Wednesday, December 2, 2009


I have called my mother, Maudy, for as long as I can remember.  Why?  Well, I have no idea.  We're just weird like that.  My sister's name is Lindsey and I  have called her Leonard for years.  I think I got this habit from my step-dad.  He used to make up little names for everyone.  My first husbands made up name was Phantom--good one.

This post was not originally supposed to be about our weird family habits, LOL.  It was supposed to be about my mother and the fact that on January 10th, she will be turning 60 years old.  For some reason I am having a really hard time with this--could it be because it means that next year, I myself will be turning 40?  Oh, I dunno...could be...

Anyway, selfish idiosyncrasies aside, my two siblings and I have been trying to decide what to do for my mother's big day.  So far, we have decided that we want to surprise her with a weekend at one of the resort-type places up near the ranch and Yosemite and invite her sister down from Washington to share the day with all of us.

We had originally planned to have the shindig at The Wawona Hotel in Yosemite opened in April of 1879.

It is just gorgeous.  The whole feel of the place is just charming and peaceful.

The place totally reminds me of the resort in the movie Dirty Dancing.  I almost expected to see Baby come walking by...

Unfortunately, we found out that the hotel closes down in a couple weeks and stays closed until March or so for the winter season.  We were bummed!  My mom just loves the place and it would have been perfect.

Oh well, the search continues.  I'll let you know what we come up with.  And we better come up with something quick. 

1 comment:

  1. I'm sure your mom will love whatever you do for her. I here your sixties are least that is what my mom says. I too will be turning 40 next year. YIKES! How did that happen.

    By the way, thank you for stopping by my blog. It is a pleasure to visit yours. :)


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