Thursday, July 30, 2009

My birthday girl from yesterday.

I was going to make this post yesterday but there just wasn't the time. Twenty years ago this beautiful girl came in to this world five weeks early. That did not hold her back in any way. She is an extremely determined character, but most of the time you can talk her around. I can't find her box of photos, it's in a moving box somewhere that won't be unpacked until she moves in with her big brother so my photo choices were limited.

"I can SO use little sister as a doll"
(Three years old)

Here she is with her big brother, two years old at Christmas wearing her wedding dress.

That look on her face says it all. Wearing her Icelandic costume at Christmas 1994.

Confirmation spring 2003, here she's wearing another kind of an Icelandic costume. The jacket was her great grandmothers (on her fathers side) and she was absolutely not going to wear it, having a big bow on her chest like some ridiculous clown. No way.

So we compromised, she would wear it at the ceremony and later for the celebration she could wear a beautiful lace dress over white quart trousers her granny made for her. She got so much attention at the church and comments even from people she did not know about how gorgeous she was in the costume that she ended up wearing it for most of the day.

I took this photo last May when I was in the city and took her to my favorite pizza place.

And here she is at my favorite hamburger place, wearing my glasses so she could see her "teachers look". What a change.

We had a fine party yesterday evening with family and friends, but of course I forgot to take photos. Same old story. Lol. Happy birthday Steina.



  1. Happy Birtday, birthday girl. What a lovely and different name. You are one beautiful young lady!!

  2. Happy Birthday to your lovely daughter! She is indeed a pretty girl.

  3. Don't you just love going through the old photos? She's a doll - hope it's a very happy birthday. blessings, marlene

  4. I don't know why, but I always take pictures of my daughter at restaurants, too. From the top of my head I can think of at least 5. She seems a lot like my own daughter!