30 November 2009

This is my little sister Emily while we were on vacation in Maine, way back in 1997.

Today is her birthday, and I, Breezy, have hijacked her blog. Mwuahahahahaaa!

Our dear Emily Rose is turning 17 today, and we plan on having a great deal of fun sitting behind our sewing machines and creating things. I think Coca-Cola and chocolate is on the menu as well as some other fantabulous foods!

Emily Love, I can’t tell you how dear you are to all of us! We hope you have a wonderful year ahead of you, and pray that the Lord continues to bless and keep you! I love being sisters with you!

Would you bless Emily with a birthday  greeting? I think she’d enjoy finding a full page of comments to read in between sewing breaks! Thanks!

P.S. If you would like to see more pictures of Emily growing up, click here.

.:. .:. .:.




  1. 76 Responses to “Hijacked Blog Alert!”

  2. Allison on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    Happy Birthday Emily! I hope you have a wonderful day and that God will bless you greatly.


  3. Tricia T on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    Happy Birthday! You share the day with my dd who turns 19 today. I believe her day also includes Coca-Cola, chocolate and sewing of the cross-stitching kind. :-) Have a lovely day!!

    Blessings!

    Tricia


  4. Monica on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    Happy Birthday! I hope your day is a delightful celebration of YOU!


  5. Joanna on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    Happy Birthday Emily! Sounds like you have a wonderful day planned. Enjoy it!


  6. Shannon on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    Many Happy Returns of the Day, Emily Rose! You have blessed so many people (including me!) with your blog and your many creative talents! I pray that the Lord will bless you in the coming year, and continue to fashion you into the woman He wants you to be. I hope you have a simply wonderful (and vintage ;-) birthday!

    Love,
    Shannon


  7. Rachel on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    Happy Birthday Emily! :D What a joy you bring to us all! :D I pray God will bless you with another year of joy and happiness and many, many, blessings! :D

    Love in Christ!
    ~Rachel~


  8. Buttercup on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, EMILY!!!!! YOU’VE BEEN A GREAT FRIEND AND FELLOW BLOGGER!!!

    love,
    Buttercup

    p.s. that was sweet of you, Breezy. :)


  9. { jessica } on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    Happy Birthday, dear :) May the Lord bless this next year in your life as he draws you closer to Him! Have a *wonderful* day :)


  10. Tarissa on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    Emily Rose… *Happy Birthday!*

    Sounds like you have a lovely day planned out. I hope you thoroughly enjoy every minute of it!

    Best Wishes on your Special Day,
    ~ Tarissa


  11. lisa on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    happy birthday! i just discovered your blog and have enjoyed reading it. you have a wonderful family! a gift from the Lord indeed! have a wonderful birthday!


  12. Miss Eyebright on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    Happy Birthday you lovely, sweet friend! I’m so glad that I “know” you, and I can’t wait to meet you! :)


  13. Ashley on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    Happy Birthday, Emily!

    ~Ashley


  14. Michelle, a heart at home on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    Happy Birthday Emily! I hope you have a day of happy celebration and a year full of blessings!


  15. Cousin Margaret on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    My dear one, I can not express my ‘cousinly’ love for you. I hope you have a wonderful birthday, filled with gleeful moments, and know that you are deeply appreciated, loved, and admired by your cousin…especially on your birthday!

    Happy Birthday-HERB
    Love
    Marjorie


  16. Grace on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    Happy Birthday, Emily Rose! Praying that your day is a joyous one as you remember the Savior’s unending love for you!

    Thank you for the encouragement your blog is to others…it is a tremendous blessing to find other young ladies striving to serve the Savior.

    Many blessings!
    Lovingly,
    -Grace


  17. moxie on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    Happy Birthday Emily! Hope you have a lovely and blessed birthday! :)


  18. Emily Elizabeth on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    I love this post :)
    Happy Birthday Emily!
    Have a wonderful day sewing! Sewing days do tend to be wonderful :))


  19. Bluejane on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    Happy Birthday Emily Rose! I’ve so enjoyed reading your blog and seeing all the beautiful pictures you’ve posted.

