Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Wednesday's Walk Down Memory Lane - Happy Birthday!

It's Wednesday, and time to go for another walk down memory lane.If you would like to know more, click on the link below, join in, or just read other's contributions.

Well, I am extremely late with this post, so it is going to be my "Walk Down Memory Lane" today!!

The 21st March, 1992 was a very eventful day for our family. It is when Jessica was born - all 9lbs 8.8ozs of her!

This is one of my favorite photos - Jessica and her Dad.

The above photo, however, is my absolute favorite! Jessica was 2 and in her Easter dress.

Jessica is very talented musically. Here she is playing the violin in her middle school orchestra in 2005. They are performing at Epcot.

Jessica also plays the harp. She has been playing since 6th grade.

One of Jessica's favorite things to do is sleep - very normal for a teenager, I know! But I put this picture in to show off her favorite color - RED!! Her room is no longer red, we painted it last year and it is now blue and decorated with a Celtic theme. As part of her birthday present, Jessica and her brother (Joshua) went to see Celtic Women.

Jessica absolutely loves our trampoline. She doesn't always bounce, sometimes she just sits and reflects of life. Well, I'm not sure if she is reflecting on life, but she is sitting!

This photo was taken at one of the harp concerts that Jessica performed in. Jessica has very long and graceful fingers. She plays the violin, harp and piano beautifully. Jessica also played in a steel drum band at her elementary school for several years.

For Jessica's birthday this year we went to "Sweet Tomatoes" for dinner. Jessica also requested a day at the beach, so that is what we did!

All three kiddos out in the water.

The birthday girl.
Sam the Man

Joshua and Sam


Jessica working very hard on a castle - battling against the tide.

Still working on it........

Meanwhile, the boys are playing a very interesting game of badminton.

Sam having fun in the water.

Joshua has been enlisted to battle the ever creeping tide!!

Samuel trying to decide whether to assist the big kids or to help the tide along in its destructive course. What do you think Samuel decided to do???

Our family loves spending time at the beach!



Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

So sweet...Happy Birthday to your sweet girl...and a Happy Wednesday to you!

Tanya said...

Happy birthday to your daughter!! Thanks for sharing all those great memories too. She sounds very talented. I play the piano, but U have a dream of playing the harp one day. My oldest daughter who is 10, would love to play the harp too. :) Right now we are just doing piano, and hope to start violin soon.

Julie said...

What great pics & a sweet tribute to your daughter! What a great way to get to know your family!

Tonya said...

Jessica is obviously a wonderful, talented young lady! You must be so proud! Happy Birthday to her! She definitely has great taste in colors - my favorite color is red too!


Patricia said...

Enjoyed your memories of your daughter. My two daughters play the harp too and the piano. Harp music helps to calm the troubled soul.

Parker Family said...

That was a sweet tribute to Jessica's Birthday! She is so talented! I couldn't imagine playing one instrument much less three and so well! Love the blog!

Lynnette Kraft said...

Awe, 17 years old.

I enjoyed the pictures. I can't believe she was only two in that picture! She looks 3 or 4! (Harrison is almost 2 and still looks like such a baby compared to her!) ha!

That's so neat that Jessica can play violin, harp and piano. Wow, neat. She must be very naturally talented.

Thanks for sharing today Sally-Ann.

Kristin said...

What a beautiful daughter you have! It looks like everyone has a lot of fun at the beach! I wish I could play an instrument....I am going to have to's never too late, I hope!

Aspiemom said...

Your daughter looks to be a very talented young lady!

Happy Birthday to her1

Linda said...

Sally Ann, your Jessica is a very special and talented young lady. I enjoyed the pictures.

I LOVE Harp music. Maybe I can talk our Abigail to learn to play the harp too! (:>) We are going to her violin recital in the morning. She is very good at violin. Music is such a gift.

How long has Jessica played all of her instruments? I wish I could play something! (:>)

Thanks for letting us join you on your "Walk Down Memory Lane".

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits