Monday, October 22, 2007


Happy 8th Birthday Alaythia!

May God bless you today, our little smile-girl! Your cheerful giggles add such joy to our family -- your enthusiasm is certainly contagious. Over the past year you have grown in so many ways, most especially your willing helpfulness with Charissa's needs and teamwork on the kitchen crew! And Mommy especially appreciates your motivation to complete your schoolwork and learn piano. But most of all, we are glad to see you growing in a love for God's Word -- both reading and memorizing it. May you continue to abide in Jesus as you seek to walk honoring to Him in the coming year! We love you dearly!

Little known facts about Alaythia --
  • Her name is the Greek word for 'Truth'
  • She enjoys gymnastics and can do cartwheels, round-offs, and handsprings.
  • Our only left-handed daughter
  • Is Bethany's little 'twin' -- look-alike and personality!
  • The day before her home birth we had over 70 surprise drop-in guests. The next day: none!
  • loves making (and eating!) carrot/raisin salad
  • At age 6 she memorized Prov. 31:10-31 to surprise Mom


Kori said...

Happy Birthday Alaythia!!! Sending you a BIG birthday hug from Florida! I miss you sweet girl!! Hope your birthday is as wonderful as you! :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Alaythia. You are so cute. I hope your birthday is as nice as you are.

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, Alaythia!! May God continue to bless you!! :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Alaythia!
We are sending you another birthday hug from Florida! I can't believe you are already 8!!! Keep your eyes on Jesus! Romans 12:11

Nicole said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Alaythia!!! :o)
Hope you have a GREAT day!

Stephanie said...

Happy Birthday Alaythia. May God bless you today and always.
My little sister Kimberly(from Ontario)wanted to say Happy Birthday to Alaythia as well.


Happy Birthday!!! :) May the Lord bless you!! :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Alaythia!
Keep smiling :)

Anonymous said...

Miss Alaythia, We hope you have a wonderful day!!!Mrs.U for all

"happy Birthday to you,I miss you, I can't wait to see you on butcher day. I hope you are coming, love, phoebe"

As for the answer to prayer that we are excited to hear about I thought I'd take a few guesses at what it could be. here are my thoughts.....Mrs. U
Perhaps Josiah will be starting flight school with the only requirement left being that he must find 14 apprentices to go with him and so you are all moving to Ohio?????
perhaps you have been praying for a LARGE trailer so that you can pull along Bessie so Matthias and Andrew can milk on the road?????
Although that wouldn't work if Matthias and Stephen were accepted in the singing trapese school?????
then there was the sucspision that Rachel,Ruth,Bethany and Elizabeth liked tubing so well they are stating a new ministry called the singing surferettes???????
as you can see the options are endless if you have an Rachel, you definely have me in suspense...grin.

Anonymous said...

oh dear I was having elizabeth helping me spell check and we were both TEMPORARILY stumped on suspi.......well you know the word we used ....sorry we spelt it wrong.mrs.u

Anonymous said...

Hope you are having a super wonderful fun day.
Hugs and kisses from G&G

Esther Beasley said...

Happy Birthday Alaythiea!!
Hope you have a wonderful day!
You are such joyful girl to be around.
May God bless you with many more years.

Anonymous said...

Happy, Happy birthday!! You are such a sweet girl, and I love your cheearfull smile and sunny personality! Have a blessed year!
Allison Bontrager

The Ansons said...

Happy Birthday! Your bright smile is such blessing! Hope to see you soon!
The Ansons

Margaret Neufeld said...

A young desire to become a virtuous woman. Praise God! She is far more precious than rubies. Proverbs 31 also tells us that "Favor is deceitful and beauty is vain but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised." God bless you as you continue to grow in your walk with Jesus and love him more each day. Keep smiling!:)

two from the pew said...

Happy Birthday Alaythia. We hope your day is fantastic.

We also are waiting for the post on the answer to prayer as well. We also think we know what it is and we think it pertains to a peice of clothing. Either that or it has something to do with a pod-cast.

Doogie J. said...

Happy Birthday Alaythia!

Yet another Birthday greeting from Florida. May God continue to bless you and keep you. He has graced you with a sweet smile, so always let it shine.

TLynn said...

Happy Birthday Alaythia!

Hope you had a great day.

Anonymous said...

Hey Alaythia,
HAPPY,HAPPY,HAPPY BIRTHDAY to a really sweet girl!!!i hope you had a really good you,
piggy (Grace Chmelar)

Anonymous said...

alaythia... happy birthday! eight years old?!?! wow! your practicly a lady! :)

i to enjoy your fun loving, happy personality! keep loving Jesus and hiding His word in your heart!

love tiffany c.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Alaythia!! We are so glad to see you and hear you sing each time you are here! Keep smiling for Jesus!!
Jason Ps. 28:7

BrittLeigh said...

Awww, Miss Alaythia! What a sweet, sweet gal you are! I love your spice-for-life and vibrant smiles. I hope your birthday was extra special filled with lots of special hugs and lots of love ;). You're a special girl, you know that, right? :) May God bless you lots and lots.

(((HUGS))) from Wisconsin!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Alaythia! Hope you had a wonderful day. Keep up the good school work. Have a great year. Love, Uncle J and Aunt D

Under Southern Skies said...

Happy late birthday! The dress you wore in that picture is so pretty!

Goldfish said...

Happy birthday Alaythia! I can't believe you are eight already! That is so sweet about your last fact!!

rehm family said...

A very happy(late) birthday to YOU, dear, sweet Alaythia! It is such a blessing to watch your joy for life, and read of your fervour for God. Keep your eyes fixed on HIM! Much love, and a birthday hug!

The Rehm's

Esther said...

Happy belated birthday, Alaythia!
Being 8 was a really fun time for me!
God bless you!