They Day We Stop to Celebrate.

Sometimes, you just need to stop.
And celebrate. Life is full. And days are scheduled. There is always a to-do list.
Business always needs tending.
Tasks need finished.
But sometimes, many times, it’s wonderful to stop and celebrate with those you love.

As promised, a post in honor of Leia Hyacinth’s first birthday …
we celebrated with the color of sunshine (or God’s color, as Lucia calls it), chick-shaped cookies and lemon squares, fluffy chicks and sweet laughter.

[love notes for Leia…]


We are SO VERY thankful for each and every precious birthday the Lord allows us to share with our children.
I always knew I’d love being a mother … but I never knew my heart could hold so much love!

Life is hard sometimes. A lot. We all know that. And we know families have their own strife and complications …
but I pray the sisters will always keep each other close at heart as they grow …



“Having a place to go – is a home.
Having someone to love – is a family. 

Having both – is a blessing.”
  ~Donna Hedges

May 11, 2013 - 10:34 pm

Sherri Lloyd & I were so happy to be a part of Leia’s special day. I hope your girls will one day recognize and appreciate how special and important a loving and supportive family is. Leia will never know what it’s like to be alone when she has so many loving sisters and family members around her, and that’s a tribute to how you raise her as well. LOVE the pics & the choice of such a cheerful theme. xo

May 11, 2013 - 9:42 pm

Grandma Cardinal Marvellous! xxxxxxx

May 10, 2013 - 9:25 pm

Devon What a lovely family celebration for sweet little Leia! Love the family photo, so cute!!

May 8, 2013 - 8:48 pm

Catherine Love, love, love the photo of all your girls, and of the whole family. It makes me happy to see your posts of your family. You’re such an inspiration to me.