Sunday, May 9, 2010

Moms Rock.

Whether you mother babies, toddlers, teens, or adults.  Whether you mother someone else's children or fur babies, Happy Mother's Day!  I'm not big on being spoiled, but I will admit to a wonderful breakfast at IHOP with my 3 handsome boys this morning!  Loved it. Love them.  So much. 

I'm thinking of my own Mom today as well. My Mom has been gone for almost 17 years.  She died of complications of Alzheimer's Disease at the young age of 64.  Watching her lose her memory was probably the hardest thing I've ever had to go through.  Part of why I scrapbook is because of her, so we have my family's memories recorded.  Memories that will out-live me.
I want by boys to share their childhood memories with their own family someday.  I want their scrapbooks to spark conversations,  bring back a long forgotten memory and for their children to be able to ask questions about what their life was like when they were young.

 Holding on, to each other, to our memories-isn't that what it's all about anyway? 

Here is a layout in honor of my Mom and my memories of us together.

A close-up:

"There is no way to be a perfect mother, but a million ways to be a good one."

Happy Sunday, friends!


  1. Happy Mother's Day, Jan!

    Your meaningful post brought a tear to my eye...simply beautiful! I'm glad you had a lovely breakfast with the men in your life today:) May today be a joyful day as you remember the wonderful memories of your own mother as well.

  2. Happy Mothers Day Jan!!!

    Beautiful layout! I'm sorry you don't have your mom with you, atleast not physically. I'm sure you carry her in your heart every day.

    Glad you had such a wonderful time with your boys!

  3. Aww, Jan, what a great layout of your mom. She'd be proud. :-) Happy Mom's Day to you, sounds like it's off to a good start! :-D

  4. I love your Mother's Day post and your layout is beautiful!
    Happy Mother's Day Jan!

  5. So beautiful! love your LO.
    We scrap for the same reasons... I'm sorry for your loss.
    Sounds like IHOP was rooty tooty delicious this morning! Happy Mother's Day,
    alecia (asarasota)

  6. Oh, what a beautiful layout! I'm looking forward to scrapping some photos of my mom soon, too. Happy Mother's Day to you :)

  7. Jan, your lo is beautiful & thoughtful...just like you!! Love the banner title so much!! {{hugs}} to you on this Mother's Day! :)

  8. Happy Mother's Day to you too! Hugs about the loss of your Mother. I can only imagine how difficult that was for you. I do love how she inspired you with your scrapbooking and that LO you created in her memory is just gorgeous!

  9. Happy Mother's day Jan! Your breakfast sounds yummy!
    So sorry about your mom, your LO is absolutely wonderful. Such a beautiful tribute.

  10. I love your post and your layout. The banner held by the birds is beautiful. Everything is just beautiful!!

  11. What a great layout in honor of your mother! I'm sure she would love it. I lost my mom 14 years ago; it's so hard every day but I'm glad for all the good memories.

  12. Beautiful LO and post. So true:)

  13. What a beautiful layout Jan! So sorry your Mom isn't with you! Hugs!

  14. fabulous memories will follow with this great page... also love the banner and the birds.
    Beautiful job Jan. Hugs


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