Tuesday, May 22, 2012

1, 2, 3................20!!!

March 1, Elizabeth turned 20!!!!

Elizabeth ask for a low key birthday at home, an adult birthday. We respected her wishes for an adult birthday, with no real theme...even though it was hard. We didn't hang balloons or streamers, yet, we could resist making things pretty with a few of Elizabeth's favorite things :)


The birthday tree...was decorated in flowers with a butterfly as the topper. From the time Elizabeth was very young she enjoyed the beauty of butterflies. She would often tell people her favorite animal was a butterfly. We would correct her that a butterfly wasn't an animal, it was so cute! Butterflies remain her favorite animal ;)


The table was simple daisy napkins, yellow utensils, and purple cups and plates. I know that someone cannot from birth have a favorite color, but if they could Elizabeth's would have been purple. When she began to talk and recognize colors she would always choose purple. Over the years she has branched out in the world of colors, but purple continues to be #1.


Dessert...
we had 3 types of cheesecake, purchased from an organic bakery made with natural sugars.



*Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake
*Plain Cheesecake with Strawberries
*Chocolate Cheesecake



Dinner Menu:

*Salmon
*Lima Beans
*Squash Casserole
*Baked Sweet Potatoes
*Strawberry/Grape Salad
*Cheese Bread






Elizabeth and her "Mini Me"...truly Ruth Ella is completely like Elizabeth. Arthur and I often remark that Elizabeth could never had a child of her own that is any more like her than Ruth Ella. They share a precious bond.


Time to make a wish...who needs a wish when your a follower of Jesus Christ?!? For we have ALL been given the ultimate gift, Jesus!



Happy Birthday Elizabeth!!!!

How easy it was to celebrate you! You were our first born blessing, and you continue to bless us to this day. You are a wonderful example to your siblings, a helper to your father, and my right hand. It has been a joy to watch you grow in body and spirit. You have such a zeal for Christ, His word, your family, and serving others. Your love for the Lord is evident with no words spoken. We pray for you daily, and look forward to seeing where the Lord takes you in the years ahead.

We You~
Mama & Daddy


Serve the lord with gladness; Come before His presence with singing.
Psalm 100:2

10 comments:

Cinnamon said...

Happy Birthday to sweet "E" :-)

What a beautiful young lady you are and you shine just like your Mama.

~Cinnamon

Anonymous said...

What a lovely party for such a lovely young lady. Hope her 20th year is full of many blessings.

Victoria

Emily Fay said...

Happy Birthday Elizabeth! It looks like it was a beautiful day! The tree looks gorgeous!

Jody said...

Glad you had a blessed birthday Elizabeth! I am another one whose fav color from birth has ALWAYS been purple! I totally understand! Have a wonderful day Laura!
Always Experiencing Him,
Jody

mommyx12 said...

How beautiful. From the tree, to the decorations, and especially the birthday girl.

Hannah said...

Happy Birthday, Elizabeth; may the Lord bless you richly this year!

Theresa said...

Happy Birthday. I love the picture of Elizabeth and little Ruth Ella.

Amy said...

Happy birthday (late) Elizabeth!!! Laura, she is a beautiful young lady. Ya'll did a great job during a lovely adult party:) I love cheesecake and make some pretty delicious ones if I do say so myself;)

Hope all are doing well:)

Amanda said...

Looks like a precious time with family. It amazes me how quickly your children are growing!

Sammy and Missy Parris said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday, Elizabeth! Those cheesecakes look wonderful Laura, did you make them?