    I hope we’ll “meet” each other soon. :)

    Out of the Blue:jane


  20. Julia on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    Happy Birthday Emily! I hope your birthday is as sweet as you are. :D (which is very sweet).

    Cute idea Breezy! :)
    Julia


  21. Mrs. Adkins on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    Happy Birthday!! I love reading your blog and being encouraged by you! Thank you!


  22. Susannah on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    Happy Birthday Emily!!! You have been a great friend!
    And a wonderful assistant in helping us with our HTML problems :D

    ~Susannah


  23. the Long ladies on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    Happy Birthday, dear Emily Rose!

    We hope you will have a wonderfully blessed day. We’ve really enjoyed getting to know you and are thankful to call you our friend. May The Lord make this your most fruitful year yet!

    love and hugs~
    the Long ladies

    PS… Enjoy your sewing day with Breezy! Coke and chocolate is an unbeatable combination! :)


  24. Tracy on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    Happiest of Birthdays to you!


  25. Candy on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    Happy Birthday! And many thanks for the abundance of inspiration.


  26. Serena on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    Ohhh, what a cute photo!

    Happy Birthday!!! I hope you have a perfectly lovely day!


  27. Amy (booklover) on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    Happy Birthday Emily! I’ve always loved reading your blog, and especially looking at your pictures. You do such a good job! May the Lord bless you with a wonderful year!
    Amy

    (are you planning on posting pictures of what you’re making? I’d love to see them!)


  28. Elizabeth on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    Happy Birthday, Emily Rose!
    Have a wonderful day, delighting in the Lord! You have been such an encouragement and blessing to me through your blog and meeting you and Breezy at the Father-Daughter Retreat!

    Joyfully in Jesus,
    Elizabeth

    Psalm 118:24- “This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”


  29. Miss Hannah on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    Have a blessed birthday, friend! I hope you have a blessed birthday!

    ~ Miss Hannah


  30. angel on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    Have a wonderful birthday!


  31. Sharon on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    Happy Birthday! You’re an amazing young woman with a beautiful heart for God.

    Sharon

    p.s. It sounds like a lovely way to spend a birthday :)


  32. Charity on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    Happy Birthday! What a blessing to see sisters that are best friends. As a mother of (4) little girls, one of my desires is to see them loving each other as best friends. May the Lord richly bless you this year.


  33. Rebecca on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    A happy birthday to YOU
    A happy birthday to YOU

    May you feel Jesus near every DAY of the year

    A happy birthday to you
    A happy birthday to you

    and the BEST year you’ve Eeeevvvveeeerrrrr had!

    :-)


  34. Miss Elaine on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    Happy Birthday, Emily! Oh what plans the Lord has in store for your life, precious one. Enjoy this wonderful day in it, He is!


  35. Peggy on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    Happy, happy Birthday!! May you continue to allow God to work in and through your life!! You are truly a blessing to many outside of your family.


  36. Christin on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    Happy Birthday Emily!!! :) Enjoy your special day, friend!


  37. Melanie on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    Happy Birthday!! My oldest just turned 5 yesterday and I know before I can turn around she’ll be 17! I also wanted to say that I found your blog when I googled “homemade Christmas gifts” and I blogged about you! Hope you don’t mind but I love what you’re doing and wanted to share!!


  38. Miss Rebekah Ann S. on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    Wow, Emily, you have a lot of people that love you! :)

    I hope you have a wonderful birthday, dear friend! You’ve blessed me in so many ways with your Christ-exalting speech, gentle ways, loving hugs, sweet e-mails, feminine example, godly hospitality, quiet disposition, joyful demeanor, and the list goes on. You are such a dear friend of mine, and I’m so thankful that the Lord brought you into my life.

    I pray that this 17th year would be one greatly used by God to work in and through you. Stay strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Keep your eyes always fixed on Him, and delight in His ways.

    Happy Birthday!!! :)


  39. Angie on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    Emily, Have a wonderful 17th year and beyond! A favorite time for me, enjoy yourself, grow in your talents, and have peace this year! I’ll have a coke and a chocolate cookie just in your honor today. :) Happy Sewing!


  40. Livvy Powers on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    Happy birthday Emily Rose!
    May your life be richly blessed and bring new joys and everyday!

