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A list for Leslie’s mom

This is a list, but it’s not exhaustive or in any particular order. This is a list  how my mom facilitated some of my all-time favorite memories (check back for Javier’s list tomorrow!). Esta es una lista, pero no es global y no tiene un orden en particular. Esta es una lista de como mi mama me ayudo a crear mis memorias favoritas (vuelvan manana para la lista de Javier!)
  • My mom helped me build my dream wedding. She spent hours sewing my veil, helping me stuff envelopes, putting glitter on candles and pine cones, negotiating with the caterer and lighting guy, helping figure out the bulletin and cleaning glass candle holders from goodwill, the list goes on. The wedding would not have been what it was without her, and it was my dream wedding in every way. She also walked me down the aisle with my dad and danced the night away at the reception. Does it get any better?!
  • Mi mama me ayudo a crear la boda de mis suenos. Ella paso horas cociendo mi velo, ayudandome a llenar sobres, poniendo brillantina a velas y pinas de pino, negociando con los banqueteros y la gente de las luces, ayudando a crear el panfleto de la iglesia, y limpiando las bases para las velas. La lista sigue….La boda nu hubiese sido lo que fue sin ella, y fue una boda de ensueno en todo sentido. Tambien me llevo al altar junto con mi papa y bailo toda la noche. Se pueden imaginar algo mejor?!

that’s the veil she made me!

some photos of me and mom working on decorations and invitations, and in Louisville for my bachelorette party 

  • My mom made me every costume I ever wanted to wear for Halloween when I was a kid. One year I wanted to be a jockey and she made me a fabulous silk jockey jersey – we still have it! She also made me an Ariel costume (Little Mermaid), a Super Leslie costume (I wanted to be a superhero like my brother), a cowgirl costume (she sewed fringe on my shirt) – etc. I don’t know if we EVER bought a costume from the store – she always made it and it was always perfect.
  • Mi mama me hizo todos los disfraces que queria para Halloween cuando nina. Un ano fui un jockey y ella me hizo una camisa de seda fabulosa – todavia la tenemos! Tambien me hizo un traje de la sirenita, uno de super Leslie (porque queria ser un superheroe como mi hermano), una vaquera, y la lista sigue…No si si alguna vez compre un disfraz en la tienda – ella siempre los hacia y siempre eran perfectos.
  • My mom let me be ME. Always. She never insisted that I wear matching clothes (I never wanted to when I was in kindergarten), and she put up with me in 5th grade when I DESPERATELY wanted to find patent leather pants and a patent leather suit for graduation (…yeah. we found both). She also let me wear cowboy boots every day for about 6 years – even in the summer when it was too hot. So when I say I am who I am thanks in large part to my mom, I mean it!
  • Mi mama me dejo ser mi misma. Ella nunca insistio que usara ropa que combinara (nunca queria hacer cuando estaba en el jardin), y me aguanto durante el 5to grado cuando yo DESESPERADAMENTE queria unos pantalones de cuero de color y un traje de cuero de color para mi graduacion (…si, los encontramos). Tambien me dejo usar botas de vaquera todos los dias como por 6 anos – incluso en el verano cuando hacia mucho calor. Asi que cuando digo que soy como quiero ser, se lo agradezco a mi mama, en verdad!
  • Every memory I have playing music with my dad growing up was thanks in large part to my mom’s behind-the-scenes work. She acted as our manager when I was in middle and high school, booking our shows at Brownings and other bars / restaurants around Louisville. She’d call the paper and make sure the date and time of every show was listed in the events section. Dad and I would never have had the fun we did had it not been for my mom acting as manager!
  • Todas las memorias que tengo cantando con mi papa desde nina fueron gracias al trabajo de mi mama detras del escenario. Ella era nuestra manager cuando estaba en la escuela y en el liceo, nos encontraba shows en Brownings y otros bars y restaurantes en Lousiville. Ella llamaba al diario y se aseguraba que los shows y los horarios aparecieran correctos en la seccion de eventos. Mi papa y yo nunca lo hubiesemos pasado tan bien si mi mama no hubiese sido nuestra manager!
  • Finally – mom used to read to me almost every night growing up. One of my chores was to fold the laundry and she would read to me for at least an hour every night while I folded laundry and ate a bowl of ice cream before bed. It is without a doubt one of my favorite childhood memories. She read out loud many books from the Redwall series, Lord of the Rings, Fannie Flagg, C.S. Lewis, at least the first 2 Harry Potter books. I LOVED those nights and I really hope my kids let me do the same someday!
  • Finalmente – mama me leia todas las noches cuando era nina. Uno de mis deberes era doblar la ropa y ella me leia minetras yo doblaba y mientras me comia un bowl de helado antes de ir a la cama. Es sin duda una de mis memorias favoritas. Me leyo muchos libros las series Redwall, El Senor de los Anillos, Fannie Flagg, C.S. Lewis, por lo menos los 2 primeros Harry Potter, etc…me ENCANTABAN esas noches y espero que mis ninos me dejaran hacer lo mismo para ellos algun dia!

3 generations!

one of mom’s many INCREDIBLE dinners

mom as a kiddo – TOO CUTE

mom pregnant with Ian

love this one of mom and Ian

mom and gma dressed up like church mice for my Halloween wedding shower 🙂 

mom and gma – mother’s day this year

me, gma and mom, mother’s day this year

cheers to the best mom ever!

Happy mother’s day mom!! Love you! Feliz dia de la madre!! Te amo!
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