Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Happy Birthday, Brianna!

Sorry for the lack of blogging. Our home computer took a dump! Not sure when it will be back up and running. For now, we're relying on the 1 laptop which always seems to be in the hands of one of the kids.

I've taken up a new hobby it seems. I used to HATE running, but lately I'm not sure what's gotten into me, cuz I'm loving it now. I'm up to 8.5 miles. It's a much healthier habit and stress reliever than wine! LOL.

The younger kids are off track right now. They are driving me bananas!!!!!! But let's get down to what I really wanted to blog about:

It's official, I'm OLD!!! I am now the parent of a teenager!!!!

Brianna turned THIRTEEN!!!! Three days ago. It was a hard day for me. I'm still having a hard time comprehending that she is a teen and no longer a tween. I can't understand it because I swear I just gave birth to her a few months ago.

She celebrated this year by having a small group of friends over along with her cousin Jake who turned 13 the day before her. Daddy and her 2 uncles took the group of them to Scandia (a local miniature golf/amusement ride park). He handed her $100 and let the group run wild throughout the park.

She had a VERY good night from what I heard. I woke up at 3 am to the sound of their laughter and high pitched voices coming from the other room. They were still awake with no plans to sleep anytime soon.

I'm so proud of my eldest child. She is everything I could ask for and more! Thank you Jesus for blessing me with my beautiful Brianna.

In other news, the day after Bri's birthday, my friend's son was born! She is the one who's nursery I decorated. I got to meet him in person at the hospital. It made me miss my babies being babies. He is gorgeous. She named him Eli Benjamin; such a strong and noble name but then again I'm partial to the name :)   He weighed in at 6 lbs and 14oz. He was 19" long.

I can't even express in words how happy I am for this new little family. They've gone through a lot to get where they are today. Welcome to the world, baby Eli.


  1. Happy 13th Birthday Brianna!!!! You are a beautiful young lady and Mom says a great kid!!!! Wow a teenager already enjoy yourself! Welcome baby Eli! He is precious! Hugs & kisses to you all! Love, Aunt Lynn XOXO

  2. The pic of Nick holding Eli made me all teary eyed! //Elaine