Wednesday, May 20, 2009

was this...

the disneyland trip when mom woke us up and asked if we wanted to go to school or disneyland?

i remember sleeping in those old wooden bunk beds mary and i were sharing at the time and still half asleep hearing mary say, "school." what a sarcastic little fireball... or did you really want to go to school?
also, mary and i (although especially me) had some awesome fashions going on... were vests super in style or something?

our back yard...

rocky point trip II

rocky point


st. patrick's day parties


i realize this picture is really blurry, but i love it anyway. for some reason this is how i picture mom when i think of her. perhaps because this was always my favorite hair style? maybe because i was at the age when your mom was your whole world and so this is how she has always been in my mind? i don't know... but i just think she looks so beautiful and so happy. isn't this from mame and pop's 50th anniversary? there have got to be more pictures of mom from this day, but for some reason this is the one dad had...

Sunday, May 17, 2009


Mom loved Donuts and loved getting them as a special treats for us kids on Sundays after Church.  Until recently, all the nearby Dunkin Donuts had closed, which made us all very sad since it was our favorite (although Mom also loved Safeway's as well).  We Taber children were thrilled to realize that the Dunkin Donuts on Thomas between 40th and 44th recently reopened... and with a drive-thru no less!  I went through this past Saturday and got an assorted box (but I had to ask for some Boston Cremes) and then took them over to Em's house to share with her kids.  Jimmy was very excited about it as were the Burch kids and Emily made a point to remind them that Nona loved Donuts to which  Finn responded, "I love donuts!" and we told him he must have gotten it from his grandmother who has passed the love onto us all.  We like to celebrate special days like Mom's birthday with donuts, so to all of you out there reading this, try to think of our mom whenever you eat a donut from now on.

Friday, May 15, 2009

circle of friends

it always amazed me that mom had a wonderful group of friends from grade school and high school that kept in touch for so long and made such an effort of being in one another's lives. here are some pictures that teresa ray sent me...