Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Today...I remember.

As a close friend of mine said a few weeks ago...'I'm all about nostalgia today.'

One year ago, today...I was at Ethan Allen shopping for couches with my husband, when I started to get my first real contractions. I decided that it was probably NOT a good idea to 'try any more of them out' in case my water decided to break!
Later that evening at 8:16, Aaron and I welcomed into our little family a baby girl who would, 48 hours later, go by the name of Abbey Grace.

This year has been sooooo incredibly amazing!

Though we've had to:
1) live on less sleep than we even got in college,
2) change yucky diapers...and sometimes clothing, and bedding, etc.,
3) taste questionable baby food for the sake of not burning Abbey's little mouth,
4) listen to loads of crying...A LOT
5) eliminate late night fun with friends...mostly because we're exhausted!

We are now greeted with smiles,
and receive hugs and kisses from this little One Year Old girl...

How could life get any sweeter?

Who would have thought that God would trust us with something so precious??
We are so blessed.

I love you so much, my Abbey!
Happy Birthday!!!


Melissa Koehler said...

Happy birthday Abbey! I can't believe she is already one!
What a sweetie!

trieowen said...

Wow! What a difference from her little newborn picture! She's such a beautiful, sweet little girl Amber, we're glad God blessed you two with her too:-) HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY Abbey!!!! Can't wait for your party.

Caleb's mommy said...

Awww! Happy 1st Birthday Abbey! They grow soooo fast! What a precious gift she is, such a cute little princess :)

Dawn Malone said...

What a doll!

Melissa McClure Photography said...

Oh she is so beautiful! Look at those eyes!

Lisa Gisczinski Photography said...

If she was my baby, the camera wouldn't leave my face!!! She is sooo incredibly cute...happy birthday Abbey! Maybe I'll get to meet her one of these days :)

david & kimi baxter said...

ahh happy birthday abbey! she is a doll!

Susan Meissner said...

it'e been such a visual treat to watch Abbey grow this year - on the pages of this blog and via a proud grandma's sharing at book club. Those eyes could melt the grumpiest of souls!

NixonsMamma said...

Oooh, i love this post! :)

Happy belated birthday Abbey! Your parents love you so much!

Can't wait to party harty with you!


david & kimi baxter said...

you know what i'm going to say :)