Monday, October 13, 2008

My Mom - A Dish

Several years ago, Ben's step-grandma wrote her memoirs and bound them into books for all of her grandkids. She included tons and tons of photos from when she was younger, and I remember once that we were looking at the photos and remarking on how beautiful she was. "Oh, I was a dish," she said, smiling.

My mom was partially in charge of her 35-year class reunion this last weekend, and she, of course, planned it to the hilt! She made these cute centerpieces:

She is a very resourceful woman - the dish part was left over from Brianna's wedding reception a couple of years ago. She was all worried about the centerpieces being good enough, and she asked me to help her send the pictures via the internet to a couple of her co-planners for approval (like they would hate such a cute centerpiece). It seems that this is one of my Official Family Jobs - helping people send pictures via e-mail. It's funny that something technological has found its way to my unofficial Family Job List, since I am a technophobe.

Do you want to know my other family jobs? I knew you did!! Here they are:
1. Scapegoat. Once, I was baby-sitting Alexis, and she was, like, nine, and she scorched the microwave when she popped popcorn. Did Lexi get into trouble? Nope. It was my fault. Even though she could read. And was nine years old.
2. Alarm clock. Natalie could not get up in the mornings. Both of our bedrooms were downstairs, so the job of getting her butt out of bed fell into my lap. I'd have to turn on the lights, open the curtains, open the window, jump on her bed, yell, turn on the radio, and pull her covers off to get her up every morning. :)
3. Soda-getter. Even though I had the longest legs, when we went on road trips, I was stuck on the half-width seat in the back, with Nat. And the cooler was always behind me, and since I also had the longest arms, it was my job to reach back and get any soda or cool snacks that anyone desired. It made me soooo car sick.
4. Listener. When anyone needs to talk or is upset, they call me. I don't mind this job. It's actually very flattering.

And now, since I have helped Gramps and my mom scan and/or send pictures via e-mail, this is another of my jobs, I guess!

While Mom was here, having me retrieve the centerpiece picture from her camera and send it, she asked me to scan this picture:


Then she had me send it to an old friend; I don't remember who. It was taken when she went to BYU-Hawaii. She's the girl on the left. Isn't she so freaking cute? She told me that she got a really tight perm before she went over there, and how ugly her hair was the whole time she was there, but I don't see any ugliness in this picture! All I see is a dish.

9 comments:

Angela said...

What a fun post! I'll have to remember that for when I get old "I was a Dish". That's so cute! Love the pic of your mom! What cute legs! I can totally tell that's her! The centerpeice is adorable. I'm already trying to figue out how to switch that up for a Halloween centerpiece. Maybe Boo, instead of IF.

Nat said...

Mom's so cute! End of story!

anjie said...

I love the Hawaii picture. Makes me want to go there!

Aprillium said...

I could totally tell that was your mom! Looks like she was having a load of fun, and yes she looked WAY cute :)

Lynita said...

Yep she's a dish, but she is also super cool! Other than you she is my fav person from your family, sorry Nat you rock too!

Mindy H. said...

Having met all of the women in your family, I think it is safe to say that dish-ness is a genetic trait. You are all beautiful!

Gifford Family said...

What a cutie! That picture is awesome.

Rachelbarnard@hotmail.com said...

Now I know where you get your dish-ness. Always, always a beauty! I will have to scan my college pics for you! We were sooo dishy then, before the little chidlets!

Janiece said...

I Love the Centerpieces! That is really a cute idea.
Your mom is very very pretty.

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