A Birthday to Remember

We celebrated Gigi’s birthday a few weeks ago, and it was super special to have everyone join. Even though it was mid-week, the brothers and their families made the extra effort to come up. Our aunt and her husband (so Gigi’s daughter and my mom’s sister) also were here, which made it special for Gigi!

We enjoyed lots of good fellowship, and then we all sat around in a semi-circle while Gigi opened her gifts and cards. Afterward, my parents served brownies and ice-cream.

We are grateful for a grandma (mom/great-grandma too!) who surrendered to Jesus in her adult years (after raising my mom) and has served Him faithfully. She loves all her family and invests in them still at her age!

Chelsy made quite a box of goodies for Gig!

“Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD
thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him” (Deuteronomy 8:6).

18 thoughts on “A Birthday to Remember”

  1. Looks like you all had a wonderful time, especially the “birthday girl”.

    Thank you for sharing!!

    I was wondering if you could share the ways Gigi is investing in your family still? As a child my grandparents didn’t invest my life so I have no examples. I want to invest in my grandchildren’s lives but I lack the know-how. So if I could know some of the ways she is investing in her grand children and great grand children that would give me some ideas.

    Thank you!!

    1. We think telling about what Gigi does would be a great topic for another blog post. I’ll get it started, and then ask Sarah if she can get some photos to go with it.

  2. Happy Birthday to GiGi! What a nice time to be together to celebrate!
    Anna Marie- Your hair is looking so beautiful! No doubt the curls are a bit different than what you had before chemo but they are amazing and hopefully easy to scrunch and go for you these busy summer days!

  3. Birthday greetings to Gigi! Gigi just looks wonderfully healthy and happy! What a beautiful crew to love and celebrate another year of her life.

  4. Happy Birthday to sweet Gigi! What a wonderful celebration y’all gave her! It is so great to see her looking so happy and healthy. I know her influence on the family has helped mold them into the people they are now!

    I agree with an above poster that Anna Marie’s hair looks beautiful! Love the curls, and it looks so sporty and cute!

    1. We are blessed to have Gigi, and she does love having her family around her. Having my sister and her husband here made it even more special! We are all enjoying seeing Anna Marie with her short curls. We have only known her with really long hair.

    1. Yes, we do too. We were just talking with her last night and asked if she was going to grow it long again. Yes, she said. So we were discussing how we would enjoy watching it at the various stages as it grew out.

  5. How about a post to share your brownie recipe? The brownies look yummy! I have tried several different brownie recipes over the years, but always looking for that “perfect” brownie recipe. 🙂

    1. Would you believe we use mixes for the brownies – whatever is on sale? We use two boxes and put them into a 9 by 13 and and 8 by 8 pan so that they are a little thicker. No matter which brand we get, they turn out delicious. The other thing we do is start checking them for doneness before the box says to. We like our brownies soft.

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