Friday, February 22, 2008

Sharing the Celebration...

Since we celebrated
Ally's 15th birthday this week,
I wanted to share a couple of photos...

Tuesday evening, Daddy decided
to make supper and spend the evening
with the younger ones
and sent Ally and Mommy out
for Ally's birthday supper.
Ally chose her favorite place to eat...


We had a precious mother/daughter/friend time.
And she even took her bib home for a keepsake. lol

Wednesday we spent much of the day
cooking for our pastor's family
(to be a blessing as they deal with their recent loss)
and Ally, also, worked on her birthday cake
(which she enjoys making).
She made a Double-Layered Mocha Cheesecake.
We celebrated, after church,
with the cheesecake and rainbow sherbert...



Then she enjoyed playing piano with her new book...

And, of course, we enjoyed hearing her play. ;o)


I do hope y'all have enjoyed your week.
We are still settling in, unpacking things from our trip,
doing laundry, getting the house put back together, etc...
and we hope to soon return
to some resemblance of normalcy.
I have heartfelt intentions of responding to
the many comments and emails I've received
but know that it may take some time. ;o)

I hope y'all enjoy your weekend
and have a blessed Lord's Day!


"My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth
for the courts of the LORD:
my heart and my flesh crieth out
for the living God."
~ Psalm 84:2


16 comments:

devildogwife said...

It just warms my heart to see her "Daddy" holding her 15th birthday cake. I'm so glad that he's finally home with you guys. :)

Jodi said...

What sweet times of celebration. Yummy to the mocha cheesecake. And the piano book looks like a really neat collection. I'm off to search online for it. :o)

momofmhasr said...

I wish I could have sat and listened to Ally play from that book! I bet it was beautiful!

Tracy said...

I love the picture of your husband holding the cake with the children gathered 'round. I'm so pleased that the Lord kept him safe and brought him home to his loving family!

MamaBugs said...

Happy Birthday to Ally!!
What I loved the most was the joyful expressions on everyone ele's faces! You can just tell she is a blessing to you all!

Kristy Jo said...

Me and my daughter had a little mommy daughter day today... It was so amazing...

GLad you had fun with Ally.. and I am so Jealous .. that would be my favorite place to eat too! YUM...

Kim said...

Happy Birthday Ally! What a blessing that her Daddy is home to help her celebrate!

~ Kim (VUH)

Dawn said...

I agree with what everyone else says...I am so glad your hubby is home to celebrate with ya'll! Oh what cherished memories!
That cake looks gooooooooood. :) Air Mail me a slice if there is any left :)

Tell Ally Happy Birthday from Dawn in Germany!

Saturday blessings to all!

LeadingThemToHim said...

Looks like it was a wonderful day!

God bless!

Mrs. Taft said...

Looks like fun! It's so special to have one-on-one time like that! :)

God bless you!

PlainJane said...

What a memorable birthday for Ally! It is so great that her daddy could be there for it too! I esp. like the bib and the pose with fork & knife in hand - her joy makes me smile.

Mimi said...

I know Ally's birthday was extra special because Daddy made it home in time to celebrate with her...
save me a piece of that cheesecake...
Hmmmmmm sounds and looks good
{{Hugs}}
Mimi

rolicreps said...

It looks like ya'll had some good family time together. I'm glad you can have this time after a long year.

Sileena said...

Aah, a girl after my own heart! How I do love Red Lobster. Glad you had a great birthday and that y'all made it home safely. I pray my daughters will grow up with the same godly testimony. Thanks for the encouragememnt.

Mel's Mom said...

What a lovely family you have. Your daughter seems to be such a sweet young lady.

OklahomaSweetPea06 said...

What a neat birthday...I dont recall get my slice of the cake though!

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