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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Sweet 16 - Emily Victoria Schaumann - A Tribute

To our precious daughter Emily...
September 21, 1994
what a gift you were
on that day to your
Mom and Dad
this is what you were like when
Grandma Margaret lost her battle
with cancer.
You were a delite!
You still are.
You'll always be Daddy's girl!
You loved to be with him
when you were little
were his shadow.
You did karate with him,
you helped him fix things,
you were always by his side.
Thankfully for me...
you also were a Mommy's girl.
You were willing to let me play dress up with you.
Take tons of photos.
Have tea parties...
and have lots of fun.
You adored ponies...
you adored horses way to big for a five year old.
You adored all animals.
Merry go rounds were your favorite!
Never could ride just one time,
but as many as the pocket book would allow.
MOA merry go round was your all time favorite.
A photo shot for Christmas cards took way too long,
but you were a delite
joyful as always.
You loved being in the water...
You love guns!
Water guns
real ones.
Shooting rabbits and snakes at the cabin
has become a Father/Daughter memory.
You loved to be in the boat when you were young.
You have always loved vacations!
Dressing up for Halloween.
always a favorite of yours...
Born a kitten lover...
...you were a lover of books
Santa was always your friend.
You could never get enough of stuffed animals and farm toys.
a lover of apples...
always a delightful beautiful smile on your face...
You were even a cool dude on our motorcycles when you were young.
5th grade
6th grade
7th grade
8th grade
9th grade
lover of family events...
such as many cousins weddings.
Softball and soccer were your choice of sports.
a delight to watch on the field playing...
you make our family complete...
lover of family events.
and now,
at 16 years old
your ready to spread your wings,
and continue your amazing journey
we call life.
we wish you love forever and happiness
wherever and whatever you do.
(Emily taken today before school)

We love you and are proud to call you
our daughter.
Love you forever,
Mom and Dad


  1. Beautiful tribute, beautiful daughter! Our children grow up way too fast! Loved looking at your memories!

  2. Happy Birthday to your daughter!
    What a beautiful post in honor of her.
    Hope you are having a great week.

  3. Such a beautiful post! She is a lovely girl, Happy Birthday!

  4. happy birthday emily. what a sweet post. love all the photos. she is a beautiful young lady.

  5. Hi Gretchen! Happy sweet 16 to your beautiful daughter!!!

    It was so wonderful to get to meet you at Junk Bonanza and to see all of your amazing jewelry as well!

    Hugs ~

    :) T

  6. Wishing your beautiful daughter a wonderful 16th! Tamara x

  7. GOSH....
    I feel proud,
    and I haven't
    met your sweet
    Emily! My girl
    is vintage '95,
    so I can so
    relate to all of
    these wonderful
    pictures. You
    are right to be
    so proud!!!
    xx Suzanne

  8. Gretch, they grow up way too fast don't they. Can't believe Zach is almost half way through college. Enjoy these next few years in high school. Before you know it, you'll be empty nesters :(

  9. Darn it...they just grow up too fast! Your daughter is very pretty and I'm sure she brings you lots of joy!

  10. How sweet! Gretchen you look exactly the same as when she was an infant.
    Love all the pics. Happy BD Sweet 16.


  11. Thank you everyone that left a comment. This truly was a fun week in spite of the fact that I was in bed for most of it sick.
    Margo, I do have grey hairs and lines around my eyes, so I'm not quite what I was when I was 33 now. :) But, I'll pay you later. lol


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