She's also really good at coming to visit on a consistent basis with my dad. This picture is from their most recent visit during the inauguration. Isn't she so cute?!
Thankfully she and I are headed on a week long excursion through Florida in a few weeks, where scarves, hats, and cold weather can be left far behind. I can't wait to hang out on the Florida coast enjoying my mom's company for a few days where I will have her undivided attention... so please, no one call her that week with any pressing problems.
I also can't help but think of this lady on Mother's Day...
This is my Grandma Candrian. (For some reason I only have old pictures of her on my computer). I guess redheads seem to have a strong motherly influence in my life. My Grandma was one of my favorite people in the world. Just like a true red head she was firey and sassy, and no thanks to her several people in my family have inherited those traits (geez, thanks Grams)!
My siblings and I spent a lot of time at her house growing up. Grandma's pool was the place to be when it got hot outside. And every Christmas Amy, Brittany, Kent and I would help her make gingerbread cookies. Boy do we have some fun memories of putting gingerbread dough in random places outside, and then watching it bake throughout summer. (really, who does that?) When I grew up and went off to college, I still talked to her on a weekly basis. In fact, one of my most fond college memories (and I have a lot) was during my last semester at BYU. I had an internship up in Salt Lake City at KSL every weekend, and every Friday night when my work was done she would take me out to dinner. I will never forget the fun we had! I miss her a ton! So... to two of my favorite red heads... Happy Mother's Day!!!