Wednesday, January 25, 2017


Today was Anna's 14th birthday!
Anna is our 12th grandchild and 5th granddaughter.
She is a very important part of this large family
And an even more important part of this smaller family.
I wrote about Anna on her birthday in 2016 and in that post are links to all her previous posts.
And in those previous posts are many pictures of Anna and how she's changed 'through the years' so I'll just put a few in here.

So now I'll just talk briefly about Anna and what a truly wonderful girl she is.  She's a great sister to all her siblings.
And even goes so far as to encourage her nearest brother to join her in the cold, cold pool.
She makes her mother laugh
And she lovingly holds her little sister when she wants to be held.
She's close with her best friend cousin, Jenna.
She has an Instagram account called harpee.doodle where the family dog Harper comments on almost everything including the weater and that even got the attention of Weather Channel personalities and she was invited to Valparaiso University to tour their Meteorology Department.
She's a great swimmer
A stylish diver
is musically inclined and has played the clarinet for several years.
In addition, she's able to pick out tunes on the family piano with no former training and plays the ukulele that she got for Christmas almost daily.
This year she was also accepted into the Trojan Gold Choir - a prestigious ensemble comprised of only the very best singers!
Anna has many accomplishments but more importantly Anna is a sweet, wholesome, loving girl.
She has made many friends in middle school and I'm sure her fun, quirky sense of humor has a lot to do with that.
This year she has started baby sitting for short periods of time while her mother has nearby photo sessions and she regularly helps around the house.
 So we are wishing this beautiful, loving, gifted girl the happiest birthday ever and a year that surpasses all others!  Happy Birthday, Anna !  We love you and could not be more proud of you!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Gentle, strong, kind or true, I'd love to hear what you have to say.
Short or long, it's up to you, your comments and thoughts really make my day!