Saturday, June 16, 2007

June 16, 1971

Today was Heidi's birthday -- and why is it that when we get older we don't want to think about birthdays anymore. Well, at least some of us are like that. Anyway, I thought I would share some of my thoughts about my daughter. Heidi is my firstborn; she's just 13-1/2 months older than her brother. She was born in Colorado. We were living in Castle Rock, Colorado back then. She was born a red head, but she became a strawberry blonde by the time she turned one. We didn't move to California until the end of May 1974 - when Heidi wasn't yet 3 years old; so she doesn't remember living in Colorado.

This is Heidi's first grade school picture. She enjoyed reading stories about Winnie the Pooh, so I made her a blouse and embroidered a picture of Winnie the Pooh on it. That was when I had more time, and was a stay-at-home mom.

This is Heidi's 7th grade picture. At this age she was into sports. She enjoyed playing soccer, softball, volleyball, and basketball. She also enjoyed playing piano.

This is Heidi's high school senior picture. Heidi still loved her sports, still playing soccer and softball at this age. Volleyball and basketball weren't as popular in her junior and senior years. And as for playing piano, we'll say she had a renewed interest by the time she became a senior, after taking a few years' break.

This is Heidi today, and I'm proud to say she is my daughter and my friend. She is currently an office administrator for the church we attend and enjoys what she is doing. She finished college and got her bachelor's degree in Architectural Studies from KU (Lawrence, KS) in 2001. Heidi was our interior designer for the home remodeling we had done back in 2001 and 2003. She also stays active in our church -- plays piano, sings in the choir, and plays handbells.

Love, Mom


Larry said...

Happy Birthday Heidi!

Red said...

Thanks Mom... and thanks Larry :)

Mary said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Heidi!

Mary, thanks for introducing us to her. I'm glad you are good friends. Mothers and daughters should be.

RuthieJ said...

Happy Birthday Heidi. I am the first-born also. I think that gives us a special bond to our Moms. It's good that you and your mom are still so close. Friends come and go, but family is forever!


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