*;-_* Cue Confetti *;-_*| 25th

*Ahem* *clears throat* *tap-tap* is this thing on? Oh, yes, it is……. Well, hello everyone!  I don’t know if you are as excited about this day as I am!!!  In case you don’t know, July 16th is the one day of the year that I (Grace!) am allowed to hack Rachel’s blog and write whatever I want. *sinister glance to the right and left*  But there’s something else about this day that’s really special… can’t — quite —- put my finger on it —- …..oh! that’s right!!!!! … it’s also…



Rachel.  Where does one begin?  The facts about Rachel could trail into a list of infinity-long, but I’ll share a few of my favorites:

  • She can whip out a dinner for 13 in under an hour – and does so pretty much every night.
  • She invents recipes – one of my personal favorites is her Eggnog Cupcake recipe… let’s just say these cupcakes are so moist and delicious that sometimes — just maybe — I have dreams about them — or at least day dreams — because only people with problems dream about food in their sleep — *ahem* moving on!
  • She does the aforementioned with patience enough to let her 2 and 5 year old sisters bake alongside her and learn the tricks of her trade.
  • She is a mind reader.  I’m not kidding.  It’s a little scary sometimes.
  • She is small, but really, really strong.  When we moved to Texas two years ago, she was in charge of driving one of the 40 foot UHAUL trucks that accompanied our caravan.  She made it all 1,100 miles without any fender benders, traffic citations, injuries, or even road kill! (I think God’s grace had a lot everything to do with it.)
  • She can’t sew.  Which is why she made her baby sister this really adorable kitty apron.
  • Craft stores give her a headache.  Which is why she has a trunk full of fabric for special projects.
  • {As indicated by the two aforementioned} Sometimes she doesn’t tell the truth.
  • She’s happy, and makes other people really happy (re: Eggnog Cupcakes).
  • She shoots raw… and makes it look easy.  I personally prefer the mountain, or tulip setting.
  • She’s honest – ask her for her opinion when your ready for the truth, and you’ll get it ;).
  • She is really cute.
  • She is 25 today.
  • I could go on, but I’m done for now.

Rachel, I really hope your day – and the rest of your life – is wonderful; and because of the Lord I know it WILL be.  I pray that He will continue to give you the grace to praise HIS name – regardless of feelings, failures, or circumstance.  Happy, HaPpY, HAPPY Birthday!!!!!!


“And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the Lord, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein.  And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God.”

Zechariah 13:8-9

About Rachel

"Come now, and let us reason together," says the Lord, "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If you are willing and obedient you shall eat the good of the land; but if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured by the sword"; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken." Isaiah 1:18-20

25 thoughts on “*;-_* Cue Confetti *;-_*| 25th

    1. Thank you so much! Your birthday blessings made my day! :)

      For thou, Lord, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands.-Psalms 92:4

  1. ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪Happy Birthday to You!♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪
    TODAY is your birthday, Rachel! Happiest of birthday blessings to you this brand-new 25th year of your life. You are a testimony to the Lord and His goodness – may He continue to use you to reflect His love to others. I am thankful for your friendship and look forward to seeing the Lord guide and bless you in the coming years.
    Isaiah 42:6: “I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles.”
    Psalms 84:11: “For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.”

    1. And I’m so thankful for YOU! You have blessed me so much. Praising GOD for His goodness and the life & salvation He has given me!

      O come, let us sing unto the Lord : let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.-Psalms 95:1-1

    1. Happy happy birthday Kandace! I remember you had told us that when we met a few weeks ago. :) praying The Lord blessed you today!

      May He grant you according to your heart’s desire, And fulfill all your purpose.-Psalms 20:4

  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Rachel ! Sooo nice to see your sweet face on the blog ! And to read those fun facts ! Your sister did a great job ! I definitly wish I could meet you in person !
    May God bless you richly during this new year and I pray that you will grow in His knowledge, reflecting Jesus Christ more and more !

    1. THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH!! You are always such an encouragement to me. :) Praying and hoping one day we will be able to meet…. Perhaps I’ll get the courage need to fly to France! :) :)

      Sing unto the Lord, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day. -Psalms 96:2

  3. Happy Birthday!

    Thank you Grace for sharing all about your sister. You are so cute and beautiful, Rachel! Have a blessed birthday!

    For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority. Colossians 2:9-10

    1. :) I’m still not sure I live up to all her “facts”. ;) Thank you so much, Leah! My day has been abundantly blessed!!

      For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.-Psalms 100:5


    May God bless you in the years to come – I can tell He has already blessed you so much! Your photography is amazing!! I love your blog and how you always add verses to glorify God!! Have a wonderful birthday!! :)

    “This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24

    1. Thank you so much, Emily! :) I’m so blessed by your birthday blessings and encouragement. God is good!

      Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.-Psalms 100:3-4

  5. Have a wonderful birthday, Rachel! You are beautiful inside and out. I LOVE the photo above. Praying that God will bless your 25th year with abundant joy and peace.

    1. Thank you so so much. Your kindness is always such a blessing! :)

      Praise ye the Lord. O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. -Psalms 106:1

    1. Thank you so much, Rachel! Thankful to have met you and look forward to getting to know you better in the future. :)

      Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright.-Psalms 33:1

  6. Hope you had a very blessed day today, Rachel! I pray that the Lord will grant you many more years of life and guide you as you seek Him daily! May He grant the desires of your heart as you delight in Him!!! -Proverb 16:3-

    1. Rosi, thank you so much. I’m so blessed by your sweet note! We serve an awesome God!!

      It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.-Psalms 18:32

    1. :) :) Thank you so much!

      They that trust in the Lord shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever.-Psalms 125:1

  7. You’re a July baby too! :) Mine is the 31st of July; I barely squeaked in there at the end of the month. Happy very belated 25th birthday, Rachel. I love your photography; you are very talented!

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