    With love in Christ,
    ~Livvy Powers


  41. Miss Rebekah Ann S. on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    Breezy, you are just so thoughtful. :) I love seeing your sisterly love for one another-what an inspiration! :) This was a really sweet thing for you to do, and I enjoyed that adorable picture.

    A sewing day sounds delightful! If I may so inquire, what are the two of you working on? :)


  42. Hannah on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! :-) *smiles and hugs*


  43. Cassie on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    Happy, happy birthday, Emily Rose!!! I hope that you have a wonderful day and a blessed 17th year!

    Love,
    Your friend,
    Cassie


  44. Miss Rachel Grace on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    Miss Emily Rose,
    You are such a wonderful blogger and follower of the Lord Jesus Christ. I hope you have a sweet birthday!
    Blessings,
    Rachel Grace


  45. Jenn @ One House Schoolroom on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    Many blessings for a wonderful love-filled year for you!!

    Happy Birthday!!


  46. Sarah Elizabeth on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    May the Lord richly bless you on your birthday.

    Happy Birthday!

    Sarah Elizabeth


  47. Sara on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    What a wonderful day you have planned! 17 is a wonderful year!


  48. LifeofFaith on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    Happy 17th Birthday, Miss Emily Rose! I hope you have a wonderful year as you continue to serve God and your family.

    ~Alyssa


  49. April on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    Have a most wonderful day! Enjoy your time with your family and eat loads of cake and goodies! Happy Birthday!!!


  50. asnipofgoodness on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    Happy day of your birth Emily! I love the spirit of your blog, and the sharing of your faith in your life style choices, and the overall love in your family. Thank you for sharing with us, and encouraging us mothers of girls that it is possible to raise Christian daughters! Have a glorious day


  51. Rebecca LouEllyn Franks on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    Dear Emily Rose,
    May you have a fantastic birthday. I have fun memories of tramping through the gardens of Calloway with you and Breezy. Hope that we can see each other soon!

    Love in Christ,
    Rebecca


  52. audri vernier on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    Happy New Year to you! Looking forward to seeing you next week. :]


  53. Miss Rebekah Ann S. on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    Breezy, I have to say that the laugh in this post sounded nothing like you! haha :)


  54. RileyTea on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    Happy Birthday, Emily Rose! I hope you have a beautiful and blessed day. You have been such an inspiration and encouragement to me through your blog. Thank you.

    I pray that this is a great new year for you, full of wonderful new opportunities and growth in relationships with friends, family, and Jesus Christ.

    God bless you, dear heart!
    <3 Tea


  55. Kate O. on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    Emily – as comment number 50-something…
    I hope you have had the most auspicious, blithe, felicitous, and idyllic Birthday ever!!! I’m looking forward [so very much] to seeing you girls soon! It’s been too long again…
    Love Always,
    Kate
    [A prodigious thank you to Webster for his mirifical thesaurus.]


  56. FoundinFlowers on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    Have a blessed Birthday!


  57. Vivian on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    Happy Birthday, Emily! Your blog is a blessing…as a mother of 3 young daughters, it is my prayer their hearts will be tender towards their Maker as yours is. May you continue to honor and bring glory to the Lord Jesus Christ. Happy 17th!


  58. Emily Ruth on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    Wow, 17. Happy birthday and many happy returns! May your 18th year be a blessing!


  59. Nikki on Nov 30, 2009 said:

    Happy Birthday! I know it’s almost over. But, I have 8 minutes left of November 30th here on the East Coast:)


  60. Miss Jen on Dec 1, 2009 said:

    Dearest Emily~
    I hope your Birthday was full
    of many sweet blessings!
    I can’t wait to see some
    of your beautiful sewing
    creations!! I am blessed to
    call you friend!

    Love in Christ~ Miss Jen
    ~Soli Deo Gloria~


  61. Jessica on Dec 1, 2009 said:

    Happy birthday Emily! Thank you for updating such a beautiful, gentle, unique blog, for sharing your life with us, and inspiring me in so many ways!

