Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Tessa's B-day Post

                         
                                HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!
                             

             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. =)





                                                     Picking Blueberries in our back yard.



                                                              "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. :)
     


                                                                      Awww!



  *Best buds*


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!

                                       
                                   Taken with Grandma Pat before Tessa's baptism at Story Book Lodge




   
                            Spunky!                                   


                                           but not enough to hold the slimy fish she caught. :)



 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>


                                                                     Entering a mining cave


Pioneers :D


                                   Walking the field at the Metrodome...Tessa is a die-hard Twins fan!

          She won first place at the Washington County fair for one of her quilts at the age of 8!


                                                                           Goof ball. :P
















Gangstas!

Besties!

Weirdos :P


Posted by AnaLise


6 comments:

The Armour Family said...

Happy Birthday, Tessa! I am so grateful for your friendship and love you so much.

Y'all are waaaay too pretty to be "gangstas" but make two pretty cute "wierdos". Love and miss you two a bunch.

Hannah said...

Happy Birthday Tessa! I LOVE the pictures! Is the one of you in front of the lake in Duluth when we met you there for MACHE? I hope we can get together with y'all soon. :-)

Liz Watson said...

Such great pictures! Happy Birthday Tessa!

Josie Morris said...

Happy belated BIRTHDAY Tessa! Enjoyed seeing you again at family camp. Such cute pictures!=) Thankful the Lord has blessed you with another year of life. May you continue to bless others.

-Josie M

Just call me Kaylee... said...

Happy birthday, dear! You were/are so adorable! Can't wait to see you at family camp!

~Kaylee~

Tessa Alzen said...

Thanks everyone!! :)
Hannah K, yes...I think it was! :D
Josie and Kaylee, CAN NOT wait to see you guys then too!! ;)
Hannah A, aww, thanks. I'm so glad to have you as my friend also! =)