Sunday, May 8, 2011

To My Mothers…

To all my mothers…
…the women through the years that gave me everything I am…everything that makes me…me…

Karen's Glamour Shot--1958-59, Provo

My sweet mother, Karen…from whom I learned a mother’s unconditional love…and continue to learn that I have hers, each and every day…

…and so many more of my dear mothers through the generations…

Velda Ellen Stapley--young
Velda Ellen Stapley Ostlund

Estella Stapley_edited-1
Estella Vance Stapley

{scrapbook page made last year using Crafty Secrets’ paper, poem & images}

Sarah I. V. Young
Sarah Indiaetta Vance Young

So many of their stories I’ve shared with you before…so many more of their stories yet to be told…voices yet to be heard…

Ruby LaPriel Riggs
Ruby LaPriel Riggs Smith

Pauline Udall about 1909
Pauline Udall Smith

Mary West Riggs
Mary West Riggs

{card made last year using image from Crafty Secrets’ “Childhood” Images & Journal Notes booklet}

Polly May H. Stapley
Polly May Hunsaker Stapley

Mary Jane Robinson West1
Mary Jane Robinson West


Ida F. H. Udall
Ida Francis Hunt Udall

Lois Barnes Pratt Hunt--young
Lois Barnes Pratt Hunt

Louisa B. Pratt with granddaughter Ida Francis Hunt
Louisa Barnes Pratt and granddaughter, Ida Francis Hunt


Marie Naegeli Brandley
Marie Elizabeth Nagely Brandley

Anna Ostlund young in sailor dress
Anna Meier Brandley Ostlund

augusta age 16_edited-1
Augusta Maria

 Brita Stina Anstrom Ostlund

Margaret Cooper West 
Margaret Cooper West

To you, my dear mothers , I give so much thanks…you gave me my eyes, my nose, my hair, my smile…my faith, my courage, my love of family…everything that I ever was, am, or will ever be…

hpqscan0001_edited-3 {My sweet mother and I on my wedding day…23 years ago today…}

Words alone can never thank-you enough, but I can only say…

I love you all… 


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  1. I adore all the photos, and the sentiment behind the card/collage you did, it's just lovely. Have a wonderful mothers day

    Love dawn xx

  2. What a beautiful tribute to all those lovely women. Love how your scrapbook page captured them.

    Wishing you beautiful Mother's Day.

  3. Happy Mother's Day to you too dear Julie... and to all of the beautiful ladies in your life... and Happy Anniversary to you and your husband today too... what a special day for you!... xoxo Julie Marie

  4. Happy Mothers day Julie! Love all the pictures! Love the first one of your mom. she looks like Doris Day!

  5. Hi sweet Julie! Happy Mother's Day to you and to all those who came before you. And happy anniversary too. Best wishes and blessings, Tammy

  6. Happy Mother's day my sweet friend. xoxxoxox

  7. What a wonderful idea to include all the pictures of the mothers in your life, and your ancestry! Lovely idea! Women are beautiful! Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

  8. Happy Mother's Day, Julie! And Happy Anniversary!!! WOW! I hope you have a beautiful day~sending (((hugs))) your way,

  9. What a wonderful post! Those are pretty fabulous women, aren't they? I'm glad they're ours! And I'm very glad that you're MINE! Happy Mother's Day! You're my favorite mom. :) I love you!

  10. A beautiful tribute to all the Mothers.
    Have a very happy day.

  11. Happy Mother's Day Julie

    Go check your email!


  12. Soooo sweet Julie! You are a lucky girl for sure! Love all the images. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Happy Mother's Day and Happy Anniversary, Julie! I hope your day is delightful in every way. Enjoy your precious family! :)

  14. another sweet tribute
    to your special
    happy mother's day
    and happy anniversary :o)
    bear hugs

  15. Another lovely wonderful post. I just love coming here. Your mother is lovely and I love the wedding picture.

  16. What a sweet and lovely post and so wonderful to have all of those pictures!

  17. Julie, I wonder if
    you realize how lucky
    you are, not only to
    have had such beautiful,
    strong women as your
    guides, but that you
    KNOW who they are and
    their stories. Makes
    me want to create something
    just like you have, here.
    A project of love.
    Hope your day was just as
    lovely, yesterday!
    xx Suzanne

  18. It's so wonderful that you have such a strong connection to the women in your family. Incredible pictures and lovely sentiments. Thank you so much for sharing these.

  19. So sweet and what a wonderful post! Have a wonderful week! Heidi

  20. Julie,
    That is amazing. Just amazing. I have never seen such a long collage of mothers! You have such a treasure here and I know that you realize that. I adore the picture of your mom and you on your wedding day. You can see the love between you.
    Thanks for sharing these very special pictures!

  21. Dear Julie, this is really a wonderful tribute to all the women in your life history and how sweet your are to call them all mothers.
    Loved your wedding day picture!!
    Hope you had a lovely mother´s day.

  22. You are such a sweet soul the way you tell us about your family..I do believe I just might know them when I get up there! :D

  23. Wow, this is an amazing post, Julie. One to look back at very often!

    Have a wonderful Tuesday o xx o

  24. a beautiful and very-julie post. i hope you had a lovely day.


  25. It's clear that you come from a very long line of beautiful women! How wonderful to have so many photos of your family! Happy Belated Mother's Day, and Happy Belated Anniversary!!!

    Kat :)

  26. Julie, this is so beautiful! You and I love to search through our family history. We are able to find out how we "evolved" through family history and old photos. What a sweet tribute. And a belated Happy Anniversary and Mother's Day!
    Ladybug Creek

  27. Bonjour, mon prénom est Cécile et je vis en France à Orléans, j'aime beaucoup ton blog, ton histoire est fascinante et tu as une belle famille, j'aime beaucoup les cartes en scrapbooking vintage que tu fais, je fais aussi beaucoup de scrapbooking vintage, les cartes de la St Valentin sont très belles,
    j'espère que tu parles un peu le français car j'ai un peu de mal en anglais mais j'arrive à lire tes articles

  28. comment s'inscrire à ton blog?