Last week my whole family pulled off a huge surprise for my Mom! My brother flew in from San Francisco, Eric and I came from Chicago and my Dad kept it from my Mom for over three months! She was completely surprised when we showed up for her birthday dinner she thought was only with friends! Heather of Carson Studios Photography is like family and was in on the whole thing. She planted the idea, and put up with our scheming and my freak outs that Mom might know. Our weekend started with the surprise birthday party complete with carrot cake, party balloons and my mom oooing and aweing that we were all together. We leisurely spent the weekend on their back deck sipping wine and enjoying the 85 degree humidity. We strolled through Auburn on gameday, sat on Samford Hall's lawn and saw our first house as newlyweds. I soaked in the birds in the backyard and let myself breathe a bit. It was a nice break.
Heather is also who first put a camera in my hand and said " Let's see what you can do" . We have walked through so much both personally and professionally and has been one of my closest friends for years. She is so generous and met up with us for some family photos while we were in Auburn.
Below is a photo of Heather and I ! I wish we didn't live in different cities but I love coming home to her!
Happy Birthday Mom!! All photos by Carson Studios Photography.
And... just for fun some iphone photos of our walk around my hometown of Auburn and where Eric and I met. I also found some oldies hanging around my Mom and Dad's house of years gone by. The last one ( on the right) is from when my mom was 24 and my Dad was only 22!
I can't believe we pulled it off!!! Happy Happy birthday to the best Mom in the world!!