"Her children rise up and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praises her:"
Our wonderful Mama turned 39 on December 16th. We celebrated by letting her sleep in, take a shower, do 30 minutes of Bible time (she was excited about that), and just relax. She came downstairs, when breakfast was ready, as we sang "Happy Birthday." We then sat down to breakfast...eggs, biscuits, and fruit! Mama opened her few presents from us (we gave her some later but we were not prepared!) while we ate.
The breakfast table.
We were really enjoying Daddy's eggs since our chickens have stopped producing abundantly (plus we've lost a couple) and we hardly get 5 eggs, I think, a day. We eat 2-3 dozen in one breakfast, so 5 a day doesn't work!
Reading her card.
Lexi made her initial "M" from a book she has on rainbow painting. She did a really beautiful job!
After breakfast and everything, Mama took Alexis, Eden, Josiah, and I to the store. So, her birthday was sort of "over" until Thursday. Thursday night we went and celebrated her birthday with her family at Friendly's! Mama loves Friendly's ice cream so that was the restuarant she picked.
Uncle Kevin and his family, Aunt T.C. and her children, and Na-naw and Paw-paw came!
My adorable cousin, Justus, playing with some glasses.
Cadence - another of my adorable cousins!
(Lexi took the 2 above pictures!)
Cadence was sitting by Alexis and I during dinner...she would laugh and smile at practically everything!
Now back to Mommy!
After we finished eating dinner, Mama opened her presents while we waited for ice cream.
From Uncle Kevin, Aunt Mae-Mae, Cadence, and Justus she got the book The Vision by Debi Pearl. She was excited to get it because Aunt Mae-Mae and other people had been talking about it and said it was a wonderful book.
From Na-naw and Paw-paw she got a Pampered Chef stone muffin pan!
She was also excited about that because we don't like using Teflon because of the harmful phfalates that leak out into your food. (So we've been wanting to switch more and more to glass and stone instead of plastic and Teflon.)
Aunt T.C., Uncle Chris, Collin, and Mason got Mama a wonderfully smelling candle.
Mama loves smelly candles!
Sometime during the night, Uncle Kevin put his hat on Justus. As I took pictures of him, Justus just sat there in a daze. It was so cute!
After the presents were opened we ate Friendly's wonderful ice cream. Everybody got something different (to some degree) and all of it was yummy!
Josiah laughing at something.
Na-naw eating a make-your-own sundae.
Lexi immersing herself in all of that hot fudge! I think she enjoyed it! :)
Today Daddy gave Mama a bread cutter! Ever since we went to the Whitsons and used theirs we've wanted one. We can't wait to use the one Daddy got for us!
Thus, ended our wonderful Mama's birthday! I'm so thankful for all that Mommy is, and continues to be, to us - she really is a gift from God!
All for Jesus,