October 26, 2011


A Happy Birthday was had by Bethany, our goddaughter. The Gebhardts invited a bunch of strangers to come to their house, but it turns out that the ones who showed up were actually people they knew.

Deborah is lookin' all hot in her boots. Grrrrrr.

It was very festive, with presents and cake and everything, and the birthday girl was very gracious with her ‘Thank You’s and appreciative smiles. She (and sister Macy) scored big with homemade bonnets and aprons from Gretchen! Little Lauren from Long Ago almost burst forth from my psyche and stole them.

Oh, the bonnets are good.

And the aprons? Fabulous!

I would like to have a word with her past teacher in Utah, however. She sent a sweet package of greetings from former classmates and also a personal card with five bucks! Cut it out, Past Teacher – you’re making the rest of us look bad.

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10 Responses to “HBB”

  1. Gretchen Said on:

    I love how their house looks so clean and uncluttered. Those bonnets and aprons are just too cute.


  2. Brad Said on:

    Happy Birthday, Bethany! Yay!

    And congratulations to L&L for keeping up contact with a goddaughter. Now I feel guilty about a godson I’ve never even visited. Ack! But at least whenever I’m reminded of him and feel guilty, I pray for him. That’s got to count for something, right?


    • Lauren Said on:

      Ha! Don’t congratulate us too much -- they had to move here for us to do something.

      Gretchen -- yes, it is very nice! Plus it has that ‘just moved in’ smell.


      • Lloyd Said on:

        That’s what that smell was?


        • Peggy Said on:


          And as much as I love LHOTP, I’ve often wondered what I would miss most if I could go back in time. Showers? TV? Air-conditioning? Transportation? Taskykakes?

          And what don’t we have now that future generations will wonder how we survived without?

          Happy Birthday Bethany!


  3. Kristi Said on:

    An excellent way to spend a birthday! And will Bethany be wearing the apron and bonnet for Halloween?

    Happy Birthday, Bethany!


    • Deborah Said on:

      Yes, the girls will be Pioneer Girls for Halloween. That’s why Macy had to get her present early. We all had a great time. Thanks to all who helped us celebrate. Also, I do not take credit or blame for any house smell as I cannot smell at this time.


  4. Past Teacher Said on:

    Past teacher needs someone to give the birthday girl a big birthday hug. Unless birthday girl can wait until Christmas when past teacher will come and visit!


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