Thursday, April 7, 2011

Happy Heaven Birthday, Mom!

Today is the 5th anniversary of when my sweet mom went to heaven.  Although the date on the calendar shouldn't have such an affect on me, it always does.  I try to do special things that remind me of her in celebration of her wonderful life! 

I made her linguini and clam sauce this week, which is a fave at my house.  I'm wearing her diamond earrings today and I've got red painted nails like she always did!  One thing my mom instilled in me was to make things special and to be joyful.  So, every year on her birthday and her heaven birthday I make her famous red velvet cake.  Life is too short to not celebrate! This recipe has been handed down in my family for years, long before the red velvet craze of recent times.  (I promise to share the recipe soon.)  It's everyone's favorite and no other recipe or store bought replica holds a candle to this baby! 



  1. Brookey! I ate a piece for breakfast just like she would have! Haha!

  2. I love you so much sweet girl! I know she is smiling down at you. . . Unfortunately,I never got the opportunity to meet your momma, but I know how special of a lady she was. Anyone I have ever talked to absolutely ADORED her! She sure did do a heck of a job raising a daughter too :)

  3. Strong work sister!! This post makes me happy and I will giggle a little extra for her today!

  4. Thinking of you today... I have such wonderful memories of your mom! Know that she is so proud of the women you have become! Love you :)