Tuesday, January 6, 2015

How I celebrated my eighteenth...

 The three girls all dressed up to go out - Heidi-Mari, me and my sister, Nancy {15}


Each year starts in a truly delightful way for me as I celebrate my birthday on the third...

This year I knew I would have a pretty big celebration, not only because it was my eighteenth birthday, but also because the Lord graciously allowed our very dear friends to come and visit us and spend a few days here...

And we had a very blessed and anointed visit – we also squeezed so much into the few days they were here, including two trips to the beach, movies and games, a walk to the beautiful waterfall at Jubilee Creek, which we did a second time on the same day because we enjoyed it so much, an outing to our local farmer’s market for breakfast and even dinner at a special restaurant for the older children and more!

How very sweet to have my best friend and her siblings here for a special occasion such as my eighteenth...I will always treasure this time in my heart and remember it for many years to come! 

And my family were wonderful – they washed plenty of dishes and helped me finish off meals and that helped to make the visit enjoyable for all!

Black Forest cake made by my dear friend...with just a little help from me!

My dear mother and father also surprised me with my own laptop for my birthday – I have been working on our family computer for many years and as time as gone by, so our poor computer has become slower and more unreliable!  Now I will hopefully be able to do more blogging and perhaps a little more Pinteresting as well as a bit more photography... 

Yes, I was blessed by so many dear people – my family, my sweet friends, and my grandparents who gave me a beautiful cross on a silver chain – each time I put it on, I think of them and of the wonderful Saviour who blessed me with this incredible life...

I feel fulfilled and blessed beyond measure...  And I am excited about what the Lord has in store for my future...  He promised us in Jeremiah that He would give us hope and a future and I hold on to that verse and trust that He indeed knows all and has me in the palm of His mighty hand... 
And He has you too...  Just lean on Him...

Blessings dear friends!

24 comments:

JES said...

Oh, happy 18th! :) Cherish these sweet days!!!

Stephanie said...

Happy {belated} Birthday, dear Kelly-Anne! I sounds like you had a lovely celebration with friends and family :)

The Black Forest Cake looks incredibly divine! It's making my mouth water :)

And how wonderful that you now have your own laptop - have fun, sweet friend. Hugs and blessings to you!

Crista Moriah said...

Happy 18th Birthday, Kelly-Anne! I didn't realize we were so close in age...I turned 18 last October.

Looks like you had a lovely time. *smiles*

Heidi-Mari said...

It was so much fun my friend!! I’m looking forward to more photos. See you again soon!!
Lots of love

Sarah H said...

Happy Birthday Kelly-Anne!!!! Sounds like you had a great time!
Enjoy your laptop :)

Sarah said...

Sounds like you had a lovely birthday!! The photo of you, your sister and friend is beautiful. May the LORD bless you in the year ahead!

-Sarah

Libby {Simplicity and Domesticity} said...

Happy 18th birthday, Kelly-Anne! It sounds like you had a lovely day filled with lots of great memories :) Your cake looks and sounds delicious! Hope you have a wonderful day <3

Blessings to you!
-Libby

Grace Le Feuvre-Smith said...

This is such a wonderful post, and the pictures and the pictures are amazing!
Oh and Happy 18th Birthday... ☻
Grace x♥x

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Dearest Grace ~ Thank you sweet friend! Blessings!

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Thank you dear Libby ~ Yes, it was a very precious day and I shall treasure it always:). Lots of love to you!

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Dear Sarah ~ Thank you so much! Praying you and your darling little one are well! Love and hugs:)

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Sarah ~ Thank you so much sweet friend!! I certainly shall:). Much love to you!

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Oh my dear friend ~ Yes it really was!! Thank you for being here...I couldn't have imagined a more delightful birthday! Hugs and love!

Bethany Carson said...

Happy birthday! Congrats on joining the ranks of adults! The Black Forest cake looks scrumptious!

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Thank you Moriah ~ Even if I didn't have photographs, I would always have them stored in my heart:). Happy birthday for October! Lots of love!

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Thank you dear Stephanie ~ love your sweet comments! Would love to share a slice of cake and a cup of tea with you:). Hugs and love!

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Thank you JES ~ I hope to treasure every passing moment...my, how swiftly the time goes by...:). Blessings to you!

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Dearest Bethany ~ Thank you! What a strange feeling...:). Hope you're having a blessed 2015 so far! Hugs, Kelly x

Sam (Kom) said...

Happy 18th Birthday Kelly-Anne :))!!! Wow time has flown! So glad you had a wonderful day with family and friends. Enjoy the new laptop.' X Sending love to you and family from Spain where are are living at the moment.

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Dearest Sam! I am so touched you still follow my blog and thank you so much for your birthday wishes!! I honestly can't believe how quickly time has gone - it feels like just the other day we bumped into you at the library...:). I hope you and your family are doing well and enjoying life in Spain? And thank you again for your comment - my mom was also so excited to see it was you - she sends her love:). Blessings and love, Kelly xx

Sam (Kom) said...

Love popping onto your log and seeing how yu are getting on :)) love the Ellie doctors youade and so enjoyed all the photos of your fily day out in the forest! Please sendy love to your Mum. We been in UK for 18 months and spending the 4months of winter in Spain and Portugal (heading there end of this month) Wishig you and you family a great 2015 X

Sam (Kom) said...

Oops sent before I edited all the spelling errors :(

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Thank you so much Sam ~ wow! What a wonderful adventure for your little ones! I will certainly pass on to my mom! Hugs to you and really so lovely to hear from you once again! Much love, Kelly

Alex said...

Kelly-Anne, I wish you belated but very heartfelt Happy 18th! I am only just catching up a bit at a time, and was ever so sorry to see that I had missed your birthday.
You look so happy in the beautiful pictures, your silver cross is gorgeous!
What a wonderful way to start the New Year. You will treasure the memories a long, long time.
I am so glad to have you as a blog friend! God bless you!
Xx