Friday, September 3, 2010

Friday Pretties--My Sweet Serena

 9-3-93...the day I gave birth to my first baby girl! She's turning 17...where oh where does the time go? After two wonderful little boys, our baby girl was a such a sweet surprise. We named her Serena Joy, and that name fits her perfectly. 
 Always a little lady, with a sweet nature that has taught me so much about kindness. She can hold her own with all of her siblings though :-)
She's a loving daughter, sister and friend. Her love for God shows in the way she lives her life, every single day.
 She had violet eyes as a baby that have turned into a beautiful shade of blue green. She also has a natural blond streak on the top of her head that can be seen in some of the photographs. It sometimes looks as if she has a headband on. She has another one in the back. She'll never need to streak her hair, because it grows in that way. No roots!!
A photographer friend, McKenna, of McKenna Pendergrass Photography recently took photos of Serena and I'd like to share a few including the one at the top of this post. She's a photographer in the Los Angeles/So. California area. We think she's a very talented photographer and she did a wonderful job.
Thank you so much McKenna!!!

 Happy Birthday My Sweet Serena. I love you!!!
I'm linking with Joyce at I Love Pretty Little Things and her Friday Pretties because I'm the mama and I think my sweet Serena is beautiful. I'm sure you all understand :-)
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!


sylvia said...

congratulation to you and you daughter,
she is so beautiful,
have a very very good celebration.
hug from sylvia

It's me said...

Congratulations !!! with your beautiful daughter !! just like her mom......wishing you happy friday Ria....

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

Oh Pretty, Pretty, Pretty! Your daughter is Beautiful! And, it sound like she is just as beautiful inside as she is out. What a blessing she must be to you. Thank you for sharing the Prettiest of Friday Pretties!

I left your link on because you play every Friday. You can leave that one, or if you want a new picture up, go ahead and link up again and I will take the other one off. just let me know if you put a new one up. :)

Thanks you for playing Friday Pretties. It is always fun to visit you!
Have a wonderful weekend,

Shirley... said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter!!!

Marcia, you aren't going to believe this, but my oldest daughter turns 17 TODAY, too!! :) How neat!

Enjoy the day celebrating your sweet girl!!

Always Nesting said...

Awww....Happy Birthday Serena! What a beautiful young lady, both inside and out.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Happy Birthday to Serena!
Marsha you have a very beautiful daughter and the pictures are so gorgeous!
Have a great weekend too,

Kelli said...

Marcia, she is absolutely GORGEOUS! :) You have every right to be proud of her. Hoping that she has a wonderful birthday!

jAne said...

her inside beauty makes her that much more lovely. what a precious trait to own.

happy birthday to Serena Joy.

in Him,

NanaDiana said...

What a beautiful child/woman! God certainly dropped a blessing into your life the day she was born! I can tell just by looking at her that her name is a perfect fit.

The photographs are wonderful but it is because the spirit of the subject shines through. Hugs to you and her and you celebrate her special day! Diana

65 Roses for Marcia said...

Happy birthday to Serena! She really is beautiful!

Melanie said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter!! I hope her day will be wonderful! :)

mommyx12 said...

I'd like to add my birthday greetings as well. You are very blessed with a lovely daughter, both inside and out.

Mikki said...

Happy Birthday Serena/Sister.

-Younger sister
Micaela :)

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Precious and Beautiful!!! What a pure Joy!! The fruit of the womb!!!

Kimberly said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy!

Mandy in Mayberry said...

Happy birthday to Serena!

So very pretty - I just love those sweet freckles!

I know you're one proud mama!

Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...

Happy birthday Serena! I love the pictures-So creative!

Tell Micaela thank you for dropping me a comment!! I hope you get a blog so I can follow it! :)


Gloria said...

Happy Birthday, sweet Serena!
She is SO pretty! Just like her momma! It sounds like she was named correctly too! The photos are is her natural blonde streaks!! Blessed girl!
Daughters are a wonderful gift from God!!! Enjoy her, and enjoy this Labor Day weekend with your beautiful family.
Blessings to you,
Gloria @}~`}~~~

Kiana said...

God bless Serena Joy ... and her brother Ryan ... the youth pastor of my 11 year old princess, Kiana.

Love of the Sea said...

She is so beautiful! Just lovely. What a sweet face. You must be so proud.

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

What a lovely daughter and a special photo tribute to her...Happy Birthday!

Elyse said...

hello and what a sweet post of your lovely serena!

happy weekend


Susan B said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful Serena! I hope she had a lovely and special day! Enjoyed all the sweet photos.

Have a wonderful weekend!

My name is PJ. said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Serena!

Marcia, how could any photographer not get great shots of this beauty? The photos are superb. Her inner beauty radiates outward.

