Holden turns one!




That old saying... "seems like it was yesterday"


Wasn't this beautiful girl just my baby?

Now she is a Mommy to a one year old!!

How can it be?


I told myself to avoid getting sappy here but y'all.

Not only have I been blessed to watch this sweet babe come to Earth, I have watched mine become a Mommy.

God has blessed me so~

For those of you precious friends that have stayed around my dusty old blog... Thank you!


Thank you for sharing these precious moments with me.

If you missed it, you can catch up and watch all of our ugly cries here

It was a day to celebrate!!!


And now, a year later...


This little fella.


I can't describe how he makes me feel... 

everyone really.

This little human makes everyone smile.

He has a gift.



And wouldn't you know, his name was spelled wrong below..lol

Nothing a little rearranging of letters could not fix.



His birthday theme was "Little Blue Truck".

It's one of his favorites... mine too.










I had the most fun helping Kay put his party together.

I painted a "little blue truck" for all of us to join in on the ride.


Thank you to all who "rode along"

I wish I could have posted every single picture!



I don't know who had the most fun...

Holden or Nonnie?



And to say the weather was perfect for the last day of January...

Gorgeous!!!

So warm and sunny in fact, Holden needed some shades... lol


He laughed at every single present.

The Joy this child has is priceless...


He now knows the joys of sugar too...

and loves it!



That face!


Uncle Jesse and Aunt Rachel are two of his very favorite peeps.

I have a feeling he will be hunting with his Uncle before he starts school.





Below are just a few of his "birthday shoot"



His smiles are plenty... 


but every now and then...

he gives you this look...



Followed by his giggles






My prayer for this love bug ....

Is that he knows how much he is truly wanted, loved, adored and enjoyed!

May he always feel the love and joy that he so freely shares with everyone.

Thank you Lord.



Happy first birthday Holden!

We love you so~






A very Merry delivery

Nothing stops me in my tracks like a fresh bouquet of flowers.

Really... who can walk past and not stop to smell the roses?

In my case, tulips.

This time of year, we get so caught up and busy with the hustle of Christmas.

We often forget to just slow down and see the beauty around us.

Rarely do I splurge on myself and indulge on such pretties.

You can only imagine the joy when I was approached and offered to have a special delivery sent my way!



ProFlowers had these beauties sent directly to my door.

They arrived just in time for my holiday Christmas tour and gave our home that perfect touch.


Upon their arrival, I immediately placed them into water and watched them come to life.

Tulips are ever so delicate and I was a bit worried ordering such a tender flower.

No worries,

After a sip of water, they perked up and brought the entire room to life.


The only problem I had was finding the perfect spot for them.

They looked so pretty in every space.


Next year, I believe I will be sending A very Merry delivery to all of my out of town family.


I hope you are enjoying this joyous time of year and taking some time out to stop and smell the roses/tulips.

xo Susie

ProFlowers is a division of  the FTD company.
Thanks again ProFlowers for the kindness in sending this beautiful arrangement.