4.27.2010

Happy Birthday to Gabriel and Giveaway Winner!


(I made this invitation for his birthday celebration:) Working on some DIY's for the party...)

Today is my baby boy's first birthday. Definately bittersweet for me... I know they say it goes by fast , but I still want to defy time and make each day last a year. Last night, Gabriel woke up from a bad dream crying so hard, so I ran in there to comfort him. As he laid his head against my chest holding his blankie, I couldn't prevent the tears from falling.... I wanted the moment to last forever. I thank God for the opportunity to be a mother, and I look forward to having more children:) Motherhood isn't always easy, but I have never experienced a greater love and joy in my life (next to marriage). It is a gift that I don't take for granted...


Time to announce the winner of the Rachel Ray/Melissa & Doug Giveaway!


Congatulations #28 House of Payne! Please contact me with your info!
If you didn't win this time, you will eventually! I have more giveaways in the works! Thank you for entering! You all are really fabulous!


             


26 comments:

  1. what a cute invitation!! i love it! i still can't believe he is turning a year..that is crazy! have fun with all your party planning!

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  2. aaaw happy birthday and congrats to the gorgeous mom!!!
    Love the invite!! so cute!!

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  3. Great invite! Looks like a super fun party!

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  4. Anna that invite is SOO cute! Got your message, so happy you loved it and can not wait to see him in it. Oh and how did I know our kiddos share a b-day!!!! Buggie is 4 today, bittersweet is just the right word.

    xo

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  5. Adorable invite! Your words touched my heart!! Such tender moments to remember. Happy 1st Birthday to your little one! I can't wait to see photos from the party! :)

    xoxo,
    Bonnie

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  6. super cute invites! agree with everything you said and you put it so beautifuly!

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  8. how sweet, Anna! what a precious age. wishing him a very happy 1st birthday.

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  9. Happy Early birthday to little Gabriel!!

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  10. ohh, Happy Birthday little one, that invite is super cute! I hope you both have a wonderful day today celebrating the big #1!

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  11. HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY!! Our boys are almost exactly a year apart!
    The first birthday is VERY emotional. You have such a beautiful spirit. Gabriel is SO lucky to have you as his mother!! :)

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  12. Wowo! Happy Birthday....and happy monther-anniversary! this mother's day is going to be especially sweet, enjoy it, girl! I'm proud of you!

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  13. awwww that is adorable... your baby room is lucky to have such a great mommy!

    =)

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  14. they grow up and you don't even realize it... hope it was a fantastic party

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  15. Love the invite! It does go by quickly doesn't it? Nothing at all like motherhood, best job!

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  16. i love the invitation you made — great work! i can't wait to see the rest of your DIY projects... you are one gifted mommy! happy birthday to your little guy :)

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  17. Cute invitation!! :) Happy birthday to your baby boy!

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  18. happy birthday to your little one!

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  19. Absolutely beautiful! I so look forward to all the experiences and love that come with being a mother:)

    Awesome invite! Great job! I can't wait to see the diy projects:)

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  20. this is adorable, anna! can't wait to see more of the party decor:)

    TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

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  21. happy (belated) bday to your lil' man!!!! what a sweet milestone!

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  22. Oh, I just love stories like these!! Thanks so much for sharing.

    And congrats to the winner :)

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  23. Such a sweet post Anna, I know just how you feel. Each and every birthday for my son is very, very bittersweet to me. His is coming up on May 7th, he'll be 7. I just can't believe it. How have SEVEN years gone by? I recently found a video that I had never seen before that my husband made one night of the bedtime routine when my Noodle was about 2.5. I watched it about 100 times in a row, sobbing. I remember that age like it was a couple of months ago, not 4.5 years ago. Ah, motherhood!

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  24. Isn't it fun what we do as Moms. The night before Kam turned one, I held him in my arms way into the night and let him sleep. I wanted to be there for the moment he became a year!

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Love hearing from each of you. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! <3

 
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