S: December 19, 2010
BC: The End | A family is pieced together with hope and faith. A family is quilted and bound with love and grace.
FC: 50 Things We Have Learned from Mom
1: Happy 50th Birthday Mom
2: 1. Everyday is December 19th
4: 2-All girls need to wear enormous bows 3- and dresses 4- There is no age limit on when boys should stop wearing one piece suits
5: 5- Matching outfits is not a choice, it is a way of life
6: 7-If someone sends the house oatmeal cookies intended for the whole family to enjoy, they are really just for Mom, and don't bother looking for them because they're hidden. | 6-It is not a celebration unless there is a white cake with butter cream frosting, and there better be A LOT of frosting
7: 8- Not eating all day totally makes it ok to eat a ton of dessert, it is like it doesn't even count. 9-It is not a true Rice Kripsie treat unless it is 3 inches thick and it was made by Mom.
8: 10- If you make a huge pot of vegetable soup, you can pretty much count on not having to cook for a few weeks. 11- Veggie burgers absolutely do not taste like real burgers and yes, the kids will notice
9: 13- Every once in a while you can make up your own nickname and require everyone to call you by it. | 15- Cherokee People, Cherokee Tribe | 12-All moms consider themselves to have been an Indian Princess or a Country Western Star in a past life. | 14-Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole are crucial to all children's musical development
10: 16- Sound of Music. Enough said. | 17-You can sing as loud as you want in the car.
11: 20-Crying is necessary in at least 85 percent of all movies. | 18-It does not matter if the clutter in your closet is hidden and the doors are closed...she knows...she knows | 19-You must clean your room before the cleaning lady comes, just do it.
12: 21-Don't buy anything full price, wait a few months for it to go on sale. 22-And then use a coupon for extra off | 23-A shopping addiction is not an addiction if you shop at Big Lots, Goodwill, or the Mission. 24-The best deals come at the worst times. | 25-One person's trash is Mom's treasure..... even if it's on the curb.
13: 27-Spending 1,000 dollars is still a deal if you saved 1,000 dollars. | 26-When she says she will be just a minute in TJ MAXX, expect 3 hours.
14: 28-There is nothing more terrifying than a wooden spoon. | 29-Sunday night dinner is not just a tradition, it is a given.
15: 30-Your house will consist of a blue and white Asian theme with a splash of red. Don't ask questions.
16: 32-Referees are awful, Mom can do it better 33-Stomping on bleachers is the only acceptable way to truly cheer on a team | 31-Suck it up
17: 34-Being on time is just a suggestion | 35-She is not recommending that you do something, she is telling you to do it
18: 36-If you are sunburned, take a scalding hot shower or get in a hot tub. It will somehow take the burn away even though it will be an extremely painful process.
19: 37-Your sisters and brothers will end up being your best friends. | 38-A photo is only good if it is a "faces" shot.
20: 39- Cursing is never OK. Unless some thing startling happens, or Mom does it, or it is funny. | 40- Flipping someone off actually means you're telling them to "jump in a lake". | 41-Damn Sam does not count as a curse word.
21: 43-Mom is a therapist, doctor, lawyer and many other professions when she needs to be. | 42-Rolling on a tennis ball or having someone walk on your back will cure any ache.
22: 45-No matter whose child it is, it wants to be held by Aunt Honey first and more than anyone else. And the baby will love her, or else. 46-Just because you have a cell phone does not mean you need to answer it, have it charged or even turn it on. | 44-She is always the favorite, always
23: 47-"It's my f ' in party" | 48-There is a Mom way of doing things, and you better do it that way.
24: - | 49-You can't always choose your family.... but your family is the only ones you can depend on.
25: 50- If you need anything, Mom will ALWAYS be there. You can count on it. | We LoveYou Mom