Thursday, January 21, 2010


Happy Birthday, Oma!

Seriously, look at my mom. Does she look like a Grandma? NO! Anytime someone meets my mom for the first time, they ALWAYS say, "I thought she was your sister." All I can do is pray that I get her genes (no offense, Dad.)

In addition to her youthful appearance, my mom has crazy energy for her grandbabies. On a typical Sunday, my mom makes dinner for my family - five adults and Henry (Harper is still nursing). We usually go over to my parents' house early so that we can visit before dinner.

My mom is amazing. As soon as we walk in the door, my mom immediately grabs one of the kids and continues preparing dinner as she juggles a toddler or infant in her arms. If a diaper needs changed, she changes it. If a nose needs wiped, she wipes it. If an ouch needs kissed, she kisses it - all while making a five course meal for her family (she makes a VERY large meal so that she can send leftovers with my dad who lives in Wooster during the work week).

When time for dinner, she insists that everyone else fix their plate first; she'd rather be holding one of her grandbabies than eat a hot meal (thank you, mom!) And after dinner, she is the first to start cleaning the kitchen, working hard to get the cleaning out of the way so that she can relax and enjoy time with her grandchildren.

Absolutely amazing.

Thank you, mom, for all that you do for us and our kids. Words are simply not enough.

We love you.


  1. What a blessing, Ali...

  2. That is so true the first time I met her I thought she was your sister! She is sweet, kind, and oh so welcoming...not to mention Hot:) Happy Birthday!!!!!!

  3. Ali, if you get a chance check this out for me...we are still waiting for the webdesign to be done. The church presentation is Sunday so let me know what your thoughts are:)