I Got It From My Mom…

Today is my Mom’s birthday, happy birthday Momma!  And as I’ve been going through old pictures, spending some time reflecting on my Mom and all of the wonderful things about her, I’ve realized that I’ve inherited a good many of her wonderful qualities.  And I thought it might be fun to share some of those things in honor of her birthday.


All of the great qualities that I got from my mom…


 My love of nature

Truthfully, my Mom isn’t really a big fan of the outdoors. But you can see that she was definitely enjoying herself here while we were on a road trip through the Hoh Rain Forest.  🙂


My ability to withstand the cold harsh Minnesota winters


Without a coat even! 😉


My love for animals

8mom with barney


My sometimes off-color sense of humor



My smarts



My stunning good looks


I’ve shared this photo of my Mom before, it’s one of my favorites of her.  Gosh, she just looks so gorgeous!


My excellent skills in home improvement projects

22mom with dad painting our garage


My sense of adventure

Rachael and MomTreasure City

Whether on the high seas, or… on fake ships on the side of the road.


My great fashion sense

mom in lori's clothes


My love of strawberries

mom strawberry shortcake


My love for the ocean

mom ocean

Wait… Mom doesn’t actually even like the water.  But she has a big coffee mug in her hand here, so lets maybe use this one for… my love of coffee.  😉


My strong dislike of being near creepy dolls


I think she was just annoyed about getting her picture taken in this one, but seriously… look at that creepy doll.  Dolls really creep me out!  My mom looks kinda creepy here too…  😉


My beautiful smile

10mom, me and sean duluth

Oh look… my nephew inherited that too 😀


My silliness

mom funny face christmas

And there’s my nephew photo bombing again 😉


My love of a good nap



My love of children

This is my Mom with my sister as a tiny infant.  It my sister's birthday on Thursday

This is my Mom with my older sister as a tiny infant. It my sister’s birthday on Thursday, their birthday are only two days apart.  I love them both more than I could ever say.  ❤


And finally, last but not least… my love of photography

Mom cam

Throughout the years, my Mom was always snapping pictures of everything. And I’m so glad she did, so that I would have all of these wonderful photos to look back on  🙂


I know a lot of these are silly, but all joking aside, my Mom truly does possess so many wonderful qualities, and I am lucky to inherit even a smidgen of them.  I think she’s quite an amazing woman, and I’m so thankful to have her as my Mom.  ❤

Thanks so much for letting me share this with you.  I’m obviously off to spend the day celebrating my wonderful Mom, but I hope you find many reasons to celebrate this day as well!




✿~Peace & Love~✿

Peace and Love 1


35 responses to “I Got It From My Mom…

  1. Your mom looks lovely!! 🙂 Happy Birthday to your mom!! 🙂 ❤

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  2. What a beautiful tribute to your mother…lovely

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  3. First a big shout out to your Mom… Happy Birthday Mom… second I can see from your posts Jewels, you inherited wonderful qualities from someone. .. so thirdly another shout out to Mom…. great daughter you raised Mom we all thank you for that

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  4. *tears* Bless you on this special day with your Mom. She has given you so many Great Gifts. Treasure them! Love, Amy


  5. What a wonderful tribute to your Mom. Happy Birthday momma! 🙂
    How nice to have such a great relationship and love with your family and to inherit so many great qualities. Fun stuff, thanks Julie!

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    • Thanks Brad! I will pass along your birthday greetings to my Mom! 🙂
      I’m so grateful for the close relationship I have with my Mom, it has truly been a blessing to me throughout my entire life, and has affected who I have become. Of course as with any relationship, it has had it’s share of ups and downs, but the love and closeness always remains. ❤

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  6. We see where you got your good looks from Julie. I remember those tity mugs, Thanks for sharing pictures of your mom.

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  7. What a wonderful collection of photos! Happy birthday to your mom! (Your post has left me kind of teary eyed)

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  8. What a lovely fun tribute Julie!! I hope she has a wonderful day 🙂

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  9. Happy Birthday to your mom! Great photos, great captions.

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  10. Your mom must be so proud to have such an appreciative daughter. You complement each other in so many ways. Hope your mom and sister enjoy their special days. It must be not much fun having to occasionally share their birthdays with Thanksgiving. But at least everyone gets together!

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    • Thank you so much, Eliza! ❤
      No, it's not much fun when one of their birthdays falls on Thanksgiving, this year it's my sister turn, and she's the one hosting Thanksgiving. No one should have to do all that work on their birthday, but luckily we'll all be there to help. 😀

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  11. So wonderful…I simply loved this post! ❤
    HBD to Mom!

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  12. Fun and lovely post about your mom. Happy birthday to her! I hope you all had a wonderful day.

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  13. meandcoffeefairy

    My wife’s birthday is Thanksgiving this year, so I celebrated all month with her, to make sure she would still cook a turkey this year. I believe in Naps!

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    • Haha! I’d be willing to cook a turkey too if I could have my birthday celebrated for an entire month! 😉 My sister is hosting Thanksgiving on her birthday this year too, but we’ll all be there to help. And then I’m sure we’ll all take a good nap once the tryptophan kicks in!
      Happy Thanksgiving! 😀


  14. Your riches are certainly many, hopefully you are making sure the chain is unbroken and in some way you are giving them to someone else.


    • They really are Charlie, and it’s definitely clear that they are being passed along to my own daughter, not only by me, but by my precious Mom as she continues to be a wonderful and beautiful influence on all of our lives. 🙂


  15. Happy Thanksgiving to you & your mom!!!


  16. Like mother like daughter, happy and lovely family.

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  17. What a lovely post Julie, as celebration of your Mum and you. Quite beautiful! xx

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