Friday, July 31, 2009

Happy Birthday Victoria!

Yesterday was this one's birthday. My little baby all grown up. She's holding a doll my grandmother made for me when I was little:>)
She is 19 now, just beginning to step out on her own and make choices with as little parental advice as she can get away with. We are trying to hold back but I'm sure she would tell you we are failing. Haha
We had a great time on her birthday. We spent the morning renting paddle boats at a county park and exploring the lake. Had a yummy picnic under a gazebo overlooking that lake, it was filled with purple martins. Their nests were all up inside the gazebo and we got to watch these little beauties swoop over our heads in and out of their nests. So beautiful! Then a movie, a fire, smores and friends. The camera batteries ran out first thing. It's ok.
Happy Birthday sweetheart. We love you to the moon and back:>)


  1. What a sweet sweet girl! Happy Birthday to you!



  2. Happy Birthday Victoria!!! :)She's beautiful :)

  3. Isn't it amazing how quickly they grow up! Happy Birthday, Victoria! You are beautiful!

  4. Happy Birthday, Victoria. If you are half as sweet as your mom, you will do great in the outside world.

  5. Happy Birthday to your sweet girl Victoria

  6. Happy Birthday Victoria! You are beautiful! matter how old you are, Mom and Dad really do know best.

  7. Happy birthday wishes to your sweet daughter!


  8. She's a doll, sweetpea, especially when she SMILES!!

  9. Happy 19th Victoria! Such a pretty name.

  10. Happy, happy 19th to your precious Victoria!! What a treasure -the Lord has amazing plans for that girl - you can just tell! Sounds like you had a wonderful day...just perfect! Enjoy these wonderful, fleeting times...

    LOVE your last mosaic, BTW Kathy...beautiful! Keep on daydreaming and enjoying every ounce of summer...drink it all in...

    Hugs & Blessings,

    Oh yeah, I also LOVE your new banner!!!

  11. Happy Birthday Victoria!! She is a doll, Kathy. What a lovely way to spend her birthday. Sounds like a good time was had by all!!

    I too love the new banner! Have a great weekend! :-)


  12. Happy Birthday to Victoria! It's just not fair that they grow up so fast! Such a sweet little girl that grew into a beautiful young lady.
    Patricia :o)

  13. Hey Miss Victoria!

    Wishing you a very Happy 19th B'Day! Just as stunning a beauty today as you were in the picture! An the fact that you are a sweet girl is the icing on the cake too!
    Hugs, Jan@ Daylilylane

  14. Victoria is my sister's name. Happy Birthday!!!

  15. Happy Birthday to your sweet girl! They grow up so fast - too fast!!


  16. Look at that beautiful face, I am sure a reflection of yours. Happy Birthday to your daughter and to you for nineteen years of love you have given to her through the years.

    When Sarah was nineteen, oh I worried so as I painfully let go. She will be twenty one in September. Recently, she has started to call me asking me so much advice. It takes my breath away, I thought she didn't need me anymore.

    I made my own macaroni and cheese and home-made vegetable soup and home-made bread. I left it on the counter and went out. OMG Kathy, I got a text message from Sarah who had stopped by, thanking me for the lovely lunch. I am so glad that I let go, it was hard.


  17. Happy Birthday to your beautiful girl! :)

  18. Happy birthday to Victoria. But how can she be 19? You don't look a day over 28! Mimi

  19. Happy birthday, Victoria! You share your birthday with my son Cole who just turned 18. Y'all are both still babies to us!

  20. Happy belated Birthday to Victoria! What a beautiful daugher you have Kathy! It sounds like a wonderful day spent with family! How sweet that she would WANT to do that! LOL!

  21. Hello Kathy, A big Happy Birthday to Victoria, how pretty she is and she was just the sweetest little one also. Sounds like a wonderful way to spend a birthday, could not ask for more. Thank you for sharing!
    Bless you, Shirl
    Shirls Rose Cottage

  22. Happy Birthday to your beautiful Victoria. She is a jewel...and at a wonderful age. Such an exciting time of life!
    Her special day sounds just perfect...


  23. Oh, do I understand this! My daughter really stepped out... She got married in March and is now experiencing morning sickness. We will be grandparents for the first time. It was hard knowing that she was leaving for good. Now, we have much more to process. We're quite happy!

    I do hope that your sweet girl had a super birthday, and that you are enjoying your summer.

    Hugs, KJ

  24. She is gorgeous Kathy!! Happy Birthday Victoria!! I hope you have a beautiful year!

    Love ya,

  25. Hi Kathy
    Your daughter is beautiful. Happy birthday to her. I know you are very proud of her. Aren't you glad you have a daughter? I am!
    Hugs, Rhondi

  26. HELLO, dear one!!
    Hope it's not as hot there as it is out here. I just walked a mile around the park at 7;45pm and it was still 95. GOOD GRIEF...:o)
    You know, I walk that mile most every single day and thank the FATHER almost every step I take.
    Don't know if you remember all the trouble I have had with the arteries in my legs but I am so blessed to even be walking...much less a mile. AWESOME!!
    Has Earl found something he can make a living at? I sure have prayed for him...and I know God answers every single prayer...sometimes not as fast as I'd like, tho..:)

  27. happy Birthday! What a great day, and love that you say "to the moon and back!"Thanks so much for visiting me today! I have added your name to my give away...
    hope you are having a happy day.
    xoxo Lidy

  28. Happy Cake Day to your Sweet one! She is a beauty :)


  29. Happy Birthday, Victoria. It seems like I was just saying that yesterday! They grow up way to fast.


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