mom’s day.

by Janetha on May 8, 2011

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happy mother’s day!  i am not a real mom yet.. but i like to think i am a mom to these little rascals.


love them.

i want to wish all you moms in blog land (and pregnant moms-to-be!) a very happy mother’s day. i am not sure how you manage to blog AND have kiddos. i salute you.

in honor of the holiday, it is only right to publish a post about the moms in my life!  i am blessed with not one, not two, but three moms.

marshall’s mom lives in iowa and it is sad that we don’t get to see her often. it’s always fun when she gets to visit, and we hope to head her way someday soon.

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marshall’s step mom lives in herriman, which might as well be iowa, because we hardly ever see her, either!) for those of you not from utah.. herriman is about 45 minutes from my house.) we try to get together for dinner every once in awhile,  but it is not often enough.

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and last but not least.. we have momma b. a woman you are all very familiar with, because not only do i ramble about her all the time.. but she rambles on my blog when i let her!

momma b. (and the thanksgiving turkey.)


as you know, my mom recently had a mini stroke.  she lost her memory there for a minute and she has been actively trying to get to the bottom of what caused all this.  when she had her stroke, it was by far the worst day of my life. and the scariest. oh gosh, i really don’t want to talk about it because then i have to think about it.. and i refuse to think about it more than i have to.

i did want to let you all know that she has gone to the cardiologist and he has decided to close the hole in her heart. she will be going into surgery to get the hole fixed on may 31st. please keep her in your thoughts and prayers!!

i want to tell (and show) you all a little more about my mom. because it’s mother’s day. and she is the best.

she is a great wife.

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she is a nana sue (grandma) to NINE grandchildren (not all of them pictured below).


and several grandpups, too.

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she is fun to be with.

she likes to sing.. (we were singing “lemon tree” by peter, paul & mary here.  you can imagine how awesome we sounded.)


she likes to bowl.

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she is a rockstar on the wakeboard! she even owns her own wakeboard.


she runs and is so active, always putting fitness first.


she is STRONG.


check out those muscles.


she LOVES chocolate. specifically cream puffs coated in chocolate.


she’s always had a thing for watermelon with salt.. hello, 1980’s.


she likes to get pampered (so do i.. who doesn’t?!)


she has a thing for pelicans (again, who doesn’t?! oh.. wait..)


she likes to lounge at the beach.


she likes to go to the state fair and look at all the useless crap they sell.

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she taught me to cook and to love food.

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she is actually a great cook, even though she won’t admit it.


she looks good in swim caps while getting her body fat percentage checked with me.


she was the biggest help in planning my wedding, which was so fun to plan and went off without a hitch.

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my mom is my best friend. for real. she is always there for me no matter what!


she is, without a doubt, my biggest hero.

hope you are all having a great day!

xo. janetha g.

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Carbzilla May 9, 2011 at 8:13 pm

Thank you for knowing Lemon Tree by PP&M (the sounds of my childhood). I no longer feel like I’m a hundred.

Big Mother’s Day hugs to you (Pet Mom) and the one and only Momma B!

kissmybroccoli May 10, 2011 at 3:55 pm

Aww, Janetha! This was such a sweet post! I just about teared up towards the end! Happy (belated) Mother’s Day Momma B! And I’ll be SURE to keep you guys in my prayers with the upcoming surgery.

Barbara May 11, 2011 at 10:37 am

I love your mom! This post had me tearing up!

Amy May 11, 2011 at 9:05 pm

I actually just read this post again (because it IS that awesome) and does she really put salt on watermelon? I love Watermelon. And salt.

janetha May 12, 2011 at 10:53 am

Yes! Salt and watermelon. I have also heard of cantaloupe and black pepper.

Holly at Greek Yogurt and Apple Slices May 12, 2011 at 12:53 pm

I’m such a sap, but this made me tear up a bit. You & Momma B are the cutest ever. I love you both :)

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