Friday, August 18, 2017

Thankful Birthday! (last year)

I can't believe it's been since February that I've blogged. Seriously, a day hasn't gone by where I haven't thought to myself, "I should blog a thankful post." I have an almost 8 year old that I really want to blog her last year's birthday before the next one comes in just 6 days. Since this blog has been a big part capturing some memories I'm going to post last year's birthday party.

Last year, my 7 year old wanted to have a beach party. (she might have a little of her mama in her!)  Her birthday is the end of August and I have to admit, that some years in Minnesota, it is really warm and nice at the end of August, but some years, it is not. So, even though it was a little chilly that day, we went anyway. Just us. It was so nice to be out at a lake, just us. At August's end, the lakes are pretty empty, especially on a cooler day, people are getting ready for school and we have time just to be and to enjoy each other.

Before we could go to the lake, we needed to fulfill a promise I'd made her. She wanted to cut her hair. Yes, cut her beautiful curls that I prayed for when she was in my womb. I told her she could cut it when she was 7. The time had come and she had not forgotten! We went to Great Clips, where they cut it for free if it is for the intent to donate to Wigs for Kids (not even sure of the exact name) Great Clips gives you the instructions and envelope to mail your hair to help kids that need hair. She couldn't have had a better hair stylist, she looked a lot like Ariel, the Little Mermaid.

So very thankful for this sweet little girl and all the joy she brings to our family.

Time for the beach party now!

 I love the love on birthdays!! Let's all surround the birthday girl!!


  1. Wonderful pictures and so good to hear from you! Hope you'll post pictures from her 8th birthday too. Your kids are really growing up!

    1. Hi Jan!!! I'll sure try to post pictures! I always WANT to blog, I just don't find the time these days with older kids an little kids, life just seems so much busier than it used to be! Glad to see your sweet comment here! God bless you!

  2. You know how happy this makes me, right???
    I miss you here!!!
    A wonderful celebration for your sweet girl.
    And I adore her hair.
    I know you are busy...
    But selfishly, I hope you continue to blog.
    When I think of blogging...I think of you!

  3. Hi Billie Jo!! I miss me here and YOU too!! I hope to blog more promises, but I'll try! Hugs right back!!


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