Thursday, September 26, 2019


Happy 13th Birthday Charissa!

It is so hard to believe that our youngest is already a teenager! I will absolutely never forget the moment we saw her for the first time (click HERE or HERE for pictures), picking out her name and all of the incredible baby moments that followed.

Instead of doing a post about what Charissa has been up to this last year, (which is pretty much summed up in school, family activities, keeping her title as the favorite aunt, and steadily growing up and expanding her interests and skills) I'm going to post about a surprise we were able to pull off to welcome in her 13th birthday!

Since 13 is a big birthday we wanted to take some time to do something special, but since our schedule is constantly changing we didn't know exactly what that would look like until two days before. A few phone calls and pulling out some decorations in storage and the plan was in motion!

 Wednesday morning after running some errands with mom she arrived home to find a spot cleared out in our trees (thanks to Nathanael & Elizabeth) decorations hanging, a table full of food and a group of dear friends.

 Lots of special breakfast foods, games, a time of encouragement from God's word and a good amount of laughter.

Happy 13th Birthday Charissa! We love you so much!!

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths."
Proverbs 3:5-6

1 comment:

Luke Myers said...

Happy Birthday and may you have many, many more!