February 5, 2012

hey baby girl...

you're twenty four
honestly, i'm not sure where the years have gone.
i tell new parents i meet today to enjoy every moment. sharing with them that time truly will fly by and they'll blink their eyes one morning and all of a sudden their baby will be living on their own.
in return, they look at me like i'm crazy.
you have grown up into such an amazing woman. 
your head is on so straight. your values are wonderful and you have impeccable manners. 
{not including the burping and farting which seems to be a disease in our family} 
you treat people with respect
your handshake is firm.
but most importantly,
you know how to make us laugh and how to love with all your heart.
happy birthday sweet girl
you are loved more then you'll ever know
i know you were probably waiting for something really cool here for your birthday
but, ummm, we just didn't coordinate the way we did two years ago.
so just in case you forgot how cool your parents and little brother are, here's 
a reminder for what we did pull off for your twenty second birthday.


  1. i LOVED that 22nd birthday post!

  2. When I was pregnant with my first child, my mother-in-law told me that I needed to savor every moment of his childhood because it would be gone in the blink of an eye. And so I did. I took days off of work to stay home and build forts with my boys, when there really wasn't any reason to be in work that day. I did lots of things like that and believed that the best thing that you could spend on your child was your time. Not money. Your time.
    Congratulations to your beautiful daughter on her birthday ~

  3. Happy Birthday, Lovely Girl !

  4. Beth, Your love shows in both this post and the one for your beautiful daughter's 22nd birthday. How fast they grow, indeed. It reminded me to enjoy every single minute :-)

  5. Oh that is lovely, and the 22nd birthday is very cool.
    I also keep telling new moms to savor All the moments because before you can blink an eye, they are grown and gone...they just give me a strange look.

  6. What a neat idea for her 22nd birthday! Cute photo!!

  7. so true, how fast they grow
    and where did time go?
    and did we really change as much
    as they have?
    and she is a beauty
    and don't forget to pat yourself
    on the back,
    cause it wasn't all sweetness
    and you worked awfully hard
    (rewarding work, but work still)
    and you made an enormous difference
    and your fingerprints are all over
    that beautiful soul
    and you should celebrate just a little
    because somehow our hearts
    keep giving birth
    over and over again
    no matter how old they get.
    well done, you.

  8. What a beautiful way to honor and celebrate your girl's birthday. I know exactly how it is that they grow so fast - mine too - is now 22!!!

  9. The 22nd was a special post, but this one is too. That is because each birthday wish no matter what the age is special. Happy Birthday to your daughter and I do hope she celebrates her full month, but then moves over for me to celebrate the next month - that one is mine. Smiling!

  10. Happy birthday to your baby girl. It is amazing how fast the time goes, isn't it? She's precious, by the way!

  11. What a perfect post. I DOES go by fast...and you should be really proud of such a lovely young woman...burps, farts and all! : )

  12. Ohhhh..what did you pull off for the 22nd? Curious minds wanna know! And so true...kids grow up so quickly...ay yi yi...it gets faster every year too!

  13. Oh Beth...it does go by incredibly fast. A few of my friends and family are just starting with having kids and I tell them all the time..enjoy it, document it and love every moment of it.

  14. Happy happy birthday to her! What a cutie!

  15. I'm with you, Beth - they grow up so quickly. Now, I'm started on Grandchildren. What a great "baby" pic of your daughter! Happy Birthday to her!

  16. Happy Birthday to your beautiful baby!

  17. A sweet birthday tribute to your girl. And what a clever idea you had two year ago. Happy birthday to your sweetie.


**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth