{ Happy Mother’s Day / Happy Birthday }

A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.  – Tenneva Jordan

A father carries pictures where his money used to be.  – Author Unknown


The first thing I saw upon entering my parents’ home this weekend…

My father’s birthday was on Saturday, so it is not fair to dedicate this post entirely to my mom. My parents are very different but growing up I felt an insurmountable amount of love from both of them. My mom is more candid – she announces “happy mother’s day!” with a smile every year before I even get a chance to say it to her and constantly tells me how being a mother is the greatest thing that has ever happened to her. My father is a little quieter, a little more subtle, but whenever I think of him I recall a conversation I had with my mom a few years back. She told me, “from the moment you were born, your father worked so hard, never buying anything for himself, so he could give you and your sister everything you could ever want.”

It’s hard to thank your parents for everything – for all the gajillions of places they drove you around growing up, for every school play/orchestra concert/taiko performance they came to watch, for all the nights they stayed up with you as you finished school projects or crammed for tests. And though it should really be done everyday – not just once or twice a year – this is my huge thank you for it all.

Mommy and me circa 1985 (?)



Family shot from this weekend (I’m a little less distraught in this one).

8 Responses to “{ Happy Mother’s Day / Happy Birthday }”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Hi Adrienne, your work and your writing is great! I love the pic from 1985, so cool. You have a nice family.

  2. Skunkabilly Says:

    Aww you have a cute family!

  3. Anonymous Says:

    I love the two quotes you cited on top and the 1985(?) image – absolutely priceless!

  4. sdohana Says:

    wow, what a beautiful family!! your mom looks like she’s your sister in that picture!!!

  5. minteefoto Says:

    i love how you included the quotes to tie in directly with your parents’ characteristics, even though the quotes were from other people! very thoughtful! :) the first photo is very beautiful..i love the composition! and thanks for sharing the family photos..what a beautiful family! ^^

  6. jilleur Says:

    oooh these pictures are so beautiful!! =) i love the colors! and yes, mother’s day is very special for parents, i like the way you described it in your post. =)

  7. gonchoi Says:

    Do you touch up your photos? or does your camera just rock! ?

  8. adriennephoto Says:

    @gonchoi - 

    Haha that’d be awesome if they came like that out of camera! I touch them up a bit – usually some contrast and sharpening.

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