Thursday, December 11, 2008

Happy Birthday Maud the Broad!

Today is my mother's birthday - December 12. She would be mad if I said her age - so I'll just say she looks barely old enough to be my mom! And that's the truth!

**My mom reads my blog so please leave her a comment and tell her Happy Birthday**

So - about the name Maud the Broad. First of all - my mom's name is Maudeen. I was kind of a crazy teenager and I'm so glad she made it through those years in one piece! I also had crazy friends - and they loved my mom! People just love to make her chuckle because she has a funny, hilarious, contagious kind of laugh. But getting back to the point - one of my friends - I actually think it was Cindy (aka Binders, Cynthia) - actually called my mother "Maud the Broad" once while she was at my house. My very fun mom laughed and laughed at that name and it stuck. Instead of being stuffy and hating that name - she thought it was hilarious.

Here is my lovely mama!

Isn't she pretty? She has stunningly beautiful eyes!

Here are some things I know about my mother!
  • She has a great laugh!
  • She loves makeup
  • She is beautiful
  • She is lucky
  • She drives a Mini Cooper (Jealous!)
  • She loves to play dice games - especially bunco
  • She is faithful and loyal
  • She is funny
  • She loves the color red
  • She loves the Gospel
  • She is competitive and loves winning radio contests!
  • She would do anything for her children and family
  • She has a favorite cup and a favorite chair
  • She loves Bryce Canyon and she gave me my love for Bryce Canyon
  • She makes the best potato salad in the world!
  • She has 4 children - 2 girls and 2 boys
  • She laughs at my dad's jokes
  • She is frugal
  • She loves licorice and jelly beans
  • She is spunky
  • She is very kind to everyone
  • She loves very deeply

Mom - I'm feeling bad that I'm not going to see you until Sunday. Have a super great wonderful jolly birthday. You are loved so very much!

Click HERE for a little something from your four kids....

Happy Birthday Maud the Broad!!


Lisa Loo said...

Happy Birthday to your BEAUTIFUL mother--you are so lucky to have inherited her genes!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

You also put up with me, and that's not an easy thing to deal with.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! ! ! ! ! !


Jan said...

Happy Birthday Maud. You are as beautiful as you daughter. But you can't be old enough to have a daughter who has missionaries. Lookin good.

linda said...

Happy Happy Birthday Maud! Hope your day is truly special!

Yep, your eyes are beautiful...and it sounds like you have a great sense of humor too!

Enjoy your day!

Adventure girl wanna be said...

OMW! are stunning in looks and charactor. I was in tears reading what your daughter said about you. You are both lucky to have each other. I am so happy for mother daughter relationships. My daughter's are everything to me. Happy Birthday!

Cynthia said...

Happy Birthday Maudeen! I guess I should say 'Maud the Broad' since I HAVE been saying that for years!

Another thing I know about Maudeen is that she has an incredible talent for memorizing dates. She knows the birthdays of every man, woman, and child in the neighborhood we all grew up in. Some of these people she hasn't seen in 20 years but she STILL knows when their birthdays are. Amazing!

And I can confirm that yes, she does have an infectious laugh. The whole family is hillarious.

Scrappy Girl said...

Happy Birthday Maudeen! Hope you have a great celebration!

da Bergs said...

Happy Birthday Maud!!! I love that pic of you and your hubby! He is handsome too, you did well! Love your cute fun daughter!!! I would love to hear your laugh! I love to laugh! Life is good... sometimes hard, but good! Family is the best!

A favorite cup, huh? like you???

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

Happy 29th Birthday Maud!! =) You look fantastic!
I hope and wish for many more wonderful birthdays to come!!

Doran & Jody said...

Happy Birthday MOM!!!

"Q" Tips, "K"razy fun and daily "L"ife said...

Happy Birthday 2G! From the gang here in R-town we so wish we could be with you. We miss you and love you lots. Hope to see you soon.

goodbyes said...

Hey Aunt Maudeen!
Your picture sure is a great one!
Thanks for all the memories of when I got to stay at your house growing up!
Hope you had a super birthday!

B-dawg said...

The additions I would make to Jodi's list is that my mom is VERY understanding and accepting and that she is hilarious. I think her sense of humor sometimes goes un-noticed because she has no desire to draw attention to herself (unlike myself). But she is hilarious. Caring, concerned, willing to do anything for anyone, she is simply the best mom anyone could have. Happy Birthday Mom!

tammy said...

I haven't seen your parents in forever! She always was beautiful. Hope she had a great day!

Frumpy Luv said...

Happy Birthday Mama Red!!!! Hope it was fun-filled and I hope you have a great holiday season!

Tink said...

Wow, have I really been out of the blogging world since Thursday and missed such an important post?!!! Happy birthday Maud! I hope you had a fantastic birthday. Jodi, what a wonderful and special tribute to your mom! It's beautiful and so is your mother! You are sooo right, she has gorgeous eyes. Loved the dancing video! Wahoo!

DesertHen said...

A little late, but Happy Birthday to your wonderful, beautiful mother! I hope she enjoyed her day.

What a wonderful daughter you are to do this wonderful post to your mother.....=)

Mother Goose said...

hey maud we are a lot A LOT a like! happy birthday!!

Mechelle said...

Happy Birthday Mom! You are beautiful. Anyone that loves licorice is alright with me. m