Wednesday, April 15, 2009

My baby turns 30

This particular post today is dedicated to my second born who turns 30 today! I really can't believe it...she has grown up very quickly and is now a beautiful young woman.
I thought I would share a bit about her and take you on a short picture journey of her at different times of her life.
She was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico on April 15, 1979. My husband was stationed at the north end of White Sands Missle Range at a small radar site. When we moved there I was 6 months pregnant and had to find a new doctor. We found one in Albuquerque, 70 miles north of Socorro, where we lived.
Her birth day was a beautiful, crisp, spring morning and it was Easter Sunday. There were hot air balloons all over the sky. From the first constant labor pains we headed to the hospital as we had at least an hour or so to drive there. We made it and Laurel Anne was born 4 hours after we arrived at the hospital. How's that for timing.
Our 6 year old daughter took the first pic of Mommy and Daddy with the new baby. I know, at least she got her Daddy's beautiful smile in the pic. Awful pic of me, but who looks great right after giving birth!
Back in the days of 1979...ultrasounds were only for mothers that were having difficult pregnancies. At least that was the way they were with the doctor I saw. Well...the doctor predicted she would be a boy and our poor baby daughter came home in all blue.
She has always been a joy. Very easy going. She could always make us laugh with her antics and her humor was priceless and her heart always helping others. I have been so very happy to be her mother and she is a wonderful daughter. It's always special to experience the "firsts" in your childs life and I thought I would share some of those special moments of Laurels.
Lost her first tooth - 4 yrs. old
First Day of School
Here with her Daddy on her 13th Birthday

She has always had a special love for her family and time spent with us has been an important part of her life.

Family vacation up near Yosemite - 1992

Family picture - Dec. 1995

Education was important to Laurel and she did well in school. We were pleased that she completed her studies through college and graduated 3 different times. Once from High School, then received her AA from Cuesta College and then her Bacheler's Degree from Cal Poly University. We are so proud of her accomplishments.

Graduation from High School -1997
Graduation from Cal Poly

Other special times for Laurel: Laurel and I at the Fresno Temple

Engagement picture - Treviner and Laurel

Laurel on her wedding day

Becoming a mother for the first time

Laurel with her second son and how she looks today.

We will be spending the day with her today and celebrating her birth having lunch out at one of her favorite places...Olive Garden! We feel truly blessed to have Laurel in our lives and thank God everyday for his kind blessings of having a daughter so unique and loving as her.

Happy Birthday, Laurel. With love, Mom and Dad


  1. Thank you mom. I am totally crying. I love it, and I love you. I am so excited to spend the day with you, looking forward to it.

  2. Dear Mary... did it to me! I'm bawling my head off! I loved the trip down your sweet memory lane! How PROUD you are of your girl...I know in my heart she blesses you! She is beautiful and so are you!

    I love my visits here sweet friend. Now...go make another post on my bloggie so I can enter your name again on the drawing!


  3. Okay Mary you had me in tears!!!! You and Laurel share such a special bond!! Thank you for sharing with us some of her firsts and some more about her.. Laurel is very special as are YOU!!!! Love you

  4. This is a beautiful posting. Guess what? My first born child, a son, was born on Easter Sunday, April 15, 1990. Yay! Your daughter is so beautiful. xorachel