Sunday, October 17, 2010

Happy Birthday Amy!

Happy Birthday to our beautiful daughter Amy, who has brought so much joy and happiness to our family.
When she was growing up we called her "Amiable Amy" and "Amy Angel" because of her calm, sweet nature. She has been a peacemaker, a good daughter, kind sister, and one who makes friends wherever she goes.
As an adult I have seen her blossom into a loving wife, and an outstanding mother.
We love you Amy!
Our SIL Dano planned a wonderful surprise for Amy's birthday. Without telling her until a few days ago, he whisked her off to Las Vegas for some much deserved child-free Rest and Relaxation.
Yesterday they made the 7 hour car trip to our home, so we can watch the grandbabies.
My heart fills with joy every time I see these faces.
I've stopped counting, but I'm sure I've kissed little cheeks, tummy's and toes at least a million times.
I just can't help myself.

We love and appreciate Dano, for the kindness he showers upon our daughter, and for the teamwork they have developed in raising their young family.
Dano is an exceptional man, and an extremely hard worker. Right now he is training for The Iron Man Competition in Cozumel, Mexico 2011.
He will swim 2 miles, bike 112 miles, and then run a 26.2 mile marathon.

But during his quiet moments, you will find him spending time with his children, like taking Kayla outside on a warm Sunday afternoon to show her what rain feels like.

15 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

Awww, what a very sweet family. :) I can see why you are so proud. :))

Jackie said...

Your grands are so adorable!

Wow! An Ironman! That is amazing! I can't imagine the training involved in something like that or actually doing something like that. Good luck to him!

Needled Mom said...

Happy birthday, Amy. She sounds like a wonderful person to know. Are you lucky to have such wonderful wee ones to shower with "Grandma kisses"?

Julia said...

Happy birthday, Amy..
What a beautiful family Nedra..
You have every reason to be so proud..
Cute little ones..
Julia ♥

Jackie said...

Happy Birthday to Amy!! What a lovely family they have. Unbelievable about the iron man competition. That is really hard core exercise!!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh Nedra you are truly blessed. What a wonderful family. Enjoy all your grandma time and tons of kisses!!

Material Mary said...

Oh Nedra, what an adorable family she has. I would be kissing on those grandbabies as well!!
Mary

Lori Holt said...

Nedra...
i know that I say this every time that you show your grandkids...
Thet are soooo adorable!!!
Such kissy cheeks!
How fun:)
xx
lori

Notjustnat said...

Happy Birthday to Amy and best of luck to Dano. I think he should go for a male model too! Enjoy the little ones. They are all gorgeous - Hugs Nat

Madame Samm said...

ahhh now that is an adorable, couple and grand babies..our world is such a nicer place with them and you Nedra in it..blessings msamm

Happy Name Sake Day as we would say in Europe..WE celebrate the day you were born...

Caro said...

What wonderful grandboys! You are one lucky woman.

Truffle queen said...

What a beautiful family! I want to fun my fingers through those CURLS!! Have fun with the grandbabies! How does anyone do the Iron Man?!!! Best of Luck to him! and Happy Birthday, Amy!!

Janet said...

What a beautuiful family and a testament to you and your husbands child raising too. Those children are adorable.

Pots and Pins said...

So jealous - kissing grandbaby cheeks is truly livin'! And I don't know what I'm more surprised by - rain in St. George or that anyone would WILLINGLY do an Iron Man - both are miraculous!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

She's darling. Her family is really cute.