Thursday, March 13, 2008

Friday, March 13, 1925

Carolyn Olsen has arrived! 4 year old Joseph and 2 year old John are very excited to see their new sister! Mother Carrie is very happy and Joseph is relieved that despite the fact that today was Friday the Thirteenth, all is well. Joe was never superstitious anyway. "She's as cute as a button" was overheard echoing down the streets of Ogden.

March 13, 2008

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Well, this is a day to remember. You probably weren't thinking on this very day about what life would be like on your 83rd birthday and how many things you would experience in your lifetime, but who thinks about that on their birth day anyway? However, we do want to think about these things now and tell you how much we love and admire you for who you are.

It would have been fun to know you as a "youngster" although we often get glimpses of your youth in your sense of humor, your impish laughter and your eyes. You probably don't feel 83 in many ways. The older we get the younger each "number age" seems.....

You have given so much to us in your examples of service, missionary work, kindness, integrity and good works. Does this sound like the Young Women's Theme? Probably, but if the shoe fits, wear it, right?!

We always look forward to your fun birthday notes/cards and can't believe with all your kids, grandkids and now great grandchildren, you haven't run out of rhymes.

So here is an attempt to reciprocate a poem for you:

Grandma , it's your 83rd birthday, now how can that be?
It was only almost a century ago that you were just wee!
First you were 1, then came 10, and then 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 81, 82, 83!
We've hidden 83 candles in your birthday email for you to find, yesiree!
When you find them all, then let us know, but we'll probably be asleep.....

Like it? (No? That's okay.) But we LOVE you anyway!

Happy Birthday Grandma Welling!
Love Brett and Sarah (A,J,C,E,L)

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Happy Birthday Grandma

dear grandma welling,happy birthday. 3-12-08 i lovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvve you. how are you. i am doing a report on an APATOSAURUS. I LEARNED THAT IT USED TO BE CALLED BRONTOSAURUS BUT THE SCIENTIST WASN'T CAREFUL WHEN HE PUT THE BONES TOGETHER.HE PUT THE head of a camarasaurus on they changed the name to olllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllldddddddddddddddddddddddddddd are yoooooooooooooooou? I hope all your birthday wisssssssssshhhes come true. Love Anna

We've only just begun...................

I've Married into a Wonderful Heritage- Thank You and Happy Birthday!

Here are some pictures of you with Megan and Zoë from last summer.

I can only imagine how many babies you've seen grow from adorable round little infants to wonderful and intelligent adults. You have raised 5 amazing daughters, and a heritage in grandchildren (and grandchildren-in-laws) and great-grandchildren (and someday great-grandchildren-in-laws) that are a testament to your work, your Faith, and especially your love.

June 2007

I wish you a VERY happy birthday! I hope this day is full of fun; reflections on wonderful memories and the chance to create more!
I love you, Grandma Welling!

Yipee!! It's your birthday!!

Dear Grandma,

I hope that you have the best birthday ever. I imagine that it will be pretty special as one of your granddaughters will be celebrating her upcoming marriage in the temple. Isn't it wonderful to have such a wonderful family? I hope you know that it is a tribute to you and Grandpa!

I love you so much and hope you have had a wonderful day!!

Your cute little red-headed girl

Tuesday, March 11, 2008