My mom is my biggest fan. Anyone who's been reading our blog for more than a couple of weeks knows that…. afterall, she comments on nearly EVERY entry. Yeah, she rocks.
Oh and before I go further… You guys know she comments as Momba.. well, that's because when I was a kid I called her Momba and she called me Bomba. Yeah… we're weird. But hey, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree 😉
When she's around, I can't help but have fun. She's so incredibly silly… She jumps, she shimmies, she dances, she sinnnnnngs loudly, she makes goofy faces, she's super animated and well…. she's my mom.
Over the last couple of years, Mike and I… well… it's been a whirlwind of busy-ness. Now, I'm NOT complaining about it… it's great to be self employed and be busy 🙂 But.. as a result, our personal lives have been put on the back burner. As in… we don't get to spend much time with friends, family, etc. I don't want to get much more into it… but, I'm sure many of you understand.
The point of all of that is this… Because our lives are 95% work… our house is always in disarray. MOM TO THE RESCUE!!!!!!! For about the last two months, she's been coming over every other week and helping us. I cannot tell you all how much that means to us…. I know I'm sounding ridiculous but I'm getting a little emotional thinking about how wonderful she's been. Seeing her regularly and living in an uncluttered organized house… wow, you have NO idea how much of a difference it's made in our little lives and I can't thank her enough.
I'm not doing a good job here of explaining myself… just know that I'm so incredibly appreciative to have such an awesome mom.
I OH SO love this image of my mom and me. I think it REALLY shows our relationship. How lucky am I?!
On a COMPLETELY side note here… Halfway through this blog entry I got up and went to the bathroom… Mike's sleeping so I kept all of the lights off so that I didn't wake him. As I was coming back into my office I took a quick turn to walk down the hallway… but, I turned too early and ran SQUARE into the wall. I ran SO hard into the wall that according to Mike I shook the bedroom. There were about 3 rooms in between where I walked and where he was. He said he thought someone drove into our building. Nope… just me MAKING A DAMN FOOL out of myself! I was walking FAST…. SPLATTTTTT! I'm always in a hurry when I'm in work mode.
It's funny the thoughts that come out of your head when something like this happens… here were my train of thoughts… "OWWWW! I think I broke my nose! Wait, I don't have a very big nose… there's no way I broke it. Thank God it wasn't Mike that this happened to… because he definitely would have broken his." Don't be mad… I can't control my brain 🙂 I love my Mikey's nose! 😀
Anyway… after that rush of ridiculous thoughts, I started sobbing. Mike had already woken up because well… I shook the walls. He rushed in… "ARE YOU OKAY?!" My mouth was bleeding… my front left tooth (AKA my snaggle tooth) had gashed a hole in my lip (it sounds much more dramatic that way 😀 ) and now I have a minorly fat lip. He held me in his arms while I cried… and when I told him what I did he felt bad… but couldn't help but laugh. I mean, can you blame him?! I love that man so much.
So yes… I'm a bit of a dingbat and a drama queen… but really, what's new?!
To show you my battle wounds, I busted out the Photo Booth program that came with my Mac. Gosh, I look so pitiful in this photo. Now… I have an abnormally small nose… and maybe only my mom and Mike would notice… but my nose is swollen… see? Notice the fat lip, too? (on the left side) How about the red eyes from crying?! DRAMA QUEEEEEN! Go figure… I don't do well with pain. GAH!
So… the ORIGINAL point of this blog entry (before I almost needed to be rushed to the hospital 😉 ) was to say that I love my mom… so I'll end with that 🙂 LOVE YOU MOM! Thanks for EVERYTHING!
~bobbi michelle ❗
Oh you poor love! If it makes you feel a little less silly, I did the exact same thing 2 days ago but I was in a very large very crowed resaurant and all the lights were on! Hope you are in bed snuggled up to your wonderful hot tamale.
Oh Bobbi I love you!! This sounds exactly like something I would do. I’m the same way when I am in work mode- I rush and hit walls and trip over, air…I am clumsy normally, but a nutso when I am “in the zone.” Glad to hear Mikey was there to hold you and laugh at you. 🙂 Just be thankful you don’t have my schnoz. It’d be over.
