Saturday, July 10, 2010

Happy Birthday Natalie!

Today I wanted to wish my youngest daughter Natalie a very Happy Birthday! I cannot believe that my "baby" is now a young lady and on the 15th July will become a mom herself!! Where do the years go?
Happy Birthday Natalie and I wish you many blessings.You have enriched my life beyond measure and we are not just mother and daughter but the best of friends too! I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the love you give and all the sweet and wonderful things you do to make my days special. You are a treasured and beautiful daughter and I am truly blessed that God chose you for me! You have grown into a fine and beautiful young lady. Have a wonderful day full of precious moments! I love you so much!

And from my huge collection of quotes:  

"A daughter is a gift of love. Author Unknown

"A daughter may outgrow your lap,but she will never outgrow your heart." Author Unknown

"A daughter is a day brightener and a heart warmer." Author Unknown

"A daughter is one of the most beautiful gifts this world has to give." Laurel Atherton

" A daughter is a little girl who grows up to be a friend."  Author Unknown

"A daughter brings sunshine to brighten your day.

A daughter brings joy through her loving ways.

A daughter is a blessing that comes from above,

A special and beautiful treasure to love." Author Unknown

And I would like to share some photos of Natalie and her partner and also with me.

                                  Taken at Bourton-On-The-Water in the Cotswolds.
Bourton-On-The Water
Trigger Pond Restaurant Buckingham
Trigger Pond Restaurant Buckingham
July 10th 2009
 Inside theTrigger Pond Restaurant Buckingham
July 10th 2009
At Gordon Ramsey's restaurant in London 2009
A cream tea shop in Bourton-On-The-Water

Frankie and Bennies Restaurant Oxford
Frankie and Bennies Restaurant Oxford
Frankie and Bennies Restaurant
The Trout Restaurant Wolvercote Oxford

The Trout restaurant Wolvercote

At Our House when Natalie and James first started dating


  1. Hi Linda, and happy birthday to Natalie, what a beautiful daughter you have, and how exciting that she will soon be a mom :) I love all the photos you posted, it always makes me wish I could take a trip back home to do some sight seeing... I wish the air fare wasn't so pricey! Hope you're all having a great weekend.

  2. Happy Birthday to your daughter! Having daughters is truly a blessing in life. I love both of mine so dearly. When they made me a grandmother...there was a whole new realm to that are going to love it!

  3. A most happy birthday to your daughter. I am so happy for her. I am sure that it will be wonderful to be a Grandma.

    My daughter is five. So we have a long time to go.

    Thanks also for sharing all the daughter quotes. They were really nice.

    Have a beautiful day.

  4. Happy birthday to your daughter!! She is beautiful!

    I loved all the quotes about "daughters"...I have 2 so I agree wholeheartedly!!

  5. HI Linda happy birthday to Natalie, she has pretty red hair like my niece, that is such a rare true color. The first photos I didn't see she looked like she was having a baby so soon! but now I see in the later ones there is a baby in that belly.
    Your recent comment about me looking like Morgan's mom made me smile and laugh, people say that to me all the time. I was 39 when my son and his young wife told me I was going to be a grandma! it's been fun, but I just have the one granddaughter so far. My daughter does not have any children.
    Did you try to email me about the angel or purchase it through my website?
    I hope there is no problems I don't know about. Have a great Sunday! big hugs

  6. Happy birthday to Natalie! She is just beautiful! Her eyes are gorgeous!! Children certainly are a gift from God.

  7. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving me a comment on my Little Girl Pinks.

    A very happy birthday to your daughter...and congratulations to both you and her (and her hubby) on the upcoming addition. Is this your first granchild?

    I am extremely close to my daughter as well. We are more like best friends than mother and daughter. Truly, it is a gift of God to have the relationships we have with our daughters, isn't it? So many mothers and daughters don't have that same closeness.

    Anyhow, blessings,
    Patti (Fill My Cup with Beauty)

  8. She is absolutely beautiful! The photos are wonderful and she has the prettiest hair!!! Happy Birthday!!!

  9. Aw, happy birthday Natalie! Gorgeous pictures. Gorgeous girl!

  10. Happy birthday to your beautiful daughter!

    Lovely post Linda!

    Thank you for the sweet comment you left me.

    Bless you!

  11. What a beautiful birthday tribute to your daughter!

    She's gorgeous.

  12. Birthday wishes to your daughter and best wishes for the arrival of the new baby. What a joyous time for your family. Looking forward to lots of photos,
    Dorothy :)

  13. Good Morning to you Linda, and it is very nice to meet you too...Your daughter is soo beautiful ~ HAPPY BIRTHDAY to her. I have one daugher who will be 24 years old on the 24th of July. What a blessing she is to me too. How exciting that yours is about to give birth. I am a Grandma many times over by my sons and let me tell you there is NO greater blessing than that. God is soo good. Have a wonderful day. Blessings, Debbie

  14. Hi Linda!
    Thanks so much for the very sweet comment left on my post. It's always fun meeting new people. Consider me a new friend!


  15. Happy birthday to your daughter! My son Matt turns 41 on July 15. I can hardly believe that he is THAT old already!
    You daughter is lovely. I am happy for her and the new baby.

  16. Hi Linda,
    I am a bit late..but happy birthday to Natalie and congrats on the baby!

    God bless you!
    love & hugs

  17. Hi Linda! I hope your daughter had a lovely birthday. I love all the quotes, but I am a huge quote fan. :)

    Thanks for the little note the other day, sorry I didn't get back to you..but I have been taken care of some things.

    Congrats on the new it here yet? I know it is a day early but just curious.

    Hope your having a wonderful week.

  18. Hi Linda! I'm finally getting around to visiting my bloggers. I know Nat's had a happy birthday...still can't believe that the little toothless 5 year old that I first met, is now grown & a Mommy! Time goes by too fast. Loved the quotes! Love you too!

  19. Happy Birthday to your Natalie (belated)! I suppose you have also welcomed baby by now too! COngratulations!! Trust all is well and you are enjoying these precious days. :)


    P.S. What a lovely tribute your letter is to your daughter...I can tell you love each other very much!

  20. Hi Linda, hope you're doing ok, you haven't posted in a while. Thinking of you and praying all is well. Hugs

  21. Hi Linda! I'm a bit late but happy birthday to Natalie! She is beautiful and I loved seeing all the photos! Congrats on the baby! ((HUGS))

  22. Happy birthday to your beautiful daughter! What a blessing to share such a close friendship with your girl! Hugs and blessings!

  23. Happy Belated Birthday Natalie. May God be gracious to you and bless you and make His face shine upon this day and always. amen amen amen

    Linda, she definitely has your eyes, and SOOOO looks like her Mama...I loved all the pictures you took.

    I DIDN'T KNOW YOUR FROM ENGLAND?? lol. Seriously, I didn't..not till the package arrived today...

    Can I cry???? Oh my goodness BLEW me away!! ((hugs))

  24. I'm SO late in this birthday greeting but..Birthday Blessings to your beautiful Natalie!

    Love all the photos!

    Blessings and hugs!