For Margaret

Dear Margaret–

You may not know this, but I have written you a letter every year on your birthday (or close to it!) since you turned 1. I thought I might go a little high-tech this year and post it on the blog so I can share how proud of you I am with the whole world!

You are so hard-working, and accomplished, in many things, from cross-country and track, to school work and flute, and finally at home–you have a flock of chickens who would follow you to the ends of the earth! And you are SO faithful helping me in the garden–this has been a challenging year to get things planted, and I have yet to spend a day in the garden by myself.

I’ve included pictures of some of the past year’s highlights:

winning your first cross-country meet

developing your skill as a first-rate gluten-free baker

being a pivotal member (and co-captain) of an undefeated, championship cross-country team

working hard at school

participating in the living stations of the cross (Gayle Baber photos)

traveling to DC for Phoebe’s graduation

jumping and running (and setting records and winning ribbons and medals!) in track and field

enjoying your 14th birthday (cake by John)!

graduating from 8th grade

Congratulations, Margaret! I just know you will have a great four years in high school!




  1. Polly says:

    Aww, margie! So sophisticated!

  2. JMP says:

    Margaret-your big brother is very proud of you, too!

  3. emily says:

    look at those blue nails! the rules have really slipped at tullymongan farm since I was 14! (and wearing men’s gym shorts, a bowl cut, and a sweatshirt from mardens). congratulations on having the cutest 8th grade graduation outfit yet in the peckenham family!

  4. Cheryl says:

    Great pictures…thanks for sharing Mary. Congratulations to you Margaret !

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