P.S. Your Momba is precious. You are blessed to have her. 🙂
sweetest blog entry. you are so fortunate and loved! what an awesome support team you have there. 🙂 yay for moms (and mombas). … you make me miss mine!
Yeah Jess… that was my fourth thing in my train of thoughts but i chose to leave it out because i didn’t want to hurt your feelings. “I’m so thankful I don’t have Jess’ nose!” SHUT UP! You’re beautiful!!!!!!!! 🙂 You have like 30+ comments below telling you that… 😀 so, clearly… I’m NOT alone in thinking that 🙂
Rebecca-Linh… you’re making me miss you.
So i am sitting in my office reading this blog entry of yours and I start busting out laughing. a co-worker walked by office and gave me a look. I read the story again and began laughing. Sorry grigh….you know me. I can’t wait to hear the story in person and have you re-enact it for me. LUS YOU! Oh and your nose does look swollen.
when was that pic of you and your mom taken?
Such a lovely post! Your house sounds like mine…work and so much clutter!
Your mom is so wonderful for helping you with it! 🙂
GRIGHHHH!!!!!!!! No one loves my “Bobbi is an idiot” stories more than you do. You’ve been listening to them longer than anyone… I can’t help but think of the classic “chasing Ms. Mooney’s cat with a paper towel under her mouth waiting for her to puke so I didn’t have to clean the carpet” story. And yes yes yes, I’ll give you the reenactment when I see you next. I lus you grigh! 😀 Thanks for backing me up with the swollen nose thing, I should have known that you would see it… Oh, and that photo was taken on the 4th of July 😀
what a warm and fuzzy post. love it.
p.s. why does your hair ALWAYS look good?!?! how do you do that?
Sara… it doesn’t. 🙂 In that first photo, it was frizztastic so I cropped it just enough so that you couldn’t see that it looked like poo. And, do you close your eyes when you see the photo of Mikey and I with our bride and grooms after a long day of running around… I look like POOOOP! BUT 😀 Thanks for the compliment… I’ll take it!
Awwwww Bobbi, I always look forward to your personal blogs. First of all, your mom sounds JUST like you!!! Warm, fuzzy, bright and happy. LOVE that photo. (Do you have an IRL print? Do it!!) ; )
OMG that story IS sooooo like something I have done/would do. Sounds like all of us photogs are a little nutty, huh?
Love & Hugs to you!! Miss ya!!!
PS I love that I have seen your place so I could TOTALLY imagine that story. I am pretty amazed that you shook the walls.
Hahahahahaha!!! You rock, Bobbi! Your story is HILARIOUS and I am so glad you shared!
Your mom is just lovely – you can see her personality sparkle in this image! My mom is one of my biggest fans, too! She’s always helping us, especially when it comes to watching our kids while we’re out shooting… Moms like that are such a blessing!!!
here I am tweeting about yours eyes and you are off banging up your nose. It does indeed look swollen and sore. Poor You! Yay for Mike for doing the hug BEFORE the laugh… ha. Lucky you having a Mum who cares. Mine says… it still surprises me people spend so much money with you.. or .. why don’t you just take a normal photograph?.. ha. Lucky for us tho she rocks at being a Grandma. 🙂
LOL You have the best story telling abilities. I could just picture you slamming into that wall and Mikey probably waking up going WTF?! And don’t worry, even when you’re banged up your still lovely to look at 🙂
P.S. love the picture of you and your mom! super sweet
that’s it…i’m getting you a helmet.
Betsy, you should hear her talk and laugh… we sound liek the same person. Good call on the IRL print… I’m doing it! (i’m bad about that, EEEEKS!)
Courtney, THANKS! I’m a little shocked that people say that they like the way I write because I think I’m AWFUL at it. I’m the queen of the “….” And whodathunk that I have a degree in Journalism?!
Lauren… the mental picture that you just gave me is freakin HILARIOUS! I can’t stop giggling.
But you look so cute with the fat lip 🙂
Christa… did you know there’s this stuff called lip plumpers that makes your lips poofy? It like stimulates your lips so that they get bigger. (I don’t wear makeup so the idea of that is uber weird to me) However… you can also use a wall. 🙂
PS. I’m a commenting FOOL today! I need to get back to work!!!! AHHH!!!!!
