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Monday, January 7, 2008

Elizabeth's Birthday....





















Elizabeth had a great birthday! It started the day before her birthday.



I began to save money 6 months before her birthday so I could do fabulous things for her on her 18 Th birthday. I surprised her with a trip to Hollywood hair where we both got manicures and new haircuts.

We loved it. Then I took her to the show and we went and saw Alvin and the Chipmunks. (her choice)


The day of her birthday I had a surprise birthday party for her at Monical's Pizza Parlor. She had alot of friends show up.


Then I hired a limo to take us to Our Lady of The Snow Shrine, where they have the festival of lights.
We have never been there without John, so we called him and talked to him a few minutes while we were going through the lights. It was so beautiful to see the lights through the windows of the limo. I don't think she will ever forget it.

She was so happy. I went over the top for her because her birthdays have always been tinged with sadness,


I think this will be the beginning of a new era. A happy one.

Thanks to all for praying... It really does work. It was the most peaceful birthday she has ever had.
~Nita~

27 comments:

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

So Happy Elizabeth had a terrific birthday! What a nice suprise for her! And a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU TOO NITA! What a gift you got 18 years ago! Hope you both enjoyed your days!

mon@rch said...

How wonderful! Happy Birthday!

nita said...

Robin: She did have a great one. I had a good time with her. She is such a fun kid.
Thank you, I had a good birthday today. xoxo Nita

Mon@rch: Thank you! It was a fun time for her and today was good for me. ~nita~

My Treasure Barn said...

So glad it all worked out.
Prayer does work
Hugs
Patti

Vickie said...

I'm glad Elizabeth had such a nice birthday! It sounds like it was logts of fun. Happy birthday to you too Nita. I'm glad you enjoyed yourself as well. You both deserved it. Limo ride, I'm impressed. I've never had one.

red tin heart said...

patti: thank you. xoxo nita

vickie: i had never been in a limo either. but it was really neat.
one of the Elzabeth's friends said, " I could get use to this."
I thought that was funny.
I could see them being famous some day just so they could be driven around in a limo.
xoxo nita

Laurie said...

Wow. I can see from the beautiful smile on her face that this will be a day to remember forever in her heart. You did a fantastic job for all you have been through. This must make the day that much sweeter for her to remember, she knows your heart. Great job Nita, Great job. And I think you really needed to do girlie play too.
Praying for you and for John to be home with you soon.

Laurie in Ca.

Amy Wagner said...

Happy Birthday Elizabeth!!!!!!!
Amy

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

So happy to hear that Elizabeth had a happy day! I know she needed that. The limo sounds like a real treat and what a sweet mom you are to put such a special day together.

Hugs,
Dena

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Happy Birthday, Elizabeth. You're a lucky girl to have such a thoughtful, caring mom.

Donna said...

THERE IS NO WAY YOU HAVE AN 18 YR OLD DAUGHTER!!! LOL She's 12. That's IT.....LOL
She Really looks Very happy sweetie!! Glad you both got out to spend it together!!
Have fun tonight!

PixieDust said...

Yaaaaay! I'm so happy for her, for you - prayer works, yes, but what works better than a mama like you? Such a blessing for her birthday to have you by her side...

This post has made my day!!!

(((HUGS))),
Love,
Me

Jennifer said...

So glad Elizabeth had a great birthday. It is very evident that you put alot of care, love and thought into making her birthday a very special one.

nita said...

laurie: thank you. i just want her to have good memories to look back on and treasure. xoxo nita

Blue Mermaid Cafe..... said...

amy: thanks amy.
i will tell elizabeth. xoxo nita

nita said...

Dena: Thank you very much. xoxo nita

nita said...

susan: that is very kind of you to say. xoxo nita

nita said...

donna: she does look like she is 12. lol she did have a great time on her birthday, and i did too. xoxo nita

nita said...

pixie: prayer does work, and thank you for such kind words. xoxo nita

nita said...

jennifer: i really try to put care into my kids birthdays. i want them to always feel loved and that they are special. and thank you. xoxo nita

Our Red House said...

What a great birthday. Elizabeth looks so happy standing there with her friends.

Kate

red tin heart said...

kate: she was really happy that day. It was a wonderful day. even the weather was wonderful. it was a balmy 68 degrees. very unusuall.
for our area in winter. hope you are doing well. xoxo nita

Shelley said...

What a wonderful birthday you blessed Elizabeth with. One I am sure she will never forget. I wish her much happiness as she enters her adult life.
Happy Birthday to you both, hope yours was a good one as well.

Blessings,Shelley

Nathalie Thompson said...

I am SO happy for both of you that Elizabeth's day was so over-the-top special! Birthday (((hugs)))

red tin heart said...

shelley: thank you. Mine was pretty good. We had bad weather yesterday and that bummed me out, but the rest of it was good. xoxo Nita

red tin heart said...

Nathalie: good to hear from you friend. i am getting ready to mail your valentine card off and a few other blogger buddies cards. we had a great time. xoxo nita

Bethany said...

I am just overjoyed to read about the wonderful day Elizabeth had!! YAYYY!!! I had been hoping that the weight of all the past has held was going to be lifted....the picture with her stylish pink n yellow outfit says it all....she looks soo happy (with nice hair, too!) ;)

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