Thursday, March 19, 2009

Show and Tell Friday- A Special Gift and Treasure

Show and Tell Kelli @ There's No Place Like Home is hosting Show and Tell Friday. Don't miss seeing Kelli's garden decorations and all of the other treasures of the ladies participating this week!




This has certainly been a memorable day in our family's lives. Thursday was our daughter, Amanda's eighteenth birthday. That is a milestone most worthy of celebration. Her five older brothers have expressed to me their disbelief that she can possibly be this old. That is probably because they remember when she was born:)


Amanda blesses our lives with her love of music,


...her love for her family

her sense of humor...

and her smiles...






Amanda received a sweet gift today on her birthday- the sweetest of all... And our entire family gets to share the joy too!... Amanda's little niece was born today on her birthday!

May I introduce you to our new little granddaughter~ Sophia Genevieve Grace...
Here she is with her loving mommy Lisa...

and her proud daddy Ben:)
...saying hello for the first time.


Sophia is our special gift today and our treasure more precious than gold. Can you feel me smiling from there?:)) I'm feeling a trip to Pittsburgh coming sometime real soon:)
My heart is full...

Happy Birthday Amanda and Sophia!

~~Psalm 127:3 "Behold, children are a gift of the Lord..."~~

33 comments:

Hootin' Anni said...

What a beautiful....BEAUTIFUL daughter, and wow....what a treasured gift. Fabulous photos.

My show n tell is all about afghans this week. Do stop by if you get a chance. Happy Friday.

Zaroga said...

What a wonderful daughter you have. Happy Birthday Amanda! How wonderful for Sophia to come along and share Amanda's birthday. Happy Birthday Sophia!

Spruce Creek Farm said...

One of thee best Show & Tell's congratulation's!

Elena said...

How wonderful is that! What a special gift. Your little granddaughter is so cute! What a lovely family you have. Blessings, Elena

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Again, congratulations on the new grandbaby!! And how sweet is that she shares her birthday with another sweet young girl!!! Great pictures!

Smilingsal said...

A beautiful daughter AND a new granddaughter born on the same day. How special! Here's my post:

http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/2009/03/show-and-tell-friday-chocolate-bunny.html

Carla said...

this IS what 'my cup runneth over' means!! Happy Birthday to your girls, and congratulations mom and grandmom:)

BECKY said...

Oh Linda, I truly share your joy!! I am absolutely completely enamoured with the precious gift of a new little life!! Definitely one of God's most amazing miracles for us to behold!!

She is precious, and so are you grammy!! She is a very blessed little one to have such a lovely woman for her grandmother!!

Hope you have a wonderful time when you go to Pittsburgh!! Give Sophia a smooch from her online auntie!! ;o)

Thank you so much for your sweet, sweet, bloggy friendship, Linda. Wish we were neighbors!!

Joy and hugs,
Becky

A Hint of Home said...

Happy Birthday Amanda! Congrats, on the new baby. How special.

Jackie said...

Happy Birthday from Alaska, Amanda & Sophia. You are both beautiful girls! Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Jax

Bellamere Cottage said...

Ahhhhhhhhhh..how very wonderful. A new baby and your sweet "baby".........many blessings to all!

Kind regards,
Spencer

Mommy said...

Hi There! Thanks for stopping by my blog on WW.

What a sweet daughter you have, and a new grandaughter! She is beautiful! ♥

Congratulations!

Susan B said...

Happy birthday to your daughter! She's beautiful! And congratulations on the birth of your granddaughter...how exciting for your family! Love the name Sophia.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a special time for all of you! Beautiful baby, beautiful daughter!

God bless,

Katherine

Lisa Ann said...

Your daughter is lovely and what an awesome birthday present!

Elizabeth-Plain and Simple said...

How special. Happy Birthday to both girls and congratulations on you new granddaughter, Sophia. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Blessings,
Elizabeth

Gattina said...

Wow a little niece as birthday gift for such an important birthday like the 18th ! wonderful !!

Mary Anne said...

Congratulations and Happy Birthday to Amanda and Sophia! They are both beautiful girls. What a blessing for your daughter to have a niece born on her birthday;-)

Thanks so much for stopping by Marigold Manor and commenting on my mini stove.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Blessings,

Mary Anne

kari and kijsa said...

Love this! We just wanted to say Thank you!
blessings,
kari & kijsa

Federico Zarco said...

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Pam said...

What a precious birthday gift. Your daughter is beautiful and the new grandchild is also.

50s Housewife said...

Awww! How precious! Congratulations to you and happy 18th to Amanda! :)

Nanna said...

congradulations on the new grandaughter, & happy 18th to Amanda, thanks for visiting me today
Helen

Beth in NC said...

OH my goodness, what a precious little gift!!! And Happy Birthday to your daughter!

I appreciate you stopping by my blog. I hope you'll visit often!

Much love,
Beth

Charlotte said...

What a wonderful tribute to your children. You have a beautiful talented daughter.

Thank you for the comments you made about my Thomas Kinkade post. On my other blog today I used one of his books for what I wrote for Spiritual Sundays. It's about balance. If you are interested in reading it, here is the url.
http://athomeinscottsdale.blogspot.com/
Charlotte

Leann said...

Happy Birthday to both beautiful girls! What a great birthday present - a niece to share your birthday with.

When you stopped by yesterday, you asked about my "French Oven" versus calling it a "Dutch Oven". I'm not sure why, I thought they were all dutch, but the box said "French." Maybe it's because of the manufacturer? Le Crueset?? Who knows, but thanks for visiting. Come back again...

Alice said...

well, happy birthday to your daughter and congratulations to the family! great photos :O)

There is always room for you in The Shadow of the Cross. Feel free to visit anytime.

Lisa said...

What a precious gift from above! Happy Birthday to both sweet girls. We went to visit a friend who had a baby boy yesterday. Children are a blessing from the Lord.

LDH said...

I am smiling right there with you! Lovely daughter Amanda and precious Sophia!

nancy said...

Wowee, what a great birthday for a beautiful daughter. You are blessed.

Karen said...

Congratulations! And happy birthday to your lovely daughter!

ivoryspring said...

You are truly blessed!!! Have a great week!

Judanna said...

What a wonderful family you have been blessed with. Thank you for stopping by my blog