Love the Lord your God, listen to His voice and hold fast to Him, for the Lord is your life! Deut. 30:20

Monday, August 13, 2012

Mindy's birthday

We celebrated Mindy's birthday on Sunday. 

Little did we know 28 years ago on August 12, that our daughter was being born far across the ocean.  We were at a parade in Pretty Prairie, celebrating the town's birthday.  We visited Al's Grandma B. in the nursing home there before the parade and I recall telling her that we would soon have a new baby coming.  We didn't know when she would be coming.  We orginally had been told we would have a baby girl by April, but here it was August, and no word yet.  It wasn't until September that we had word of our precious daughter.  This was the first picture we received of Mindy when she was 10 days old.  Soooo adorable!!

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On Sunday, Mindy came in the afternoon.  She and I went to visit my Dad since he would not be able to leave the home to come to her party.
While we were there, Al had investment club with these guys at our house.

When we came back home, they were done with their meeting.  Soon after we got back, Jill's family came and Grandma too. 

We have a tradition at our house.  The birthday person gets to choose the menu.  Mindy wanted grilled fish.  We also did chicken and brats for those who don't like fish.  She loves my potatoe salad and she also wanted strawberry pie for her "cake".

Claire with her Aunt Mindy

Hannah and Sophie had to help blow out the candles!

We decided to send Mindy on a scavenger hunt to find her gifts.  The first clue, which was in her birthday card, sent her to our bedroom.  There was another clue hidden under her Dad's pillow.

This clue sent her downstairs.

She found a clue taped to the treadmill.  This clue sent her back upstairs.... the pantry.

Back downstairs to the play room.


Then a clue to the furnace room to find....
furniture for her deck.

The last clue sent her to the baby room closet where she found a bird feeder with bird food.              

Happy Birthday, dearest Mindy!!
May God give you a blessed year!


Becky Grant said...

I remember so well the first time Mindy came to our house in Wichita. What a blessing she has been to you and you to her!

Blu-I'd-Blonde said...

Isn't life amazing? Mindy looks happy, like her life makes her so. So happy for all of you.