady in the world.

She's the first person I call when something happens in my life, however miraculous or tragic it may be, and at the heart of it all, she's one of the very best friends I have around. So besides all the obvious reasons that I love her so much, here's a few other reasons why I think she's a fantastic lady.


For seeming like someone I would've loved to be friends with back in 1961.




For wearing gnarly combat boots with her white summer dresses.

For other obvious style choices and for keeping up with pictures like these.


For always putting up with my sassy attitude...


...and with all us needy children. You and dad have installed such great family values into our lives. You've given more than you've ever received, and you've taught us all compassion and kindness. I still think your a crazy for adopting five children after you already had four of you own, but I can't imagine life being any different now. Thanks for all that you've done and know that we will love you til the end of time. (No nursing homes, we promise!)

Dad, Jon, Mom, Traci, Grady, Wendi, Mary, Jessie, Kristi, Starr, C.J. & Dakota. Oh, and we can't forget Barney!

Back with the Shop Dixi giveaway winner later this evening.

19 comments:

glamirrorous.com said...

Your mother seems to be a really nice person! ^^

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Away with the fairy's said...

Such a great collection of pictures! i love the combat boots and white dress look so inspirational! :)

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Shallow Mallow said...

Great collection of pictures. Can't help but notice the family resemblane! I am loving her dress/bloots combination. Makes me want to dig out my old docs. :-)

MITICA ILLUSTRATIONS said...

Niceeee soo wonderfull pictures!!

moonshinejunkyard said...

oh man your family is amazing. i LOVE HOW HUGE IT IS!!!! so cute and fun, i even love the dog. your mom is adorable. i am in love with that picture of little you being sassy, your mom looks great. her glasses! her hair! her pink tee! it's so cute and close to my heart cause that's how i dressed in 91 and your mom reminds me of my mom in that era. mother's day is so rad, making us go through old family pics and almost cry thinking of all the love we've gotten. cheers to our mommas! mothers of the world - you're seriously the BEST and worth every celebration anyone could ever dream up.

Sarah said...

Fab pics! xx
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tess said...

haha the sassy photo is great and wow you have a huge, but wonderful family! as an only child, I've always dreamed of having a large family

Sara Lynn said...

Starr these are some awesome pics that you have of your mom and your family! Thanks for sharing with us :)

Justice Pirate said...

That really is beautiful that your parents adopted all of your other siblings. I think that is really one of the nicest things anyone could ever do. I can see how you look so much like her too. Do you get told that often? You definitely take after her fashion senses too. That's really great. My husband and I were talking about adopting this morning, but we have many times (from Vietnam). We decided we are going to try to find a way to learn the language first. I want to meet your mom and your family. They are cool.

Kelly-marie said...

What a lovely post, you mum seems like an amazing lady. Thanks for sharing. x

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kathy said...

Such a great post, your mum has amazing style! xx

Violet Folklore said...

I guess it's not too surprising that I also posted photos of my mom (as a Bay Area hippie in the 60s and then Lake Tahoe casino dealer in the 70s) today.

Hey your "heirlooms" post won't let me leave a comment on it, but that was a seriously incredible outfit! The brooch is amazing and you are so lucky to have such a special piece of your family's history. The whole outfit was bangin' girl.

Amanda said...

I can't get over how much you and your mom look alike! And those combat boots with a white dress are rockin - you should totally do a mirrored outfit and post the pictures side by side

Ollie Otson said...

You look so much like your mom! And she did have great style! I love the combat boots.

Manja said...

You really look a lot like your mom! The combat boots are really awesome. I love it when people blog about family related things. My mom is probably my best friend and she had awesome style back when she was my age. I should really post about that some time.

Audrey J. said...

Your mom is gorgeous, and you and her are like two same water drops! I loved the pics. Happy belated mothers day to her!!

My mom is my bestest friend too.

Maria Confer said...

I love these photos of your mom. You have her beautiful blue eyes!!!

Wow, you're so lucky to have a such a big family!!

Lulu Letty

Little Garcon said...

Oh man I had no idea how large your family is, I'm pretty jealous it must have been fun growing up with so many siblings!

I love that photo of your mom in the sundress and combat boots, always a classic!

This was a great post, you are always so sweet!

Diana said...

We are all our mother's daughters. I can't believe how much you guys look alike! I hope you had a great Mother's Day!

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