Thursday, October 18, 2007


If you've followed our family blog for very long, you've probably caught on to a tradition we've started on birthday mornings... the pancake cake! So, this morning, October 18th, we got up to celebrate a very special day indeed. It was a little unique because the birthday girl wasn't in our kitchen while we made the pancakes, she wasn't there to hear us sing Happy Birthday or to watch the boys blow out the candles, but she was in our hearts- just like she is every other day of the year! Take a peek into our mini birthday celebration for Andrea!

Griffin's cake had dolphin sprinkles!
Collin's had tropical fish!
Here are the boys singing...

...and wanting to blow out those candles!!!!
Waiting for the ok to start the blowing!

FINALLY........Ready, set, blow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Eden enjoyed the celebration too!! She was watching those pancakes and drooling!! :-)

Here's a thumbs up Andrea, just for you!
Check out that big boy bite!
Rahul being Vanna White, showcasing the awesome decorations the boys made yesterday! Notice they are too busy eating to even pay attention to the camera!
Ok, please don't post these anywhere else, because it was just too early in the morning for makeup and hair dos!!


You know, one of the hardest things about being so far away from precious friends is that you aren't there in person for some of those special moments. Having our own celebration for Andrea gave us the chance to celebrate who she is, to thank God for her (and Adam's) friendship and to teach the boys that no matter where someone is located, we can always keep them close in our hearts!

So, thank you Andrea for being one of the most joyful individuals on this Earth, for your constant display of love for the Father and for setting an example for many others. Thank you for being a true friend, one who loves without condition, who prays faithfully for us and who, despite the distance, remains as close to us as ever! May the Lord greatly bless your day, just as you have blessed our lives!!
We love you!!!!!!!!!



Blogger SouthAsiaRolls said...

WOW!!! You guys are sooooo awesome! This is so nice! We love you guys and we miss you all like crazy!
Thanks for remembering us.

10:19 AM

Blogger SouthAsiaRocks said...

You guys are sooo cool! That was the sweetest thing ever! You made this pregnant girl really cry :) You guys are so awesome! Thanks for making my day so special! You guys are so cool! Thanks for being such awesome friends!! We miss you guys but still feel so close to you! THanks for making me feel special :)

YOU GUYS ROCK!!!!!!!!!!

Oh, and the pics are sooo awesome!

10:19 AM

Blogger E-Rob said...

Andrea sent me the link to this, so I just had to comment - that is really, really sweet of y'all!! I know she feels the same way about your family the way she talks about y'all. :)

P.S. Your children are gorgeous!

9:04 PM

Blogger Heather Henderson said...

How cool that you guys have the same birthday tradition as us. That was such a sweet thing to do. I agree with you. Andrea is the definition of joy...and perseverance. I don't know any other pregnant woman who has had so much joy. You are an awesome friend. Thank you for posting that pic of your self. It gives us other moms who don't do mornings hope.

9:51 PM


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