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It Was A Happy Birthday!




Happy Birthday Maddy! Here are 13 reasons why we LOVE you!

1. She helps without being asked.
2. She is the best sister to her 4 brothers.
3. She makes delicious brownies.
4. She is always wanting to learn and try new things.
5. She loves artichokes.
6. She is a good friend.
7. She likes to sweep.
8. She is super smart and works really hard in school.
9. She makes the best birthday, mothers day, & fathers day cards.
10. She sets a beautiful table, complete with seat assignments.
11. She LOVES being the only girl in our family.
12. She's ready and willing to go shopping with me at any given moment.
13. She makes good choices.

Comments

k8shoe said…
I hope you had a good day yesterday Maddy! Mandee is so lucky to have you!
Neva said…
I loved the video and I love the girl! Reason #14 she is a wonderful person and I'm so lucky to have her in my family. Hope you had a FABULOUS birthday Sissy!
Love you,
Granny
Papa Randy said…
I haven't met her yet, but I love her too. Great video and tribute. Keep up the great work. I love comming to your blog because there is always something new.
Anonymous said…
Thank you Mandee. I love seeing all the "old" pics and remembering when they were taken.
I love you soooooooo much Madddy. I hope you had a good time boating on your birthday.
Hip Hip Horray, you are now a teenager! I hope you have a fabulous birthday, Maddy. You are extremely lucky to have Mandee (your step mom) making beautiful video and tribute of you.
Shauna Romine said…
Thanks for the good cry at work! Everyone thinks someone must have died, I am bawling like a baby!! She is so cute, and what a darling video. People ask me if I want to try for still one more girl, but we feel like we already have 5 girls in our family and we love her!!!
Anonymous said…
Happy 13th Maddy!! Wie gates? Ich bin sehr mude. I hope it's ok that I claim you as the Romine's 5th girl! You know you're a part of our family and know how much we love you! Thanks for being such a good friend & example to Sami over the years.

Good job on the vid Mandee.

-Joey

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