Sunday, June 3, 2012

Happy Birthday, AnnaMarie and Rebecca

 Dear Friends,

On Thursday we celebrated the birthdays of our oldest and youngest, who get to share a birthday for all their lives. Now everyone wishes they had a birthday twin! :)

Rebecca turned two, and is here happily reading her birthday book, upside down.

AnnaMarie, however, prefers to read things right-side-up, being a mature 15-year old.

 Senora the kitten is now seven weeks old, and is exploring the jungle of houseplants on the front stoop.

We collected these lovely wildflowers in the woods by our home, and made a glycerin/vodka mixture out of the elder flowers. We've bought ourselves a book on Missouri's wildflowers, and have been learning all sorts of new things (of course, there are a few that the field guide doesn't have, so we're saving up for "Flora of Missouri," which is in two volumes and has EVERYTHING!).

 Sweet little mystery flower~

 And another pretty unknown blossom~

 Evangeline and Rebecca were more excited about the pine straw under the trees, than silly old flowers~

And Frankie, of course, being a boy, thinks that bugs are the best of all (we had a good laugh over the glass distortion here)!

We hope you have had a blessed weekend, and feel rested and ready to begin a new week full of blessings.




  1. Happy birthday to your girls, Marqueta! I remember when Rebecca was born! Time sure flies....

  2. Happy Birthday to AnnMarie and Rebecca! May their days be filled with all kinds of wonderful stories!

    I'm so glad you like the card. :)

  3. Happy, Happy birthday to two special girlies. I hope you had a splendid day. The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit are some of my all time favourite books ever! Dev x

  4. Oh the happiest of birthdays to your darling daughters my friend!

    May Our Lord continue to bless them as they grow strong and confident in Our Lord!

    Blessings to you and yours,


  5. Happy happy birthday to two beautiful young women! I have missed visiting with you so much! Forgive me, please??

    I have enjoyed catching up this afternoon! What a peaceful life you have, m'dear! How I would have loved a tree bath! LOL

    Sending lots of good thoughts your way!

  6. Happy Birthday AnnMarie & Rebecca ~Hope you had a wonderful day!! Love Heather & Anna

  7. Happy Birthday to your sweet girls and blessings to the family.

  8. Birthday blessings to two sweet girls! Hope your days are always filled with wonderment.

  9. Happy Sweet birthday to the oldest and the youngest!
    With Love, Deanna

  10. Happy birthday AnnaMarie and Rebecca. I prayed it was a lovely day full of love and yummy things. How wonderful you both share the same day for your birthdays!! Clarice

  11. Happy Belated Birthday to two of the prettiest young ladies I know!

  12. Happy belated birthday to your sweet and gorgeous girls!!
    I love your little guy's face in the jar, lol!
    bless you, Marqueta.
    Trish xx

  13. The best birthday gifts are indeed BOOKS, the gift that keeps on giving. Enjoy your reading girls!

  14. I hope your beautiful girls AnnaMarie and Rebecca had a wonderful birthday!
    Rebecca was my Great~Grandmothers name ~ always a favorite of mine!


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