What a magical day we had celebrating Schaeffer Jo’s 5th birthday with her friends!  Blessings were everywhere I looked: the perfect weather, abundant friends and much laughter. I find myself wanting to bottle up days like these so I can remember them forever, using them to lift my spirits on days when my heart is sad.

I’m so thankful for the sweet girls that my daughter is blessed to call her closest friends–and thankful I have the blessing to call their moms my sweet friends too. My heart is filled to overflowing.

Cutie girls playing in the pool

the birthday girl and her buddy Eli on the slip-n-slide

the girls sliding together

smiles all around

Auntie Sara & Janie Bean

picnic lunch time

Happy Birthday, sweet Schaeffer! We love you with our whole big hearts!