Happy Birthday Mom!


She’s silly. She’s funny. She’s so cool. Yeah. It’s my mom. And it’s her birthday!

I remember growing up that I had the “cool” mom. The mom who would volunteer as a chaperone on field trips and everyone one always wanted to carpool with us. Because she was that entertaining.

My mom is a great storyteller. More like a FANTASTIC storyteller. There’s just something about the way she recounts an event that always has her listeners craving for more. Anxious in anticipation for the next part of the story. Or a joke. She’s the designated family member to retell a joke or share a story. She’s just that good.

I’m also so proud of my mom. She graduated this spring with her Master’s Degree in Nursing Education. She took the fast track 18 month course while juggling her full time job. Her advisers said that it often isn’t done. “Most” students can’t complete the program and go to work full time. But my mom isn’t “most”. She’s one of a kind. She took on the challenge and showed her program advisers what success looks like. She’s a remarkable teacher and her students love learning from her. She synthesizes teaching obstetrics with practical application and some humor. Who wouldn’t want to learn from her?!


My mom’s not scared of looking silly in front of others. Or the entire internet.

Here’s us with my aunt/godmother/mom’s sister in our Wedding Photo Booth!

People say we look alike. What do you think?

Happy Birthday Mom! I love you and proud to call you MY mom!

(All photos by Travis Hoehne Photography)


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  • Reply La Meche 11.06.2009 at 2:47 pm

    sniffle! smile, giggle, sniffle!

  • Reply Auntie Kathleen 11.06.2009 at 4:02 pm

    She’s the best. Always saying she’s going to crack up, but she is super-sane. Look at us all sweaty from the dance floor.

    Happy Birthday Maria!

  • Reply Lydia 11.06.2009 at 6:41 pm

    Happy B’day Catie’s Mom!

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