"Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least." ~Goethe~

26 January 2012


A bit of a milestone happened around here this week.

Someone turned 13!

We had a great get-together over the weekend so we could celebrate this milestone with family and close family friends.  A special homemade dinner, homemade cheesecake and then alot of hanging out and enjoying everyones company.  It was a blast.

Then on the big day itself, family alone time with the birthday girl was had.  A special lunch, a box of special treats and a trip to the quilt shop.  Whatever she wanted to do.

She's already got everything figured out for her next quilt.  This one is all hers.

I've had mixed emotions about this milestone.  Sad to see my little one get bigger with each day that passes.  But so very happy to see the beautiful person she has and will continue to become.

It is so true what everyone tells you.
Enjoy every moment you can with you little ones.
Time certainly passes way too fast!
I remember like it was yesterday, bringing her home all bundled up on that snowy day in January not so long ago.




  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Gosh, 13? It truly is a milestone. I can hardly believe that at 13 she is designing her own quilt. Amazing!

  2. Happy Birthday to your daughter. My oldest turned 13 in October...it IS a big day. Can't believe I have a teenager. Glad you all got to spend some special time together to celebrate.

  3. Happy,Happy Birthday Darling!
    I remember my 13th birthday, I really thought I was a young lady now.
    And I know she is!
    I can not wait to see her quilt.
    And Kar, I know you are having mixed feelings, but just look at the beautiful (inside and out) young lady that you are raising!
    What a blessing:)

  4. Happy Birthday to your little/big girl.
    Anne xx

  5. Oh Kar, you have an official teenager on your hands now. Time is traveling super fast.

    Happy Birthday, my dear Em! I wish you nothing less that the best there is to offer. Looking forward to your new quilt. :-)

  6. Happy Birthday to your sweet girl. They grow so fast! Sometimes I wish there was something we could do to stop it :) xoxo Debbie

  7. Welcome to the world of the 13 year old....My youngest is 13 (soon to be 14). I hope this year for you is calm!

  8. Oh boy 13 is so BIG! The old saying is so true, my kids are are 19 and 21 now and it did go fast. Your flower arrangement is beautiful my favorite flowers are rananculus i love them. Happy birthday to your big girl.

  9. Isn't she such a joy! I pray that you've all had a great day!

  10. Don't know if you remember me Kar, I used to be a blog buddy of yours a couple of years ago under Hand Knits That Blossom. I'm back.......Glad to see you are still here Girl!

  11. Wow...13 already! Doesn't the time just fly by - especially when you have kids. You just wish you could preserve every single day!! Hope you're enjoying them all - and she is too! :)