My Parents


I know this is an old picture (I want to go back to Christmastime.. my favorite time of year!) but I just had to share it and tell you a little about my parents. My mom just had her birthday on Monday, so I thought I would give her a nod today, since I didn’t think of it yesterday and I am the worst daughter ever. I bought her pizza for her birthday, though, to make up for it. She was happy. (I had gotten over my bad case of the Mondays by then.) My brother sent her flowers. He’s trying to win.

This is my Mom and Dad at Christmas (Duh. Tree.) This is actually a shot in between when they were posing and I was pretending to adjust settings and I caught this moment. It is my favorite. I am forever learning about my camera, and this was two months ago now, but whether or not this picture is technically perfect, this is still a great image of my parents. Their love is so evident.

Plus they are wearing matching “Navy Mom” and “Navy Dad” shirts. That makes me happy. And makes me miss my brother, who is in the Navy (you didn’t think I was the sailor, did you? Psh.) and is on the other side of the country, in New York. He was here for Christmas. Another reason I would gladly get on a time machine back to Christmas. I just love Christmas.

Anyway, if I could only tell you three things about my mama, it would be these:

  1. Her name is Joy, and her laugh and smile definitely live up to that.
  2. She loooooooooooooves coffee. Seriously. She can drink it all day long. And I can barely finish a cup.
  3. She has a very creative mind, I learned how to paint / draw from her. (Along with my Nana, my dad’s mom, but that’s a whole other story.) I used to be in awe of the things she created, and I am now still.

I love my Mama and hope she had a great birthday! Now we can get to planning mine! Yay!

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About jessicaapeters

Jessica  is a graphic design extraordinare, a marketing newbie, and a photographer trying to find her style. She lives with her amazing boyfriend and their cute-but-evil cat Scooter and rambunctious kitten Loki. She details their life, her trade, and other shenanigans here on her blog. View all posts by jessicaapeters

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