Tuesday, December 16, 2008

11 Years

It's a very, very cold winter morning (at least for our neck of the woods). I ducked out about 5 minutes ago to take out the recycling and my hands and still stiff. It's very pretty out, though, with the sun not yet up, but getting there and the moon still in the sky.

This picture does not really do it justice, but I tried for you, getting even colder hands in the process. :)

It's good that it's not snowing. That means we should be able to get out for today's activities. That's pretty important today. Why? Because it's Davan's birthday! Today, 11 years ago, she was born. It snowed that day 11 years ago after she was born, but it was not this cold. Nope. Record lows today.

When Davan gets up, she'll be greeted with a hug, a rousing rendition of "Happy Birthday" and no chores for today. We'll meet my parents and Anthony for brunch and then go to book group this afternoon. She has gymnastics tonight. At this point, everything seems to be going, but we may yet get notices that things are canceled. Davan is really hoping they won't be. She wants to do everything. I know our brunch plans are on because the roads aren't any worse than last night when Mom and I agreed to go forward with the brunch plans.

I'll be taking her her dinner at gymnastics tonight and spending break with her, as it is her birthday. Anthony will probably come, too, unless he has to work late. He did last night, but it sounds like he probably won't have to tonight.

Here is Davan on her birthday in 2004 - she was turning 7. It was the first year we had a digital camera. She really wanted a Cabbage Patch Doll that year and Oma delivered.

Okay, actually, two. We still had a swing in the doorway, rather than the rings we have now. She was a money then, too.

Here she is on her 9th birthday, two years later, all bedecked in braces:

I'll post one of today later. Or maybe tomorrow, depending on how the day goes. I hope you all have a very merry Davan's birthday. :)

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