Thursday, 16 July 2009

Happy 29th Birthday & a sneak peek

Tuesday was my daughter's 29th (gulp! where did time go?) birthday. This picture of her is one of my favorite, besides her Sr. pictures from high school, and she took it herself-with her cell phone! I love it because it shows her beautiful blue eyes and bright smile so well. I am so proud of her. Not only is she beautiful on the outside, but she is also beautiful on the inside. My Mother always told me that "pretty is as pretty does" and I, for one, happen to think that this young woman does pretty great!When most of the other girls in high school were talking about who they slept with over the weekend, this child was witnessing to her classmates. She is a wonderful Christian young woman, a great Mom to her two beautiful girls, an awesome daughter and a thoughtful granddaughter.

So, for her birthday, I took the day off to spend some time with her and the girls. I told her we would do whatever she wanted to do and she decided she wanted to work on a project that we had started, but hadn't had time to finish.

I arrived at her house about 8 a.m. Her husband had taken the day off to help watch the girls so that we could work on the project. He was cooking pancakes when I arrived so I got to enjoy a delicious and fun breakfast with all of them. Then he took charge of the girls and my daughter took me outside to show me the garden that they had put in. We picked some of the squash and chatted about her garden. Then we went in and went to work on this: I have a BAD habit of trying to do projects for her rather than letting her do them herself, so I tried really hard to supervise instead of do. It was a great learning experience for both of us.
My Mom & Dad came by for lunch, then we put my Dad and the girls down for a nap and three generations of women went shopping for a couple of hours.
We had a WONDERFUL day. And my daughter and I both got new clothes.
My daughter says this was her LAST birthday, and she was glad to get to spend it with her family! Next year she'll be 29 AGAIN! Does that mean I don't have to get older either?
Check back for the finished project. It's SO CUTE! I think you'll love it.


Marilyn said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter. How wonderful to have such a dedicated Christian daughter! Enjoy.

Centsational Girl said...

You're daughter is lovely, on the outside and the inside.

FYI- I'm postponing the Nail Head Trim party.... stay tuned for new date. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Love Where You Live said...

What a beautiful young woman you have!
It sounds like you all enjoyed a wonderful day. Love the toile piece ... I think it's a headboard, yes?? Thank you for dropping in at "my place." Galveston, as you know, is a richly historical place. Love it! (Altho, I'm spending the summer in Colorado.... I prefer the island in the winter (smile). The color on the cabinets, which you asked about, is, as I recall, "herb garden." The bead-board is -- if memory serves correctly -- "descending blue." The cabinet color has some green in it. Both are from KWAL. But let me tell ya, I don't like or recommend that manufacturer. Cheers, -susan