One Year Ago Today..

The sweetest, most beautiful, excited 9 lb ball of love entered the world.
Meet Claire, my niece.
She may be tiny but has made a huge impact on my life.
To say that I love her is an understatement.
I want to eat her, that's how cute she is.

Told you.

Her smile is infectious, her giggles contagious, and her sweet loving spirit makes my heart melt every time. 
It has been such a joy to see her transform from a quiet cuddly baby to a lively curious one-year old
 (who learned to love food as much as her aunt somewhere along the way).

Claire, thank you for the tremendous amounts of joy you have poured into my life.  

I can not wait to see what God has in store for you.

You are my sunshine.

Happy Birthday!

And because 4 pictures just wasn't quite enough..



  1. love her too, just want to squeeze those cheeks!

  2. First thing I thought when I saw that first picture up there...
    "She's gonna be a great Mom".

  3. This might be my favorite post so far... but I'm not biased or anything :). Thanks for being such a loving aunt for Claire! She is so blessed! If only she had a cousin...


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