Back in February (I know I'm a little behind in these birthday posts, LOL) our darling Dee and Precious Edwin-O shared another birthday together. What a joyful time for us to gather together as a family to celebrate the lives of two of our beloved siblings and children.
Dorothy Jeanine-"Gift of God-God is Gracious"Edwin Ogren "Rich Friend"
"A crowd had gathered to greet you!" ;)Sweet little Jonathan takes in the party...
Blowing out the candles! Edwin was our 11 child, and he was born on Dorothy's 11 birthday! How cool is that. :) So, Dorothy and Edwin has been enjoying double birthdays for 9 wonderful years now. Aren't they sweet together? Just love 'em so much!!
Edwin with one of his gifts...
Edwin asked as many as could to arrive in costume, so we tried to do our bit, LOL. As you can see, Martha and I arrived as slaves to Queen Dee, a charming colonial maiden. Here we are looking at pictures. Kress came as her delightful self! She's telling a funny story here. ;)
And here's some fine looking chaps!! Sam, John, Edwin and Paul.
Dee, we love you. A family could not ask for a more encouraging, sincere, joyful, selfless sister and daughter. We are so grateful to the Lord for you!! Your comforting cooking delights our whole family daily, and we are so blessed all your wonderful gardening, soap making, jewelry crafts, sewing and many other talents! Thanks for being one of my best friends in the whole world. Thank you for being an example to me of a God-glorifying, Christ loving and family supporting daughter. You inspire me everyday. God bless you. I love you.
Edwin! What a joy it is to watch you grow up, darlin'. You sense of humor always keeps me laughing, and I love to watch you out in the yard with a stick, fighting huge armies with incredible imagination and skill. :) Thanks for doing so much for your family-from helping Daddy in the garden, to taking out the trash for mama, to "plugging in" to a sister to help, you are a source of much joy and delight to us. I love you. May you continue to grow in the Lord and honor your parents! Happy birthday, dearest little brother friend!
God bless you both!