My birthday was on the 5th, but we had the celebration the next day. It was a blast! 🙂
English Country Dancing (thanks to the help of Lydia N. and her sisters)
Jessie B.– a friend from church
Mrs. Y. and Mrs. N. chat while some of the Y. boys play foosball
It was very cute– Ava Y. and Zuriel N. had been chasing each other before this photo, and then they paused for some “refreshment”. 😉 They must have been playing quite vigorously! 🙂 And I’m sure that Angie was giving them sage advice. 😉 hehe
I don’t usually go for fairy tales, but this photo (at least to me) screams Cinderella and Prince Charming! 😉
It was quite intimidating having this crowd of spectators for the gift opening. 🙂
Expressing my delight over one of Jaden’s many lovely presents
Playing “Uno” after having danced for something like 4 1/2 hours and the opening of gifts. Jaden charms the ladies [and one guy]. 😉
Pheebs, Jessie B., C+C and Dad chillax. 🙂 I think Jessie was showing them photos from a recent trip of his.
Yours-truly, with Catalina O. (whom I’d not seen in nearly a year) and her sweet friend, Grace. 🙂
Over all, it was a splendid evening, spent with many kind friends (not all of whom are represented in this post).
February 8 – Okay, so I kinda thought that my birthday celebrations were all over. No big deal. But…. this morning I was washing the dishes, and Jaden scurried inside and produced a LARGE package for me! I quickly wiped my hands on a towel, and started to open the package (it was from my best friend, Kathleen), but Jaden stopped me. “Let me go get everyone else to witness you opening it.” I laughingly agreed but “begged” to at least read the card. Soon, Jaden was back inside with his whole entourage of siblings (who had been working on cutting down our tree, btw).
February 12 – Spring’s here already?? Hmm…
February 15 – Yet another birthday surprise came in the mail. It was from my dear friend, Rebekah. 🙂
February 17 – My brother, Caleb, was down here for the day (we had Bible study and fellowship as a family). So, after lunch, all of my siblings (except Joel) and I went to a nearby park.
February 21 (today) – I thought I’d try out a photography “trick” I had seen before.
The past several weeks have been crazy busy. Never a dull moment around here. 😉 Get ready for a loooong post. 😉
About a week ago, my sisters and I had a Bible study with two girlfriends of ours. We studied on the work of Salvation.
After the Bible study, we parted ways. But first I took these shots of my darling, gorgeous sisters!! =)
We got home Friday night to find that my dear brother Caleb had arrived! 🙂 He had been gone on an 11 day mission trip to Mexico. He sure was missed! Unfortunately, we didn’t snap any photos of him– we were too busy catching up.
The next evening (Saturday), Phoebe and I made my Birthday cake. This is how it turned out:
We didn’t have the cake until Sunday, but I think we’re all glad we waited until then. 🙂 Besides, there was strawberry ice-cream to go along with it. 😉
Lastnight (as we do every Monday night), my siblings and I went to play Ultimate Frisbee with several friends. 🙂
Today is my actual Birthday. It’s been rather uneventful, but not boring. I’ve had quite a few sweet friends send me Birthday wishes via email, G+, Facebook, snail mail and over the phone. I’m really blessed, y’all! I have some of the best of friends anyone could have!!! Three of my siblings had to work today, so they were either gone all day, or gone most of the day. Part of me selfishly wanted them here (of course), but I also was so thankful that they were here to celebrate with me a few days ago! 🙂 Thank you to everyone who has made this special day even more special! You know who you are. 😉 You are the type of people who add a ray of sunshine to my life. =) And a huge thank you to my darling family who has loved me unconditionally! You are my best friends, and more importantly brothers and sisters in the Lord! Love y’all bunches!