Drawn to The Sea said...

You can tell by her eyes that she's as sweet as she his pretty. Happy Birthday to your lovely girl!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Happy belated birthday wishes!Serena Joy -- what a beautiful name for a beautiful young lady. Gorgeous photos!

I started back to school this past week. Kids don't start until the 14th so they are still enjoying holiday mode.

Hope you are having a great weekend . :) Tammy

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Happy birthday to your beautiful daughter! It was so fun to see all of the pictures of her growing up. The pictures your friend took are gorgeous!
Have a great holiday weekend!
Hugs ~ Jo

LLJ said...

Oh Marcia, your heart just must swell with overwhelming love for Serena (and of course your other children!) as she is so lovely inside and out!

Happy Birthday, Serena!


Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Of course, I understand! And you're right...she is beautiful! I love her name too! :) Happy birthday to Sweet Serena! Hope it was a good one!


Janet said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet daughter! Girls are such a blessing! The pictures are beautiful!

OMGoodness, we have that same sofa!

Cottage Blessings,

Drivtommer-Hus said...

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I am happy about do you like my Home:-)
I wish you and your Family a very nice Weekend :-))
Liebe Grüße Kiki

Julie Harward said...

She is DREAMY BEAUTIFUL...what a beauty! It is so amazing how these darling babies grow up too fast! :D

Blissitydoodah said...

Wow she IS a beauty!
I love that long hair. All of your kids look sweet...they can come "hang out" at our house anytime :)

Barb J. said...

Those are great photographs! I know you are proud of your little girl. She has gorgeous hair, by the way. She is turning into a real beauty. I don't know her personally, but from what you say she's just as beautiful inside. A true beauty!

Beach Vintage said...

Happy Birthday Serena, what a absolute darling she is!

katie said...

What a beautiful daughter.
You both are blessed.

Loveleng said...

hahahaha I am not the Mama but she is still beautiful to me...I thought I am the only who feels time flies so to you I wasn't even in the middle of it hehehe...She was indeed so beautiful...Happy birthday to your beautiful daughter.

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Linda said...

What a beauty you have there...and from what you write her beauty goes all the way through...Happy Birthday Serena!

Cathrines Kreative Hjørne said...

Congratulations on your lovely daughter's birthday on freday - she looks adorable! 17 and her life in front of her...I can still remember 17!!!

Marcia, I have not been good at commenting lately, and have hardly had time to update my own blog, but as the cold season sets in, I will have more an indoor tyoe of life, and things will imrpove!

Take care!

Cathrine :-)

Shelia said...

Hi Marcia! Oh, Happy Birthday to your beautiful Serena Joy! What a lovely name for a lovely young lady. She is so pretty and how wonderful to know she's a Godly young lady!! :)
Thanks so much for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What a beautiful young lady! Those photos should be in a magazine! Loved the "little" girl photos too. Belated happy birthday to Serena Joy. laurie

Vintage Home said...

...truly the only pretty that matters...such a beautiful daughter!

Plain and Joyful Living said...

She is just beautiful. I have been teary eyed a bit lately as I consider our oldest son's departure at some time in the not so distant future with him turning 17 in January.
Such an amazing time.
Warm wishes, Tonya

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

What a beauty she is. Congratulations and Happy 17th birthday, Serena. May you have many more years of joy and love. You are a blessing to your family.

Janean said...

beautiful *fruit* does not fall far from the tree....

BECKY said... found a great photographer and Serena is a natural beauty! I know you are so proud! Even better that she loves the Lord and lives for Him. What a huge blessing!
The fruit doesn't fall far from the tree, huh? {smile}

Hope you have a joyful week, gal!

koralee said...

Wow...she is lovely...such beautiful photos of an amazingly lovely girl...Happy Birthday to her. xoxoox

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

A gorgeous child and great photography! Made me smile.

Denise said...

Your daughter is simply beautiful! Love all of the photographs too. What wonderful memories you have in all of those photos.

Gloria McQueen Stockstill said...

Serena has turned into a breathtakingly beautiful girl. I am so happy she is also beautiful on the inside!!

BailiwickStudio said...

Happy belated birthday Serena! How wonderful to be 17, full of God's grace, and nearly ready to step out into the world. What a beautiful mark you'll make when you do! ::Jill

Farm Chick Paula said...

Awww... happy belated birthday to her!!! She is quite a beautiful young lady, Marcia... not to mention, VERY photogenic!

kerrie said...

Serena is so naturally beautiful. These photo's are exactly the style I like. McKenna will do well.

Love those old photos of you too in the white swimming pool. Priceless.

The Four Tides said...

Stunning! And you can tell from her smile that she is the girl who will stick up for you no matter what.
aka: The Four Tides