Monday, September 09, 2013

Happy Birthday, Ashley-Girl!

We had an amazing night at Campus Church this past Wednesday night......where they had a record number of students baptized! You can read about it HERE.
So proud that my Jon-Boy was one of them! 'Buried with Him in baptism, raised to walk in newness of life.'
We were all there to celebrate with Jon.....even Maw, Sarah & family & Ella with Dillon & Cori. Clay stayed home with Alli since she wasn't feeling well....but they still were able to watch it live....streaming on Clay's phone.

As noted in my is my Ashley-Girl's 20th birthday! So hard to believe......her teen years are behind her & now begins a new chapter in her young adult life. I'm getting all teared up just trying to type this morning. Words cannot begin to describe our love for her & how proud we are of the way she lives her life. She is one beautiful, godly woman.....inside & out! We celebrated together yesterday at Maw's house after church.
Church was awesome yesterday we got to hear from David Ring. 'I am Blessed!'  And I am truly blessed with the most wonderful family & friends a person could ask for!!
Alli & Cori
Brendan, Ashley & Emily
Miss Taylor
Daniel, Jesse & Chris
Dillon, Jon & Michael
'Happy Birthday to you, my sweet baby girl!'
And we sang Happy Birthday to Taylor too....her birthday is Wednesday & she'll be 7 years old.
Everyone was teasing about how much taller Brendan is than Ashley & next thing I know, he's down on his knees over in the corner. It was too funny!
Taylor is really into the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles right now. That was the theme of her BD party on Saturday. So in honor of the turtles....I made her a Raphael hat. ;-)
Awesome job of wrapping, Emily!!
Emily painted Ashley this cool picuture of Edgar Allan Poe. The background was even stained with appropriate is that?!
Opening her gift from Brendan.......
Just look at that face!
Poor Brendan....nothing like having an audience & everyone trying to take pictures too.
Love these next few pictures!
My very favoritest of the day, I think!!
The beautiful birthday girl!
Just chillin' in the living room after some of the commotion had setteld down.
Alli drew this picture for Taylor for her birthday....since Ariel is her favorite princess.
And a close-up view of the finished Ninja Turtle hat.
'I am Blessed!'
* Met all my appointments/deadlines on Friday * Michael did yard work for Clay's buddy at work who had hurt his knee * Getting to have lunch & hang out with just Michael on Friday afternoon * Quick visit with Ella & Melanie * Hearing David Ring at church yesterday morning * Having EVERYONE together at Maw's house yesterday to celebrate Ashley's BD.....I love my family!! *

1 comment:

Fatcat said...

Wow, you all really are an artistic and crafty bunch. Love the turtle hat and the paintings. Cool.

Your daughter is beautiful.