Today is my Mom's birthday. As evidenced above, she has quite the obsession with all things mini or 'coot coot' as she calls it. While I can't be back in Illinois to hand deliver an extra special birthday cream horn, I am dedicating today's post to the best mom anyone could ever ask for. For making me who I am, raising four kids (correction: three kids and one varmint) while working full-time, and being genuinely one of the nicest and most selfless people I've ever met, I speak for everyone when I say thank you for being you...oh, and for putting up with Dad. I hope one day I can be half as good of a mother and wife. Happy Birthday!