My Sweet Wonderful OLIVIA!
19 years ago we received a wonderful surprise.
Olivia decided she could no longer wait till the middle of February to be born.
She wanted to meet her mom and dad a little bit early, six weeks to be exact.
She was six pounds at birth...quite big for being so early
and only had to stay in the hospital an extra three days after I was released.
A very hard three days!
We had nothing ready for her!
I thought I had all the time in the world to purchase
whatever I did not receive at the baby shower...that was scheduled for the weekend she was born!
The past few months have been hard for me
as she graduated high school and is now attending college
down in Florida.
But I'm thankful her Christmas break allowed her to still be
home for her BIRTHDAY.
We celebrated with my family last Monday, with my niece Grace,
who's birthday is in a few days.
My mom had a cake for both the girls
and they had fun each taking a turn blowing out "their" candles.
I'm very proud of the young lady she is becoming.
She's hysterical and has me laughing all the time.
Although, I really wish she would FINALLY inherit some
of my organizing and cleaning genes.
Yes, this is her room before she moved to Florida.
I use to close the door so I wouldn't have to see it when I walked by...
I posted this picture to her Facebook wall the other day...
Today I will prepare her favorite meal,
Pot Roast and Mashed Potatoes.
And we'll have a chocolate cake with chocolate icing and
open gifts when the Colonel comes home later tonight
from his reserve weekend.
Always know how much you are LOVED