I love the relationship you have with your mom. I know my mom loves me but I doubt she would come clean my house. I think first she would start asking me why I haven’t cleaned…haha.
As for the fat lip, hey you saved some money by not buying that lip plumpers..ha!
I’m clumsy too, the worst part is I always fall in front of clients. yik..it’s a great ice breaker…lol.
Oh Little Love,
You just made me cry. I love you so much. Our relationship means the world to me. I could not ask for a more caring daughter and son-in-law. I am happy to be working with you and Mikey. It gives me an opportunity to see you and Mike in your real world. You are the most loving couple but yet you challenge one another. After all who won yesterday.
You crack me up. I can see exactly what you did. I hope you didn’t leave any blood splatters on the wall. LOL… All in fun. I truly hope your face is as smooth going up or down. Seriously I hope you are okay.
I love you Bobbi Michelle.
Have a great day…
PSA, I do not recommend the lip plumpers if you plan on kissing someone with sensitive skin! My FMIL used some lip plumper and then kissed her grandson…let me tell you, he had a red welt (plump) on his cheek in the shape of lips for hours! true story!
walls are much cheaper and won’t irritate your love’s face! 🙂
Bobbi!! This is an amazing story – and you and your mom are adorable!
oh no….that picture of you though, is the most adorable…. i freakin love it 🙂
Not to diminish the fact that Momba is amazing and you are injured, but after reading this and thinking how sweet she is and how sad you look, I thought… HAVE I EVER SEEN A PHOTO OF BOBS WITH HER LIPS TOGETHER? I love it – means you’re hap hap happy!
teeheheeee I did something similar about a week ago. I have to sleep with ear plugs in cause I’m an extremely light sleeper, and if I hear hubby snoring, I get mad cause I can’t go back to sleep…So one night I got up to open our dryer door cause it’s 100yrs old and the buzzer will keep going, and is located downstairs. I took one plug out and went downstairs to open it…it’s pitch black in the house, 2am. We have a child gate up to block the dog from the lower part of the house and kitchen. I come back up…forget its up and *BOOM* fell flat on the floor with the gate. No stumble, no tumble..just hit the gate and fell hard. I got up and just busted out laughing!! Woke up hubs cause of the loud bang and when I got into bed I just kept laughing and unfortunatly couldn’t go back to sleep.
I looove the pic of you and your mom!
Oh my gosh that just made me cry! What a sweet thing for your mom to do! We have three children ages 3 and under and for my birthday I asked my mom to do the same thing b/c October is such a busy month photography-wise, but just once! I can’t imagine what I would do if she helped that much… it would be amazing! What a gift! Your mom sounds like such a blessing in your life! AND she’s gorgeous! 🙂
Oh I’m so sorry sweetie. I’m so used to seeing you happy and smiley that I felt so bad for you! I’ve been there many times before. I wonder if I can surround myself in a protective bubble sometimes!
Your relationship w/ ur mom sounds like mine which means she is a great lady! The photo of you two is priceless-ly wonderful!
momba was soooo fun at guard practice that time.
oh, and you obviously needed me around (i’m an EMT!!)
i love the glasses btw. they’re cute!
omg. you guys are adorable really. You can see you truly adore each other in your photos, even with your beautiful mom! (Hi momba! You’re adorable!!! I see where she gets it from! 😉
Hope you heal soon. like the other person said…its RARE to see a nonsmiling Bobbi shot!
Bobbi, you are so sweet. I love that you are not afraid to show the emotion and love you have for your family and Mike of course! To have that kind of relationship with your “momba” is something to cherish. After all, it is the little things in life that matter so much, like organizing your home! Thank you for letting us share in these moments and thanks to you and Mike for sharing your exceptional work with us.
Have a great night.
bobbi–you crack me up! I think you and Mikey need a much deserved break from reality so you can unwind. Aruba anyone?? It rocks that your mom is so wonderful—does she do seminars??!! I know tons of moms that don’t do that–LUCKY!!!
