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Welcome...I'm delighted that you chose to visit! I started this blog in March 2010 and I am so happy that I did. It has made me more aware of the many ways that God is blessing my life. I have made some special friends who bless,teach,encourage,and entertain me! My desire is to be an encouragement to you. I hope you will tarry for a while and that you will come back to visit often.

Monday, January 14, 2013

a "grand" birthday!

Time to celebrate!!  The decorations were up, the food was 
on the table, and the guests had arrived!

 After eating, it was gift opening time. She received an
American Girl doll, Kit, for Christmas. So, she was excited 
to get clothes and accessories for her....
and the movie that was made about her.

 My daughter, her aunt, found this idea on line...
buy an old suitcase, decorate it with fabric and ribbon
and it becomes a case for your doll and her things!
She did a beautiful job and our birthday girl
loved it!

 Dessert was ice cream sundaes..with lots of toppings!

Then, it was pool time! They have a very nice YMCA 
with an indoor pool...that's how her parents managed
a swimming party in January in Tenn!

You can tell by the smile, little sister had a wonderful time
 jumping in to retrieve the pool toy!

Little E and her mom had fu
playing in the water with the beach ball.
She was the littlest guest, but
she didn't know it!

 Her friends...such cute girls...
full of personality and energy!
Everyone seemed to have a good time.

It made me very happy to be there to celebrate with her...
our sweet ten year old.
She is growing up much too fast!

We love her so much and are so proud of her.
She is a precious gift to our family!


  1. A grand time...for sure! And such fun ideas (love the doll suitcase). So glad you could be part of the fun! Happy Birthday to your sweet grand.

  2. hello Debbie! Great party and great post.

  3. That doll suitcase is such a great idea and so well done! What a fun party!

  4. Looks like a wonderful birthday... Glad you could be there with her on her special day.


  5. this is a party i would have enjoyed and all that food.. yum. super idea with the old suitcase. i kept my paperdolls in an old suitcase when I was her age, but it was not decorated. just old.

  6. it's just so important to be a part of this!! looks like so much fun!!

  7. What a sweet, sweet picture of the birthday girl and her grandma.


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