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I love you mom.

My parents were visiting recently to help me clean up our basement. We called it a “working vacation” and it was something we had never done before. I was sooo appreciative. Oddly it was one of my favorite visits. Usually we have planned outings and try and take little day trips. But because we were working, we just hung out around the house. And it was so comforting and fun having them just be here….having breakfast/coffee with them in the morning. The luxury of them taking Wolfie to school in the morning. Sitting in the back yard “taking a break” and just chatting.

A while back Wolfie and I found a little vintage slide viewer at the thrift store (kind of like a fancy view master). I asked my dad if he would bring some slides so we could test it out and he did it one better—he brought the slides AND all the slides digitized on a DVD. SO GREAT! These were just a few of the photos. I loved looking at them. Look how foxy my mom is! I remember I loooooved her blonde farrah hair. I’m sure I’ll be sharing more of these photos soon. There are some hilariously awesome ones.

Mutti, thank you for being the best role model a girl could ever have! I had an amazing childhood and so many terrific memories. All the lessons you taught me have truly made me the lady I am today. And it’s because of you, that I am now this:

To all the mom’s out there….and to Dottie and HER sweet mama, HAPPY, HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

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  1. Dottie says

    Yay! I love this post! As they say in New England, “you don’t get your looks from the wind!” She’s a stunner! I love the photos. I’ve been begging my parents to put our slides on DVD for ages–and because of that, I don’t have a single photo of me and my mom! My parents are NOTORIOUS for not sharing photos. Crazy!

    • Alix says

      Thanks lady! Well we haven’t done this before either. All our photos are in photo albums and they are at the house (understandably they don’t want me nabbing them….).My dad said it was really easy thought with the slides. He took a batch to Sam’s Club (or you could do CostCo) and they put them on a disk for you. I want him to do more!

      • Dottie says

        WHAT? I’m in shock! I got a box from an NPR pledge-a-thon–basically you fill the box with old photos or slides and they will put them on a DVR. They have had it now for ALMOST a year. Sigh…

        • Alix says

          What! El Scandalo! Get those slides back and get thee to CostCo!!

  2. katecake says

    I call my mom Mutti too! Germans UNITE!

    That flowered skirt ruuuules.

    Here’s the tribute I wrote to my mom today, which you will want to check out because it links to the thing I wrote about our Amadeus Halloween costumes she made us. No. SERIOUSLY.

    http://mammacake.com/2012/05/959/

    • Dottie says

      I just read that Amadeus Halloween piece and nearly died laughing. YOUR MOM ROCKED!!! That is so awesome and WAY better than Jem and the Holograms. Trust me! I would have died to go as that as a kid!

  3. lishyloo says

    harry totally has those green plaid pants you’re sporting in that pic!!!!

  4. ashley says

    These pics are amazing! Your mom IS beautiful and totally fashionable. How sweet to have these images on DVD. Can’t wait to see more!
    Ashley



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