Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Sarah's birthday and mine are eleven days apart.
 She chose a strawberry ice cream cake for the family party.
 Strawberry!? Don't you mean Chocolate? 
One of my favorite foods is chocolate covered strawberries. But.... 
the cake she choice was just strawberries. Well, this chocoholic had to
 have a piece of chocolate ice cream cake so I just used the excuse of my 
birthday. That way, everyone else would help eat it and I would have 
one piece. ;) Oh, did I mention it was chocolate cake with chocolate
 ice cream and covered in hard chocolate on the outside with 
chocolate shavings on top!
Note to self- Order an extra large chocolate ice cream cake!
 Too many chocoholics in my family! 

My birthday was in the middle of the week this year and 
very relaxing after the busy week and weekend we had  celebrating
 Sarah's special day. Which was such a blessing this year having her
finally home with us. I never mentioned it to the girls so they didn't
even know until daddy came home and told them.
It was right before bedtime and Sarah came in and handed
 me a little gift and said, "Happy Birthday Mom." 
This sweet girl wrote me a note and the gift that came along
with it was a little bracelet that she had in her backpack
along with all her other special treasures from the orphanage. 

My heart has been so blessed by the precious gift of our new daughter.
I know she had to sit and use the translator to write this little note
 for me.  

Every good and perfect gift comes from above.
James 1:17



  1. Awww! Warms the heart :0) I'm sure you were incredibly blessed by her thoughtfulness. So happy you guys are bonding.

    God Bless,

  2. Happy Birthday to you both:) Sarah is such a precious little girl. That was sooo sweet!

  3. Oh my goodness! That is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! Talk about a gift to cherish forever!

  4. That is awesome, makes me tear up just thinking about it, so sweet!

  5. Wow...this girl sure is special. This post is very, very sweet indeed!