Archive for February 10th, 2008

Yet more birthdays . . .

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

February is our month for birthdays. We celebrated Kayla’s bd, then Rick’s and now, tomorrow, we have birthday number 23 for Laura and Sarah.

Laura is a busy wife and mommy, living clear across the country from here, with her husband Darren and their son Diederick. For an often entertaining glimpse into their lives, check out Laura’s blog. Here is a colored pencil drawing that Kayla did a couple years ago of Darren and Laura on their wedding day.

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Sarah is a busy working girl, who has her own place. We do get to see her on Sundays, since we are members of the same church. Still, she keeps busy, so we won’t be able to eat her birthday cake until this coming Saturday. I remember what kind I’m supposed to bake: carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. (When Laura and Sarah were little, no matter what, there had to be two birthday cakes on their special day. I seem to recall that they called the cakes “the Birthday.”) Sarah also has her own blog. She writes about a variety of topics, but you will notice that one of her special loves is poetry.

Here is a fantasy drawing that Kayla did of Sarah at about the same time as the Darren/Laura portrait:

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Here is a picture of big brother Philip hugging Laura and Sarah. I believe the girls are close to three years old in this photo.

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This photo goes a bit further back in time (Sarah is on the left, Laura on the right. Rick built the playpen, btw.):

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