Monday, August 8, 2011

Shiloh Hits 20!

Is Shiloh actually 20 years old today?!  It seems liked  yesterday when Shiloh went through babyhood and childhood with flying colors... and now she just past teenage-hood, embarking on a big 20!
This very special day will be celebrated with a very special post.
I had so much fun digging through old photos looking for the perfect ones for today!  Such fond memories!  We have truly been blessed by having Shiloh in our family!
Shiloh was someone who could always (and still!) find something creative to do...
...Or dress up as!

She always was leading us in little skits that we would do.
She started out as a piano student (playing with some siblings on harmonica!)...

...And now she is a piano teacher...

...And a harp student!
Shiloh is usually the one to get us hooked on a great song... and she can get us to sing it too!

A long time ago, there was just the four of us.

But God made us grow,
And grow into seven!
And Shiloh has grown into a wonderful young lady!

Shiloh has done a wonderful job raising turkeys and selling them.

And as far as cute kittens go, she's in!

Oh, and she also does a great job as Tess Timony!  :)

There is something very special about the joy of sisters.

I have always looked up to Shiloh!

But we can't forget Eden!

Who is also a very special sister...

Oh but wait... there is Havilah too!

That is four in all!

We are so blessed and thankful to have Shiloh in our family.
We loved her then!

And we love her now!

"Happy 20th Birthday Shiloh!  We love you!"

Please comment to Shiloh and wish her a happy birthday!

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Green Gardening Girl said...

Those photos are hilarious!!!! You guys would be so much fun to meet!


Love, your penpal and family!

msucla said...

Happy Birthday Shiloh! I've known your mom since she was 14 years old and you seem to have inherited her beauty, talent and kind heart. It seems you have a very bright future and a lovely family with whom to share it. Love to your parents.
Melissa Spencer

Cochran Family said...

Happy, Happy Birthday, Shiloh!!!

Many blessings to you on your special day.


Savannah (and all the rest!)

Kaggy said...

Hi Shiloh!
I remember the day you were born. I got a phone call from your Mom saying: "She's beautiful". I rushed down to Hoag Hospital to meet you and have been your Auntie Kaggy ever since. You really have blossomed into such a lovely young lady! I'm so proud of you! Happy Birthday! I love you!

Shiloh said...

Thank you, for the post, Bethany! :) Sisters are a joy and brothers too. ;)

Thanks, Jess~ I so want to meet you all too!!!!!!!

Thank you, Mrs. Spencer~ I remember seeing you on my mother's FB wall.

Thank you, Savannah and Cochran Family~ you all are so sweet! :)


Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, Shiloh!


Anonymous said...

P.S. I hope you hit 20 gently...

OK, that was really bad. You have my permission to groan.


Shelbi said...

Happy birthday, Shiloh!

Ted Holdeman said...

Happy Birthday Shiloh!

It was nice meeting you recently. Love the harp!

Mr. Holdeman

hannah said...

Happy Birthday!

Arianne said...

Happy Birthday Shiloh!

Anonymous said...

Happy 20th Birthday, Shiloh! May it be a blessed day for you.

Bethany, you did a wonderful job putting together this special blog post about Shiloh and your family!

Grace Deffinbaugh said...

Happy Birthday Shiloh!!!

Anonymous said...

Dearest Shiloh,

Happy Bithday! It has been a joy and a blessing to have you as a dear friend. May the Lord bless this new year you are entering. Here is a passage of Scripture to mediate on.

- May our sons in their youth be like plants full grown, our daughters like corner pillars cut for the structure of a palace;
may our granaries be full, providing all kinds of produce; may our sheep bring forth thousands
and ten thousands in our fields;
may our cattle be heavy with young,
suffering no mishap or failure in bearing; may there be no cry of distress in our streets! Blessed are the people to whom such blessings fall! Blessed are the people whose God is the LORD!

- Psalm 144:12-14

In Christ,

Megan P

Post Script - The pictures were quite enjoyable. :)

Yvonne said...

Happy Birthday Shiloh!

Those were some great pictures of you! We hope that you have a fabulous birthday.

God Bless,
The Smythes

The First Rose said...

Happy, happy birthday, Shiloh! God bless you.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Shiloh!

This is off topic, but I've been following your blog for about a year now. Your family is so creative, I thought you might like the website called Picnik. It's fun to use when you're playing with photos. Didn't know if you've seen it before. :)

Victoria and Joy Durmaz said...

Happy Birthday Shiloh! We're thinking of you. Hope to see you soon. Happy Birthday again! I love you!
God Bless You!

Victoria Durmaz

I love you Shiloh! Happy Birthday!

Joy Durmaz

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Shilo! You are a good example of a sister in the Lord and a daughter in the Lord serving her family!

Shaferlys said...

Happy Birthday Shiloh! We pray that this coming year will be filled with God's goodness and grace in your life! All our love, The Shaferlys

Mrs. S said...

Happy Birthday, Shiloh!!!! May God richly bless you this coming year~
~Keslie Smith

Anonymous said...

Bless you Shiloh!!! May the Lord continue to lead and guide you in the Path of Righteousness!! Much love,

The Petersen Family from CA!!!

Lucia Marie said...

Happy, happy Birthday Miss Shiloh!! HUGS to you on this milestone! What cuute pictures...and what a beautiful lady you've become! <<333 Keep growin' beautiful!

Jordan Strang said...

Happy Birthday Shiloh... Ok, it was yesterday!!!

Anonymous said...


As my very first neice, you will always hold a very special place in my heart! I still have in my Bible a little Disney sticker of a teapot that you gave me when you were two!

You are becoming a wonderful young woman. May you continue to walk with our Savior all the days of your life.

Enjoy your day!
God bless,
Aunt Kimberly

Anonymous said...

Congrats to Shiloh! We enjoy your Ebenezer Forest Farm, thanks for keeping us in touch. We will stop by on our next trip, since we keep missing you, you will be first on our list of things to do! Congrats on the wonderful adoptions too.
We think about you and pray for you often. Love the Creighton Family

Brad said...

happy Birthday Shiloh!!!

amy said...

Oh, I didn't know it was just your birthday, Shiloh, so this is just a few days late...

HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I hope that you had a wonderful day. Many blessings to you!

Love in Him,

Bekah said...

This was really sweet!

Shiloh said...

@Kathleen, Shelbi, Mr. Holdeman, Hannah, Arianne, Samantha, Grace, Megan, Yvonne (Smythe Family), Sarah, Jenna, Victoria, Joy, "Anonymous", Keslie, Petersen Family, Lucia, Jordan, Aunt Kimberly, Creighton Family, Brad, Amy, and Bekah:

Thank you all for your comments, I feel so blessed!!