Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Happy Happy Belated Birthday Mamma Mia!!!

Happy Birthday Mom!!!

This is the only picture I could find of my mom on my laptop..She's going to kill me when she sees this! haha

Yesterday was my mom's birthday! She is turning 29 today! (does that make up for the picture ma?? :)) So here is a HAPPY sorta belated BIRTHDAY to Mother Dearest!!!

My mom is such an amazing mom!!! The best, and I'm so glad she is mine!
Me and my mom are best friends! And I love it!
She is THE BEST friend anyone could ever wish for!

My mom has an amazing personality. She is so fun, but knows when to be serious.
She has the kindest heart, and would do ANYTHING for ANYBODY at ANYTIME . Even if her schedule doesn't match up with whatever is going on.

A little about my mom that you may have not known:
She played basketball, softball, volleyball, pom, and cheer in high school!
She has a very good voice!
She use to go bunny bashing with her friends!

Mom's in the center, next to her in the bright floral covering part of her face, is Tandy :) They are beauties aren't they?

She loves to dance. When I was little, and even now actually..Whenever my mom is baking, or cooking in the kitchen we always dance together. She'll teach me her moves, and I'll teach her some of mine! It's so fun, and I love that we make good memories like that.
When I was little she taught a singing, and dancing group for kids called, Sunshine Generation. Even though now she says she hates it, I know she loved it at the time! She would teach us the songs, and the dances, and it was SO much fun. I am so grateful that she did that for us.
There are so many more things I could tell you about my mom.. but I need a billion blog posts for that.. and there is just not enough time in this life for that! :)

Speaking of cooking, or baking, My mom is THE BEST cook ever! Seriously. Everything she makes is awesome. And I really, really hope I take after her in that department when I have a family of my own. So far I make a mean Mac and Cheese! :)

My mom has unwavering faith. She has always had a testimony of the church, and has lived righteously. She is always trying to do what is right. She has such a close relationship with our Savior. You can just feel that, and see that when you are around her. She is very Christ-like. She has this spirit about her, and you know she believes the gospel is true.
L-R-Great Grandma Chalk, Uncle Chris, Grandma Dixie, Mom-Trent in mom's arms,
Aunt Sandi next to her-holding Cole, my dad, and Grandpa Glenn.

She is a loveable person, who loves in return. She loves. And she loves BIG. If anyone comes in contact with my mom, they know they are loved right away. She has a big heart, and never let's us as her children know we are unloved. She is so caring, and amazing, and just everything! She is THE definition of a mother, and how a mother should be.

All the fam, :)
Growing up my mom was always the go-to parent. haha She hates to see us unhappy, and would say "yes" when dad would say "no." Not that my dad likes to see us happy-he is just the more strict one of the two...(he's slowly turning into a softy-the older, and more WISER he gets :))

Mom-also known as "the water fountain" by fellow family members. She is the biggest cry baby ever! When something touches her heart it really goes deep! She is always crying over everything, not bad things. Just things that are spiritual, and touching, things that mean a lot to her.
When I was little every Mother's Day I'd write a thank you letter to my mom telling her all the reasons I was thankful she was MY mom. And I could always count on at least a few tears from her! Even just telling her I love you sometimes would get the fountain going.
The sad thing is: I am JUST like her! So I really can't dog it all that much.

My mom being...well my mom has played that part really well, as well as a friend you can rely on when things are tough. I think everyone who has met mom are better people having met her. She is a big teaser, and loves to get us going. She is just so AWESOME-to say the least!!
I thought just for old times sake I'd write my mom a letter of like I used to when I was little.
So.... here it goes. (Get your tissue out ma, I KNOW you'll need it! ;))

Mom and me :)
Dear Mom,
I just wanted to write you a little letter telling you all the reasons I love you, and am grateful you are MY mom!

