"A daughter is a gift of love." ~ Anonymous
Today is Mary Ashley's 10th birthday! I cannot believe my little girl is a "tenager." The above image -- one of my all-time favorites -- rests on my night stand. It is difficult to believe that I took this photograph five years ago. Is it possible that at 10, Mary Ashley is twice as sweet as she was at 5? What a blessing she is to our family!
You might remember that we celebrated the boys' 10th birthdays with surprise parties. We gave Carson a Rockin' Surprise Party (here), then bowled Christian over with birthday wishes (here). For the girls, we are skipping the surprises in favor of a much-anticipated milestone. Tonight Mary Ashley is getting her ears pierced! We will commemorate this special event Saturday with a party, so look for all the details in upcoming posts.
Congratulations to Paula Romer, who won a signed copy of Afternoon Tea from the editors of Teatime Magazine magazine. And best wishes to Kathy Pollard, who won the Whittard Tea giveaway. Ladies, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.