Thursday, October 8, 2009

Celebrating Claire

Feels like only a few years ago I was in a hospital in Schwetzingen, Germany, with my new little baby girl.

And now, she's already fifteen. How does that happen??!

She had a sweet birthday celebration today - more low key than other years, but still sweet.

Tyler called at 6:30 this morning to be the first to wish her happy birthday!

Her class at school surprised her with a cake and gift.

My friend Ingrid lavished her with two bags of all her favorite teas and chocolates.

She and her friend, Hayley, got in an afternoon birthday photo shoot.

We took her to Frydek to buy a special gift.

Ate a special dinner that she'd requested.

I made a gluten free German chocolate birthday cake that was yummy!

And now...we're packing to leave for the States in the morning!! Yes, it's a little crazy around here tonight trying to get all the last minute things done.

But in the midst of it all, we're remembering that the Lord brought us a very special girl fifteen years ago! She is our sunshine, our princess, our blossoming young woman.

We love you Claire!!!


  1. Thanks for an awesome birthday! Despite it being so low-key, it was one of my best birthdays I've had! There was just something really special about it! The whole entire day was great! From the moment I woke up (the sunrise), to (except for my Write@home :D ) the moment I went to bed. So, thank you!

  2. I sure hope to see Claire sometime in her 15th year.

    Claire, you are wonderful. I hope you have a great year being 15.

    Uncle Mike