Birthday Celebrations

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).

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My Birthday, Caleb and Claudia’s Wedding Shower & English Country Dance Party, etc.

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We celebrated my sweet sixteenth by going out to Jason’s Deli. Sadly, my oldest brother didn’t make it to the celebration, and he was definitely missed. 😦
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The ladies of our church threw a wedding shower for Caleb and Claudia. 🙂
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Claudia and her mom, Lili. 🙂
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IMG_0892 Another day, at our friend’s the C.’s. 🙂 Phoebe and Jadon C. threw around the frisbee
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The day after Valentine’s Day, we had a mini [English Country] dance party with some friends.
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The lovely Allison Y.

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Dancing is sooooo much fun! =)

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Three of us girls were wearing Converse shoes. 🙂
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With Allison ❤
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Jaden and Aaron Y. have a foot race
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“Photobooth” time. 🙂
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Back (L-R): Phoebe, Abby, yours-truly
Front (L-R): Amy Y. and Allison Y.
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The sunset that evening! 🙂
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Phoebe, the kitten whisperer. 🙂
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We love our kitten! =)

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Abby’s Birthday Festivities

March 1 (Abby’s Birthday) – We went to the English Country Dance practice

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Foreground (l-r): Phoebe, Mrs M., Kayla and Ashlyn M., Angela A. and Jacob P.
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Visiting
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Two friends of ours made it to the practice– we hadn’t seen them in about a year!
L-R: Yours-truly, Claudia B., Abby and Madeline G.
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Phoebe, Claudia B., Madeline G. and Abby
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After the dancing, we went to Sauce, an Italian restaurant. Delicious!!!
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Claudia and Abby
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Our group (minus Phoebe). Sadly, Dad and Joel couldn’t make it. 😦
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The very special Birthday girl!! 🙂 ❤
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Visiting after dinner

March 2 – We had supper and dessert as a family, and Abby opened her gifts.

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Supper was sandwiches and chips
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Abby, enjoyed the Birthday dinner

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The lemon/strawberry cheesecake that Phoebe and I made the day before. Simply scrumptious!!
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Abby opens a gift and reads a card
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Phoebe and I also made chocolate chip cookie dough ice-cream, which was quite tasty with the cheesecake (and the eggnog ice-cream that Phoebe made). Mm….

I hope you had a delightful time celebrating your Birthday, Abby dear!! ❤