February 5, 2010

Happy Birthday Chili Pepper!

Today is Chili Peppers birthday! And I, her daughter Nana, am hijacking her blog to let her know.

Mom has started this wonderful tradition of for each of our birthdays everyone says what he/she loves or appreciates about that person and then offers a blessing for the next year. In case you don't already know, Mom is the one around here who makes every memory special. She truly loves life and tries to capture the joy of each moment. But sadly us (that would be Pa and us kids) do not have that gift. Now I know that you guys think Mom is pretty amazing. That feeling in mutual. But if you 104 followers knew half of the things that Mom has not only been through but has done you would truly be amazed.

What we love and appreciate about Mom.....

I am thankful that my dearest Kathleen always puts her best into all she does. Her love and loyalty to her children her husband and her God is unmatched by any I have been graced to know. --Allen (that would be Pa)

I really admire Mom's self-sacrificial spirit. --K.K.

Mom is always willing to listen to us when we have something to share. And not only is she willing to listen she wants to listen and enjoys listening to us. What a perfect reflection of Christ desiring our prayers and request. --Nana

I appreciate the way Mom cares about us, everyone she know, and everyone she meets. --Emma

Mom is always willing to teach us. --Than

I appreciate the way Mom generous spirit. --Aedan

Mommy like to cuddle with me. --Sam

I love the way Mom know good bling. --Ellie

What we wish for Mom in the next year...

I wish during this next year that she will have the time that she needs to do all that she feels she needs to do. And that God will sine His love and glory on her everyday this year as she ministers to others. --Pa

That in the next year there will be many of those "little moments" that she loves so much. --K.K.

This next year I hope that it will be a year of spiritual growth for our family and for Mom. --Nana

I hope that Mom will grow in God's love. --Emma

That Mom will grow wiser about God. --Than

I hope that Mom will become an even better person. --Aedan

That I love her. --Sam

Mom would continue to love *shiny* stuff. --Ellie

We love you Mom!

--Pa, KK, Nana, Emma, Than, Aedan, Sam, and Ellie


  1. Happy Birthday!

    What a lovely post and what a lovely family you have.

  2. Oh, that is so sweet!
    Happy Birthday, Kat! I hope you have a wonderful day!

  3. Dear Kat,
    What a wonderful tribute to your role as a wife and mother.
    I pray you have a joy filled and blessed day.
    I love the idea of the gifts your husband and children have for you.
    God Bless

  4. Happy Birthday! You are also a great bloggy friend!!

  5. FELIZ cUMPLEANOS~~! just for the fun of it,here is the spanish wake up birthday song: Estan son las mananitas que cantaba el rey David,a las muchachas bonitas se las cantamons asi,despierta mira despierta,mira que ya amanecio,ya los pajarillos cantan ,la luna ya se metio!

  6. Hi ,here I am again to leave a link of a video of the birthday song,the man in the striped shirt was a very famous and loved mexican actor,I think it's sweet and funny,especially when the drunk ladies jump in ....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVgRSHJkdMg&feature=related

  7. How super sweet is that! What a beautiful family you have, and a very special Happy Birthday to you Kat!!!

  8. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day! Your blog looks beautiful and springy!
    I love your story telling ability that you share with your blog readers! I hope that you have a blessed year!

  9. Hey, you little nuts... and big ones, too...

    I think I've been bamboozled!

    Love you, too.


  10. That is so sweet. Happy Birthday Kat!

  11. What a great job you have done, that your daughter can express herself like she did. Wonderful! Happy Birthday!!! Enjoy!

  12. You have such a sweet family! What a wonderful surprise...I am sure! Wishing you the Happiest Birthday wishes!! Enjoy your day!

  13. I wish you a very happy birthday! So thankful your kids & husband blessed you with such a sweet surprise!

  14. I enjoyed looking over your blog
    God bless you

  15. Happy Birthday to you!! What a precious family you have!! I know your day was GREAT!

  16. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! ♥
    I am so blessed to know you in real life and can confirm what your family has said... you are a very generous person and your love for the Lord and others is so evident. You have been such a blessing to me and my family. Really, your friendship and example has encouraged me so many times. I hope that your day was really special and I hope that this is a wonderful year for you!
    Happy Birthday... God bless!

  17. Happy Birthday Kat. Hope you had a lovely day yesterday.
    We are the same age almost, I am 39 next month!
    It was such a beautiful post that Nana put together for you. You family truly love you so much.
    Have a lovely weekend.