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Monday, July 28, 2008

Happy Birthday to Charli!!!

The day is here, and on it's way out already!

Yesterday was a GREAT day for Charli, and for us!! Charli's party got started early and kept going until about 7:00 or even later maybe!! It was a great day for us, and I hope for everyone else! Almost everyone was able to attend: Grandma & Grandpa Borg, Grandma & Grandpa Preister, Grandma Deb, Vicki, Arron, Bryant, Derek, Colton, Rachelle, Shawn, Ryen, Macey, Amanda, Brad, Great-Grandma Preister, and Jacky! I hope I didn't miss anyone! It was HOTTT out side, but with the GREAT help from Brad and Amanda we had nice shade and the kids even got to play in the water!!

Charli had a great time with her cousins, and I think really understood that the party was for her!!
This birthday was big because it was #2! But, more importantly it means that she has had more days NOT fighting cancer than she has fighting cancer! Many of you know that "6 years old" is the magic number for the most part (5 years post treatment), but in my eyes every birthday is and WILL be a milestone for this little girl. Our lives have been turned upside down, sideways, inside out and backwards in the past two years....but more than that they have been catapulted forward and we wouldn't want it any other way! We have an amazing little girl on our hands, and we are ready to see what God is going to put in front of her!!

Thanks to everyone who sent birthday wishes and the continued prayer for her. Charli is a big girl now!!!!

loved my strawberry cake with chocolate frosting!!

the family July 2008!

my finished birthday present from my Daddy!!!

pretty and yummy cake (matched the invites!!)

the front of the house!

Charli and Macey swinging!

all the girls singing "happy to you" (Charli's version!)

Charli blowing out her cookie-cake at her daycare party!

her monkey-birthday girl hat from Great Uncle Roger!!

OH sunday playset!

my fun tunnel from mom & dad!


Charli sings "happy to you, happy to you"!!!!


AndreaChad said...

Wow looks like you had a FANTASTIC 2nd Birthday! Love the monkey cake, how cute! Chad the playground looks great, nice work! Hope to see you soon!

Stacy from Michigan said...

How Fun!! Loved the cake!!
Enjoy your week.

Anonymous said...

WOW, what a party! LOVE the cake too! Glad you had a great turn out!!!

The Wiechman's said...

Happy Birthday Dear Charli! Hope you had a great day! Looks like it was a blast.

Anonymous said...

Everything was wonderful, Brenda. God has blessed you all richly! Charli is growing up so quickly...hold on to every moment...I know you do!

Continued prayers...always!


Anonymous said...

Looks like Charli had a wonderfull party that cake looks yummy and oh so pretty. Savanna just love the girls singing happy b-day to Charli, she says again again. I think we played it about 20 times in a row. Have a wonderfull week!!!!!!!! hope we can get together sometime and go to the plunge.
Sarah and Savanna

CC said...

Happy Birthday Charli!

Anonymous said...

Happy 2nd Birthday!!! Wow, what a celebration of life! Enjoy. Our prayers continue for all of you. The Kuta’s

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday my precious Charli!!
I love your cake it looked delicious. I am sooo glad you had a wonderful b'day party with everyone around you to give extra hugs and kisses and tons of love. I wish I could hug you thru this computer but I will have mommy give you one for me.

Keeping the faith in continued NED, my heart is with all of you, Brenda, Chad and of course Charli.

The Currie Family said...

Happy Belated Birthday Charli!! We love you precious girl!!
Avery and Brynn

NB Warrior said...

OMG!!! I am sooo ashamed that I never came by to post a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to little Miss Charli!! She has gotten so big and she is turning out to be sooooo beautiful!!! I think I told you Happy Birthday to Charli through email, but I should have came here as well to post my happy birthday wishes. She has the BEST parents in the world and the best family praying for her constantly. Have a wonderful week!