I posted this collage of our daughter Katie on Facebook with this birthday message;
Happiest of Birthdays to our little girl who was a special surprise from God all those years ago in Ventura, California. Your dad and I are so thankful to God for His watch care over you and for the place He has brought you to in your life. We love our beautiful, smart, kind, precise, meticulous, precious girl! We pray that the Lord will guide you continually. From Spurgeon, “There are no dilemmas out of which you will not be delivered if you live near to God and your heart is kept warm with holy love. You will not go astray in the company of God.”
Sunday December 27th was our Katie’s birthday and it was a full day of fun in the snow and then a snowflake taco dinner party with Spice Applesauce birthday cake.
The kids spent the day at Dan and Jamie’s playing in the snow and the guys helped Dan get caught up on chopping wood for their fireplace.
Santa brought JJ a new battery powered tractor.
Some steamed frothy milk to warm up before naps.
And a great finale to the B-I-B-L-E…Bible!
Now for some cuddle winding down time to calm down for his nap…JJ’s not Joshua’s. 🙂
The older crew came back to our place to get ready for the Birthday party.
It was a snowflake table setting for our winter girl. Now here’s the funny story about the candles on the table. The center candle in the table setting was a battery operated candle. All eight of the other candle holders had votives in them that needed to be lit. I asked Dear to please light the candles on the table while I finished up the taco shells for dinner. I heard some belly laughter from the dining room when everyone realized Dear also tried to light the battery operated candle. That candle looks even more authentic now!
Cake first or presents first?
A delightful birthday from beginning to end! We love you Katie!
Praying that God will increase your love and devotion to Him in this next year!
13 thoughts on “Before the New Year”
Happy belated birthday to Katie! The cake looks yummy! Wonderful family photos and happy memories.
I wish you all the best in 2021, a happy and healthy New Year.
…my best to you for a bright and healthy 2021.
Lost comment… I’m sure it wished Katie a Happy Belated Birthday! And I know it wished you all A Happy New Year!
Glad you’ve been found!
Happy Birthday to your Katie. : ) Wonderful family photos as always. The world would be a better place if all families were like yours!! : ) The Happiest of New Years to you and all your wonderful family!!!
Thank you, Karen! Happy 2021!
What a beautiful birthday celebration for your precious Katie! Snow makes everything more fun, I think! So fun to play with the littles in the snow! And such beautiful children, they are all growing so fast! Glad that the family is helping with firewood, always a chore! Praying you have a blessed and very special New Year with your wonderful family! Much love to you 🙂
Belated birthday greetings to Katie. Lovely family photos. Happy New Year.
Happy belated Birthday to your beautiful Katie!Happy 2021 to you and yours!
Ellen – wonderful family times. And the cake looked spectacular – almost too pretty to eat! Happy New Year to you all!
What a fun time! The cake is just so lovely as is the birthday girl! Love JJ’s new toy – a beauty.
Happy New Year! May you and yours be healthy and joyful!
Happy Belated Birthday to your Katie! Love those pictures around the table! (Funny way to mix up the candlelighter)