« last weekend | Main | happy halloween! »

a great day

today ruthie turned three. 

today molly, my brand new and beautiful niece, lived her first full day of life.

today i couldn't stop smiling as i thought of the cheers, the honking and the shouting in the streets that kept me up all last night.

this was a really great day.  

References (1)

References allow you to track sources for this article, as well as articles that were written in response to this article.

Reader Comments (13)

happy birthday ruth!

**did she get into the dessert like last year?

November 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPam

Great picture, katie. I couldn't stop smiling yesterday either, though I wasn't kept up all night by honking in the streets. It's all very refreshing, isn't it?

November 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Happy birthday week to my sweet Ruthie! I wish I could have her near for a DD-Ruthie Day! Love to you all.

November 6, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermom

Aww! Happy Birthday little Ruthie! And happy honking too ;) It was a great day.

November 6, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterandrea

pam, ruthie did not get into the dessert this year. she went for the strawberries instead. she downed half a container in about three minutes. but at least she didn't smear them all over herself. i think she's officially outgrown that party trick. . .

November 6, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkatie

Happy Birthday to Ruthie and to Molly! You (former) Porters produce beautiful girls!

November 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

Happy Birthday Ruthie! Thanks for the info about Molly. I've been checking both of your blogs for news. How great that they share the same birthday like you predicted. Having a cousin "twin" is awesome - just ask Mikey and Eliot. :)

November 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSherri

Happy Birthday Ruth!!!!!
Sounds like a good day to me.

November 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHeatherann

I wish we were there to celebrate with Ruthie and the Prospect Heights Crowd. We miss you!! Tell Ruthie we all wish her happy birthday!

November 10, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteralyshabean

hello, i am a friend of Jen Wrathall's and one time she showed me your blog & I thought you had very creative ideas so I watch it from time to time (love it, by the way)! My friend just posted a blog entry and she is giving away a lot of vintage girl patterns she picked up and never used. They are adorable - I thought of you. Here is the link to her site: http://clayandrachelle.wordpress.com/

She is just giving them away and I thought you might put them to good use - they are really sweet. Best wishes!

November 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

HI Katie, I chatted with your brother in law Matt at church and he told me about your insane make-it skills and I had to check it out for myself. Sure enough, you have skills, and they are presented here beautifully! Thanks for sharing with us near-strangers!


November 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMary

I keep coming back to this picture just to look at Ruthie's cute nose. Oh I miss her!

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteralyshabean

Katie, I love this pitcure!! I may have asked you this before since I've always admired your pictures, but what lens do you use? I'm trying to see what lens I need for my Canon EOS. Do you just use a higher aperture to get the blurriness? I'd love any suggestions! By the way, we're expecting #3 and I'm going to do a triangle quilt like you did; it was fabulous and so creative! Oh and one more thing... my yahoo account was trashed by hackers so I have a new one. It's rickandbrandi [at] gmail. It would be great if you could email me there sometime with your contact info. Hope you're doing well! I know Rick would want me to say "hi" too. Take care, Brandi

November 20, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbrandi

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>