I love you because you make yummy dinners.
I love you because of all the fun times we have together.
I am so grateful for you and dad teaching me the gospel, and being an amazing example to me! I seriously do not know where I'd be without it, and that is SO very scary!
I am grateful for you being there for me all the time! Going to my games, and cheering me on. Between all the basketball games, softball games, and cheer competitions,you never ever complained about it. Not once. Even though I'm pretty sure you wanted to.. those cheer competitions can get way boring!
Thank you for believing in me, in everything I did, and trusting some of my decisions, even if you had to bite your tongue through it all, just so I would learn from that experience.
Thank you for being patient with me when I went through my "boy"/ugly stage. I know that probably killed you thinking, "I prayed hard for this GIRL, and she wants to be a BOY" I know that was probably not fun.
Also, for you being patient with me when I through tantrums, and fits when things didn't quite go my way.
Thank you for just being there when I needed a shoulder to cry on, or someone to talk to when my friends, or life were not so cool.
Thank you for being proud of me, and telling me you are proud of me. For the choices I make, and have made. You teach by example, and you are definitely the best example to me!
Thank you for spoiling me! :)
Thank you for all the home-cooked meals! I miss those terribly, and hope, and pray I am as good as a cook as you are!
Thank you for helping me through some rough times.
For being my best friend! One that I can always count on for anything.
Thank you for trusting me.
Thank you for all the little things you have taught me. Like how to ride a bike, tie my shoe, do my hair, makeup, everything!
Thank you for telling me you love me. Even more. Just loving me. You are the best, and I could not ask for more!
Thank you for just being you, and for being my mom!
I love you SO much! Seriously words cannot even express my love, and gratitude to you for everything you have shown me, and taught me.
I am the girl I am today because of you (and a little bit of dad of course!)
You have taught me SO much in so little time! I cannot believe I am like old enough to get married! Crazzy huh?! Don't worry-it won't happen for awhile :)
I seriously pray that I am at least HALF as good as a mom as you are!!
You are THE ABSOLUTE BEST, and I am SO glad you are mine!!!!
Your beautiful daughter,
Jentry Ann :)

I hope your birthday was full of fun, and amazingness!! :)
I love you SO much mom!! I am OH SO happy you were born!!!!!!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Spin Park!

I went up to Utah this past weekend for one of the many cousins are going on a mission, and it was the farewell for him.
In Utah there is a park, and it is called Spin Park., some may call it The Carnival, or Heaven on Earth! Acually it's not really called that, but that's what I named it.. well all of us Taylor cousins did really.

Spin Park in all of its glory! :)

Anyway, at Spin Park there are amazing things to do! Like.. spin haha This park is not only for little children, but for big children too! Seriously, this park is mostly for big kids! It's amazing to say the least!
Us Taylor kids left at like 9:00 on Saturday night, and stayed at Spin Park for 2 in a half hours! Yes. That is how fun it is! There were like 3 other groups there when we got there that night, and by the time we started playing on everything..we were the only ones left for those 2 in a half hours! I guess those groups didn't like playing with us. Not even all of the Taylor cousins were there! Only about 20.... haha if you know, and have been around the Taylor gang, then you know that, that's not even a lot. :)
You definitely need to hit up this park if you happen to be in St. George, UT! It's so fun, it has a little kid play ground too! Fun for the whole family!
We went back on Sunday after my cousin, Colton's talk-good job by the way! You are going to be an awesome missionary!! And there were SO many people there that afternoon! It was crazy. We saw little kids, big kids-our group mostly contained all the big kids haha and we saw adults playing on all the toys!

To get down into Spin Park you have to walk through this cool tunnel thing and it takes you onto the jungle gym and you go from there! It's so cool.. ^ the picture above is me going through the tunnel, you can't really see what I mean. The ones below are better. Follow the huge line of Taylors.....can you see the end?! I was more towards the front of the line.. there was only like 5 people in front of me.

This is how you were really supposed to use this toy...we think.

Which eventually resulted to this... So....

We came up with this! :) Clever huh?

If you got tired of doing that.. you could.....

Climb this, or any other jungle gym...

Not extreme enough for you? Don't worry... you can just climb the great wall of China...or this rock wall!

You could bounce/swing on this.And this.

OR spin, and get sick on these!
The sky is the limit at Spin Park! The funnest of the toys was.......

THIS! First you hop on this spinny circle

Then you get a couple of strapping boys to push you around on it

Then... you fall down, and laugh so hard!

We did this seriously the whole time.. it was like our favorite. You can see all the parents staring at us.. I'm sure that was just there way of thanking us for giving their children ideas! haha

We had a lot of fun this weekend! I think Spin Park a.k.a The Carnival was one of my favorite parts though! I'm going to miss it a lot :(

**No one was seriously hurt in the pictures for the making of this blog post...:)