Our baby is ONE!
I can’t believe how fast this year flew by! It was definitely one of the fastest years of my life. So much happened and we have so much to be thankful for.
I can’t even begin to describe the love that I have for this little girl. I knew I would love her, but had no idea how much. After having her, I understand God’s love toward me and all of His children so much more. When I come home and she’s excited to see me, it fills my heart with so much joy and I know that that’s how God feels when I come to Him and want to have a relationship with Him. Or when I have to say no to her when I would so much rather give her the world, but still say no because I know it’s best for her...
My little Aria, I’m supposed to be teaching you things as your mama, but man, you’ve already taught me SO much in just one year! I love you unconditionally my little girl. This year has been full of so many wonderful moments. From all of your first holidays to just the simple moments of having dinner as a family of three and you laughing with us when we would laugh. I treasure every moment with you and bless you for many more amazing and fruitful years for our God.
We had so much fun planning Aria’s first birthday! We knew that it would be a big party right away because our families are so big so we decided to just go all out. :) I chose a rustic flower and balloon theme because Aria loves flowers and balloons! Every time she sees them she says “wooow, pwetttyy”. It’s the cutest thing ever! :) Her daddy hand-made a memory box for her which was our gift to her. He did such an amazing job and we hope she'll treasure it forever! I had fun making a sugar-less cake-smash cake for her and even though it took me forever to find "coconut cream" to substitute the whip cream, it was worth it! Watching her facial expressions as she tasted it was so fun! (see below ;))
Thanks to everyone who helped make it happen (especially my sis for letting us use her huge house so that we can fit everyone!) and for all the sweet gifts and wishes! We appreciate you all so much!!