Saturday, May 23, 2009

Happy Birthday Arielle!

Twelve years ago today, our long held dream came true and we were blessed with another little girl after a run of 3 spectacular boys.

Arielle is a princess, in the good sense of the word. We named her after her great grandmother and grandmothers... Mabel Wilda didn't appeal to us but we discovered the name Arielle means lioness of God; and THAT describes Mabel Wilda. JaNae is a form of Jean/Janice (her grandmothers names).

Arielle has been a joy to raise. She loves to read and is a huge help with the youngers. Arielle is sandwiched between five brothers and provides a sweet counter balance in our now testosterone laden family. ::snort::

Happy Birthday, sweetie. We love you.

{I'll post a graduation thought or two AFTER the graduation because I'll know what we said then. ::snort:: }

Choosing Joy!
©2009 D.R.G.

~ Coram Deo ~
Living all of life before the face of God...

Quick update

Truck loaded and gone. Oh my, I have stories. ::snort::

Grad rehearsal.


Krista picked up at 11 p.m.

Put banner on trailer....put yard sign at Cy's apartment for graduation.

Shopped early this a.m. for a diploma frame (diploma was packed despite best precautions....though Mike thinks it may still show up some where. Thanks to the Waldrons who volunteered to print up a diploma for Jamin last night!)

Met carpet layer at house for measuring - he was an hour late.

Krista sorted through her things to see which can go to charity instead of OR.

Making birthday banner from what we find in the house...garbage bag, duct tape and sharpie....

Josiah is off work until we leave town.

Surprise birthday lunch for Arielle at 11:30 a.m.

Back at church for grad at 4 p.m.

Pray for Mike, please. He's had a sore throat for 4 days now.

Choosing Joy!
©2009 D.R.G.

~ Coram Deo ~
Living all of life before the face of God...