08 January 2011

a golden year.






























well, today is goldie's first birthday and i think it's only appropriate to go back and look at some of my favorite photos from her little life thus far (well, there are at least 100 more but i didn't want to bore you all).  this post is more for me than anyone i guess... i'm feeling slightly emotional today but i'm holding it back and just keeping busy.  since when was i old enough to have a 1-year-old?  or two babies, for that matter?  i look back on where my life has taken me over the past ten years and only feel gratitude, sheer and utter gratitude, for all of the things i've been blessed with, trials and hardships included.  

especially thankful for goldie jean.

they aren't in any particular order, obviously.  but i look at these photos and remember every single one of them-- where they were taken, why, what camera/phone, and even what i was thinking.  if you've never met goldie, you can probably tell by these photos that she literally is a ray of sunshine.  she is a very happy and content baby, and she always has been.  she rarely cries and if she does cry, it only lasts for a few minutes... if that.  she smiles all the time and makes everyone she comes in contact with feel loved and special.  like i said in the last post, she has brought nothing but joy, laughter, and peace into our home.  our lives have been 100% better since she came into the world.

this girl truly lives up to her name.

now she is standing, talking, crawling, walking along the couch, taking a few steps here and there, eating big people food, getting chubbier by the day, laughing constantly... i mean she really has grown up so much.  i just can't get over it.

happy birthday miss louis.  nobody could love you more than us.

10 comments:

Jenny said...

Jenna! I loved this post. I felt all goose-bumpy reading how much joy she has brought you and Jake. I kinda love Goldie and I've never even met her.

holtkamp said...

so precious! i love this post and these adorable pictures! -jen

Stefanie said...

i love this post! every picture is so special.

Breanne King said...

wow she is SO CUTE! I understand everything about this sort of stuff now (having a baby that turns 1 and what that would feel like and everything, and the feelings about your own baby period.) now that Archie is here and I am just so happy for you! She's so big! It all just seems so bitter sweet...

Luke and Marin said...

I love these pictures! Your daughter is so gorgeous. I can't wait to see pictures of your new baby girl!

Ali said...

SUCH cute pictures! I can't believe Goldie is ONE either! Time goes by too fast. she sure is adorable!!

jenn said...

awwwwww i love this post! brought tears to my eyes (finley will be 1 on the 20th, i may be a little emotional!) happy birthday goldie!!!!!

Katie said...

She's a doll that Goldie girl. Glad you and Jake are so happy!

Rachel said...

Just looking at those photos make me happy. :)

Morgan said...

just love her hair. happy birthday!