As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.




Monday, August 28, 2017

Sunday Snapshots: Birthday x 6




It's been a while since I did a Sunday Snapshots post, but we had a grand time yesterday celebrating all of the August birthdays, so I've gathered some photos to share.


After we ate lunch together, we set up the party table with birthday pies: blueberry, lemon meringue, Key lime, and chocolate.

Everyone looks deep in thought because we were playing a party game. Each August birthday person had been asked a series of questions (i.e. Cake or pie? Math or English? Summer, winter, spring, or fall?) and players had to guess how each one had answered.





Birthday peeps: Mom, Kristin, Owen, Ryan, me, and Ron

Singing "Happy Birthday" was a hoot! It went something like this:

 Happy birthday dear Miriam Mom Gammy Kristin Mama Owen Ryan Daddy Cheryl Mom Gran Ronnie Dad Papa . . . Happy birthday to you!  


Blowing out candles in order of birth date . . . 



Alaine (who missed being an August birthday by one day!) was our Birthday Fairy, distributing lovely packages to the recipients. 





Decisions, decisions.

Macie chose chocolate.




It was a happy, healthy gathering! And it wouldn't have been complete without Wrapping Paper Antics! 😁



20 comments:

  1. Sooooo sweet Cheryl. Happy Birthday to all of you. What a great family celebration.
    xoxo
    Kris

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    1. Thank you, Kris, for your kind words and for the birthday greetings!

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  2. Happy Birthday everyone!!!! I love how you gather to celebrate everyone!! Beautiful!!

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    1. Thank you! August is a busy birthday month in our family! :)

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  3. Happy Birthday! August is a big birthday month in our family too. Love the wrapping paper antics!

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    1. Happy birthday to all of your August people, Jan! You never know what my son is going to do with the gift wrap! He keeps us smiling! :)

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  4. Haha! Love the antics! Now that's a lot of birthdays in one month. Love the pie idea. Happy Birthday everyone!!

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    1. Yes, Ellen, a lot of birthdays! Ryan can be quite creative with his tissue paper! :)

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  5. My goodness Cheryl, August is like Christmas at your place! You are the master of parties, my friend. From the birthday decor to the delicious pies, everything is lovely. Best of all are the happy faces enjoying family times and blessings of another birthday to celebrate. May it be a wonderful year for you and your family. ♥

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Martha Ellen! Mom passed down her love of parties; she actually chose the decorations for this August celebration.

      We are so blessed!

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  6. Now that's a LOT of birthdays!
    The game (matching) sounds fun....
    and the wrapping paper antics resulted in some creative pieces!

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    1. You are right . . . a LOT of birthdays! And a lot of fun to go with it!

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  7. I think I could just ditto Martha Ellen, I could not have said it better! I noted the word "healthy"--that's a sweet sound!

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    1. Thanks so much, Dotsie! "Healthy" IS a sweet sound! Praise the Lord!

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  8. Wonderful!!! I love your family parties! Making great memories!

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    1. Thanks, Deanna! Great memories indeed!

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  9. You've captured some great memories in those photos, Cheryl. I'm with Deanna, I love your family parties. You make them look so fun and loving.

    Wishing you a beautiful day...
    Brenda
    xox

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    1. Thank you, Brenda! We do have lots of fun!

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  10. Cheryl, what a great idea to have one big combined celebration. Your son's wrapping paper antics reminded of something I heard years ago: "Leave a man in a room with a tea cozy and he'll end up wearing it like a hat!"

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    1. Jean, I think there's a great deal of truth in that statement! :D

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