Tuesday, August 26, 2008

A New Decade


Yesterday marked the start of a new decade in my life -- I can officially drop the term "teenager" now. And what should start the day but a beautiful breakfast, made for me by my wonderful sister:



Whole wheat pancakes and hot tea -- what could be better? I had been somewhat sad that I would spend most of the day alone, but my family's birthday greetings certainly brightened my day.

Lovely white carnations -- a gift from a friend -- are now doing their best to brighten the kitchen in a vintage milk jug:



The Lord has been so gracious to me in these past nineteen years, and I look forward to where He will lead me in the years to come!

17 comments:

  1. I didn't know that it was your birthday, Shannon! Happy belated birthday wishes to you!

    Oh my! I just *adore* your tea set! Is it antique? It seems like I saw a few pieces like that at an antique store recently.

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  2. Happy, happy, happy birthday Shannon! May your new year be a *very* blessed one!! :)

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  3. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a blessed day!

    In Christ,
    Ashley

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  4. Why, happy belated Birthday, Shannon! I had no idea! :)
    That birthday breakfast looks absolutely scrumptious. And I love the blue and white dishes!

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  5. Happy, happy, birthday, Shannon!

    I can't believe you are just turning twenty now...I've thought for a long time that you were several years older than am I.

    And here I am, more than a year older than you are!

    ~Emily

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  6. Shannon,

    Happy Birthday!

    blessings,

    mari

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  7. Thank you all so much! :)

    Cheri, the tea set is one we got while in England, but it's not actually antique -- hurray for dishwasher and microwave safe! ;)

    Yours in Christ,
    Shannon

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  8. Happy Birthday Shannon(I guess late)!!!! I pray that the year to come brings you many blessings and joy!

    Lots of love,
    Sommer

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  9. Happy belated birthday! God bless you and give you many happy returns,

    lots of love xxxx

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  10. A belated Happy Birthday, Shannon!

    May the Lord bless you in the year ahead.

    Jerusha

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  11. Belated Happy Birthday, Shannon!
    Lovely pictures!
    God's richest blessings to you in the year ahead!

    Hannah L.

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  12. Happy belated Birthday Shannon! How exciting to be turning 20!

    God Bless you,

    ~Nona

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  13. Oh! Happy Birthday, two days late!! God bless you!

    Maria Pauline

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  14. Happy Birthday! What a lovely tea set... I truly enjoy a good cup of tea. :) Hope this year is filled with blessing for the Savior.

    Kaysie

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  15. Happy belated birthday!!! I have been so busy lately, that I have not had the time to do as much "blog-hopping"
    as I would like. I hope you had a truly blessed day! :)

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