In honor of Mother's Day this Sunday, I've updated my banner with just pictures of my mother! I should have put this up earlier, but I wanted it to be perfect - just the right pictures and evenly spread out by age etc etc. Well, tonight I realized that if I waited until I got it JUST RIGHT I probably wouldn't have it done even by Father's Day. So, here it is!
I am very fortunate to have many, many pictures of my Mom as a young child. Each year on her birthday, her Grandma would take her to a studio in Denver to have a portrait made. I always find it funny when I look at them that they generally colored her eyes brown. My mother has very dark blue eyes, as do I. But when they were hand coloring these, I supposed that all they saw was "dark" and that ended up to be brown.
Besides these beautiful formal portraits, my Mom's father loved to take snapshots. Here is one that I especially love. The "attitude" just comes right off the page! Something else that has been handed down, along with the blue eyes :-)