Tuesday, May 21, 2013

We blinked our eyes, and she turned ONE!

When people say "it goes fast"...believe them. This past year has flown. At the speed of light.

I'm still pinching myself trying to understand how we went from this...

To this:



















Happy First Birthday Cristina Lei. I may be biased but you have been the best baby this past year. Happy, healthy, beautiful and most of all, the apple of both Daddy and Papa's eyes. We love you more than you'll ever know.










Here's to many more birthdays filled with love, and family, and friends.

XO
Daddy and Papa

28 comments:

  1. Wow you are not kidding! I can't believe your pretty little girl is one! Love the photos!!

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    1. still kinda shocked....and thank youjk!

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  2. Happy happy birthday!! Such wonderful pictures :)

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    1. Thanks...she's a very willing subject :-)

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  3. Happy birthday gorgeous girl! Cheers to another's year filled with beautiful blessings for you all! Xxxx

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    1. Oh thanks so much B!!! Big hugs to you, D and the princess. Think about you guys often. XO

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  4. Happy birthday baby girl! You sure are loved!

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    1. Oh she is...so, so loved...as is your little gal. Thanks so much for following along.

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  5. Happy birthday, Cristina!

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    1. Thanks guys. Hoping all is well with your surrogate...

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  6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! ZOMG, she is too cute for words!! And she IS growing so fast, it really does seem like yesterday I was reading that she was born!! So precious!

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    1. Thanks so much...Greyson is getting big, too...won't be long!

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  7. A very Happy Birthday to a very loved little girl.
    Time passes so fast. I love that you photograph so many of those memories.
    Happy "Birth" day to your surrogate as well. Blessings.

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    1. I try hard to capture them all...it's cataloging them that makes my head burst. Thanks so much for following along. And yes, Mary deserves a HUGE SHOUT OUT!

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    1. :-)
      thank you thank you...and good luck on you second journey!

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  9. Happy Birthday sweety! Looks like you had a great time. Maybe not too much into cup cakes?

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    1. She didn't even try the cupcakes...that was a definite "whoops" on our part...not to get a photo of her with cupcake or even cake all over her face. oh well!

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  10. Happy Birthday sweety! You are so cute! Looks like you wanted ice cream instedt of cup cakes ;)

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    1. Thank you thank you...for everything...advice, support, love from afar. Seriously very grateful.

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    1. Thanks guys...hope all is well with you three boys. Big hugs...

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  13. What an absolutely ridiculously pretty little girl! We've come a long way, haven't we Dug! ;) Happy birthday Cristina!

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    1. Oh, Toban, you know exactly what we've gone through so THANK YOU for everything...your support has made the difference between us having this little love in our lives and not. The blog world is so powerful. Hopefully you can return to it with some photos of handsome Orion soon. Sorry about the BS from the Surro/IVF site. Hang in there...hopefully we'll be hearing from you soon!

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  14. Do you still look at your daughter and think to yourself how incredibly blessed and lucky you must be to have found each other? There are days I STILL can't believe I am in the life I am living. We are all filled with fortune to be living in this era...and to have found such wonderful friends around the world that have shared similar journeys.
    Happy Birthday to your darling leading lady. Celebrate often..and stop blinking! (Trust me, our trio will be 3 in September...HOW THE HECK did that happen so fast!!!!)

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  15. Edward, yes I do! And to be living this life at this moment in time is extra special. Your three will be Three! Amazing.

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  16. Happy birthday pretty girl!! I love her birth picture and daddy in the background in tears! So tender!!

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