|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 title.....today 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 too.....as 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|
|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 COFFEE....how 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!! *