The Crew

The Crew
Christina, Matthew, Joshua and Katie Grace XiHua

Sunday, May 23, 2010


Happy Birthday to our daughter, Christina! She is 15 years old today! My husband and I often comment to each other on the fact that we are blessed to have her. Christina is a very easy teenager to parent.
She is pretty even tempered (maybe occasional drama!), and is loving to her younger brothers. When she babysits the boys, she "themes" the evening and they plan games, movies, and food accordingly. I work part time and the boys are never sad if I have to go to work and leave them home with Christina! THAT is a blessing! Joshua said the other day, "okay mom, are you going now? Cause we have fun plans". If you are a parent and you know your kids are happy and safe when you have to have a sitter, that is so awesome!
Christina is a beautiful dancer and a talented musician. She assists teaching students at her dance studio and the kids adore her. She gets good grades in school and keeps busy, so thus far, no mischief!
Happy Birthday and may God bless all of your days, Christina.


  1. wow she sounds like the perfect teenager! Happy birthday! we hope we are so lucky!

  2. Happy Birthday! What a blessing to have a daughter who is so connected with her brothers, the fact that they look forward to her babysitting is such a blessing and relief to you!

    I wish I had known about Disney...we would have stopped in to say hi!!

  3. Congratulations Christina, from your friends in Johannesburg!! You are beautiful from the inside out! Have a fantastic day and many years to follow!! Love, Mireille, Dirk, Jasmine & Juliet

  4. Happy Bday :) Praying God shows you your daughter soon! :)



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