Maddie

SHARE A LITTLE JOY

Sunday night, we headed up to the studio to do our Christmas photo.  Yes, we're a little late.  Yes, Christmas is coming very soon - and you would think that a photographer might plan a little further ahead and have this done already.  You'd think, right?

Sunday night, we took Maddie up to the studio with high hopes.  We had in mind something cool - something wonderful.  Of course, sometimes 17 month old girls have other plans :)  We didn't get what we thought we wanted.  We didn't get the shot we were hoping for.  We got something much better.

Instead of what we thought we wanted, we got Maddie - the incredible, amazing, adorable little girl that she is! Some of you are getting one of these in the mail - but since we can't send one to everyone, here's a sneak peak!

MADISON: 1 YEAR OLD!

Well, it's taken me a few days, but as her grandmother reminded me this morning, there are people who would love to see some images from Maddie's first birthday.  I'm so excited to share these for a lot of reasons.

First, both Beth and I have been so blessed by this little girl this last year.  She has been such an amazing part of our life - and neither of us can imagine life without her!  Every day is a new adventure, as she learns and grows into the little girl God made her to be.  I am especially lucky that I have been able to be a work-from-home dad for this past year!

Secondly, I'm excited to show you what an incredible job Beth did with this party.  She planned and prepared every detail to be perfect - and it shows!  Special thanks to grandma and grandpa - who let us use their wonderful backyard for the party!

Another special thanks to Kelly at A Piece O Cake for the fabulous birthday cake!  Seriously, you should check out the amazing work they do!

Here's some of my favorite images of the day!

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Happy Birthday Maddie!

Madison: So Hard To Believe

It's so hard to believe she's almost a year.  It's hard to imagine life without her, and yet she's been a part of ours for such a short time.  I'm so excited that we have so much more life ahead of us!

Here's a few images of what's happening in her (our world) lately!

Beth and I took her parents out to dinner for Father's day, and afterwards Maddie had her very first Ice Cream Cone with her Nana

 

She continues to get cuter and cuter as she grows.  It's amazing to both of us to watch her become a little girl.  It's happening WAY too fast, but we're cherishing it while we can!

As I mentioned, she's turning one soon (in about 2.5 weeks actually!), so she decided to help her mom put together a few things for the party!