Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Greatest Gifts

So...today I am another year older! 34 now! (some of my 4th graders guessed my age to be 48 today....made me feel great as you can imagine!) I could go on and on about what I am so very thankful for....but it would take soooo long. I guess to sum it all up in a nutshell...I am thankful that I had another year to spend with my family. I truly have a wonderful husband and 2 wonderful kids who I am so proud of. God has blessed me with some amazing people who surround me and love me everyday. I feel so lucky. I pray that I will have many more years to spend with some of the most amazing people I know.

I think I have learned some very valuable lessons this year, and many of them have been taught to me by 2 people who are under 3 feet tall. Amazing how God places people in our lives to teach us in such simple ways.....but with the greatest impact imaginable. Funny, huh? I am blessed....I am fortunate....and yes, I have 2 of the most wonderful gifts in my life everyday. (3 counting Brian....I just don't have a picture!!!) These are my greatest gifts....and always will be.

Love you, Ellie for making my birthday great! Thank you for helping me open my present and blowing out my candles! Love you to the moon and back....always.
And love you little biggie man. I am glad you liked your Mexican Feast tonight. It's amazing to me that Ellie needed a dogie bag...but not you!!! Thank you for teaching me something new everyday. You are my hero....and always will be. Love you...always.

7 comments:

Ava and the Trips said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a wonderful evening with your family. You have 2 adorable kiddos!

Krissy said...

Happy Birthday!! Today is my brother's bday and I think it is Heather's too!!

Ellie is looking as cute as always and Reid is looking so grown up -- such a cutie pie!!

Joy Howse said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Children are the best blessing ever.

Heather said...

Happy Birthday!!!!! I can't think of a greater person to share my birthday with (and Allison's hubby too! heehee). No one at school even knew it was my birthday - usually at least one class makes me cards. Kind of a bummer! : (

The kiddos are as cute as ever!

Allison said...

Happy Birthday, Janeen! Love the pics . . . Reid, can you say heartbreaker?

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday....

The Kids are HUGE...look forward to seeing you guys this summer

"The Good Bother-in-Law"

Joe said...

Looking at the pics of the kids with tears in my eyes. They grow more beautiful everyday! Hugs and Kisses, Sheila

Hello, and welcome to my page! I am so glad you are here. I am going to try and show you the average life of a 5 year old from my perspective. Mommy and Daddy will help me along the way if I get stuck.

Let me first introduce my family to you. I am Ellie. I am a 6 year old. I live in Ohio with my Mommy, Daddy, little brother Reid, and dog, Sophie. My mommy is a teacher. She teaches nine and ten year olds and loves it. She has been teaching for twelve years. My daddy works with computers. He works hard everyday.

We all love spending time together. I have wonderful grandparents and a terrific extended family. I am a very lucky girl. Thank you for visiting my page. Write to me any time. I love getting mail!!!

Many blessing to you all.

Love,
Little Ski (Ellie)

Mommy and me having cuddle time at Hocking Hills.

Told ya, my hair can be wild! And you thought I was kidding!

Hmmm, Blue's Brother's perhaps?