Tuesday, February 14, 2012

My Mimi

Today is Valentine's Day. Since I've never really had a romantic, special Valentine's Day, I've always preferred to celebrate this day as Mimi's birthday instead. Mimi does indeed share her birthday with Valentine's Day. She's always been good about sharing :)

{pit stop in front of the Plaza Hotel in New York City...September 2006}

I absolutely adore my Mimi. There aren't many people in my life that I think of and instantly get the warm fuzzies and a smile on my face. Mimi is special enough to get that reaction from me. Every time. She's celebrating a big, bustin'-into-a-new-decade kinda birthday today, and I'm very glad I've still got her around.

*She's my partner in crime. She's literally up for anything, and we've had ourselves more adventures than I can begin to count.

*She loves me exactly the way I am, and lets me know it.

*She calls me "Bug".

*She tells me I've got a serious smart alec streak, and is secretly very proud when I tell her I got it from her.

{about to go to my very first...and now favorite!...Broadway show}

*We share lots of the same interests.

*I spent many of my growing up years helping her host parties, showers, and teas. I'm very thankful for all she's taught me about hospitable Southern entertaining.

*She's got the world's cutest laugh, and I love to say something that makes it come out.

*I love to get her really tickled, because then she gets this really mischevious look on her face that makes her look about 9 years old. Love it.

*She and Grandad have successfully maneuvered 50+ years of marriage. What an awesome example.

{with Cousin Sarah at Arlington House...July 2011}

*She gives great advice, and I know I can talk to her about absolutely anything without any judgment.

*She gives of her time and talents very selflessly.

*She has such a sweet group of friends, many of whom have been by her side for over 5 decades. I hope I can look forward to that myself some day.

I could go on and on, but I know she'd probably pinch me the next time she saw me. She doesn't like a big fuss. She'll have to get over it, though, because she's worth it...and because this is my blog :)

Happy birthday, my sweet Mimi! Your Bug loves you very much.


  1. Happy Birthday Mimi!!! ...and Bug! We miss you!!!! Can I call you that too?? I think its really cute! ;D

  2. Sweet Lauren, you can call me whatever you want to! Well, as long as it's nice :) Thank you for leaving some love on my blog. I'm feeling a bit bloggier these days, so you may be seeing more of me around these parts. I would still love to see your real life self around these real life parts! Let me know next time you're near me, and I'll let you know the next time I'm near you. SURELY we'll be able to come up with something soon :)



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