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May 13, 2007

Happy Mother’s Day

Filed under: flashback friday, knitting, projects — Jana @ 9:10 am

Here is one of my favorite pictures of my mom and me. I love how they still have that 70’s style apartment (look at how awesome that TV is). I love how this picture demonstrates motherhood. It’s just real life. My mom is not all done up, just in comfortable clothes and she is having fun with the baby(me) and not worrying about cleaning or anything else. This picture just kinda reminds me of my days with Carmen.


I love how old pictures kind of become sepia toned with time. It gives them a really cool quality that you can’t really imitate digitally.

This will only be my second mothers day being a mom. Being a mom has blessed my life so much. The second they put Carmen in my arms, it was amazing. It was like the scene at the end of The Grinch when his heart grew so big that it busted out of it’s box. Until I became a mom I couldn’t truly appreciate all my mom did for me. Now I know how amazing she was and still is.
For Mother’s Day I made my mom some stitch markers and sent it to her with a bunch of other knitting stuff so I can teach her to knit the next time I visit her. I love knitting, so I bet she would too. (since I get most of my creativity from her)

stitch markers

mothers day gift

Happy Mother’s Day Mom! I love you!



  1. Lucky Mom, lucky daughter. Love the picture!

    Comment by elanknits — May 13, 2007 @ 9:30 am

  2. what a nice daughter. hopefully you pass down the creativity genes to carmen. oh, and i love you mom’s hair in the top pic, so hot.

    Comment by lauren — May 13, 2007 @ 7:33 pm

  3. I love that pic of you and your mom. It totally captures motherhood.

    Comment by Niki — May 14, 2007 @ 11:01 am

  4. I love those moments as a Mom. Very, very cool Mother’s Day post.

    Comment by Melinda — May 14, 2007 @ 1:07 pm

  5. That picture rocks! I heard once that you should not be too crop happy on your photos because in years to come you will find so much nostalgia from the background of your childhood room, or a messy living room, or that hideous couch that you hung onto for years. That pic is the perfect example.

    Comment by ali — May 15, 2007 @ 8:16 am

  6. hey this is in no way related to your post, but i just found a fabric store(hancocks) in oceanside, iv heard its decent. i mapquested it, and its only like 25 minutes from here, i think. anyways im thinking about going sometime this week, maybe even tommorow. let me know if youd be interested in going, and we could venture there together.

    Comment by lauren — May 15, 2007 @ 8:37 am

  7. Thanks Jana for that awesome Mother’s day gift and blog on this side. I looked pretty rag-tag there, but I’m glad you look past that to see how much you are/were loved! I love you Jana! I’m looking forward to knitting something gorgeous like you are doing. Those stitch markers are so beautiful, I think they’d be a gorgeous bracelet with a big silver clasp on them. Why don’t we go into business? :)

    Comment by Mom of Jana/Grandma of Carmen! :) — May 26, 2007 @ 11:04 am

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