Our Memories

  • Going to the airport and waiting for you to walk down the steps when you came home for Thanksgiving. My heart just lit up when we saw you.
  • Helping to set the Thanksgiving table and getting excited for all the great food Dad was cooking. So much joy and happiness having you home.
  • Going shopping to all the malls.
  • Going to the Galleria and going into Melle to look at the Lilly Pulitzer sweaters.
  • Getting dressed up to go out to dinner. How we loved going out. How we loved dressing up.
  • How we loved going into Sephora.
  • We had so much fun picking out shoes at DSW.
  • Most fun was going to the Outlet Mall in Chandler and trying and buying Tommy Bahama dresses and Polo by Ralph Lauren.
  • Taking walks to Excelsior and going in the shops.
  • Meeting Dad on a Sunday morning at Bayview for breakfast outside overlooking Lake Minnetonka.
  • Going for boat rides.
  • Watching fireworks in the middle of the lake on July 4th.
  • Coming to Arizona to visit you.
  • Going to all the fun Phoenix restaurants.
  • Walking around Fashion Square.
  • Walking around Old Town.
  • Spending the day in Sedona.
  • Going to Shannon’s wedding and having you pick us up in Colorado Springs and going to a fabulous steak restaurant for dinner.
  • Walking Grandma and Grandpa down the aisle at the wedding at Shannon’s wedding.
  • Shopping at Cherry Creek Mall.
  • Loving when you sent me pictures. Sometimes we would get up in the middle of the night to see if you had sent a picture when you had gone out.
  • Buying you the Diane Von Furstenberg black lace dress from Nordstrom and seeing how happy you were to wear it to the Festival of Trees.
  • Walking around the Kierland area and going into all the shops.
  • Being all together for Grandpa’s college graduation.
  • Watching you and your niece Alyssa together at Grandpa’s graduation.
  • Being with you when we found your house. When we walked in, we went Wow!
  • Helping you pick out furniture.
  • Feeling so proud when you were Rookie of the Year at Molylycke Healthcare.
  • Being so excited when you got your job promotion of taking care of burn and trauma hospitals in 5 states. What a Superstar!!!!!!
  • I remember the absolute joy I had when I got the Phoenix layover over Valentine’s Day. You picked me up at the hotel with a box of See’s candy. We went to breakfast at N Counter. We waked around Mill Street. You looked so beautiful. That was the last time I saw you. I can still visualize you driving up to the hotel to pick me up.
  • The 2 cruises we took with Grandma and Grandpa were wonderful. We loved Aruba. So many great memories.
  • Getting packages in the mail from you. Lilly sweaters, Coach tennis shoes, a pink wallet, a Michael Kors bracelet, red beads, eye cream, moisturizer with a high SPF, etc. It seems like all I had to mention I wanted something, and it showed up in the mail. You were so good to me. I remember when you bought me the Michael Kors purse up at the Kierland. I was the luckiest mother in the world to have had you. I will always love you.
  • I remember the two times you came to Denver for business. Dad and I picked you up at the hotel and brought you back to surprise Grandma and Grandpa. We all went out to dinner. One of the times your cousin Steve was also in Denver. We took a wonderful family picture at the dinner table. Alan was there too.
  • We loved watching you as a hockey, football and basketball cheerleader. I remember going to the State Basketball championship and watching you cheer.
  • You were a beautiful ballet and pointe dancer–always in the front row. You were always so poised. Ballet does that. It gave you a beautiful presence of grace and poise.
  • Looking through the Black Friday ads and deciding where to go.
  • Watching Macy’s Thanksgiving parade and watching Dad cook the dinner.
  • Texting every night. Talking every day. Telling you every night that you are a very loved child. You would text back Thank you momma I love you too.
  • What a great memory in 2014 when I had to fly on Thanksgiving. You all sent room service to my hotel room so I wouldn’t be sad, and I would get to eat a nice turkey dinner. Brings tears to my eyes. You always remembered me.
  • Always loving it when you and Dad would go to Maynard’s on Friday night of Thanksgiving to watch the Arizona game. It was your night with Dad.
  • Taking a great picture in front of the Christmas tree at the Galleria.
  • Sending you pictures of shoes or clothes to ask your opinion if I should buy them. I miss that so much.
  • Looking at different websites and picking out what we liked.
  • Picking up the phone and hearing you say “Hi Momma”. I would give my life to hear those words.
  • Getting to hotels on my trips and having you call me to see how I was.
  • Picking out your new furniture. You were so excited and so proud of your new house and new furniture. It was all destroyed.
  • Trip to near the top of Mount Lemon on Christmas Day.
  • Her infectious smile.
  • Watching U of A football on the day after Thanksgiving at Maynard’s.
  • Telling her my sales accomplishments and getting back, “Nice job, Pops”.
  • Seeing her excitement when she flew into MSP, and we picked her up.
  • Seeing her excitement when we flew into PHX, and she picked us up.
  • How excited she was about her new house.
  • How she interacted with children – she loved them and they loved her back.
  • How happy she was all the time.
  • How she loved to dress up and go out to dinner.
  • How she was into fashion and loved to shop for things she really liked.
  • How warm she was with everyone.
  • How she loved her parents.
  • How much her customers and co-workers liked her.