Our first ever contest proved to be highly entertaining! Among the entries:
– a mom getting into the wrong car at a gas station (which was the runner up, even though that doesn’t come with a prize)
– a mom mistakenly using car air freshener for body spray
– a mom scolding movers for “stealing” her jewelry only to remember that she pinned it into her bra just to ensure it would not be stolen
We honestly had a hard time deciding which story was worthy of the free session and canvas. Emily’s story hit close to home. There is a similar story about Aaron’s mom’s attempt at breadmaking that has become somewhat of family lore… though no animals were harmed in the making of the story.
Here’s what’ Emily sent us:
“My name is Emily Pearl and I am 25 years old. My wonderful mother is Agnes. She married my dad in July 1973 and first became a mother in June 1974 (they didn’t waste any time) with my oldest sister, Katie. Then in 1979, Tim, the only boy and therefore our mother’s favorite came along. Mary was born in 1981 and I arrived in 1985.
I’ll start her funny story before then though. Katie must have been around 3 because Tim wasn’t born yet. Mom had made some meatloaf one night. Well the small family didn’t get it all finished, so the next night they ate it for leftovers. It just so happens that Dad got sick! What bad luck. But that darn meatloaf was still around, and my mom, being how she is, just couldn’t throw it out. We don’t waste food! So the next night Mom and Katie ate the meatloaf and then Katie got sick! Mom would not throw that meatloaf out though, so she ate it for a couple more meals. Finally, she was so tired of eating meatloaf; she gave the rest of it to the dog. The next morning the dog was dead! LOL!
So Mom’s meatloaf has a bit of a reputation. It also proves just how much of an iron stomach she has too!”
Congratulations Emily! We’ll see you and your family soon… but please don’t ask your mom to bring any snacks!