I really LOVE the first year. Yes, there are many sleepless nights & sleep deprived days. There are frustrations with learning how life changes with a new baby & long days, but overall, I really love the first year. It is so amazing how they change from a dependent newborn into a little, talkative, & mobile person. Ella is such a sweet girl. She is very content, smiley & just so fun. I can't remember life without her. We are so thankful that God gave her to us. She is a blessing to our family!
Here are a couple of picture of Lily at ONE year (wearing the same outfit).
Have I said lately how FUN it is to have TWO girls (the same season)? LOVE them.
A friend of our's son was proposing yesterday. Tonya asked me if I could help her get a few things ready for the actual proposal (refinish a bench & make the luminaries using canning jars - super cute!). In the end, I was in charge of the engagement party - decor & food. I was told that Janelle loves yellow so I ran with that. I LOVED every minute of planning this party.
You can never go wrong with bunting & burlap.
Heart-shaped sugar cookies (half dipped in white chocolate with yellow sugar).
The dessert buffet.
More bunting & some pictures of Leighton & Janelle.
No party is complete without party favors.
A few of the heart-shaped sugar cookies were in the bags.