'Tis the Season

Saturday, August 29, 2009

The next 27 days for our family, are always a bit of a whirlwind. We have 5 birthdays and one adoption day in our immediate family within those 27 days. It starts out with a bang on August 30th, with Yana's birthday, my birthday and Lily's adoption day all on the same day!! What better gift could I have asked for than these two precious girls?! Unfortunately, I didn't have a digital camera on our first August 30th, spent together, just 4 years ago. But, this picture was taken a couple of months later in that year. Aren't these two girls sweet?!

We decided to celebrate Yana's birthday on Saturday, the 29th (today). Yesterday, our friend Tonya ( came over (from next door!) to teach Yana how to decorate her cake!
Yana and Lily had a great time decorating!
Didn't it turn out great?!

Yana had a swimming party (our last swim of the summer, I think). Here are some of the swimmers.
Jadon and Grace are having fun!
So is Elayne!

The whole crew, eating lunch.

Yana's friend, Slava (on the left) made the trip to join us for Yana's party. Slava is also from Ukraine, and is such a special friend to Yana. What a gift that she was able to join us in celebrating Yana's special day.

Dad and Adam, lighting the candles. Sweet friends, Natasha and Hannah are watching.

Back at our house with Slava.
Our precious Yana, we are so honored to celebrate this 12th birthday with you. You are gift to us from our gracious Father. You have a servant's heart and your smile lights up a room. We pray that you will soar during this 12th year of your life--that you will experience the love and joy of our Lord in a deeper and fuller way! We love you, sweet one!!!

Stay tuned for more celebrations, coming soon...

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Our China Starfish said...

Happy Birthday Yana! Looks like it was a wonderful party!!!

Sarah Dawn said...


What a beautiful way to celebrate all the blessings in your life.

Hugs to you,
Sarah Dawn

Gwen said...

What a fun birthday party! Busy times! We have three birthdays and one adoption day, beginning in October! And several holidays as well! :)

Waitingfaithfully said...

Happy Birthday beautiful Yana, and Birthday Blessings to you dear Sarah! Happy Adoption day to our friend Lily. What a special day for all of you to share!

Yana, it looks like you had a really fun party. Your butterfly cake was so pretty. Great job!

Sarah, thank you for your kind words on my blog. Your blog is such a sweet, peaceful blessing to me!

Love from Texas~


Sarah Dawn said...

It is a joy and an honor to unite with you in prayer for His church. A prayer for unity in the church and to be filled with supernatural joy. peace, and hope. "May the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like minded toward one another ... that you may with one mind and one mouth glorify the Father ... may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." (Rom 15:5-6 13)

Blessings sweet one,
Sarah Dawn

Burshek Family said...

Happy Birthday dear one. I am glad you had fun with your cake! You did a fantastic job! You are precious to us all!

Love The Burshek's

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