FC: MO | Her First 50... | M
1: this book dedicated to Maureen and all who helped her survive her first 50 years
2: One day a long, long, long, long time ago, this woman.....
3: KM | mmetet | met this man.....
4: they fell in love and BA -ZING! they married !!
5: FAMILY IS EVERYTHING | "You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them." - Desmond Tutu | First there was Billy.... (we now know he was trouble) | Then there was Kathy... (who always seemed to be busy and dirty)
6: Then there was Dawn... (a.k.a. smiley) | these three were clueless as to what was happening next.
7: "Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family." -Anthony Brandt | TA DA!!!!!
8: Maureen was too cute with blond hair and blue eyes!
9: "The family is one of nature's masterpieces." -George Santayana | We had great memories in Edison !! | Then we moved to Warren...we look snappy don't we??
10: "Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future." -Gail Lumet Buckley | This was Mo's favorite dress....really!! | or was it this one....
11: Mo was always dressing up.... | ...and photo bombing before anyone knew what it was!
12: "Having a place to go - is a home. Having someone to love - is a family. Having both - is a blessing." -Donna Hedges | Mo read the bible... once. | Mo was not aware that she lived with Linda Ronstadt, Pat Benetar and Burt Reynolds.
13: "Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter." -Brad Henry | Happy memories....
15: Mo had lots of great friends, a great car but most of all, she always had her family!
16: Just a few of Mo's athletic adventures.... | Softball | Sky Diving
17: Volleyball | Shooting things... | Football
18: Warrior Dash | Big fish!
19: Sledding | Rafting
20: Riding anything is a passion of Mo's
21: From hot mess to hot mamma..
22: Now somewhere in the middle of all the athletic endeavors...this happened!
23: A | The | Emily
25: She | A well earned Masters Degree!
26: time flying by....
29: So we see how Maureen's first 50 years are full of fun, adventure, friends and most importantly....family. Her family has grown bigger and her quest for adventures never ends. May she always keep her family close to her heart, her dreams big, and her spirit alive!