Saturday, August 29, 2015

The Blessing of Friends

More of Ellen's birthday....

Ellen found this gift outside her bedroom door. She loved it!
Another gift is coming in the mail on Tuesday.

Ice cream cake from Dairy Queen!

Saturday brought more blessing to our girl.......

After cheering, it was Party Time!

We went to a favorite pizza place near the church where Challenger Football and Cheering is held.

The girls decide what they want to eat.

Mom's do too. (and snap many pictures!)

Still deciding.

Our girls.....
we missed Emily today.
She and her mom had other plans for today.

After eating it was time for gifts.....

Nicole's gift to our girl.
I think she loves it!
Thanks, Nicole ♥

Marissa's gift to Ellen.
She loves it too!
Thanks, Marissa ♥

Elizabeth's gift to Ellen.
Hmm, looks like she's crazy about this one too!
Thanks, Elizabeth ♥

Sarenah's gift to our girl.
What, more Reese's?
 Yes, indeed. A happy girl!
Thanks, Sarenah ♥

Briahna'a gift to Ellen.
No way.....yes, more candy! (and a movie gift card!)
Thanks, Bri ♥

We are SO blessed with these friends! 
Little did we know that when Ellen started 
Challenger Cheering, 
playing Challenger Baseball, 
became involved in Aaron's Acres activities,
were were beginning a deep and fulfilling friendship.
A friendship with these fabulous Moms and Daughters.....
people who understand our world!

Grateful for these friends!

Precious girls!
(missed you Emily!)


Mari said...

She's getting in a lot of celebrating! Good for you Ellen!

Mary Ellen said...

Doris, I'm so happy for you to have these friendships. They are so important for your journey. You helped Ellen have a wonderful birthday celebration.
Mary Ellen

Lady Jane said...

Such a heart warming post. Happy Birthday Ellen...

Linda E said...

Excitement, good friends, and many, many Reese candy couldnt help but be a great birthday celebration.

Theresa said...

What a fun day and LOTS of Reese's:) I love to put them in the freezer! I know that Ellen had a great time with her wonderful friends! Have a blessed day dear Doris, BIG HUGS!

Susan said...

Happy Birthday Ellen! What a wonderful time with friends & lots of goodies :) ... Reese's are mine & Dan's favorites too :)

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

A lovely post about some obviously wonderful folks. Glad that Ellen had such a great birthday celebration that continued on with friends.

White Lace and Promises said...

Happy Birthday, Ellen! How awesome! What a great extended family and friends. This is an awesome group of girls and you got yourself a cheerleader. I have a feeling she's always been a cheerleader.

Jean Stauffer said...

What a great celebration! And how BLESSED you both are to belong to this wonderful group of friends. I'm so thankful God brought you all together through the years and that you're staying together.