Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Birthdays with a Side of Hodgepodge

It's Tuesday, so you know what that means, right?

It's my baby girl's birthday!

Oh, and I have to post the Hodgepodge questions too, but more importantly...

It's my baby girl's birthday!

She told me last week that her students are very excited about her big day, so I'm hoping lots of lovely minutes fill the hours today. I sent a big box full of goodies, which she got last week, and I have to smile because she didn't open a single present. Four whole complete entire days have passed, and still they are unopened. Being the disciplined person she is, she placed them neatly in front of her coffee table to be opened today, her official birthday.

My sister lives near my daughter2, and has a special dinner planned. Thank heaven for sisters who cook and plan and love on daughters living far from home on their birthday.

This girl makes the world a brighter place, and I am so lucky to be her momma.  
Happy Birthday Daughter2...I love you to the moon and back!

Be sure to grab this week's Hodgepodge questions before you go...

1. What's the best thing about growing older?

2. When did you first feel like a grown up?

3. Chocolate cake with white icing or white cake with chocolate icing?

4. What's the nicest thing a stranger has ever done for you?

5.  What's something you learned from your grandparents?

6. Wednesday marks a sad day in the history of planet earth-9/11...what's something you do (or can do) to bring peace to your little corner of the world?

7.  Share a favorite quote, scripture, or song containing the word peace.  

8.  Insert your own random thought here.


  1. Happy Birthday Daughter2!!
    Today was my mother's birthday too, it's a very good day!

  2. Happy birthday, Daughter2!! I love the photos of your little girl. Please share with us how her day with her students went. I'm sure it was wonderful for her.

    Some tough ones for Hodgepodge. Hmmmmm. Thinking already. Thanks!!

  3. I know first hand how hard it can be to have your girl celebrate her day far away from you...so hugs to you, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to that pretty, blessed girl of yours...love that yous sister lives near!

  4. I know this it is nice to have a daughter and a sister. Congrats. See you tomorrow. sandie

  5. Happy Birthday to your daughter. She's a beautiful young lady.
    I know how hard it is to have your daughter far away on her birthday. My twin girls were born on my birthday, so we've always gotten together on that day. Last year was hard. They couldn't be here.
    This week's hodgepodge questions are good ones. :)

  6. happy birthday to your lovely daughter!!!--- hope you don't mind that i sometimes answer your questions here--i know i am probably not doing it right---but i might just answer a few today----1. i haven't really found it yet--maybe grandchildren 2. not sure on that one either 3.white cake with chocolate icing 4.hmmm hard one--maybe a person at the fair one time comes running over to my daughter ashley and gives her a big teddy bear 5.to give 6.think about others--pray for the, call them maybe send more cards 7."peace i leave with you, not the peace of the world"--i am sorry i may not have quoted this bible verse correctly 8.what's cooking for dinner :) hope you are having a good day joyce!

  7. Happy Birthday to Daughter2! Joyce, she has to be a delight because she absolutely glows in all of her pictures. You are a blessed Momma as are your two beautiful daughters.
    Now, to answer those questions for the week.

  8. Happy birthday to your girl2!!!!
    It is so hard when they are grown up and away.

    ONe of the best parts of growing older is recognizing patterns in life and anticipating them

  9. Happy Birthday to Daughter2, hope she has a fabulous day!
    See you tomorrow.....

  10. Lots of memories in this photos. Happy birthday to your sweet girl.

  11. A very happy birthday to daughter2! :)

  12. Happy, happy birthday to your sweet daughter!