Happy Mother’s Day, Mom. Izzie and I hope you enjoy your beautiful flowers.

My Mother passed away in 2010, and we miss her every day. I don’t have many pictures of Mom and me together and found only a few that were taken when I was young. My advice to mothers is to be sure your kids have pictures of them and you taken together. I didn’t realize how few pictures I have with Mom till I wrote this post.

I’m sitting on Mom’s lap, while Dad and my sister, Tami, sit next to us on the sofa.

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Mom, Tami, and I are celebrating someone’s birthday.

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We obviously had consumed plenty of Christmas cheer at a Christmas dinner with Mom’s side of the family.

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Our family vacationed in Ely, Minnesota for many years, and here we are with Aunt Annie (Mom’s sister) sitting in front of one of the cabins at the resort.

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Most of the pictures that I have of the two of us together were taken on our cruises. Mom and I sailed on our first cruise to the Western Carribean in 1997.

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On our next cruise, we went to Alaska in 1999. Dad joined us for this cruise, and I’m so glad we took this trip together.

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In 2005, Mom and I went to the Panama Canal.

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And our last cruise was a Pacific Coast cruise in 2008. We toured several wineries in Washington.

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And, we loved our shore excursion to the Muir Woods National Monument in California. The redwood trees were magnificent as they reached high into the sky.

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Happy Mother’s Day to all of you human and pet Moms, Grandmas, Mother-in-laws, Aunts, and anyone who has kids they love. We hope you have a fabulous day!

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