Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I lost count!

Hi ya'll! It's our Moms Birthday today! 
I am speaking for the family when I say "she is the best mom ever!"
She is the sticky stuff that holds us together. Without her I would probably starve (I can't cook very well). Without her, I would be wearing rags (or deer hide). Without her me and my siblings would be not be here.

She has done a lot in her years - First off she married my dad, then she gave birth to me, then she gave birth to eight other kids! If that doesn't boggle your mind then this will... Mom is our camp cook and our family cook! She is a farmer! She is a wife! She is our teacher! She is the one who sits in the passenger seat while I am trying to learn to drive (scary)! She cleans my hunting clothes that are covered in blood! The list goes on and on.....
If you guys have something you would like to add to the list, leave a comment!

Happy Birthday Mom!
Hope you have many more.
Love, Caleb.


Amy said...

Happy Birthday Ashley!!! Hope you have had a fantastic day:)

Special people are born in April...wink, wink!!!


Shelley said...
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Shelley said...

Happy Birthday to you!! Hope you have a wonderful day. I am in Michigan and weather some mornings is about 32 degrees. I still am sporting the flip flops hoping it will bring on warmer weather.

Treasures from a Shoebox said...

Hope your birthday was wonderful. That was so sweet of your son to post for you. Love the pics and bio of each child. I have 3 sons and 7 daughters, so we seem to have quite a bit in common.

Cinnamon said...

Happy Birthday Ashley!! I agree with Jeremiah Johnson (oopps I mean Caleb :-) YOU are wonderful.

Let's see I have much to add to that list of wonderfulness :-)

*she kept ALL of her EIGHT children and SIX of my children ALL week. Whatta friend!

*she is friendly, outgoing, WEIRD (she gets up really early and goes to exercise!) and a dear friend to us!

Hugs Ashley~ You look GREAT~


The Morris Family said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY.....friend!!! I can add that your mom is a great blog friend whom I hope to meet someday!!!!

Ashley, thank you for all your encouraging words, your happy words, your heartfelt words.....

and keep those flip flops close by, I know your gonna wear them soon.....!! LOL!

Andrea Cherie said...

Happy Birthday, Ashley!! - you have a house of sweethearts to do a b-day post for you!

Natalie said...

What a nice post, Caleb!

What I love about your mom is her wonderful spirit and that she is such a great, caring friend!

Jennifer said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Ashley!
You are endearing to many people~
I appreciate your friendship.

Nicole said...

I will had that she has obveously raised a wonderful and appreciative son, and I am sure all siblings are just as wonderfully raised!

Barbara said...

Waving and saying Happy Birthday Mom, Hugs Barbara

in a world surrounded by men said...

You forgot to say how FUNNY your mom is! She is caring and hard working and all of those things, but she makes me laugh and I love hanging out with her!

Her wisdom goes beyond her (many, many) years and I seek it out often.

I love that mom of yours!

Susan said...

10 [c] A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.

11 Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.

12 She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.

13 She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.

14 She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.

15 She gets up while it is still dark;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her servant girls.

16 She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.

17 She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.

18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.

19 In her hand she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her fingers.

20 She opens her arms to the poor
and extends her hands to the needy.

21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.

22 She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.

23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.

24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
and supplies the merchants with sashes.

25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.

26 She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.

27 She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.

28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:

29 "Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all."

30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

31 Give her the reward she has earned,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
PROVERBS 31: 10-31

look at #28
Happy Birthday

myletterstoemily said...


i have raised five children. my sons are
22 and 26 and the finest young men any
mother could hope for.

you have given them some BIG competition
in your grateful tribute to your mom.

Keepin' Up with the Joneses said...

Happy Belated Birthday Ash!