Wednesday, July 15, 2009

God has blessed our family this week!


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Our darling Rose is THREE today! Three years ago the Lord blessed me with not only an incredible daughter but an amazing new relationship with Him - learning more about God by becoming a parent myself and growing closer to Christ through my child's own relationship with Him. There are no greater blessings. I don't take motherhood or my family for granted. I know just how valuable they are and just how precious. It leaves me awe-stricken to know that God feels the same way about each of us! I praise our Father for His goodness in giving this unworthy sinner such a beautiful reminder of His love...my daughter.

In honor of Rose's leap into three, here are some of my favorite looks she had through the year! My gal is a free-spirit through and through, and I love that she's exactly who God created her to be...rock on, my darlin'!



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(back from the diner on Saturday morning with Daddy)



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I just love her! Happy third birthday to my princess!

And, speaking of people I love...


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It was 10 years of couplehood this July for Ed and I, and we are so excited to celebrate our fourth wedding anniversary as well this month...tomorrow! We received our best anniversary gift three years ago, of course. We were in the hospital with a brand-new baby girl on our first wedding anniversary in 2006.


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I have all of our wedding photos at my parents' house, but these are a few favorites that I have on our computer. We were married at an historic inn and my Uncle Ron, a pastor, officiated. It was just an amazing day!


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To wrap it all up...





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2009


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Happy anniversary to my Ed, and happy birthday to our Grace! Don't worry, Alice, you'll be celebrating, too, before we know it. (Happy sob!)

"Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever." (Psalm 23:6)

36 comments:

  1. Lots to celebrate! Happy Birthday, Grace!!! You are such a BIG GIRL! I love all those pictures. My favorite has to be the "leaning on a column with the hand on the hip" pose...hahahahahahaha! That girl has GOT to be a riot...I love it! And Happy Anniversary to y'all! Wow, 10 years together...that's a decade! Mike and I have been a couple for 8 years, married 6...time flies!! I hope your precious family has a wonderful time celebrating these special occasions!

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  2. Aww, Happy Birthday Grace and Happy Anniversary Ed & Kelly!! What a lovely post! I hope you all have a great week!

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  3. Happy Birthday, Grace. Happy Anniversary.

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  4. Congrats to you and Ed, and Happy Birthday, Grace! Sounds like two very good reasons to celebrate. :)

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  5. Happy Birthday Grace!
    Happy Anniversary Ed and Kelly!

    Great Post!!

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  6. Happy Anniversary Kelly and Ed!

    Happy Birthday to Miss Grace!

    I love 3 year olds...Kyle is almost 4, and he has been so much fun this year! She and my Sarah are kindred spirits I think! :)

    Celebrate with Joy!

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  7. How adorable!!!! She is something else, isn't she?! I know Miss Grace has been your joy and I admire how you give that to God. You're such a good Mama!

    Happy Anniversary as well. I pray that the Lord brings y'all closer and closer.

    Have an amazing day!

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  8. I share your joy at being able to celebrate the birth of a child as an anniversary gift - our daughter arrived 2 days before our second wedding anniversary. Blessings and prayers to you all, Fiona

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  9. Thank you guys all SO much! We've been having a wonderful day! I'm taking a moment to nurse Libby and get on the computer real quick, but soon we're getting ready to watch a movie and relax for the night. It was a Dunkin Donuts, Chickfila, Target shopping, movie theatre attempting (she decided it wasn't for her, LOL), cupcake eating, absolutely FUN birthday!

    Thanks again for your sweet well-wishes, friends!

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  10. Awww..such a sweet post. I am glad that you guys and grace are having such a good day today- you all deserve it!

    I remember when punk was three, it was such a sweet age. It goes away so fast. Grace is so lucky to have a mommy like you, Kelly. Everyday that I think about kids with moms that don't want to be around their babies it makes me so sad..you are a wonderful mom, and you deserve all the greatness the day has to offer!

    (I only wish I lived closer than Louisiana, I'd come over and clean your house and make you guys a bang up meal to celebrate so you'd have the day to relax!)

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  11. What a happy week for all of you! Happy birthday to your darling little girl, and happy anniversary to you and your husband!

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  12. Happy Anniversary, Kelly. Glad you're still here.

