Thursday, August 30, 2012

Party Pics

We had a great day celebrating Emma's 16th birthday on Tuesday. Our part of the party was fairly low-key and low budget, but wow, how God blessed her through so many beautiful family members and friends! I am amazed.

We decided to have a girl party, so 12 girls came over Tuesday night. Our friends, McKenzie, Katelynn and Campbell were a fabulous help in planning and orchestrating a beautiful party. A huge thanks goes out to the three of them! Emma felt very celebrated, indeed.


Can you tell Emma's favourite colour is turquoise blue?!


Graham crackers and Nutella...one of the biggest hits on the snack table!




Katelynn and the incredible 16 layer cake she created!




Austin's caption for this photo: "Nooooo wayyyy!"




Fun game making a "formal dress" from toilet paper, tissue paper and ribbon...











All three dresses won a prize!




What a fabulous group of friends! Thank You, Jesus!




Surprised by a concert ticket for Switchfoot!




And now on to the delicious cake!




Happy Birthday, my love! I am so thankful for you.


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Sixteen is Sweet

Our baby is turning 16 today!

This is one of my favourite photos of her from when she was age 2. We were at a birthday party for a friend who lived in our apartment building in Venezuela. Our Venezuelan friends loved to call Emma "una mu├▒eca" (Spanish for "a doll").




Emma is spectacular and it is so fun watching her grow and mature and dream and shine. How filled with gratitude I am to the Father for choosing me to be her mom.

(More photos to come later. We're having a girl party!)

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Love Came Down

I have been going back to this song a great deal lately... Thank You, Jesus. I am yours.