Friday, January 23, 2009

Sweet 16

Last Monday, I celebrated my 16th birthday! My family made my birthday so nice - our dining room was decorated all in "Sweet 16" decor, we had our grandparents up for cake and presents, and I got lots of wonderful comments/emails from my friends (thank you!)!

Now there is a reason for this facial expression. My parents gave me a WONDERFUL birthday present - tickets to a Bill Gaither Homecoming concert this May!! I am SO excited!

Of course we had to get in a game of pool

With my last birthday girl - they end at 16. =(

Mom making sure that I really haven't ever been kissed! Which I haven't, of course. =)

Except, of course, by my daddy!

Another ecstatic reation to another fabulous birthday present....a cell phone! YAY! I've been waiting a long time for one!

With my grandparents

Texting my cousin to tell her that she can add me to her contact list!

Thanks to everyone who commented on my last post about my "blog-iversary"! It was sooo good to hear from all of you - and with a record number of 32 comments! For those who haven't added themselves as a "follower" on my sidebar, please do so! =)


Suzanne said...

Happy Birthday Tori!!

Arianna said...

Awww...those pictures are so cute! I love the 'never been kissed' sign ;) It looks like it was an awesome birthday!

Sarah said...

Hey Tori!!!

I'm so glad you had a wonderful birthday!! We're so excited for you that you got Gaither Homecoming tickets!!

I wanted to post a comment and tell you a few things you might want to consider when you go (it's what we did both times we went to Gaither concerts):
--get there when the doors open. When we saw them in Jackson, we got to see Roy Webb, Doug Anderson, Ben and Sonya Isaacs, and Mike Allen all come through the lobby while we were waiting!! Also, right after you get in the doors, find EH&SS's booth-- they will more likely than not be there.
--you might want to wait a few minutes after the concert ends and see if Wes Hampton stays there right near the stage-- even if you're not a huge fan of him, it will make your day getting to meet him! It never occurs to him that he's famous, by the way!
--take as many pictures as your camera will hold. :-) This really helps as sometimes (like months or in our case a couple years after the concert) it gets a bit blurry as to what happened when!
--and on that note, (now Rebekah and I are serious trivia hounds, so most people won't want to do this....) you might want to take a pad of paper and a pen and write down all the songs you hear as they come! You ought to see the papers we have from the concert in Jackson, especially-- with it being so dark in the arena, we could hardly see what we were writing!

Just wanted to tell you that! :-)

Love and blessings,
Sarah (Rebekah's sister)

Olivia Coy said...

Ah. Happy Really Late Birthday!!!! Last year my great aunt asked if i was 16 and still never been kissed....I had to tell her that I've been kissed. By our horse Blaze. Well, I guess I kissed him! :-D

Rebekah said...

Well, Sarah beat me to it....and I didn't even know it! So...ditto what she said. :-)
Love you,

Marissa said...

I think I have been on your blog before.
anyway, that's a sweet phone you have =D

Marissa said...

oh by the way, that's cool that you got tickets to see a Gaither homecoming, I really want to see them some time =D

Nikki said...

Happy Birthday!!

Tia said...

This is totally random... but...
My sisters name is Tori and she just turned 16 too!! Plus, we are home schooled Christians as well!
Freaky... lol

Abigail said...

Happy 16th!!

Olivia Coy said...

Hey Tori,
I was just on the rebelution blog and saw that they are going to be in Des Moines, Iowa on July 1st. You probably already knew that but I didn't want to take the chence and you miss it!

Lacey said...

Happy Birthday, Miss Tori!!! Were you pretty shocked about the tickets? I'm sure you're excited about it! Fun, fun, fun!

Under Southern Skies said...

Happy Birthday, Tori! It looks like you had a wonderful birthday, love the heart photos!

Bob said...

Hi Tori.

Great pictures. Happy sweet 16!
God bless you.

If you stop by my blog Life and Other Distractions, I would be honored if you became the first follower. This follower stuff is kinda fun.


A Heart of Praise said...

I enjoyed the photos! :) Happy (late:) Birthday!! :)

~Tori~ said...

Olivia - Thanks sooo much for letting me know about the conference! I went on the Rebulution site, but couldn't find where it said they were going to be in Des Moines. Could you maybe tell me? =)

Deborah said...

awesome pics! Happy "Sweet 16" again! oh btw sweet cell phone!

Lacey said...

Thanks for the comment on my hair, Tori! I really like it! Although, I haven't been able to really get it like Bek styled it. So, I may have her style it for me again so I know how to do it. :-)

arielle said...

So many cute pictures! I love the one of you and your mom with the never been kissed sign! Funny LOL. And your phone is ADORABLE I love it..

tiff said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR! have fun with that cell phone!

i can't believe your 16! wow so young. makes me feel old!

love ya!

Karisse Wesco said...

Happy 16th birthday, Tori! It looks like you had a lovely birthday!

Abby said...

Awww! Tori! As you can tell, and as I have found out all the more, I've been so bad at keeping up w/ other peeps blog as well as my own!! Ugh...and, when I do get behind, I have more to catch up on, etc! lol HAPPY SWEET 16th GIRL!!! =))