You see, September is a birthday busy month in our family. This year it was loaded with big birthdays...my mom turned 70 and Maggie turned 16! John had a special birthday in there too! To say I've been busy organizing and scheming and cleaning up would be an understatement. Here's a glimpse at some of the celebrating we've been doing over the last 4 weeks. (There are a lot of photos because I want you to get a real sense of my exhaustion elation!)
birthday celebration #1: friends from Kentucky and an early celebration (we had to take advantage of their visit and celebrate life long friends as they turn 16)
birthday celebration #2: surprise party for Maggie and her friend Sarah (both have birthdays in September, so we did a combo surprise party for the two of them ~ 30 teens + 10 pizzas = fun!)
birthday celebration #3: John's birthday ...outside on the deck watching the WVU/Maryland football game while picking crabs and hanging with good friends.
birthday celebration #4: Mom's birthday weekend...dinner out with her friends and then shopping all day together Saturday
birthday celebration #5: Maggie's actual birthday and family dinner
What a wonderful month it was, full of celebrating, rejoicing in milestones and making memories. Every weekend was loaded with some sort of party or celebration. We went through 5 birthday cakes...whew. I'm not sure what happened to all of the cakes I made for Maggie...they all cracked open. I told Maggie it was symbolic of all the blessings that would spill into her life in the up and coming year, that there would be so many that she wouldn't be able to contain them. (but if anyone can tell me why they split...feel free to enlighten me) So, now that September is over, I'm looking forward to enjoying the beauty of the season. How about you, what are you looking forward to as we say hello to October?