Thursday, May 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Gennifer!

Twenty Nine years ago today, our lives changed forever, in the best possible way!  We brought home this perfect little bundle of pure joy.
Here she is with Greg's Mom, Gramma Mac, or Gramac as the kids called her.  Gennifer was a beautiful baby.  She had dark rosy skin, and lots and lots of hair!  She was a good baby, but didn't like to sleep. I didn't care, because I was just so thrilled to no longer be pregnant, and have her in my life, that I was content to hold her whenever she wanted to be held.
Sorry for the poor photo quality, but I haven't learned to scan yet.  I hear it is easy-peasy, and plan to learn soon.  Until then, this will have to do.  The above pictures were taken in our little cabin in the woods where we lived until I had Erika.  We LOVED this little old cottage.  It was a one bedroom, set up high on a hill surrounded by trees. We felt like we lived in a tree house.  We rented it for 500 dollars a month and were barely scraping by.  Oh how we loved our Carbon Canyon Cottage.
This next picture was taken at my parents house at Gennifer's 1st Birthday Party.  (Katie, that's you in the spa with us)
In the 35 yrs or so that I have known Greg, he has ALWAYS had a mustache.  He shaved it this one time, when Gennifer was a baby, and she was scared of him.  He grew it back immediately, and has not shaved it since.  He was just a few months shy of his 27th birthday in this picture!
Shopping money!!  You loved it then, and you love it still!!
Gennifer, you have given us 29 years of joy.  We wish you the Happiest of Happy Birthdays!!!  We LOVE you!!!!   See you tonight.

12 comments:

Kristi said...

Happy Birthday Genn! That was a fun walk through baby pictures! Very nice post you put together, I know she'll love it! Happy, happy!

Katie said...

Happy 29th Birthday Genny!!! I love those old photos, I think you can really see Genny in Claire with those photos!

Where was the cabin you guys lived in??

I had a cute pig tailed hair day in that photo ;) Is that Mark in the backround playing vollyball, looks like Joe!

Happy Day Gennifer, hope your shopping with your spending mula ;)

Anita Lasher said...

What a cute blog! Happiest of Birthday's to Ms. Gen. It seems like just yesterday and I can't believe my first born was born on her B-day. It still makes me laugh. Love - Anita

everyday katie said...

So CUTE! HAPPY BIRTHDAY GENN! Claire really does look like her...and her like you. Cute pictures. Love it!

Maryrose said...

Happy Birthday Genn, loved this walk down memory lane. I think Claire looks just like Genn did. Love seeing mom and dad in all their youthful glory. Where did the years go?

Diane said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GENNIFER,

Yes, you bring fun and joy to our family everyday.

Happy Birthday to you and to Celeste Octavia.

Genn said...

Thank you everyone!! And thank you Mom for the cute walk down memory lane. Claire does look just like my baby pictures I think. It's so crazy.

What else is so crazy is that I am older than Dad was in that picture right before his 27th bday! YIKES. :)

Can't wait to see you all tonight.
Love you.

Lauri said...

Love the old family photos. It's interesting how genes flow through the generations and the similarities that can be seen through cousins, mothers, daughters, etc.

Tawny said...

Such a sweet post! She made you a Momma :) And that first picture, I can't believe how much Claire looks like Genn!
Love the trip down memory lane...and your new blog title :)

Debbie said...

Well I'm a day late but not with the feelings...HAPPY BIRTHDAY Genn! I just can't get over how much little Claire looks like her mama. What a lucky girl. = ) I love seeing the old pics...Hope you had a wonderful day...HUGS to you both...

Pam said...

How sweet. I am sure your daughter feels very special right now. Happy b-day to your daughter!

Nicole said...

WOW. I see claire in those photos so much! I guess the apple doesn't fall to far from the tree. Very cute and Happy Birthday Genn.