Charity’s 22nd Birthday!


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Happy Birthday dear sister! Charity is a quiet blessing to our family. She spends most of her time caring for grandpa here at home. She and Carinna also clean a few houses together. If I could pick one word to describe  her, it would be faithful. She’s quick to help, tag along, and offer to do anything for anyone. Her bright smile brings cheer to everyone around. We love you girl!

Please feel free to leave a comment to wish Charity a very happy birthday! =)

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Happy Birthday, John-Clay!!



Well this is our birthday season and today is J-C’s 29th! Happy birthday John-Clay!!! We are glad you paved the way for all the rest of us kiddos. =) Your godly example, faithfulness, trust in the Lord, and fun-loving personality are all things we love and appreciate about you!

So exciting to see God bring you to this new season of life with Sarah, and can’t wait for you to get married next week!!!

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Two Are Better Than One…


Happy 19th birthday Maggie and Carinna!!!

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Happy Birthday girls!!! Each of you has such a special place in our family. We are grateful for the initiative, servants’ heart, and joy you show around the house and to those you come in contact with. We love you very much and look forward to seeing you continue to grow in the LORD this next year!

Feel free to leave an encouraging note for the twins in the comments below!  =)

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Happy Birthday, Daddy!


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One of Dad’s favorite books is Knowledge of the Holy by A. W. Tozer

We love you so much Dad! Thank you for all you do to provide for our family and lead us closer to Christ. Happy Birthday!

Leave a comment below to wish Dad a very happy birthday!!

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Part 2 – Birthdays!


Alrighty folks! =) This next idea we snatched was from a couples’ Valentine dinner that Dad and Mom attended. Each couple filled one of these little papers out for their spouse. We liked the idea so much we adapted it to fit our family for each persons’ birthday!

So all the kiddos at home, minus the birthday person of course, collaborate together to fill out the following “statements” and read them aloud to the special someone at their birthday celebration.Cheryl 55DSC_0379maggie and carinna

Here are the statements below, I’ll fill out several of these, and tell you whose they were. =)

You make us laugh: (Abbie)
When you are so focused on something you end up embarrassing  yourself…
With your new favorite words (at least for the first week)

You inspire us by your:

We appreciate: (Caleb)
Your heart to help other in need
Your love of the outdoors

You encourage us by: (Benj)
Your sweet surprising “I love you” presents

We admire your: (John-Clay)
Passion for Truth.

You are super good at/with: (Charity)
Being dependable
Living up to your name

Without you: (Carinna)
We’d have a tick-infested, spoiled-rotten, disobedient and lazy mutt! =)

You make us smile when you:

We couldn’t do without your: (Maggie)
Happiness and cheerfulness =)

One of the things we like best about you: (Mom)
The way you take care of people in need.

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Our family has been really encouraged by this and hope yours will be too! =)

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