Today is my MIL's b-day. We love and miss her so much. Ian and I were talking the other day and noticed that b-days and holidays are just not the same without her here. We miss calling her to tell her all the funny things that our kids do and say -- she always got a kick out of the stories and had such a fun laugh. Her laugh could make anyone happy. She was such a beautiful woman. In Ian's words "Happy Birthday Claude" (Claude was a nickname that Ian loved to tease his mom about -- she hated it but tolerated it with a smirk).