May and June are full of birthdays and other celebrations. Jeremy’s 8th birthday came first, then Taylor’s 11th, and Katrina’s 13th birthday. I often feel like all I’m doing is making birthday cakes and cupcakes for a month. Fortunately Katrina has taken an interest in cake decorating, so she helped out with that.                                                     Anyone else share this experience:  There’s a party with their friends from school, a celebration with our own family on the actual birthday, and some years (like this one) I had an extended family birthday party. After all, Katrina turned 13 – our first teenager!  To round things up we celebrated Fathers Day with Scott on a beautiful summer Sunday afternoon!

Jeremy's party

Jeremy’s party


Katrina and Taylor's family party

Katrina and Taylor’s family party

The babies had fun

The babies had fun


the spread

the spread

Taylor, birthday boy

Taylor, birthday boy

Father's Day

Father’s Day

Eliza, eight months old

Eliza, eight months old

sisterly love

sisterly love

First Father's Day gift!

First Father’s Day gift!


I am so thankful for this man 🙂   The kids just love their dad and he loves them right back!





About Lora

I am a 40 something wife to my patient and talented husband Scott, Mom to my five children (from toddler to teen) and oldest sister to eight siblings. I am interested in too many things, love to read everything around me, and have developed a strong interest in design and renovation along with my husband. I am conservative, Christian, and by the grace of God, trying to find His way through the ups and downs of my life.
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4 Responses to Celebrations

  1. Love seeing pictures of the kids, Lora! Almost feels like a quick visit 🙂 June is filling up as a birthday month for us too!… “Let them eat cake!” (quoting Marie Antoinette out of context)

  2. Love seeing the pictures too. Can’t wait to see you all Up North soon. 🙂

  3. Marcia says:

    Busy, but happy. Enjoy these times. The two little girls look so cute beside each other. And yes, I know what you mean about birthdays – we have 8/10 in the spring and summer! Ours are pretty low-key with family far away, though. They simply choose their favorite cake and supper.

  4. Pingback: Birthday philosophizing | brightwood cottage

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