Thursday, September 25, 2008

September 2008

September is traditionally very full month for our family with three birthdays, the start of school and our co-op, magazine deadlines, and a whole lot of activity! This September has been no exception. Here are a few moments captured:

Our co-op has spent the first four weeks learning a bunch of things from the music of Bach to the art of Botticelli to beginning sketching with lines, shapes, and outside forms. The picture above is some of our blue dawn vine. Here are some of our younger members trying to sketch a watermelon. Aren't they just the cutest?

Here is another of our two watermelons God blessed us with! Planted and nurtured by our very own Abigail.

We hit three birthdays along the way. The first was our Elizabeth. She is now officially 8.

This was a highly sought-after present that arrived from Hearthsong just in time. Here is the truly delighted (and focused) child baking her own filled cupcakes.

They were stuffed chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting - all from scratch. They were absolutely delicious!

Mama and her birthday girl.

Then we had a very special birthday - a once-in-a-lifetime kind of birthday - my grandmother's 90th birthday. This is Elizabeth Kirk Immekeppel on her 90th. She is, and always has been, some kind of woman!

It was not a surprise, but she didn't know who all the guests were. It was so much fun to see her face when she saw a long-ago friend.

Here she is with her three daughters. My mother is on the left, my Aunt Judy is in the middle, and my Aunt Nancy is on the right. They are so precious to us! I really love this picture.

The last birthday of the month is my lovely daughter, Hannah. She is now 14. 14!! I simply cannot believe it. She is a delight and a joy. God gives such rich and good treasure! Today is her birthday.

Happy birthday, precious girl.


ReviewsbyHeidi said...

Looks like you had a great month of September. Thanks for the run-down and all the great pictures. You've got 4 generations of great-looking ladies!


hugabunchmom said...

I'm so glad September was such a beautiful month for you guys!! Even with all the busy-ness, you certainly were making fantastic memories, thanks so much for sharing them. I can hardly believe October is quickly upon us. Hugs!!

JenIG said...

oh the pictures are beautiful!! I can't believe how big everybody is getting. It makes me sad!

love you,

Jen ~ http://Jeneralities.com

Anonymous said...

A whole passel of wonderful, beautiful moments. Love that first pic of your gramma. AWESOME. :-)




gndksmith said...

Happy Birthday to everyone!

I am glad you survived all the crazyness. Everyone looks so happy, you must have done an amazing job for the parties.

That picture of your grandmother is so precious. I love the expression on her face of joy and love. She is a beautiful woman!


Nicole S.

Edited by gndksmith on Oct. 6, 2008 at 9:56 AM

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Hannah. I am on the well trained mind board and saw your link so I thought I would pay it a visit. Very nice blog.



MrsIncredible said...

It looks like you had a full and blessed September! I just got back to blogging, and I missed coming to your blog, so it was great to catch up! You certainly have some lovely young ladies, happy belated birthday to them!


Jen (jenofavonlea/MrsIncredible on hsb)

JenIG said...

you are a negligent blogger! UPDATE!