Sunday, March 9, 2008

Birthday Cake and Blog Candy!

Happy Birthday to my Baby! She is 15 years old today!

We will celebrate and open gifts after church. I am excited that her grandparents will get to celebrate with her -- that hasn't happened since she was like 2! They live in our town now, so we see them often!
My daughter is a great photographer -- very artsy -- so we got her Photoshop Elements 6 for one of her gifts. I hope she will have fun with it. So in her honor, instead of posting a card I made (you can see her birthday card if you scroll down a few days), I am going to post some of her photographs, including a few of herself that she has taken.

Today is also the birthday of Solomon, the little boy from Ghana that we sponsor through World Vision. If you are interested in changing the life of a child, please click here and read how you can help!

And now for the Blog Candy! In honor of my daughter's and Solomon's birthdays, and to pay it forward for the blog candy I have won this week, I am giving away several goodies, including an unmounted retired fun Stampin' Up! stamp set! To be eligible to win, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post by Monday, March 10 at 9 PM CST, telling me what your favorite birthday gift has been! I will choose a random winner Tuesday morning. Thanks for stopping by!

31 comments:

  1. Judy... not only a beautiful daughter, but such a talented photographer!! She will go so far... Happy Birthday to her!!

    My favorite Birthday present? Well since my birthday is on Christmas, the best will have to be born on the same day as our Lord, but really, in todays world and war, and with my dh being in the military, every birthday he is home to spend it with me and the boys is truly the best present.

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  2. My favorite bday present...hmmmmmmm...

    One year, my brother who was a lot younger than me...made over this industrial mirrow that he found. Split some old garden hose for the edges...covered that with black felt. Then in read gingham, cut out "I love" and then an arrow that points into the mirror.

    I have it on the shelf up above the washer/dryer. I love looking at it and remember that I am loved! By my own baby brother!

    Happy bday to your DD. Have a fun celebration. I love the music. Now I won't know which set of songs to listen to...yours or mine! haha

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  3. Happy birthday to your DD - her photos are wonderful and she is very pretty! My favorite birthday present was going to Disneyworld one year - I love that place!

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  4. I love these photos! And what a beautiful daughter. I hope her birthday is very special.

    I think one of my special birthday gifts is when I was in high school when I received a camera, a Pentax K1000.

    Happy Birthday Judy's daughter and Solomon!

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  5. the only birthday I ever remember celebrating was my 18th. I took my pillow, my baseball cards and my sewing machine and walked out and got my own place. Freedom! Havent paid any attention to my birthday since.

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  6. HAppy B-day to your beautiful DD! Thanks for the chance to win such awesome blog candy!

    To tell the truth, nothing really jumps out at me. My Birthday is right after Christmas and New Year's so I'm usually just ready to spend a nice evening with just my DH. We go out to a nice romantic restaurant for dinner. Sometimes a movie instead, and I make sure its some kind of chick flick or period type movie that DH normally wouldn't want to go see but has to cuz its my B-day.

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  7. My favorite birthday gift was a ski boat back in 1991.

    Happy Birthday to your daughter!

    http://stampinwithanita.com/

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  8. Happy Birthday to your daughter. My most impressive gift (I was 10 at the time) was a tommy gun that was actually a water gun! So much fun.

    Swedie

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  9. Your daughter is very talented! Thanks for the chance to win the blog candy. My favorite birthday present is a special cake that my mom makes for me every year. I have a major sweet tooth!

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  10. Happy birthday to both your daughter and Solomon! 15...scary!

    My fav gift has to be the ones my DH worked so hard to get the year we were first married...he spent a whole week (since he had the week off and I didn't) buying me little things in the hopes I would be happy with them!

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  11. My favorite birthday gift came on my 40th birthday. My twin brother moved home after living out of state for several years. The day of our birthday my husband and sons took me out to dinner and in walked my brother and asked if he could sit down. I was so surprised! It was a wonderful birthday for both of us.
    I hope your daughter's birthday turned out to be as special as mine was.

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  12. Wow. What an amazingly talented photographer you daughter is. Those are stunning pictures.

    Hmm, my favourite present? Every year for our birthdays my family and I have gone out for dinner, opened presents, ate cake and celebrated together despite not living together. This year however, I no longer lived in the same city so I didn't think this would happen. However, my family all came down and surprised me and we ended up following the same tradition. Sounds corny, but it was such a treat since I've been homesick!

