Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Happy Birthday Shirley!

Today is my sweet mother-in-law's 89th birthday!  I have known and loved her for over 41 years now!

She has been a wonderful mother, mother-in-law and grandmother( and great-grandma) for all these years!

Shirley, Wish we could be with you today as you celebrate!   Happy Birthday from your family!

We love you!



You know I have to throw in some old pictures!!

Shirley as a young military wife in Japan with number # 2 son Stephen (better known on this blog as "Hubs"!!)




Shirley holding her newest great-grandbaby, Hollis, this past summer.

25 comments:

April said...

Wishing Aunt Shirley the HAPPIEST of birthdays! She has always been one of my favorite aunts! Love her!

Mallorie said...

Is it just me or does the picture of your Hubs look a lot like sweet Hollis!? So cute! I love old pictures! My little one looks like her Grandpa, my dad, in some pictures too!!!

Katherine said...

Happy Birthday Shirley!!! Hollis looks just like "hubs" in that old picture!!

Barbara said...

Wow I really see Hollis in you "Hubs" baby picture! Happy Birthday to Shirley!!!

Lindsay said...

Wow! Can't get over how much Hollis looks like her granddaddy as a baby!

Charity said...

Happy Birthday Mrs. Shirley! I hope you have a fabulous day, that your state is warmer than mine, and that someone makes you a really yummy homemade cake (with homemade icing!)

Kimberley said...

that first picture is precious, i love it when you pull those out :)

i wish my kids could have known my granny, so happy you have pictures of her with hollis and harper.

i hope she has a beautiful birthday!

Angie said...

I also think that your husband as a baby looks like Hollis!

JESSICA said...

"Hubs" and Hollis could be siblings in the pictures shared above...both beautiful children!!
Did you purposely pick those pictures because of the similarities, or did you photo shop Hollis into the older shot? ;)

Amazing how genes work!

His Doorkeeper said...

This is so funny! I picked a picture that showed Shirley when she was young and the one I picked was her holding Steve.

I really didn't think about it at all until all the comments have been coming in about how Hollis looks like him.

Hollis does favor her Papa! Think that will make him mad??? har har

Father's Grace Ministries said...

I love seeing the old family photos that you post from time to time!
Like the other comments, I too can see resemblences- I can see touches of Harper in the old photo of Shirley (just as I can in old pics of yourself,) and I can see Hollis in both Shirley and Steve as a baby.
I wonder in my own family too, how God takes the best of both sides to create our beautiful children!

Blessings
Claire

Miss E said...

Hollis looks like Hubs!

Candi said...

Sounds like you have a wonderful mother in law. Happy Birthday to her! Hollis looks JUST LIKE your hubs in the old picture!

Kelley said...

Happy Birthday to your mother-in-law! Hollis looks so much like your husband! Amazing!

Georgene said...

Baby Hollis has some STRONG Hubs genes !!! Nearly clones ! How cool is that ?

georgene from florida

Beautiful family !

DARA said...

Hollis looks just like the young Hubs!

Linda said...

Wow~wee! Hollis really looks like her grandpa Steve! That's amazing!

Happy Birthday to your Mom-in-law! (Shirley, I hope you will have many more birthdays...and special times with these precious great-grandbabies!)

Judy...how nice to have such a special lady to love all of these 41 years. I miss my mother-in-law so much. She went to heaven a few years ago.

There is nothing like having a loving family!

Love, Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

The Garners said...

I love the pictures. Happy Birthday to her!

Candis Berge said...

May I add to the chorus of "Hollis looks just like hubs"! That was my first thought and I am not surprised to see how many others had the same thought. Wow.
And how wonderful to have a dear mother-in-law. My mother-in-law was such a godly woman and I miss her a great deal. She was a real prayer warrior for us too. Happy Birthday to your MIL.

Elizabeth said...

Hollis looks JUST like her Papa! Wow! =)

Dana M. said...

Hi there! I've never commented (that I remember!), but am a faithful reader! WOW - That could be a picture of Hollis she is holding! I was looking at the pics on Kelly's blog post today and wondered to myself "who does Hollis look like?" I just couldn't see either Kelly or Scott in her. Now we know!! She truly is "Papa's girl!"

Johanne said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful mother in law :) Wishing her many many more.

Angie said...

Wow!!! I cannot believe how much Hollis looks like your husband! I know everyone else said it, but I am just amazed at the resemblance!

Melanie Keffer said...

I, also love the old photos you share. Wanted to comment that besides Hollis looking like her grandfather (and I am chuckling as I say that knowing how those things really hurt a grandfather's feelings . . .), did anyone notice your daughter looking like the young picture of your mother-in-law?? Kelly looks like her grandmother quite a bit! I was noticing how pretty your mother-in-law was when I saw that.

Thanks once again for sharing!

Melanie Keffer
Olive Branch, MS

Phyllis said...

Wow!!! I had already told Kelly awhile back that Hollis looked like you(Judy) but that picture makes me think she looks just like her Grandpa!!! Well a good combination of you both, she and Harper are both precious children!!!
Merry Christmas to you all from Texas!!!
Thanks for sharing!!!
Phyllis Clark