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!


  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.

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

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

    In Christ,

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

  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!


  6. Shannon,

    Happy Birthday!



  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,

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

    Lots of love,

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

    lots of love xxxx

  10. A belated Happy Birthday, Shannon!

    May the Lord bless you in the year ahead.


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

    Hannah L.

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

    God Bless you,


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

    Maria Pauline

  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.


  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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