Friday, December 11, 2009

Kimber's Birthday! And a Surprise!?

Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.
Proverbs 31:30


Before I say anything I want to tell you all just how much Kimber means to all of us.  Most of you know her personally and know her as a sweet girl, with a "gentle and quiet spirit" as 1 Peter 3:4 tells us.  She's also more, she's a follower, a seeker of Jesus Christ and what His will is for her life.  She's dedicated to waiting for the Lord's timing in regard to a spouse and in the meantime is serving her family in preparation for marriage if that be the Lord's will.  She's my (Hannah) best friend and counselor and often who I look up to.  All this to say, no one could ever replace the very special and important part she plays in this family and in the world around her.  How very glad I am and the rest of my family are, to have her for another year!  And now to the main reason of this post... 


Kimber's birthday was on December 5 and she turned 14 years old! She slept in 'till 9:30-Which I am sure she enjoyed :)-and then we told her to awaken from her beauty sleep, and come downstairs.

The very "well wrapped" present!  Obviously a little tall for the bag. ☺

I was photographer for the morning (although Lexi took these first three pictures).  Definitely not my gifting. ☺☺☺☺

This is where the birthday girl was to arrive.

The birthday girl!  Beautiful smiles in the morning!

Opening her HUGE present.

Very happy over the gift, all 28 Time Life Civil War Books (we got one from our great grandma and she loved it so we looked them up on ebay, since they aren't printed any more, and daddy won the bid).

Three of the books.

The breakfast table.  On the menu was eggs, cream of wheat, fruit bowl, and pop-tarts (a special treat!).  During breakfast she also opened a couple of cards and individual presents from all of us.



Well, Kimber had been thinking for a while of cutting her hair and was finally persuaded to do it on her 14th birthday as a memoir.

Her beautiful golden locks.  I've always been jealous! ☺

She decided to give her hair to "Locks of Love" ( 

The shortest you could give was 10 inches so Mama cut off about 12.  You had to braid it then cut it at the top of the second pony-tail.

Kimber tried not to think about it too much.

So it was a little tearful but hey, hair grows back.  I think she's beginning to enjoy the ease of it more now.

Kimber and her new due.  I curled it for her...hoping to make her feel better.


A family picture before dinner.

Pizza was Kimber's choice of food, along with some yummy punch.

My lovely sister.

The cake.  It was an ice-cream cake with vanilla ice-cream, oreo's, oreo ice-cream, cool-whip and m&m's on top.  Extremely good!

We only did 6 candels since daddy didn't feel like lighting all 14.

Kimber blowing them out.  Lydia looks terrified!

Kimber and her ice-cream cake.

We watched "Ben-Hur" for the movie, which is a little over 3 hours long, so we had to watch it during dinner and cake.  I hope Kimber had a fantastic birthday and will forever be remembered!  We love you!

After Jesus' Heart,
P.S. Lexi did most of the pictures.  She did a great job!

1 comment:

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KIMBER! You are beautiful inside and out!