October 8, 2009

Week 25 of 52

Forever In Blue Jeans

I've accepted Carin's challenge, as a Mom, to get back into the picture. The idea is that once a week you take a picture of yourself with one or more of your children. It's that simple. If you'd like you can post your picture on your blog. You can let me know you posted so I can check out your pics. You can check out my previous weeks or Click the button to add your name to the Mr. Linky. So, have fun!

Today is Emma Rose's tenth birthday. That is so strange to me. It seems like just yesterday she was my sweet little darling in my baby pack tap dancing across the kitchen floor during her colic days. Now she is practically a young lady. She has the sweetest heart of any person I have ever met. She loves to dote on her little brother and sister. Is quick to lend a hand. Loves to sing, laugh and dance. She takes care to dress and fix her hair in the most lady like manner. She is becoming a good cook and learning to sew. Sam says, "Oh, Emma is so nice." And that about sums it up.

For her birthday, I thought it would be fun to show a day in our life together.

Bible study.


Playing cards




In our family we like to take birthdays as a time to reflect on what the honoree means to us. We take turns going around the table while we eat cake and share what we admire in the character of that person and we each share a blessing that we claim for that person in the coming year. Here is what our family has to say about Emma Rose on her tenth birthday.

What we admire

Pa~her gentleness and caring toward others
Brianna~her dedication to whatever she does
Nathaniel~She teaches Moo (Elisabeth) about God
Kaitlin~Thinking of others no matter how she is treated she comes back with kindness
Aedan~she is kind
Samuel~she is nice
Elisabeth~She comes whenever I call her name
Mama~She truly has a heart for the salvation of each of her siblings. She shares the Gospel with the younger ones, prays for them, reads the Bible to them and teaches them scripture...even Elisabeth

Our Blessings for the new year

Aedan~That she will continue to grow to be a woman who loves God
Nathaniel~That we can read our Bible together all the way through this year
Kaitlin~She would always have the child like faith of Lucy
Brianna~she would continue to love her neighbor greater than herself
Mama~I pray that even today the Lord is preparing and keeping pure the heart of the man that she will one day call her husband. That there may be one whose heart is worthy of the love and kindness she has.
Elisabeth~That she will wake up when I call her the first time in the morning
Pa~ To Emma: May the next year bring you happiness, wisdom, and freedom that one can only have through being a daughter of Christ. May the love and joy that you have demonstrated since birth both effect and infect those around you. Happy Birthday! Love, Pa


  1. Happy Birthday to your 10 year old! I know a lot of kids turning 10 this week! Wow! Double digits!! I hope she had a great day and has a blessed year. You both look beautiful in all of your pictures!

  2. I can not believe she is ten years old either. And what a beautiful young lady she is. I love the look on her face in your pictures where she's concentrating on something. All she needs to do is stick her tongue out a little and she'd look like her Pa :) Emma always reminds me of Beth from Little Women with her sweet grace and cheerful attitude despite whatever is going on around her. They are traits I've always admired in her.

    I can't believe you've caught up on all my posts so quickly. You're amazing! Thank you for the comments and I'll be in touch soon (phone call wise or email).

    Love you !

  3. Happy Birthday!

    Thats a lovely way to celebrate

  4. What a sweet "Happy Birthday" post to Emma Rose. What a great way to celebrate each of your children, by showering them with words of affirmation and blessing. Sounds like a tradition worth adopting to me.

    Great pictures of the two of you spending precious time together.

  5. That is such a NEAT thing to do for birthdays! Amazing. Beautiful pictures. You're both very lovely people! Happy "two-hand" b-day to Emma! :-)

  6. What a tribute. Truly she is an outstanding young lady and I am confident GOD has "huge" plans for this precious one. God has entrusted you with a young lady who will certainly grow and change lives. WOW! Congratulations and GOD bless!


  7. Happy Bday to her! What a special day you made for her! Lucky girl!!

  8. nice pics.. thanks for sharing. visit mine too!

  9. happy birthday to your lovely girl! no wonder how she got those nice traits ;) u both are lucky to have each other :)

    mine is up too

  10. What an incredible and touching post. Best birthday wishes headed your way. I really like your blessing for the coming year. No doubt you are incredible parents.

  11. Kat,

    What a beautiful birthday tradition! I am going to borrow this from now on. In addition, we are going to make a special birthday cake plate which only the special birthday person gets to enjoy!

    Happy birthday sweet girl! May God continue to bless you with wisdom, grace and kindness for others in the years to come as you grow in God's love.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  12. That is so beautiful...you have a beautiful daughter, a beautiful family, and I am so glad I got the chance to meet you via blogging!

  13. I enjoyed your "day in the life" - looks like a good day to me! I think your birthday tradition is special...thanks for sharing! Happy Birthday to your beautiful 10 year old!