Thursday, August 22, 2013


How does it seem to happen every year?

That the year just flies by and before you know it your child is another year older?

But yet it does and I just know I end up saying the same things time after time... "where did the time go?"

Another year has flown by for my oldest.  My second "born".  My daughter Olivia.

Who is now TWELVE!

For her birthday dinner she chose:
BBQ Cups
Sweet Potatoes
Root Beer

She LOVES clothes (a true tween girl?!)
so mom found some GREAT deals 
over the past few months to save for this special gift. 

And a stylin' pair of boots for fall/winter.

We had her dinner the night before her actual day, 
because on the day of her birthday we took her to 
Six Flags! 

Olivia absolutely LOVES rides, so to find her youngest brother
is starting to enjoy them too was such a GIFT!
(We both thought he was going to hurl on this!)

But he ended up having a BLAST! :)

As we all did!

It was the perfect day!


maureen said...

So glad Olivia had such a wonderful birthday! She is growing up so beautiful and especially her sweet smile!

What a great Mama you are to raise such a blessing! God is good!

I hope your back-to-school went or is going well! I know this is such a busy time of year for you especially!

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