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  13. She is beautiful and quite talented as a photographer. You bought her the perfect Birthday present!

    My favorite present as dumb as it sounds was a much needed new mattress that the family chipped in and bought me last year for my 50th (Ouch).

    First time to your blog your quite talented yourself!
    Nettie

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  14. Oh those pictures are fantastic your DD is going ot love Photoshop what a perfect gift for her...

    I dont know that I ermember a favorite gift as much as I remember the thought I could see people put into the gift they chose for me, which always say mountains about how they feel for you and I love that.. I do have a favorite BDay story..My Sister always aware fo Birthdays called me on my 30th birthday to find out how depressed I was...I had given birth to my 5th DD 2 days before...I told her I wasnt depressed that I was so glad to not be pregnant I could care less if I was thirty, she disappointed said I'll call you again when you turn 50...LOL I guess I have just a few more years until that...She by the way turned 50 this yr...

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  15. Wow, I'm impressed. She's beautiful and has quite the eye for art. Amazing. Happy Birthday!! My favorite gift? Hmmm...Has to be the little coupon books the kids make. I get a coupon for "brushing your hair"! LOVE that!

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  16. Happy Birthday to both of them. Your daughter is so talented! She really does impressive work.
    Claudia
    scfranson@charter.net

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  17. Wonderful pics! She's beautiful! I never win blog candy, so thought I'd stop and comment anyway!!!

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  18. Whohoo more blog candy.. Well my favorite birthday gift would have to be the chocolate cake with chocolate frosting that DH makes me every year. He does it all and he is more of a bbq man than a baker but he loves me and does it. Stacy

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  19. Happy birthday to the kiddos! How exciting, and your DD's photographs are wonderful, wow!

    My favorite bday gift? I had a homebirth with my son and he was born just a few days before my bday. It was the best gift to be home with my beautiful, happy, healthy, new little guy and DH :0)

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  20. Great photos. Very creative eye.
    My favorite birthday present is an ongoing one. My husband has made it a tradition to take me to a wonderful restraunt called Ricky's Canadian grill where we have supper every year on my birthday. It's something that I can look forward to every year.

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  21. Happy Birthday to your daughter!!My favorite present was from my hubby, he bought me a John Deere Gator! I am a big gardener and he wasn't home when it was delivered, and I thought it was mistake, but the dealer that dropped it off told me my hubby bought it for me, and when he got home I was already driving it...it has a dump on it, so all the weeds just "dump" out, but he also bought me a cuttlebug..ahh what a choice!!

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  22. Happy birthday to your DD and Solomon! My favorite bday gift has to be the laptop computer my DH gave me last year so I can surf blogs and SCS! jmniffer

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  23. my favorite gift ever was just this past year my Mom cleaned my kitchen for me, top to bottom. with four little boys running around that was the greatest thing! i don't have time for the nitty gritty cleaning.

    erin

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  24. Happy Brithday to you both. My favorite birthday present was when my husband gave me an Ipod. It wasn't the gift but the thought - he decided on and bought the gift all by himself. I was very surprised.
    Sara

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  25. My fav gift ever was a trip to NYC that my sister surprised me with one year. She got tickets to see the Color Purple and fenagled (sp)? a free room at the Hilton Times Square. It was amazing and I was COMPLETELY surprised!

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  26. My favorite gift was a little gold pinky ring my husband gave me when I turned 18 (40 years ago) and I still am wearing it.
    Linda Peterson
    craftylin1968@aol.com

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  27. My favorite birthday present is the presence of family & friends, especially my 3 adorable little grandchildren. Everything else pales in comparison:)

    Your daughter is adorable & I wish her and your sponsored boy, oodles of Birthday Blessings.

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  28. Your dd sounds like a very lucky girl to have you as a mother. Her photos were awesome. Thanks for the blog candy opp. Darlene

    djstamper2003 at yahoo.com

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  29. Oh no , I may be too late for the draw ,oh well , Happy Birthday to your daughter and the child you sponser ! My favorite gift was my sweetheart paying for my kit to be a Stampin Up demo on my last birthday !

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  30. Wow! What impressive pics. She has quite an artistic eye!

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