Sunday Snapshot {Thankful for three}

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Our little princess is growing up! Hard to believe it but today Lily turns three!

BLOG lily three fingers

She has been talking about this special day for the past several weeks and needless to say she is super excited!

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Last year we had a big celebration with some of my close friends and family since it was her first birthday to be with us. It was a magical day filled with much love and joy that I will always remember (click here to revisit that golden day).

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This year we are keeping it simple.  Lily has already celebrated with my family and Michael's family so  it will be just the four of us celebrating together eating a "Fancy Nancy" birthday cake.

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My Nana often says that God hand picked her just for our family and I am so thankful that He did! She makes us laugh, I love hearing her sweet prayers, she is eager to learn and full of joy!

Today I think about Lily's birthmother and pray that she feels peace in her heart knowing Lily is loved and treasured beyond measure.  Her sacrifice of love has made our hearts full.  


Lily is missing piece that makes our family complete.

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Spencer was three when I first met him and now he will be a teenager in just a few weeks. Time has a way of slipping by...my prayer is that I will be an intentional mom that treasures the stages and seasons I am given so that when I look back I have no regrets.

Even as I write this post Lily is saying "mama come show me how to jump way up high"..."mama I want to play play dough"... 

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So I'm off to make some blue ice cream cones with my girl and soak up the gift of simple moments like these.

  The three's are here and I'm hoping that they will be as fun and smooth as the "two's" have been!

Happy Birthday sweet girl! We love you more each day!

Ni Hao Yall


Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...



We are only a week into our "3's", but so far, they have been pretty grand:)

Have a fabulous and fun filled day!!! Wish we could be there to celebrate with you:)



PS. Did your Mom make the beautiful outfit? L O V E

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful little girl. May God protect her and keep her safe always. :)

Love her pretty outfit and the cute number.

Lauren said...

What an adorable 3 year old! Love those happy smiles and adorable baby fingers displaying her age.

grtlyblesd said...

Beautiful girl! Lovely pictures.

Gift of Grace said...

Happy Birthday sweet Lily!! I am really dying to see her, she has changed so much. I will be in TN for two weeks in January. Maybe we can meet up, it has been too long!

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday Lily! She is so very cute and what a fun Fancy Nancy birthday! Love the 3!!!

Tara said...

Happy birthday to your beautiful daughter! Your photography is amazing! Have a wonderful day, tara

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Teresa Halminton said...

Hope to hear more updates, she is so cute and precious.

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