Sunday, December 7, 2008

Happy Birthday Nina!!

I cannot believe my baby girl is 22! I can't begin to describe ALL the emotions I go through when I think that. Partly, I am so excited that she is growing up and having a life of her own. The other side of me wants to tell her how to live that life to keep her from pain... boy, whoever said parenting got easier when they grow up is SO mistaken!!

She came home this past weekend and brought her roomies (and the dogs, :) ) We took her to lunch at Cheddars, her FAVORITE place. Even though we were all busting out of our pants, we HAD to have her favorite dessert.
You ask for the croissants you get with salads and ask the waitress to add caramel and whipped cream to them. YUMMY!!

Then we hit the mall and I told her to pick out 2 outfits. 3 1/2 hours later and 1 mom, 2 roomies exhausted, she found almost all she wanted... she still needs to find a top.
So, since I can't see her on her actual birthDAY, here you go Nina:
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday, dear Nina!
Happy Birthday to you!!!
Love you bunches, miss you tons!


  1. You mean parenting gets HARDER!!! I reject your reality and insert my own! I guess I can still live in denial for another 13 years since Mady is only almost 9, right!?!

  2. oh no, and with a's worse!!
    but then, they are also the most loving, so it balances out. somewhat...

  3. Happy Birthday Steph!!! We sure do love you. Hope your day was super special.
    Mrs. Mary