Saturday, March 7, 2009

Today I'm Making a Chocolate Cake

It is my Adorable Mom's Birthday! Mom her Jr. Year
Carolyn "Kelley" Hansen, Partridge

We're having our family celebration tomorrow after church.
So today, I'm making her request...
a Chocolate Birthday Cake.
This is the recipe she wants.
Dinner will be "Hansen Tacos"...I can't wait!
The recipe is HERE.

My mom was the only girl in the middle of two boys ... as was I ♥.Mom with Her Brothers and Mother

I admire her and look up to her as a mother
but we're also the best of friends and she's the sister I never had.
Mom and I in her Kitchen
She is quite the powerhouse! She was born in Preston, Idaho. Her family moved to Rosemead California when she was a child (I think she was about 9). She has always lived life to the fullest! Growing up she was a tomboy. She kept right up with her brother and his friends. She loved to ride horses and even rode one into to town when she was a tiny girl, only 4 years old! Her mom made sure that never happened again...but I bet it wasn't easy.
My mom is strong and determined. She always accomplished anything she set her mind to. In High School she was on the dance team and starred in many theatrical productions. She was a Cougarette at BYU and loved everything about school.
Her dad LOVED baseball and she went to every game with him when she was a little girl. To this day she is a baseball fanatic. Acutually she loves sports in general. For a Mother-in-Law, she's a dream come true! She and Mark are great buddies and huge BYU Football Fans.
Mom & Her Baby Girl
I've never met anyone more organized. My mom loves to read. She goes to the library every week and devours books faster than I can open a page. She's very creative and loves interior design. Every house we had growing up was beautiful. Her style is impeccable. She loves all things BLUE. She has friends all over the world and has helped and influenced more people than I can count on my fingers and toes.
Happy Birthday Wishes to my Beautiful Mom!

18 comments:

Dottie said...

Happy Birthday Kelley! I wish I could meet you:)

Annemarie said...

Please give your cute mom a Birthday hug for me!!

The Chrissy Herself said...

Oh, a Happy Birthday to Kelley! Please give her my best :) She is an incredible woman!

monstermash said...

Happy Birthday to your wonderful mom!!!

sewpink said...

You are so blessed to have such a beautiful mom. Happy Birthday to her.

stacey said...

What a beautiful tribute to your mom!

Heather said...

I am definitely one who has been influenced by your beautiful mom! I remember when she was my YW president and she had such a love and excitement for everything she did and taught us! your mom is amazing! Tell her Happy Birthday!

dreamit said...

Happy Birthday to your mom!

Sally said...

That cake sure sounds yummy! Happy Birthday to your mother:)

stblooms said...

Happy Birthday...enjoy your chocolate cake!

Diane said...

Happy Birthday, Kelley! You are a great lady! Your daughter is one of the most organized people I have ever met, so you must be off the charts!

Karen said...

I love your mom! She is so sweet. I know where you get it from. I am so glad you are both in our ward. You guys have so much talent and compassion for the sisters in our ward.

I hope she has a wonderful birthday. That cake looks yummy!

kelley said...

Thanks Kelley Anne for the wonderful tribute. I'm so blessed to have a daughter like you. Time just goes tooo fast. Enjoy every moment.

wendy said...

What a beautiful lady she is--------you must get all your "class and style" from her. I am happy she got to spend what I be was a wonderful birthday with her daughter. And---as for that chocolate cake --------YUMMY!!!! She rates #1 in my book if she was a Cougarette and loves BYU football.

Team Turner said...

Happy Birthday to such a wonderful role model and example of a beautiful, righteous woman! I am so glad we got to celebrate a little on your "birthday eve!" When can we all get together and serve Hansen tacos and that yummy chocolate cake? - both sound wonderful!!

Kayley said...

I loved this mom! She IS so incredible and I'm so glad I got to stay with her and Frog over the summer. I'm jealous of that chocolate cake!

Andrea said...

What a great tribute to your mom. She sounds awesome. Happy birthday!

Amy & Mark said...

Happy Birthday, Kelley! What a sweet tribute to a beautiful, accomplished woman!