Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Happy Birthday Nichelle!

It's hard to believe that my daughter, Nichelle Rose celebrates her 19th birthday today. It seems like just yesterday she was running around with her little curly hair bouncing all over the place. Now she's almost as tall as me. She's had an amazing year. This summer she went on a missionary trip to Albania, which was a once-in-a-lifetime experience she will never forget. I can't believe it's been 19 years since Rick & I brought her home from the hospital. Our cat, CJ meowed at her and Rick & I looked at each other and said, "Now what do we do?" Children grow up so fast.

Happy Birthday Nichelle!


  1. Rena...Hope you are feeling better...

    Happy Birthday Nichelle! What an adorable picture...

    My son will be 21 years old next month and I can remember bringing him home and being scared to death that I was going to screw this kid up...Thankfully that did not happen (as far as I know...grin)...

  2. Happy Birthday, Nichelle! Such a cute pic.

    I remember having that feeling about our first-born, Ellie, too. Gosh, TH & I were so unsure, but we just jumped right into it, once we brought her home.

    Btw, Ellie's middle name is Rose, too (Eleanor Rose). :)


  3. Congratulations of getting through the first 19 years! You looke great!

    Happy Birthday to Nichelle.

    I hope you're feeling MUCH better today.

  4. Why must they grow up so fast? I hope you are feeling better.

  5. aw what a cutie!
    You'll just need to have another one! Are you still feeling sick huh? huh? Are you sure it was a bug?

  6. Thanks everyone -- :)

    LOL Doda! The baby phase is definitely out of the question for me. Well, not for me, but way out of the question for Rick. We have four kids and that's more than enough to fill this house up.

    Thanks for all the get well wishes too. I'm feeling better. Now it's my teeth that are hurting and I think that's sinus because the weather is changing. It's always something with me.

  7. Did you get my comment? LOL!

    Happy Birthday Nichelle! I hope she has a wonderful day.

  8. Happy Birthday to your daughter!
    I was thinking the same thing this morning when I posted a picture of my son at 2 - I can't believe he's about to turn 11!

  9. Happy 19th to your daughter!
    Kids grow up so fast!!!

  10. Thanks everyone!

    We actually celebrated her birthday on Saturday when Rick was home. Yesterday was nice for her though because she finally had a day off from work. Thanks again!