Tuesday, June 28, 2011


K turned 12 today. WOW!! I cannot believe that my oldest is so old!

Sunday was her last day in Primary. I had the opportunity to spotlight her. I love this girl so much. I feel so blessed to be her Mama.

These are some things about her:

  • She loves gum
  • She loves singing
  • She finished the Book of Mormon and the Pearl of Great Price
  • She is very responsible
  • She has a strong testimony of Jesus Christ
  • She cares about people individually, not their popularity
  • She is smart and dedicated: A-Honor Roll
  • She is funny and has a great sense of humor
  • She loves to text
  • She loves to bake
  • She loves her family
Oh my! There is more, but that gives an accurate snapshot. I am so impressed with her. I cannot believe that the baby that I held in my arms 12 years ago has grown and matured so much. She has been through some major trials and has come out stronger and more confident on the other side. We have had a great day so far!

I love birthdays and I love to make them special for other people. This has become a tradition that my kids look forward to. They love the streamers on their door (one streamer for every year old that they are).
For K's breakfast choice, she chose donuts from a local donut shop. Then, she wanted to go to the park to eat them. It is her birthday, so we did.

We opened presents at lunch time since it was the only time that we'd all be together this evening. I think her favorite present was....A BRAND NEW CELL PHONE!! You should have heard the screaming! With all the texting that she enjoys, I thought it was time to get her a QWERTY keyboard.

My daughter!!
Isn't she beautiful????

Happy Birthday, K! I love you!


victoria said...

12?! Whoa! I also cannot believe you have a 12-year-old. She seems like a darling girl. Good job raising her, mom.

Natalie said...

Happy Birthday K. Yes, she is a beautiful girl.

I am so happy things are going well. You most certainly deserve it.


shana said...

I love the idea of streamers on the door for every year old. I'll have to remember that! :) Happy Birthday K!