Monday, October 22, 2012

a good reason to celebrate...

On October 21st we celebrate...
in one way or another...
every year.

We celebrate the day a daughter joined our family...
adding so much joy and laughter...
fun and games through the years.

It seems we barely blew out the candles from last years party...
but much has happened since that time.

This photo was taken one year ago...
a time when Lucy willingly posed for the camera.

Heidi has packed a lot of living into the past year...

...devoting much of her time to being the bestest mommy for her two girls.
She finds time for friends and family...

...and her wonderful husband.

Besides that...
she has been very involved in organizing 
the Women's Breakaway program at church
this past year.

Yesterday we celebrated Heidi...
with a birthday brunch.

 I tried to get a family birthday photo....
but Lucy was in perpetual motion and this was our best shot.
Heidi...we wish you many blessings in the year that lies ahead!

The Lord is with you, He is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing.
Zephaniah 3:17 NIV


  1. What a beautiful family! Those little girls are too precious. Happy Birthday to Heidi!

  2. You have highlighted in Heidi's story how blessed a family is when another joins the family circle and becomes one of them. How wonderful to see a young woman like Heidi who is truly living a life devoted to the well being of others.

  3. A daughter is such a blessing and Heidi is lucky to have two! Lucy is getting so big...

  4. Happy birthday Heidi! You have such a beautiful family!

    Judy, I know you are very proud of your daughter and all she does. She is truly a blessing!

  5. You are looking great Heidi, as is Tim and your kiddies. A gorgeous family!! Happy Birthday and the best of everything in the coming year. Love you. Martha

  6. My goodness, those girls have grown!
    What a lovely occasion to celebrate.

  7. Don't you just love to watch a daughter grow up and then step into the role of wife and mother herself? What a beautiful young wife and mother she is! I wish her a "Happy Birthday" and personally, I think she has a very good role model in her life.

  8. So wonderful. Happy birthday to Heidi! Their girls are so darn cute!!

  9. Lovely family and one of my favourite verses of scripture. It is so hard to take 'still' photo's of little ones :)

  10. What a beautiful tribute to your daughter. I love those photos...they are natural and speak volumes of who she is with her wonderful family.
    I met Lucy yesterday at the Info cute.

  11. What little turkeys. Perpetual motion. That's my life right now...Thanks mom!

  12. What little turkeys. Perpetual motion. That's my life right now...Thanks mom!

  13. Happy Birthday to Heidi! Such a lovely tribute to your beautiful daughter. The girls are getting so big.

  14. Happy birthday to your daughter! She sounds like a lovely person and you must be very proud. Kudoes to all of you! xoxo

  15. A sweet post!I hope Heidi had a wonderful birthday.

  16. I pray that blessing over your beautiful Heidi as well. I was privileged to get to know her a little bit this year and was so struck by her friendly open and sincere personality. I'm glad to know her and wish her the most happy year.

    1. Ah, thanks Lovella. Same to you. What a warm person you are. I'd be THRILLED to see more of you in the future. I treasure your prayers!

  17. What a beautiful family. You must be so thankful and pleased with your daughter. Happy Birthday to Heidi!

  18. Happy Birthday to Heidi! I love that family shot! Yes, may God delight over her with singing. One of my favorite verses.


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