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Monday, September 21, 2009

My Only Child - Emily - Happy 15th Birthday! I love you!

My favorite girl turned 15 today, the 21st of September!

Emily Victoria Schaumann

Happy Birthday!

Emily at 9 mos. old. This was the age she was when I lost my Mom to cancer.

Emily with a book my Mom gave to her before she died.

A church photo.

Many summer vacations to the "Riverside Rabbit" in Richmond, MN before we purchased our own cabin near Spicer.

Emily was never into dolls. She was always into stuffed guys like this big tiger and farm animals. She would play for hours with her cows, sheep, horses, and farm barn stuff.

Little girls are oh so fun to dress up when they're young.

Flower girl for cousin Julie's wedding.

Emily in 2nd grade. Loved doing her hair.

My little girl.

One of 5 trips our family has taken to Mexico together.

Ft. Myers Beach, Florida. Emily has her Dad's sense of humor.

Playing catch at the cabin.

Entertainment one year in Mexico.

Family photo at cousin, Britt's wedding in Illinois last year over MEA week-end.

Fast Forward to Summer 2009

Emily driving out in Spicer. Shhhhh, don't tell!

Emily strikes a pose for Crush softball team.

Heading out for school the first morning of her sophomore year.

She took her permit today and passed, so look out for a new driver.

I am so proud of you Emily and am proud to be your Mom.

Happy Birthday!

Love you-



  1. Gretchen... she's beautiful... just lovely.... happy Birthday Emily... and congrats MOM!

  2. Ahhh...they just grow up way too fast. Happy bday Emily.

  3. Ahhh...hello - she looks EXACTLY like you, Gretchen! Wow! Beautiful girl. They grow up so fast...it's sad, actually.

    Have a great day! Andrea

  4. Happy Birthday to your beautiful Daughter, that is also my Dad's birthday.
    She is the same age as my son.

    If you get a chance, stop by my Blog for a visit and say hi! I just put up a new post...
    Have a great day,

  5. What a beautiful daughter you have and you are such a proud, sweet mum! She looks so much like you...

    I loved your jewelry at the Bonanza. I stoppped by to chat with you but you were very busy with another customer who was equally enamored of your jewelry. Congrats on the feature in the Tribune. What a coup!


  6. Hi Gretchen, Thanks for the visit on my post about Kathy. She is indeed a fun and talented girl- we're making plans to meet soon. And no, it's not as long a trip as to MN. thank goodness. Looks like you're a talented jewelry maker. Good luck with your sales! Oh, and you have a beautiful daughter.
    :-) Sue

  7. Well Happy Birthday to a beautiful girl who looks like her Mama! Emily I am sure you are as sweet as you look! Good luck on driving.
    Gretchen glad you had such a great show!!!
    Smiles, alice

  8. Thank you everyone for your nice encouragement and comments about Emily. She is a gift and I am thankful God has entrusted me with her for as long as we have together on this earth.


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