First of all, I need to update our "January Happenings." I'm so happy to say that we have a brand new baby neice to celebrate in January now, also. She was a surprise in that she arrived in January instead of February. We are so glad that Carissa Joy has joined the family. You can get a glimpse of her and her beautiful family on her mom's blog here. She joins three older sisters who are just adorable and so well-behaved. She has wonderful parents who love her dearly.
Second, back to "January Happenings", Brady's birthday party. Her actual bday is on the 29th, but we had a sleepover party on the 22nd. Can you say 4 AM? Yep, that was the time the last little girl fell asleep. We went to the movies (saw "The Spy Next Door", ate pizza and salad, decorated t-shirts, jacuzzied in the rain, play games, played pranks, talked, giggled, and pranked some more. Then, the next morning, at 8:15 AM I made chocolate chip pancakes for some very sleepy girls, 9 of them and one sleepy boy (12 yr. old brother, Jake). By 10 AM most of the girls were gone. Whew, that was fun!! Now for the clean-up!
Brady turns 11 on Friday. She is one special young lady. She has a heart for God. She is sweet and tender-hearted. She is girly and sporty. She is smart and she is silly. She is the honey that makes our family stick together. She is a lucky girl to have her family members love her so much and we are lucky to have her as our daughter/sister. What a blessing she is.
Next up, Robbie (actually he's before Brady, but next will be his celebration!)