Thursday, August 16, 2012

a grownup

It's my girl's birthday today.  She's all of 22 years old.  A grownup for sure.  She has moved on in her life.  She has walked out of FitzRandolph Gate on her graduation day.


Along with good friends.


She has a guy in her life too.


She's begun her life in the real world -- a job, a car, an apartment.


But she still had to make sure to bring a certain someone along to her new digs.


She is loving her new life.  She's even started cooking gourmet dinners.


She's become a lovely young woman, and we are so proud.


Happy birthday, bunny.  I love you.



47 comments:

Lizzie said...

Happy birthday to your girl from me too, just happens way too quickly doesn't it?
Lizzie
xxx

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Chris said...

Lovely!
Happy Birthday to your Dear Daughter!

Kaisievic said...

Great post - congratulations to your daughter on her graduation and her birthday. She is indeed a gorgeous girl.

cucki said...

Super cute post..
Happy birthday to your daughter from south Africa xxx

Vickie said...

Ahhh! I am emotional this morning Margaret. I am on the verge of crying. As you know, the things happening with your children are just steps away from where we will be soon. My goodness, I wish we could slow it down. Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter. :)

Annie said...

Birthday wishes to your daughter! That's a lovely post and shows how much love you have for her.

Katrina said...

Happy, happy birthday to your daughter :-).

Mugwump Woolies said...

Happy Birthday to DD! What a lovely young lady! I have a tiny pair of pink S&L ballet flats just like those tucked away in my closet for safe keeping!
Robyn

Cathy Lloyd said...

What a lovely, lovely post about your sweet and smart daughter! You must be so proud of her and love her so very much! Isn't it so fun to watch your children through every phase of their lives? You are going to love being an empty nester Margaret! It's time for you and the father type to have some alone time together; it's absolutely the BEST! Hugs to you and your fam!

Vera said...

What a beautiful post Margaret! Happy Birthday to your daughter. I know you are so proud of her. And...I agree with what Cathy said...Empty Nest Syndrome can be wonderful -- enjoy!!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Happy, Happy Birthday girl child. Enjoy your very Special Day.

Cari said...

What a lovely post Margaret. Your daughter is beautiful. Who could ask for more? Hugs to a great Mom.

Karoline said...

Happy Birthday to your DD

Kristen said...

Wonderful post, Margaret!

Happy Birthday to the Girl Child! :)

Glenna said...

Happy birthday to your lovely, talented daughter. What a pretty girl--so exciting to be starting her new adult life.

Joy said...

She's beautiful!! My heart skipped a beat seeing her entering a new life...she must fill your heart with love and pride.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Happy Birthday, Girl Child! Your mom loves you beyond words and is so very proud of you! You are one lovely lady.

Vicki said...

What a beautiful young woman! Congrats to you, mom, on raising such an awesome daughter. Happy Birthday to your daughter!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Awww, what a sweet post, Margaret! Happy birthday to your beautiful daughter!

Anna van Schurman said...

I got all weepy when I saw those little ballet slippers! Happy birthday, girl!

Theresa said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter - she'll always be your little girl no matter her age.
Enjoy the memories!!

Dawn said...

Congratulations! So many milestones.
Hugs to you too - The Mom who nurtured it all ;-)

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

What a precious post and made a lump in my throat.

Solstitches said...

Happy birthday to your DD.
She is a beautiful young lady.
Love that you still have her little ballet slippers :)
Margaret

Deborah said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter. A lovely post.

Krista said...

A big happy birthday to your daughter. What lovely photos, love the graduation pics!

Catherine said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter. She is a beautiful young woman and your love for her shines in your post. Oh, and thanks.....I was okay until you showed the pic of the tiny shoes and little toys....need to go get a tissue now!

Melanie said...

Happy Birthday to her!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tracey said...

Happy birthday to your sweet girl! :) What a lovely post and a lovely lady. Best wishes to her!

Mary said...

What a lovely tribute to your darling daughter. Do hope she had a great birthday.
Mary

Erica said...

Oh to be 22 again!
What I wouldn't give! No aching knees or back LOL! Of course I was married at 22. I have often wondered what it would have been life to be 'out there' a little lomger.

Annette-California said...

Wishing your smart and lovely daughter a most Happy Birthday.
love Annette

valerie said...

Happy Birthday to the Girl Child! I hope she has a fantastic time! :)

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Oh Margaret, the ballet slippers got to me!!! How wonderful for you! Best wishes to your beautiful daughter!
Linda

Penny said...

Wishing your daughter a very happy birthday! I was a little weepy from the start of your post, but that teddy bear really got to me. :)

Sherry said...

Happy birthday to your DD. She is a beautiful young woman and I know you are proud.

Carol said...

I hope your daughter had a beautiful birthday, Margaret--you must be very proud of her :)

Mary Ann said...

I hope your daughter had a wonderful birthday!!

Anne said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful girl! Is that salmon with blackberries??!?!?! Omy goodness! I need to go pick some blackberries and get some salmon! She really is a little gourmet cook!

Jackie said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter!

Those little ballet slippers just tug at your heart, don't they? So cute!

Tanya said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter!

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter! You must be so proud of her!

Jane in Wisconsin said...

Beautiful!!! What a very special daughter you have.

Siobhán said...

Awww, what a sweet birthday post! Happy birthday to the girl child--or is that, girl woman?? ;) Or maybe woman child? Hmmm.

Sherry :o) said...

OH Margaret, tears to my eyes when I saw her little sweetie moved with her. As you may remember, my boy turned 19 this week too...and his little mouse is still on the bookshelf in his room and it moves sometimes so I know he acknowleges her existance. Boy, we couldn't go anywhere for several years with out her! Time moves so quick...hope you get some of her yummy dinner soon! And we've already emailed about not actually "seeing" our kiddos on their birthday - not sure if I like that much!

Susan said...

Margaret, the pictures of your daughter are sooo sweet! What a nice trip down memory lane, and I can tell how proud you are of her.

Thursday was my 37th anniversary so a special day in our house as well.