Monday, February 9, 2009

Happy Birthday Mom

This Saturday was my mom's birthday, and what a fun day it was! For her birthday she invited us to all go to the Fast Track for some racing as a family. It was a lot of fun!
Brandon and Chandler enjoyed watching the fast cars race around the track.
Afterward we went as a family to our favorite place. Let me give you a little background before I tell you where it is. My dad took over my Grandpa's job installing automatic doors (like the ones you see in hospitals, and supermarkets). Every Saturday he would take us kids to the office with him to help him scrap aluminum, the money that we earned helping him could be spent at our favorite place. Of course most of the time we didn't do much to help him. Instead we made forts with the debris from around the shop, we played with a lot of the equipment in the shop, we begged for rides on the hand trucks, and in the wheel barrels, we climbed all over the vans, trucks, and trailers, played hide-n-seek through the very large boxes, and in general had a great time! Some of my most cherished memories were of us playing at the shop., and spending the morning with my dad. After we had earned our money dad would take us to the 7-11 next door, yes that is right, our favorite place is 7-11. We would get so excited about going there we would say 7-11 a million times a day. So a new law was made, that we were not allowed to say the name of our favorite place at all on Saturday. When we were finally able to go, dad allowed us to get a hot dog, drink (Slurpee) and one treat from aisle two that was under $1.00. It was a great reward!!! Well last Saturday was the first time the whole Ron Osborn family went to 7-11 together. We each got to pick out a treat, and a drink of our choice. No doubt the darling Middle Eastern man looked at our family with great amazement, when we all came in with great excitement, and then asked him to take a family picture of us (he had quiet the laugh at our expense).

After a few fun races, and a special treat from our special place, we returned to my parents home for dinner, and a few games on the wii. In all it was a very fun day. Thanks mom for treating us to this fun outing on your birthday!!


"You may have tangible wealth untold;
Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.
Richer than I you can never be -
I had a mother who read to me."
(Strickland Gillilan, "The Reading Mother.")
I would also add, a mother who listened to me, taught me, encouraged me, sang with me, cheered for me, played with me, and counseled me. I love you mom!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

1 comment:

Julie Osborn said...

Michelle, I love you and appreciate your goodness! I had a great birthday with everyone. We sure do have fun together as a family. This post touched my heart and tear ducts.