Courtney was adorable opening her many lovely gifts. Won't she make a beautiful bride?
Ruthann gave her a sweet framed Norman Rockwell print called 'Happy Birthday Miss Jones.' Rockwell painted it as a tribute to his own eighth grade teacher who encouraged him to draw. It will be a reminder (some days an encouragement) to Courtney of the important work she does every day.
Courtney and her mama.
Ella loves her soon-to-be Aunt Courtney. She also looooves Chellsey. It's just too bad that I didn't get a photo of her with them with her eyes open! Wake up, Ella!
It was a lovely day, and I am so thankful for Ruthann, Janet, Becky, Leslie, Darci, and all those in attendance for making it special for Courtney. She received many beautiful and useful gifts, as well as some valuable words of advice, but more importantly, I think she felt the love of friends and family who are happy and blessed to have her in our lives.
Speaking of happy and blessed, Adam came when things were finishing up to help load the gifts, and willingly (sorta) pose for a photo. Aren't they cute? Just 49 days and her students will have to remember to call her Mrs. Stewart (and she will have to remember to answer to it!)