Monday, July 12, 2010

The Fabulous and Fantastic Audrey Carlson

Today I just want to pay homage to our fearless leader and my daughter-in-law Audrey. Although she introduced herself at the birth of this blog, her self posting was really more like a lick on a delicious ice cream cone. Audrey is an ice cream I think we can all indulge in a little bit more and so some fun facts and pictures about a woman I love, admire and adore. I apologize for the length of this post but I don't know how to do a slide show.

Fun facts about Audrey:

The first time I met Audrey the two of us went shopping at Food 4 Less in Provo and that's when I found out that Audrey LOVES cereal.

Audrey said YES to my son Chris and has fully supported him now for 15 years. In fact I think she indulges him too much. When I say fully support I wasn't kidding as she was the major bread winner for several years. I've told my son, "You ever leave her and your out of the will and she gets your portion."

Audrey was a gorgeous bride, in fact Audrey is just plain gorgeous. She has the most fabulous smile and is so photogenic, you'll never see a bad picture of Audrey.

Best laugh, when Audrey laughs it is a glorious sound.

She has a nickname, it's Billy.

Audrey loves sports. She joined a fantasy football league with Chris's friends and she won the first year. Audrey would love to be an Olympic luger, NFL sportscaster or a personal trainer.

She loves to socialize and play games. She thinks the Carlsons are totally lame people on New Years Eve and she's right.

Audrey lived in NYC for 5 years while Chris tried to be a commercial photographer. She cried the first time she saw her very expensive teeny tiny Brooklyn apartment and then went on to become a died in the wool New Yorker. She could be making a fortune in the financial world but instead decided to become a mom.

Audrey loves islands, beaches, water and vacations. She and Chris have visited several islands. She's game for adventure and not afraid to take a zip line across a Costa Rican jungle.

On the go describes Audrey. She's always got a TO DO list but unlike me she crosses things off her list.

Cook, the girl can cook!

Audrey loves camping especially church girls camp. Her enthusiastic personality and love of outdoors is perfect for that activity.

Audrey isn't wild about babies but I have to tell you she is one amazing mother. She takes her boys to all sorts of things all over the east coast. She recently drove 6 hours so that Samuel could ride Thomas the Train and presently she is up to her eyeballs supporting her boys who are both on a swim team.

Audrey likes fires, hot cocoa, movies, pajamas, shoes, pedicures, massages and reading not necessarily in that order.

Anyone lucky enough to have Audrey as a friend has won the friend lottery, so that makes all of you winners.

I love you Audrey and I'm so blessed to have you as a daughter.


  1. That is a very lovely tribute with some fabulous pictures. What a treat! (and with 0 calories!).

  2. Um, I think it's safe to say I'm feeling old after looking at some of those photos. Audrey is one of my best friends. No matter what happens, she and I always have a great time and laugh our heads off together. Audrey = great stress relief for me. I heart you Audrey.

  3. Audrey- you are so gorgeous, and what a beautiful tribute! I can't wait until the day we get to meet.

  4. I've loved getting to know Audrey a little better on this blog (I've always heard great things from Mindy). But I've got to say, I'm blown away by how much Chris and Matt look alike. I've seen pictures of Chris, but don't remember them looking so similar!!

  5. What a beautiful tribute! It has only increased my adoration for Audrey (and Queen Vee). Thank you Audrey for creating and keeping up this blog and letting me be a part of such an amazing group of women. You are beautiful both inside and out.

  6. Wow! Thanks for this great post and kind comments. I learned a lot about myself...ok, not really but it is funny to read what people think about you. That was pretty much all spot on.

    Chris might disagree about the cooking, it would be something more like when she does cook she's a good cook!

    The photo montage also went full circle in the hair length. Who would have thought.

    Thanks mom for your wonderful post. It made me feel like a million bucks!

  7. What a lovely tribute! I'm so glad I got to know more about Audrey. What a go-getter! Her boys are very lucky. Thanks, Queen Vee.

  8. Audrey, that was so much fun to read. You have so many wonderful talents and qualities, I am so blessed to have you as a friend. You came into my life when I really needed a sincere soul. I love you! ...and miss you by the way.

  9. Love you Aud!!
    The pic where you are holding J as a totally look like Mom. I think it's the mouth. Haha.

    or the hair?! hehe

  10. Thank you to the Queen for sharing this wonderful post about the fabulous Audrey! Loved all the fun pictures and the fun facts.

  11. You can use this for your obit. LOL Really I love you and think you are wonderful. Thanks Queen for the nice tribute.