Happy Birthday to my wonderful sister, Tessa! It seems like just yesterday that we were dressing up as Laura and Mary in Little House on the Prairie, building forts in the woods, or playing school with our dolls...and now here she is 15 years old! Tessa is a beautiful, happy, talented, and spunky young lady who never ceases to bring a smile to my face. She is my closest friend, my partner in crime, ;) and someone whom I truly admire. Her love for life is contagious, and her love for Jesus shines through her smile ..I'll let the pictures say the rest. =)
"The Sisters Restaurant"
I know it is really hard to tell from this picture, but Tessa has a HUGE sweet tooth. =)
Clowning around with the cousins. :)
Tessa always managed to keep up with the big kids, even when it came to hiking up steep rocks!
Tessa and "Millie"
Picking out a Christmas tree with our exchange student, Luba, from Tajikistan.
This was taken right before Tessa almost drowned in a river. We are so thankful for God's hand of protection over her life!
We make a great team. From snow forts to blanket forts, to tree forts, we were perpetual builders. :)
Tessa is always up for a good board game!
Grandpa Jim <3>3>