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  13. Congratulations!!!! I wish you and you hubby many more!

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    Happy Birthday to your oldest gal, she is a sweetie.

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  14. What a sweet tribute:)

    I love her little rain boots. Those are adorable! Also, I just adore the dress you have on in your pic with Ed!! So flattering and classy!

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  15. Happy birthday Mary-Grace!!
    I love the 3 photos of you and Ed- I should do something similar of Stu and I on my blog sometime. :)
    THe inn where you got married is so beautiful. :)

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  16. Happy Birthday Grace. Happy Anniversary you guys. I love the pictures of Grace. She is sooo animated. It's hilarious. I hope you are having a great vacation. Much love,

    Emily

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  17. Happy Anniversary! All the photos were so fun to see...you guys are the cutest!

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  18. Happy Birthday Grace. Happy Anniversary you guys. I love the pictures of Grace. She is sooo animated. It's hilarious. I hope you are having a great vacation. Much love,

    Emily

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  19. Congratulations!!!! I wish you and you hubby many more!

    and

    Happy Birthday to your oldest gal, she is a sweetie.

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  20. Happy Anniversary, Kelly. Glad you're still here.

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  21. What a sweet tribute:)

    I love her little rain boots. Those are adorable! Also, I just adore the dress you have on in your pic with Ed!! So flattering and classy!

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  22. Happy birthday Mary-Grace!!
    I love the 3 photos of you and Ed- I should do something similar of Stu and I on my blog sometime. :)
    THe inn where you got married is so beautiful. :)

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  23. How adorable!!!! She is something else, isn't she?! I know Miss Grace has been your joy and I admire how you give that to God. You're such a good Mama!

    Happy Anniversary as well. I pray that the Lord brings y'all closer and closer.

    Have an amazing day!

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  24. Thank you guys all SO much! We've been having a wonderful day! I'm taking a moment to nurse Libby and get on the computer real quick, but soon we're getting ready to watch a movie and relax for the night. It was a Dunkin Donuts, Chickfila, Target shopping, movie theatre attempting (she decided it wasn't for her, LOL), cupcake eating, absolutely FUN birthday!

    Thanks again for your sweet well-wishes, friends!

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  25. Lots to celebrate! Happy Birthday, Grace!!! You are such a BIG GIRL! I love all those pictures. My favorite has to be the "leaning on a column with the hand on the hip" pose...hahahahahahaha! That girl has GOT to be a riot...I love it! And Happy Anniversary to y'all! Wow, 10 years together...that's a decade! Mike and I have been a couple for 8 years, married 6...time flies!! I hope your precious family has a wonderful time celebrating these special occasions!

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  26. Happy Birthday Grace!
    Happy Anniversary Ed and Kelly!

    Great Post!!

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  27. Awww..such a sweet post. I am glad that you guys and grace are having such a good day today- you all deserve it!

    I remember when punk was three, it was such a sweet age. It goes away so fast. Grace is so lucky to have a mommy like you, Kelly. Everyday that I think about kids with moms that don't want to be around their babies it makes me so sad..you are a wonderful mom, and you deserve all the greatness the day has to offer!

    (I only wish I lived closer than Louisiana, I'd come over and clean your house and make you guys a bang up meal to celebrate so you'd have the day to relax!)

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  28. Happy Birthday, Grace. Happy Anniversary.

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  29. Happy Anniversary! All the photos were so fun to see...you guys are the cutest!

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  30. What a happy week for all of you! Happy birthday to your darling little girl, and happy anniversary to you and your husband!

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  31. Happy Anniversary Kelly and Ed!

    Happy Birthday to Miss Grace!

    I love 3 year olds...Kyle is almost 4, and he has been so much fun this year! She and my Sarah are kindred spirits I think! :)

    Celebrate with Joy!

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  32. I share your joy at being able to celebrate the birth of a child as an anniversary gift - our daughter arrived 2 days before our second wedding anniversary. Blessings and prayers to you all, Fiona

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  33. Congrats to you and Ed, and Happy Birthday, Grace! Sounds like two very good reasons to celebrate. :)

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  34. Aww, Happy Birthday Grace and Happy Anniversary Ed & Kelly!! What a lovely post! I hope you all have a great week!

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