Party Time!

Last night…bowling and slumber Hawaiian themed Birthday party.

We survived. 😀

My baby is 9 years old today!

My Daughter is 9!

We are just about to go to a special Italian restaurant to have a family celebration.

I have to cut this short, but I couldn’t let the day go by without wishing my Daughter a very Happy Birthday!

I can’t imagine my life without her.

She brings us a LOT of JOY!

Happy Mom,

You Smile, I Smile :) {iheartfaces}

Today after church my youngest daughter and I had a mini photo shoot in honor of her upcoming 8th birthday.

Turning 8 is especially great for her and our family because she has chosen to be baptized on her special day.  Yesterday we were excited to find my oldest daughter’s white patten leather dress shoes {from when she was 8}.  We took out a beautiful dress, also a hand me down from Sister, {but still in wonderful shape & sentimental} and laid it out for her to wear today to church.  After church was the perfect time to snap a few shots at the local garden park.  However, the wind and lighting were not cooperating.  Practical me, I was determined.  So we persevered.  The camera loves my daughter and she loves the camera.  It’s definitely a mutual relationship.  My oldest daughter {sophomore in High School} has already pledged her love to the camera…she knows her major will be photography in college.  Today my youngest daughter says she plans to be a photographer as well.

Sigh…not a bad dream I dare say.

It’s been a while since I entered an iheartfaces photo challenge.  I laughed when I read the photo needed to have wind incorporated. 😉

Smile on,


Happy Birthday to my oldest child today. I thank my Heavenly Father for blessing me with you. We had a great day! We were able to go to the photography studio today and had a family portrait as well as some individuals made of each of us. It was the smoothest photo shoot yet with the kids. I can’t wait to see the proofs tomorrow. My 20 year HS reunion is fast approaching. I can’t believe how the time has gone by. So many milestones right now. I am grateful to be here to experience them. Each day is a gift…we don’t know when our time on this earth will be done. If we truly think about this every day – how can we take it for granted? It is because we are human.

Auf Wiedersehn,