Monday, February 7, 2011

A Birthday and a Blogoversary!

It's Katie's birthday!
Yes, our beautiful daughter turns thirteen today.
Time seems to have flown by so fast!

We've been looking through her pictures,
and thought you might like to see some of them too. :)

My mom took this picture at her house.

Katie has the cutest little facial expression in this one.
And, of course, the mouse slippers only add to the cuteness.

What a sweet smile.

I managed to get this adorable picture
while her dad was tossing her in the air.

Here she is with my sweet dad.

Katie is such a blessing to our family.
We are so thankful for her.
She is truly a gift from God!
She has always been very sweet and happy,
and we're so proud of her.
Our prayer is that she will always love the Lord,
and serve Him all of her life.

Happy Birthday, Katie!
We love you!


Today is also my one-year blogoversary!
I like having a place where I can share
inspirational things, funny things,
favorite recipes, pictures,
or just things going on around my house.

I've had a fun time this year making new friends.
Thank you for all your visits and sweet comments.
I always enjoy it when you stop by.♥

I hope you all will have a great week.

Take care,


  1. Happy Birthday sweet Katie...and Happy Anniversary Melanie...I am glad we met out here in blogland! XO

  2. Happy Birthday to Katie and on your one year blogoversary! Thank you for sharing pictures of Katie. She is so cute and now a sweet young lady!!! Have a wonderful week!

  3. Dear Melanie,
    May the Lord bless your day with His peace and love as you celebrate Katie's birthday.
    Happy Birthday to your sweet daughter from our home.
    As she grows may your heart be blessed with the special gift of her love in your home...

    In Christ,

  4. Dear Virginia,
    Thank you for your sweet comment. :) Our home is very much blessed by the love of our daughter. She is a joy!
    I hope you will have a wonderful week.♥

  5. Good Morning, Melanie...and a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Miss Katie! What a special day at your home! May God continue to richly bless you and your lovely family as you serve Him. Congratulations also on your anniversary...I've very thankful for blogs...since it brought us together!

    Have a very blessed day,

  6. Happy 13th birthday to Katie, and happy 1st blogoversary to you! Loved the pictures of Katie. Very cute...and I love those little mouse slippers :) Hope you both have a great day!

  7. Hi, Laura~
    Thank you for stopping by, and for your sweet comment.

    Yes, it is a very special day here. I gave Katie her birthday *hug* from you last night. :)

    I hope your mom has a wonderful birthday today as well!

    I'm thankful for blogs too. I have met so many nice people that I probably would have never met otherwise.

    Hope you have a great week.♥

  8. Happy Birthday to Katie!

    You have a lovely web site. I enjoyed my visit here.


  9. Happy Birthday to Katie... Kids do grow up VERY fast. Mine are 47, 41 and almost 40 now... YIPES.....

    Congrats on your Blogaversary. I'm glad to have met you through blogging.


  10. Happy Birthday to Katie, hope you all had a blessed day, they grow up so fast, I wish I had blogged when my girls were younger if you don't write it down you forget so much.

  11. Happy birthday to your sweet daughter!

    What a wonderful blog tribute to Katie. She certainly turned into a pretty young lady from a precious cute little girl.... Love the flying hair picture...LOL

  12. Happy Birthday Katie....
    and I remember you first starting out on your blog, here.

    Wow! Time sure does fly by when you're having fun, doesn't it??

    Blessings to both of you!

  13. Your daughter is so cute! I hope she has a great Birthday. Congratulations on your one year of blogging. I am new at blogging and am really enjoying it.Glad I found your blog!

  14. Happy blogverssary, Melanie!!! And happy birthday to Katie, what a DOLL she is. I don't know how you managed to get that shot in the air, but it is amazing. And the slippers picture, she does indeed have the sweetest look on her little face. What a gift she is!!!

  15. Congrats to you - one year and you have grown so much and are loved by all - including me.



  16. Dear Melanie...Happy Birthday to sweet Katie...absolutely darling pictures that you have shared! Congratulations on your "ONE YEAR" and all that you have shared! Sweet blessings to you! Hugs ♥ Teri

  17. Sister Melanie, Congratulations on the two special events! Your daughter's reaching her teens and your blog-aversary. It's so fun to watch the children grow from babies to teen-agers. NOW the fun begins!!! I'm sure she will be blessed and a blessing to others. It is also fun to watch the blog grow.

  18. Hi, Teri~
    Thanks for stopping by. I always enjoy reading your sweet comments. :)
    Katie has had a very nice day.
    Yes, those are some of my favorites pictures of her.

    I have had a fun year of blogging and making new friends, you being one of them! :)


  19. The pictures are precious....she is a cutie....I also have enjoyed blogland and all the friends I have made....have a good week. Trish

  20. happy birthday, katie. the pics are so cute cong. on one year blogging. thanks for your sweet comment on my recent post rose

  21. Happy Birthday to Katie! I hope she enjoyed a wonderful day!! Thank you for sharing all the sweet photos of her.

    Happy Blog Anniversary to you Melanie! I'm so happy that I was able to meet you through your blog this year. I wish you many more happy years of blogging! :)

  22. Those pictures are wonderful, love them!

    Happy Birthday to Katie (I stopped by her blog, too) and Happy Blogoversary to you dear friend.

  23. I know I'm late, but Happy Belated birthday to Katie! I hope she had a wonderful day.
    Happy Blogiversary to you too :-) It's been so nice getting to know you.

  24. Here's sendin' that beautiful Katie a very big Ozark...HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEETIE!!!

    Congratulations on your one year blogoversary. You go girl!!!

    God bless ya'll and have a beautiful weekend!!!

  25. Hey sweetie, I just wanted to thank you for your visit and hoppin' on my blog. I sure hope ya'll enjoy the ride.

    God bless and in the words of that silly old Granny Clampett, "ya'll come back now...ya hear!!! "

  26. Happy belated birthday to Katie!! loved the pictures of her from her growing up days!! She truly is a beautiful young woman!

    and happy belated blog anniversary!! It is so a fun thing to do, isn't it?

    (thanks for your kind words, Melanie, good to be back in this blogging world :)


  27. My blog anniversary too.....Love your blog..
    Stopping by some of my favorite blogs and some new. Hope you will stop by...On Monday night I am giving away 4 FOUR copies of Ree Drummond's love story. It is I had to buy enough copies to share with my dear blog friends.
    one of the best reads I have read in a long time. Have a happy week....

  28. Melanie she is so cute I love the umbrella photo just darling. Morgan will be 13 this July. How time flies. Happy birthday to Katie. Big hugs


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