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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Mother knows best...

I’m writing this post in honor of my mom for her birthday today.  Growing up, I never thought I’d be anything like her.  Now I realize that I am like her in so many ways.  For as long as I can remember my mom has been dancing, baking and crafting.  She originally went to school to study fashion design.  I’ve been fortunate to have the coolest handmade Halloween costumes and sewn clothes.  I totally took them for granted as a kid, but looking back, I was the most realistic Ninja Turtle that I could have ever asked to be.

When she moved to the States and while we were growing up, she attended the Culinary Academy in San Francisco.  For as long as I can remember she has been making magic in the kitchen. The first thing she taught me to cook were pancakes, and they’re still my favorite thing to make to this day. (Well, that and cupcakes).
Finally, my mom loves to dance. True, she does ballroom while I do Irish and Scottish Highland dancing, but the passion of dance is so strong between the two of us.  We both love to talk about it and find ways to dance wherever we are.  She used to embarrass me so much doing the cha cha through the house.  But now I totally understand.  The hubby and I took swing dancing lessons for a couple of years which is the closest to speaking the same ‘dance language’ my mom and I have had, but she understands when I ramble on about how much time I spend dancing and why I couldn’t give it up.
So Happy Birthday Mom!  Thank you for making me who I am today!


  1. That's so awesome. My mom sewed all my Halloween costumes when I was a kid, too. I still have a couple of them, including a super cute little Dorothy.

    And dude, I watched the second TMNT movie on HBO last night as the boyfriend. He'd be really happy to know you were Michelangelo, because that was/is his favorite. ("He's MICHaELangelo, and he's, like, the party dude!")

  2. Christine10:54 PM

    I still love the ninja turtles. My gf and I have purchased the movies for each other and went to see the last release in theatres together. It's just a little bit nostalgic for me. :) But she's a fan of Raphael,

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