Friday, November 28, 2008

One of My Graces





Three years ago we welcomed her into our world, arms and forever family. We gave her the middle name Grace. That she might be a woman of grace "elegance and beauty of movement or expression,seemliness; a sense of propriety and consideration for others; a disposition to kindness and compassion" (Dashboard Dictionary). And most importantly, that she might always remember her greatest of gifts, the unmerited gift of Grace from our Savior.


Our celebration of her birth included a day as a Princess, A daddy-daughter date, a Pinkalicious party with friends, some homemade gifts and lots of love and gratitude.

Adelaide is full of faith, ever asking, ever trying, every singing-reading-teaching-dancing-pretending-learning- loving...

She is quick to remind us of divine grace and often prays "please bless us that Jesus can live with us".

Truly, she has graced us with her presence and I am honored to be her mother.

Here's to being three!

I Love you Adz.

10 comments:

Sally said...

We love Addy, too! Thanks for sharing her with us.

Love the kitchen you made! Brilliant!

Lakes are Great said...

"I am very busy...goodbye" I think that will make me laugh forever. I really almost cried! She is so dang cute I can't even stand it. We Love You Addy!!!
I was going to rant and rave about your creativity and amazingness for creating such a great kitchen...but since I know you don't really love the praise I won't :-)

Meg said...

She's beautiful just like her mommy!

truebluejae said...

Happy Birthday, Addy! It sure has been wonderful to watch her grow the past 3 years. Thanks for sharing her with us, through pics, etc. She's darling and all I can say abt the kitchen is WOW--wish i was that creative! Love you guys...Jae and fam

♥ rachel said...

Oh my goodness. What a doll. Can you even believe our babies are THREE?? She certainly is a special little one... and you are so blessed to have her.
MORE VIDEO of her, please. Her little voice is too dang cute!

Heather said...

Oh I just cannot wait to see you guys at Christmas! I miss you all so much! Sounds like it was a great day of celebration. I wish I could borrow some of your craft skills. Love you!

Eugene Lakes said...

I can't get enough of this video. I play it over and over. I love you all so much. Perhaps Addy can cook for us at Christmas.

Love,
Grandma L.

Maxmomma said...

So, Sara- the last blog of yours I read was about Twilight. I myself have wondered SO many times why there aren't more touching things that embrace a virtuous, healthy relationship. I came across this today (Glenn knows this guy... I think he is still in college at BYU and made this ALL himself. It totally looks professional). I thought of you immediately and anted you to see it too.
http://www.colewebley.com/index.php?/kodak/

Enjoy! ANd your girls are DARLING!!!

Kristen

DeweyOlsen said...

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Kyle and Jamie said...

Hey Sarah!! This is Jamie (Peterson)! Do you remember me...Hawaii buddy!! I haven't seen or talked to you forever. Your kids are adorable!! You have the cutest family! I was talking about you awhile back...my husband's cousin's wife Alexis is your cousin!! Is that confusing!! I hope I can talk to you soon...I miss you! Love ya Jamie