Mikaela's 18th Birthday!

9:30 AM

Today is my sweet baby girl's 18th birthday.  It's also compounded with dorm shopping and lots of college prep currently going on.  So as you can imagine, I'm filled with lots of emotions.  When my two older kids were off doing their big kid's activities, it was just me and the baby.  She was the one hanging out in the sewing room with me doing homework, reading books, playing with toys and just chatting me up.  

In the last ten years since I've been home full-time, she's been attached at my hip.  And now it's time to cut the cord and send my little princess out into the world.  But I know that we've raised a smart, kind and thoughtful young woman with a level head, and she's going to be great.

I just wanted to share with you all, 10 years of creating for Mikaela -- from crocheted and knitted sweaters to her high school graduation look.
Join me in wishing her much success as she enters this exciting new chapter of her life!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIKAELA!

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36 comments

  1. Happy birthday to your lovely daughter! I assume she'll be going off to college well outfitted!

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  2. Happy Birthday Mikaela! I loved your photo collage. She looks beautiful in your creations and is a great model! :)

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  3. NO! I mean, I haven't been around a long time, but occasionally I search for a pattern and get a tween Mikaela :)

    She's grown into a beautiful young woman. Bravo mom!

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  4. WoW! This collage is very nice and Mikaela has grown into a beautiful young Lady. Happy Birthday, Mikaela

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  5. Beautiful post and daughter. I know you and Dad are proud. Happy Birthday, Mikaela and much success in college as you move toward your God ordained purpose.

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  6. Happy Birthday! Rock On!

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  7. Awwww! Happy Birthday Mikaela! It's been fun watching you grow into a lovely young woman! Good Luck in college and enjoy every minute of your experiences! Mom have a bottle of wine and celebrate the empty nest!

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  8. What a beautiful post, your beautiful little girl has grown up into a stunning young lady. She has a beautiful smile and wardrobe, great job Mom! She's lucky to have you sewing her beautiful outfits. Wishing your daughter a happy birthday and an best wishes for fun, inspiring academic career as she heads off to college.

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  9. Happy birthday Mikaela!! Great photos, mom.

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  10. What a happy and beautiful lady! Congratulations.

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  11. Mutlu yıllar Mikaela ! O, güzel bir genç kız artık :) Sevgiler.

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  12. All the best to Mikaela on her 18th birthday!

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  13. Happy Birthday Mikaela!! Congrats on all your success so far and good luck in college.

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  14. Happy birthday Mikaela and good luck.

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  15. Congrats! And she has some excellent footwear going on there!

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  16. Congratulations!! Many blessings to Mikaela on her birthday and as she takes the next step towards adulthood!!

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  17. Happy Birthday Mikaela, continued success to you!

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  18. Happy Birthday Mikaela, continued success to you!

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  19. Happy Birthday Mikaela, continued success to you!

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  20. We've watch you grow up - wishing you MUCH success Mikaela!

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  21. Happy Birthday Mikaela, and wishing you the best ahead of you and enjoy that college life.

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  22. First of all, congrats on raising such a beautiful young lady. It is very emotional cutting the apron strings and letting them loose to find their way. My daughter is 27, so I know what you are going through. I still have my son at home for four more years then I'll be a basket case all over again...LOL. I've only been following you for about a year, but you appear to be a very good Mom and a very inspirational person. Mikaela is very Blessed to have someone like you as a mother. Congrats on guiding her to the next level, and prepare yourself to watch her shine brightly! Happy Birthday Mikaela, enjoy your day and the up coming adventure that you are about to embark on. Peace and Blessings to you both

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  23. Happy Birthday Mikaela, I wish you much success! Erica this has been the best blog post that I have ever read, so touching. Thanks for sharing with us! It's funny that I can track around when I first started reading your blog by her pictures...I definitely recall the white shorts, 2nd row. :-). I didn't comment much back then but I've loved your blog since I first found it, knitting, crochet and sewing projects!

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  24. Happy birthday Mikaela, you are very lucky to have such a talented and devoted Mum. She is so proud of you. Enjoy college and all life has in store.

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  25. Stunning! Happy Birthday Mikaela and enjoy college!

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  26. What a beauty! And I'm sure that she is just as pretty on the inside. Happy Birthday and good luck on this next step in your journey!

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  27. Beautiful Ode to your Baby Girl. Wishing her a Beautiful Birthday and all the best in college.

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  28. Happy birthday to your daughter! She is such a lucky girl/young woman to have had her mom make such beautiful things for her!

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  29. Congratulations, Erica! Happy Birthday Mikalea!! What an exciting time going off to college and dorm room shopping! I remember those days when I was her age.

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  30. Happy Birthday Mikalea! Congratulations doing a successful job, EricaB.

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  31. Happy birthday! Enjoy this new phase in life!

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  32. Congrats, Erica and Mikaela!

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  33. Happy birthday Mikaela! Thanks for sharing your memories. I know You must be very proud. You've done a fine job! God bless You both

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  34. Happy Birthday!!! Mikaela got your amazing legs, lucky girl!!!

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  35. Wow, I've been reading you for a LOOOONG time. She was just an ity bity. Thanks for continuing the blog journey with us!

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    1. Yes, she's so grown now! Thanks!

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