Happy 16th Birthday Dear Anna,
I remember that early October morning, looking out the hospital window and watching the sun come up. The day you were born. I went to school and was so excited your arrival had made me a grandmother. Everyone was happy for me at school.
Good luck on your driving test. You will do great I know.
2003 seems just a moment ago and now you’re becoming so grown up. Proud of you and all you accomplish. I wish you every happiness, always.
Love, FF Ruthie
Happy Birthday dear DIL Erika. I’m glad I get to spend it with you this year.
You are a wonderful mother to four of my grandchildren.You remind me I’ve much for which to be grateful.
I love this photo of you.
Here you are in the apple orchard (2008) with Anna and Michael, Jack was home napping and you were carrying Maura, due to arrive the next month.
Happy happy Birthday. ❤️Your MIL
Happy Birthday Mary ❤️
Wishing you a happy birthday today, Laura. Love, Ma
Here’s my son-in-law James creating a Bumblebee Transformer from cardboard, devising a special costume for Charlie this past Halloween. What a transformation! It was impressive. He watched a YouTube video about creating Transformer costumes. Then came up with the plan.
May your birthday today be the beginning of a happy and healthy new year. Lots of love, from your MIL Ruthie
p.s James bought the “Have a Great Day” pen and ink drawing by Addie Cheges and gave it me to several years ago.
Look who is 10 years old! November 17, 2008 doesn’t seem that long ago and suddenly granddaughter Maura Clare is TEN!
I don’t know of anyone who has more energy and enthusiasm for life!
We always have a lot of fun together.
Happy Birthday to you. Love you lots. FF Ruthie
Dear Daughter Laura,
Tonight on your birthday eve, I dusted off the counted cross stitch birth sampler and remembered the gift of your arrival in Germany.
Maura says you’re not just an amazing aunt, but you’re an amazing mother. I agree.
Happy Birthday to you.
Ma (and Maura, who is visiting)
Yes, it’s the moon AND fireworks at the same time. Columbus Ohio with the family last week for the gigantic fireworks display. We had a nice evening together.
it’s the annual effort to improve my fireworks photography.
And I am celebrating another year with my Fourth of July birthday today.
Happy Birthday to me.