Friday, July 30, 2010

Happy Birthday Saren!

Thanks to the help of clever Ashton, we have successfully hacked into Saren's blog to wish her a very, very happy birthday (it's a big one - just sayin').

Since most of us can't be with her on her big day, we are sending our birthday love blogtastically.

Saren is a remarkable woman and we are so, so blessed to have her in our family!

As the oldest of 9 kids, Saren has always set the bar high and left us an incredible example to follow. She always has good advice and is always watching out for all of us in such a loving and Christlike way.

She can whip up a delicious meal at the drop of a hat, she is the best tour guide when we visit her in any part of the world she may be living in, she is really so, so good at teaching her (and our) kids all kinds of magical things, she is absolutely beautiful inside and out, and she is undoubtedly the best two-ski waterskiier in the family.

Saren's mind is always working on how to help others and this year we have watched in awe as she has worked tirelessly to create an amazing motherhood website that is taking the world by storm: Power of Moms. We are so proud of her efforts to make the world a better place through this outstanding cause and through everything else she does (there's no way we could list it all!).



We sure love you, Saren!

21 comments:

kara jayne said...

happy birthday saren. you are such a great person and i look up to you so much. it was easy to see the goodness in you the first time i met you, and it has only been more apparent each time since. thank you so much for sharing your time, talents, and especially example to me and all the mothers of the world. have a great day!!

Love Being a Nonny said...

Happy Birthday Saren. I just watched this whole video...and I don't even KNOW you....who does that??!!:) Came over from your sister's blog. You are SO blessed to have the family you have!

kelleysbeads said...

I came over from Shawni's blog to wish you a Happy Birthday. The video they made for you made me cry. What a phenomenal love your family has for you!

Valley Girl said...

Sniff sniff I have to get myself together....
Came over from Shawni's site to wish you a happy birthday Saren and am leaving feeling like you have made my life better and I don't even know ANY of you!!
I do know I want to be just like you!!

God has blessed you all so very much!

Valley

Natalie said...

What a great family you have -I know you don't know me either - but I have been so impressed and uplifted by you and your extended family in blogs, books, etc. What a sweet tribute to this great milestone in your life. I hit the big 40 on Monday - so here's to "40 being the new 25" - Way to go! :)

Allison said...

Happy Birthday to a woman who inspires SO many! So glad our paths crossed, if only for a short time! Have a wonderful day!

Kari Howell said...

Happy Birthday Saren!!! You are the first person I knew to share my birthday with and I have thought about you pretty much every year since on this festive day ... and now that I am your blog stalker :), I hope you have a Happy Birthday!!!

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Sarah said...

Happy Birthday! Can't wait to meet you!

becca said...

Happy Birthday Saren. I hope you enjoyed your big "four zero" and the special video your family made for you. You are such an inspiration and example!

amber said...

Happy Birthday! Thanks for being a great friend and an amazing mom!
Samuel can't wait to play with the twins.

Tiffany said...

So happy to have reacquainted with you after so many years. You are GREAT! Have a fantastic birthday.

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday Saren!

xoxo

We will have to do something super special Sunday!

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday Saren!

xoxo

We will have to do something super special Sunday!

Cath said...

I watched this with my girls and it made me cry!! I learned so much about you. And I'm wishing I had a big sister - just like you! Such a sweet tribute. Happy 40th - I agree with Charity. You could pass for 25!

Hilary said...

Saren, that's an amazing video. And so very true.
I do believe you were one of the best RS presidents I've ever seen.
I can't believe you're turning 30 ;)

Miken Harding said...

Happy Birthday Saren! What a fun video, you are so loved! I am so grateful I have had the opportunity to meet you and be taught by you. Thank you so much. Good luck at Education Week!

Brianna said...

Happy Birthday...I hope you have had a great day!

Trent and Sarah Chapman said...

What a great tribute to an exceptional woman and mother! I feel so honored to have meet you and be in good company with you. May there always be more!

Laurie said...

Happy Birthday Saren. I admire you so much! Wishing you a joyful year!

Whitney Johnson said...

So this is belated, but I am behind on my blogs and just clicked over from Saydi's post!

Congratulations on your big birthday!

Just do a quick snapshot of where you are today! And you will be amazed at everything that happens in the next decade from what your children accomplish -- and what you accomplish!

My best
Whitney

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