A Very Happy Birthday!

A very Happy Birthday to the love of my life!

To the best husband ever!
My best friend, confidante, leader, lover, provider, protector....

Who loves his girls.....

Who loves his boys....

Who loves the Lord with all of his heart, soul, mind, and strength.
We love you, I love you!!!!
Thank you for being you! Thank you for leading us in the ways of the Lord!
Hope your day is full of blessings!

Happy 37th Birthday!!!!


  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CRAIG!!! Probably first and last time I'll get that in on time, heehee. Just read yesterday's post, I've been referred to as Amelia's grandma a couple times when Rachel's been holding her, ugh!! Craig's birthday always sneaks up on me 'cause I can just never wrap my brain around how fast the year is already going!!
    Love you guys, Michelle

  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PASTOR!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

  3. Happy Birthday Dad!!!!! I love you so very much. You are the best Dad in the whole world.

  4. It was a blessing to hear from the blog post yesterday about the kids all wishing they were the match. I sure have some sweet and pretty nieces and some strong and handsome nephews! Please wish Grandpa Craig happy birthday for me. ;D Just kidding, but really we are great-aunts and uncles since Rebekah is expecting. Of course, Craig and I were only about 13 and 16 when Rebekah was born, so we're not that old. :)

    Love you guys,
    ~Your (Old) Sister Shelley

  5. A very happy Birthday to a Wonderful Pastor. Hope you have a very blessed day. Much Love From All of the Peterson's!

  6. Happy Birthday, Pastor! Thank you for your encouragement and investment in my life! I am blessed by your shepherd's heart.

    God bless you abundantly in this coming year!

  7. Happy birthday ya old grandpa ;-)

    JK :-)

    Hope you enjoyed your birthday! We are very thankful for you & for all you do! We love you!

  8. Pastor,
    I know it is almost the end of your birthday but these Happy Birthday wishes are for you. I have prayed for you all often today. I hope it was a special day filled with love and presents! Dave and I want to express how much your love and care for us as a Pastor and a friend means to us.
    Take it from us, 37 is young! May we have many more years of your friendship and joy with being part of Westside Baptist Church.
    Happy Birthday Pastor we love you.
    Dave and Jackie Harper

  9. I now I'm alittle late on this, but happy Birthday Pastor!! I hope it was a day full of blessing and a bit of relaxation.

    Daniel Simpson
    James 1:1-5

  10. Happy Birthday Pastor Houston!
    _The Hand Family

  11. Hope your Birthday was full of new memories made with those you love. Praying you have an extra special year this year filled with many blessings from the LORD! Thank you for being our Pastor... and friend. We love you!! ~~ Grace

  12. Pastor,

    Prayed for you much yesterday on your B-day. Missed you at church..... I know you were taking care of the Eastside Bible study. Hope your birthday went well. Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday at church. It's hard to believe we've been at Westside almost 8 years now!!! Wow, that was before you even turned 30... : < ). I agree with Mrs. Harper 37 is young.... I was still in the Navy when I was 37 and now it's been over 6 years since I retired.

    Much Love and Prayers,

    Brother Rick Potvin
    Pr. 3:5-6

  13. A Very Happy Birthday Wish from Asheville, NC to our dear friend! With love from Rich and Lori

  14. We were hoping to wish you Happy Birthday at Wednesday night Bible study--we missed you all. You are your family are so very dear and precious to our family, as well as to so many others.

    You and Miss Emily are still spring chickens compared to Brian and me---we are old enough to be your parents, and your childrens' grandparents!!
    The Olsen Family

  15. I cannot believe my cousin it 37 and that is NOT old!
    Hi Emily,
    I feel like we were all in high school yesterday... time sure does fly. I like your blog and just wanted to let you know that you have family in AZ prayin' for y'all. May you continue to trust in the Lord and not feel defeated, but shine in this dark world.
    Love you all,
    Kelly Splittorff


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