Six Years of {Bliss}

Our daughters are the most precious of our treasures,

the dearest possessions of our homes and the objects of our most watchful love.

— Margaret E. Sangster



Tonight, I tucked a little five year old girl into bed. Tomorrow, she will wake up as a beautiful six year old. 

Tomorrow is my oldest daughter, Lacey’s, birthday!

Besides the  fact that I can barely believe it myself, I also feel so blessed to have this beautiful little person in my life for the past six years. 

Lacey EllaRose Dale Gauthier …


(I know, what a name, eh? I’m not sure what I was thinking – maybe that I would only have one girl and had to cram all the special girl names into one child’s title?)


My little princess. My little kindred spirit. The one who watches Anne of Green Gables with me,  loves the colour pink,  adores fairy tales and happy endings and has a spirit that is so very, very sensitive (which can also means lots of tears!)… she is gentle and kind to her sisters (for the most part!) …  between growing up and becoming such a great helper for mommy, she’s still such a sweet little girl who just wants to dance with her daddy when he gets home from work and snuggle up with her mommy late at night. I cannot imagine my life without her and I honestly do feel so blessed to call her my own. 


Tomorrow, we are taking her to see Little House on the Prairie downtown Toronto for her birthday – I can’t wait!  This is a show we watch together and love … so I think tomorrow will be a very special day for Lacey. 







Happy Birthday, my little Princess! I love you so. so. so. very. much.

February 2, 2010 - 9:25 am

Barb Mason these pictures are magical.

January 29, 2010 - 9:16 am

Mich Gillian, those are gorgeous pics of Lacey and a beautiful tribute to a wonderful little girl…you and Abby are so blessed. She looks like she is right in the middle of a fairytale as the beautiful princess!!

January 28, 2010 - 10:04 am

Keri Kitto-Fast Happy, Happy, Birthday to sweet Miss Lacey!!!

January 28, 2010 - 9:18 am

Tabitha Happy Birthday!

January 27, 2010 - 11:39 pm

Mom Happy Birthday to a sweet precious princess! Can’t wait to spend the day with you, Lacey, celebrating your SIXTH birthday! xo

January 27, 2010 - 11:28 pm

Cathy Bray Happy Birthday!

January 27, 2010 - 10:03 pm

Jennifer Happy 6th Birthday Sweetie! She is just precious!

January 27, 2010 - 9:51 pm

Grandma Gerr Perfect beautiful pictures of my darling Great Granddaughter!

January 27, 2010 - 9:32 pm

Kristi I hope you have a fantastic day tomorrow!! WHat great pictures of your “big” girl…Happy Birthday Lacey!

January 27, 2010 - 9:24 pm

Monique You do such beautiful work but the personal side of your work is what gets me everytime! I sat here teary eyed reading your little tribute to your sweet daughter and it reminded me of my first born and the connection we share. So special. I hope you have a marvelous day tomorrow.

January 27, 2010 - 9:17 pm

Catherine Happy Birthday Lacey! 6 years old! What beautiful photos, and what a great way to celebrate her birthday. Enjoy the show!

January 27, 2010 - 9:16 pm

Jackie Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter! She is absolutely adorable!! Your photography is SOOO amazing!


January 27, 2010 - 9:09 pm

Hope M. I don’t know how you do it but each and every picture is so beautiful! I love the first image here.

January 27, 2010 - 9:07 pm

Stephanie Stunning set of images!!!! Happy birthday to Lacey, as well!

January 27, 2010 - 9:02 pm

Heidi Happy birthday Lovely Lacey! We love you too and feel blessed to have our little girl share her birthday with yours!! Have a wonderful day beautiful girl! xoxo