Sunday, June 30, 2013

Happy Birthday, Hayden!

Today is a very special day on The Day Dream....it's Miss Hayden's birthday!  We're all here today to send her a special message of our own... and since we never do things the small way if we can help it, we're broadcasting our love for Hayden on the public Internet for all to see and so Hayden can blush as we gush.  You see I'm a bit of a poet, and you did not know it...  {And this is a day late, but... hey, we're a chronically late bunch.  At least it's still June.}


Dear Hayden,
From the moment I stumbled across your blog a year and a half ago, I knew you were a kindred spirit.  Your wit and vivacity, your way with words, your excellent taste in period dramas :D and your overall joie de vivre made me want very badly to get to know you and to be your friend.  Because you seemed like such a sweet, fun person... definitely one of the race that knows Joseph.  And you know what?  My instincts were right.  I've loved getting to know you better over the last nineteen months or whatever it's been, and I wish you a splendiferous twentieth year! (GASP.  TWENTIETH YEAR.  TWENTIETH. YEAR.  DO YOU FEEL OLD YET.)
Love,
Amy (Miss Dashwood)

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HAYDEN!!  Happy Birthday!!  I’ve loved reading your posts and emailing you over the past year or so and have greatly enjoyed getting to know you!  (I became a huge Henry Tilney fan because of your post about the 2007 version of Northanger Abbey....  Thanks a lot!)  Anyway, here’s wishing you a wonderful birthday!!  May the dreams that you wish come true.  : )
-Eowyn-

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HaydenHaydenHayden....HAPPIEST of birthdays! Cannot believe you're NINETEEN...that seems really grandmaish of me, doesn't it? Hehe. I just meant that I can't believe we're all getting so OLD. Sheesh. I am so, so thankful for the the wonderful friendships the Lord has brought into my life through blogging, and I am so thankful for you! You're such a lovely person, and this beholder is enchanted! Hope your birthday was completely amazing, and hoping and praying that this year will be fantastic. So what are you waiting for? Allons-y! :)
Love ya, fellow Leaguette!
~Ally

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Hayden,
C.S. Lewis once said, 'Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, "What!  You too?  I thought I was the only one!"'  That is what I thought upon first meeting you.  When I discovered your blog (through a link on Amy's or Ally's sidebar) you were just gearing up for your Around the World in 80 Days blog party.  My first thought was, "There is someone else who likes Jules Verne as much as I do?!"  I continued to say, "What!  You too?" as I discovered other interests we shared: costumes, writing, classic literature, Sherlock Holmes, The Avengers, Jane Austen, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Narnia, Middle-Earth and many others.   All at once, my life was different because I met you and you became a friend.  :)
Hope your birthday was magnificent, wonderful and fantastic!!!!  And may the year ahead for you be warm and real and bright!
~Melody