I feel awful about that accident you had though–but you do look completely adorable in that picture. I hope your boo-boos are all better soon.
P.S. I LOVE MY PICTURES!!!!!!!!
That sucks, I have had a day like that too, my day started with me dropping a whole huge pan of hot (VERY hot) egg casserole, which I had gotten up early to make for a meeting, all over my car, and feet, and driveway, hot steaming eggs and broken glass all over the place and sliced up fingers bleeding, purse flying (and swear words), and that was all before 9am, I feel you girl, I should have just crawled back into bed after that! I hope the swelling goes down and your lip heals quickly!!!
you rock! I was reading this post and then you talked about how you ran into the wall and I just started laughing out loud… not at you but with you 🙂 I could totally picture me doing that. your awesome! keep rock’n the photo world….
your momba is precious. my kids call me and jesse baba and mama…sometimes they call us maba as a unisex term for both…that’s real cute..sounds a lot like momba and bomba…love it! anyhow, keep dancing the samba (and mamba) with your awesome momba!!!
You poor thing!!! At least you didn’t break a toe!!! That mess hurts… yeah. Been there, done the whole running into a wall thing. 😀 (BIG HUGS) Bobbi!
Can I just say that picture of you and your Momba sends me to a happy place!! 27 years from now all I can hope for is to look as good as Momba with long hair and always give the best squishy love hugs.
You are so funny. Hope you are okay though….i run into things all the time, but when my husband (who stubs his toes A LOT) does it, i cant help but laugh….as long as he is okay i mean.
Yours and your moms relationship is very special, reminds me of me and my mom!
We are very lucky
Hearing how sweet your mom is helping you keep the house in order while life is crazy makes me very teary eyed. I hope to one day be an instrument of help to my two kids when their adult lives get hectic. Tell “Momba” thanks for inspiring other moms! Even young ones like myself.
You poor thing banging into the wall. I’ve done it at least 100 times myself. It’s no fun and you do feel silly as goose. Well, the damage wasn’t too bad and getting held by Mikey while you cried it out…couldn’t have been the worst thing in the world. Right?! I’m glad you took the time to write this blog on both subjects. It’s a reminder that everybody has their blunders.
Now…MY RANT! Get prepared it’s UGLY. “But.. as a result, our personal lives have been put on the back burner. As inâ€¦ we don’t get to spend much time with friends, family, etc. I don’t want to get much more into itâ€¦ but, I’m sure many of you understand.”
Okay girl…Balance work vs personal-before it’s out of control. Find a way to squeeze your family & friend time into the everyday routine. And of course we understand! It’s hard, one of the biggest struggles in most people’s lives. It can be accomplished…and if anybody can master it-it’s you and your man! You two can do anything you put your minds to!
Have a happy Saturday!!!
no wonder you turned out so AWESOME!! your moms seems so amazing!!! God bless you both and the awesome relationship you have! swollen nose, fat lip, (personally i don’t see it) if that’s swollen you DO have a tiny nose, we love you swollen or not!! feel better bobbi!!!
Your story rambles. You make little sense. There’s no solid point. And I love it. So sad and cute and frightening and touching…
You guys are so rad. I’m now a huge Mamba fan too!
you are so lucky..I miss my mom….
I love that photo of you and your mom … fabulous!!! Hope your recovery is going well 🙂
OH Bobbi! I did the same thing… on our wedding night!! It was like 3am and I got up to use the bathroom, but of course not wanting to wake up my newly wedded husband , also Mikey 😉 I left off all the ligths. So, I washed my hands and turned around and quickly tried to go through the doorway to get back to bed. WHAM. Apparently Hilton thought that you couldn’t just have an open doorway there needed to be a bit of a wall there first.. Well my nose and my forhead found the wall… and I was the recipient of a nice goose egg on our wedding night. I looked really hot for the honeymoon!
Oh my gosh.. funniest blog entry i have ever read. Hands down!
Thanks for sharing that story.. glad your ok.. but you had me giggling!!! x
I love you and your mom. So awesome!!!
Your mom sounds sooo sweet! And I so have ran right into walls at night before too, usually when up late editing photos! I feel your pain…and embarassment! 🙂