Sunday, May 8, 2016

Ode to Mama

I am eternally grateful for my momma, and am so glad for everything that she has done for me!  She has devoted her entire life to her children, for our success and happiness, and I am so grateful for all of the sacrifices that she has made for us.  I am so grateful as well for her strong faith in God, and for everything she has taught me about the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Like the Army of Helaman of old, "[I] do not doubt [my] mother [knows] it" (Alma 56:48).  Here are some of my favorite pictures of my mom throughout the years, and of many of the fun times we had together!!!

My mom and her Dad

My Aunt Cheryl, Uncle Rich, Aunt Kim, and mom Cindy

Rich, Cheryl and my mom all dressed up for Easter

My mom in her favorite spot, with a horse!
My mom and I on Easter

Taylor, me and mom

Mom with all of us kids

My mom's missionary nametag from Japan

Me and my mom

At Julia's high school graduation

Mom at Stanford

Me and mom out hiking in Oregon

At Tumalo Falls

Conquering the mountains in snowshoes

Me and mom in Palo Alto

In Palo Alto

Ju, me and mom at a Josh Groban concert

Tay, Ju and mom at the Portland temple

On the California coast

In San Francisco

At the Oakland Temple

Kayaking in Oregon

In her dream location, a dairy
Making gnocchi

Snowshoeing in Oregon

At the Japanese Gardens n Portland

Water fun with Tay in Montana

Graduation Day for momma!

With Ju at the Oregon Coast