Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Birthday Stephani!

Happy Birthday to our second born girl!  Wishing we could be there to celebrate your day with you and Cullen.  I'm sure you are busy at work today, and possibly going out for supper tonight or this weekend on the money we sent you for your birthday.  Take a break and save some time from your busy days and evenings to have some Steph time!  A nice relaxing bubble bath, dress up and go out!

Steph lives in southern MN, south of Pipestone Minnesota, and she and her husband Cullen both work in Sioux Falls SD daily.  Their evenings are spend doing chores for their many horses and other animals.  She still has her one "piggy" that is growing good and plays with one of her little dogs, Spot.  Spotty is part JR and Rat Terrier.  A  little cutie!

Her 4th birthday with "Cookie Monster" cake baked for
her by Grandma Arvilla.  Steph loved, loved Cookie Monster!
You can see how delighted she was with her cake! 
Oh how I miss those days of our Happy Birthday Parties for the girls.

Steph's 5th Birthday, with Snuffleupagus!  Cood dudes!

6th Birthday cake make by Grandma Arvilla!

Grandma Arvilla and Birthday Girl - One of my favorite pictures.

Her 8th birthday - moving on the Strawberry Shortcake!
Altho, Sesamee Street characters weren't forgotten.
Auntie Georgia and Uncle Vern got this cake for her.

Teen years!  What a beautiful girl!  So much fun to be with.

As Stephani grew up, her interests turned from Cookie Monster,  Snuffleupagus and Strawberry
Shortcake to the horses.  She was out with the horses all day long and during school months;
daily after school with the horses, as were all three of the girls growing up.
Here she and Jessica are out for a ride with Joker pulling them.  Sheph trained Joker to pull and
had bought the cart and harness with money from her first job.  Her love of horses hasn't lessoned.
She and Cullen are very active with their horses, breeding good Quarter Horses, in showing, games 
and active in the area horse club.
During her teenage years, I'd bake "dirt cake" for her to share with her friends.  That was a fun
cake to make for her, as today is also Earth Day!

Mom and Dad


Debbie said...

Isn't it bittersweet to look back on the growing up years? I always miss the child my daughter was but I wouldn't take a million dollars for all of the memories and moments that we shared on the way to the adult she has become. Thanks for sharing your memories. And Happy Birthday, Stephani!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Happy Birthday Steph!! What great photos..I love the one of her and Grandma! What a beautiful that first photo she looks like her Dad..he smiles that same way! Oh how fast they grow seems only yesterday they were little:)

Darcie said...

What a wonderful post for your daughter...sounds like she has grown into one lovely lady! Happy Birthday to her!

Sharon said...

Happy birthday to Stephani.
Thanks for sharing her birthdays of the past with us.
Today is my SIL birthday also. I need to call her.

Rae said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful girl!! Great day for a birthday. I have already read four blogs celebrating birthdays today. Tomorrow is mine, but it is going to be a quiet celebration. I don't need to be reminded of how old I am getting.

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

Happy birthday to the little sis... Not sure she even reads our blogs - but anyways HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

West Side of Straight said...

I sent her a copy of this, the garage stuff and pin custion pics.

g said...

Happy Birthday sweet Steph and Happy Birth Date to her wonderful mom, my sister. Steve and you have raised three beautiful, caring girls and they are passing all their caring ways to their loved ones. Thank you for being the great parents you are! Love to all..g

City girl turned Country Girl said...

Happy Birthday to your dear sweet Stephanie!!! What a beautiful post on her! She sounds like a true joy!!