One of my toughest yearly "obligations" is picking up a present for my mom's birthday. It's so hard to give something to a person that actually has everything already. Their house is full of potted flowers, so that's out of the question. Clothes are out of the question, too. Accessories... well, maybe, but used too often. Home decorations... nah, they have too many. Last year my brother and I gave her a painting she wanted for some time. A year before coupons for beauty treatments in a saloon. This year I was not running around the stores like I usually do every year. I bought tickets for opera (which were later sold out, so it turned out to be a really good gift) and we went to see Carmen together. Nina, mom and me. She loved it and she loved the fact that we went together. I also made a small scrapbook album with Nina's pics and I am not sure what she was more happy to get, the ticket or the booklet. Since taking pictures in the opera house is not allowed, I can't show you pics from there. So here are few pics of my little album. The tittle is: My Nina.