    As we sing to the tune of happy birthday
    “May Jesus bless you!
    May Jesus bless you!
    May he guide you and bless you!
    May Jesus bless you!”


  62. Grace on Dec 1, 2009 said:

    Have a Happy Birthday Emily Rose! Thanks for your beautiful blog that shows all of God’s wonderful creations. Hope your day is super special!


  63. Sarah Mae on Dec 1, 2009 said:

    HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY Birthday dear beautiful Emily Rose!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Wish we were there to celebrate with you!!!!!!!!!!


  64. Elizabeth Adams on Dec 1, 2009 said:

    Happy happy happy birthday Emily Rose!!!! I hope you have the most splendid day!

    I love your wonderful blog! :-)

    Miss Lizzy


  65. Amber on Dec 1, 2009 said:

    I am so glad that your sister could bless you in this way. Happy Birthday Emily! Hope you have many more blessings like this one today!


  66. Alex on Dec 1, 2009 said:

    Happy Birthday!


  67. brenda@coffeeteabooksandme on Dec 1, 2009 said:

    Happy Birthday!

    Seventeen is a beautiful age. :)


  68. Mel on Dec 1, 2009 said:

    Hi Miss Emily Rose! How are you? Happy Late Birthday! I just bump into your website and gotta say, I love it! Congratulations for turning 17! Wow, I was 17 almost 2 years ago, LOL! I’m so impressed on how your life is sooo similar to mine. I also have a big sister, her name is Stephanie (I called Tepu!) Yeah, sounds kind of weird, but I like it. She’s 21 and I’m turning 19 in… 29 days! So yeah, it rocks being the birthday girl for a chance, so I bet you’re super stoked to be 17. That’s a pretty awesome age and is more awesome when you know you have a Friend that is there to celebrate with you and actually be with you for the rest of your life, yes, Our Friend, Jesus Christ. I think is amazing that you have a heart for God at such a young age. That’s just great! And the fact that you’re using all your talents and gifts to give Him praise, that’s pretty impacting and admirable too. I love the way you write! Writing is one of my biggest passions also, well, I used to write a lot, but for many reasons (that I don’t know which are they) I started leaving this gift aside, but now that I came across your blog, I just felt that it was time to start using this talent again and begin to write like I used to, even better, so thank you for inspiring me and bunch of other girls, you are really being used by God. Keep using all of your talents for Him. You rock! Bye and Happy Birthday! <3 :D


  69. tammyp on Dec 2, 2009 said:

    Happy Belated Birthday Emily Rose. I admire you and your family. Thank you for your life of faith, and encouragement and creativity!!!


  70. Jessica on Dec 2, 2009 said:

    A happy, happy birthday Emily!!! It has been so much fun getting to know you! May God richly bless you in your 17th year :)

    I loved seeing the pictures of you when you were a little girl…they are so sweet!

    Love and hugs!

    Jessica


  71. Jessica on Dec 2, 2009 said:

    P.S. When I was a little girl, I always used to pretend that I was seventeen : D It just seemed like the “perfect age” to me : D

    Jessica


  72. Kristen ~ Pajama Mama on Dec 2, 2009 said:

    Happy Birthday, Sweet Emily Rose!


  73. Grace Marie on Dec 4, 2009 said:

    Happy Birthday, Emily Rose! May God Bless you with many, many more years!

    In Him,
    Grace


  74. WendyLou on Dec 4, 2009 said:

    Happy, happy birthday!!


  75. Cassia on Dec 5, 2009 said:

    Happy Belated Birthday Emily!

    I hope you had a wonderful and blessed birthday!
    May the Lord bless you as you continue to grow in Him.

    I am glad we know eachother :D

    ~Cassia :)


  76. The Aunt on Dec 9, 2009 said:

    Well, Love, happy BELATED birthday. I didn’t even call you on your happy day, :(
    I know it was fun, just cuz YOU were in it. :)

    I really enjoyed your earring entry.

    I have some parts to make earrings, but not the knowledge…..show me sometime???? What say ye to that?

    Have a wonderful trip.


  77. Heather on Dec 10, 2009 said:

    I am so sorry that I am just now seeing this post! I do hope that you had a wonderfully blessed birthday!




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