Thursday, March 17, 2011

Elizabeth turned 19!!!!

A few weeks ago on

MARCH 1, 2011Italic

Elizabeth grew another year older 19, that's so hard for me to believe! Our first baby is now 19, really how did it happen so fast? I recall her birth like it was yesterday, yet, now when I call her name I see a beautiful young lady standing before me....not an infant in my arms. The most wonderful part about your children getting older is all the memories you have of them growing, and the bond that you created with them in the process...which is priceless!

We had a great deal of fun putting Elizabeth's party together, I think she was very surprised!

The birthday theme was a tea, and the decorations had her favorite thing on them butterflies in her favorite color purple!

We skipped the cake again with her party and went more with the tea theme. We had lemon cookies, chocolate covered strawberries (thanks to Rebekah), along with Elizabeth's all time favorite cookies Thumbprint cookies. The Thumbprint cookies were purchased from The Village Bake Shop, this small cookie is ordered from all over the world from the Village Bake Shop it's there claim to fame. When Elizabeth was tiny and not even walking, Arthur (also his favorite cookie) would take her to get Thumbprint cookies from Miss Teresa...daughter of the owner, and our friend. This is when Elizabeth's love first began. Since then I'm not sure Elizabeth has gone one birthday without Thumbprint cookies!

The tree was decorated in purple ribbon, a tea cup hand towel served as the topper, and tea pot ornaments...which I found online!

We served 2 kinds of tea Raspberry and Peach Mango.....

Sweet treats......

Dinner by candle light and fresh flowers....

The birthday menu....
*Fresh veggies and dip

*Mixed Nuts
* A variety of Crackers with 3 types of cheese
-Pepper Jack
-Sharp Cheddar
*Chicken Salad sandwiches on croissants
*Pimento Cheese sandwiches
*And P.B.J for the younger tea guest :)

I also made banana pudding, not an item for a tea but Elizabeth had ask for it for several weeks.

The boys loved eating by candle light and drinking out of our China tea cups, that was the greatest! I believe Wesley held his tea cup during most of our dinner.

After dinner it was present time....

Each of our children give the birthday sibling a gift:) Rebekah gave Elizabeth 4 tea spoons that have a cupcake on top...these she placed in her hope chest. She also gave her some raspberry flavored honey jam, Elizabeth loves honey!

Time for candles and a birthday wish!!!!

We don't have a wish for Elizabeth but a hope and a prayer. We pray that she continue to grow in the Lord and His word. That He will have His hand upon her and continue to mold her into the woman He wants her to be....and we believe He is doing just that! We look forward to seeing all the wonderful things He has planned for her in the coming year.


Josh and Rebecca Pauls said...

Happy very belated birthday Lizzy!! We hope that you had a most wonderful day and we pray God's blessing on you in the coming year.
Love you!
Josh Becca and Andy

Cinnamon said...

Happy Birthday Elizabeth! I was pregnant with our first child when I was 19yrs old and had been married for a year and a half :-0

You shine in all these pictures much like your sweet Mama.

I love peach mango tea and lemon cookies. Love all the sweet treats and special memories~


Living In His Blessings said...

Your family does such a beautiful job decorating for birthdays. May that special person have a bleesed year and enjoy the love that a family has for each other. One of the greatest gifts that we can share as a family is love. God bless you Elizabeth!

Sunny said...

Happy Birthday Elisabeth. What a beautiful party and an even more beautiful girl.

Jenny's writings said...

Wow... that looks like it was a FUN party!
I know I already said this a few times... but I'll say it again, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR FRIEND!!!
I LOVE you and hope that you have an AMAZING year!

Deb said...

Happy Birthday, Elizabeth!! It certainly looks like another gorgeously decorated birthday event! I love it!

Mountain Mama said...

Happy Birthday Elizabeth!! WOW --19!!!

I love seeing your birthday themes. So creative, beautiful and fun.

Seeing those chocolate covered strawberries made my mouth water. (I have not had choc since Cooper was born - for nursing reasons) Oh to just have one bite. YUM! Are the thumbprint cookies the green and purple ones?


mommyx12 said...

Happy late birthday to your lovely daughter. Looks like a wonderful day for her.


The Adventures of a Simple Life said...

Great theme, yummy food, and the best of times as a family!!!
Laura, you do a great job at creating memories for your children. I can almost be sure you and Arthur have won their hearts!!!

BTW, does Elisabeth look like you when you were her age?

Lynda said...

What a beautiful, girly-girl fun party for a beautiful woman of Christ! Once again, we had a GREAT time celebrating with your family

Theresa said...

I don't know why I am so choked up by this post. I guess because your baby is now 19. I wish I could meet her, and all of the Munck's.

Tell me about your banana pudding!

Happy Birthday, Sweet Young Lady!

Laura said...

Happy belated Birthday to Elizabeth! You are a beautiful young lady and an inspiration to our family!

Sammy and Missy Parris said...

What a beautiful party for her. She always looks so precious in your pictures. A fine example to the family. I love the theme so lady-like. Have a fun time this weekend.