you mean happiness to me…


" She’s doing her part to make this world a cuter place to live in! "

Annabelle and I have been staying with my parents in ID. while David is away for job training. Being back in the house I grew up in, laying in bed at night, in the bedroom where I spent countless hours between sleep, dreaming about when I am a "grown up," wondering what the future holds in store for me, imaging the day when maybe I would have my very own daughter who would love to dream away the hours in this little attic room of blue ribbon and pink roses as much as I did. Letting the realization sink in that I am in fact right now, living out those very dreams. But it’s as if the dreams of yesterday, become the reality of today…overnight.

The lull of soft rhythmic breaths floats across the room from the crib I used to sleep in as a baby. Peeking down on her chubby dimpled angel-face, I am overwhelmed by the enormous amount of love, of happiness and delight this wee girl-baby brings me, her Daddy, her Grandparents and Aunts and Uncles, to anyone who is blessed to know her.

She is a perfect and beautiful picture of God’s grace. A shining light in a dark, depressing world, as the meaning of her name suggests.

Annabelle Lucy, you are our JOY in life. I’d rather be your mommy, than anything else in the world.




27 Comments to “you mean happiness to me…”

  1. My first little baby girl, Lindsay turned 16 this past weekend.  The time flew!  I know you are embracing every moment…What a sweet tribute to your baby girl.  Your pics make me think of my baby girl\’s!

  2. Dear Chelle,
    I am so happy for you! Anabelle is so cute! Cherish every moment of her babyhood. God bless you  and your family always.

  3. Beautiful post Chelle.And the recent pix,adorable.

  4. Chelle…what precious pictures.  Isn\’t it surreal to be in your childhood home with your baby….I can so relate!  ENjoy your time with your parents!

  5. I can\’t believe how quickly they grow up! I love those new pictures! Every once in a while I think about where I have been, and how far I have come and it makes me incredibly happy! Now, if we could just keep Anabelle and Charis at this age…hahaha. I only halfway mean that! 🙂 Have a great day!

  6. Oh, what a beautiful baby! How old is she? I am finding that pregnancy seemed to last forever, but babies are born, time just flies away.

  7. And she is beautiful! This is glorious Chelle, absolutely glorious!
    Have a great Thanksgiving!

  8. I hope your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving (assuming you celebrate it…and if you didn\’t well then a grand Thursday!)  hehe…never know anymore.  Wanted to stop in and say hello and wish you a happy weekend!  I stop in oftent to see new pics of Annabelle but rarely have the time to sit and write anything.  I\’m glad things appear as they should be for you and yours 😉

  9. What a great entry – and what a cute little baby you have!  Have fun visiting with your parents in ID.  God bless 🙂

  10. Hey I moved back to msn spaces.  Just wanted to let you know!

    God bless 🙂

  11. I\’m so happy to be able to post on your blog again! Love you dear friend!

  12. I like your new winter layout! 🙂  Love the new pics of Annabelle!

  13. I love the new look of the place and was soooo glad to finally hear from you! Welcome back. You have been missed. Annabelle is growing up so fast, adorable little blue eyes! She is getting around so well now isn\’t she? I can\’t wait until Devon starts walking around and I have to chase him, those were the fun years!  You take care and don\’t be a stranger!

  14. hey I\’m here and no crashing. Ü Ü Ü
    good to see you and the photos.  are you back home?

  15. Those are some really cute snow pictures. Hope you are all well and warm!

  16. the two of you are both beautiful…
    :o) smiles are contagious…pass one to people that you love and those you don\’t… :o)

  17. Good morning!  Just stopping by to say hello! Hey, do you have a digital camera?  If you do, I need some advice!  Come to my blog to read more….God bless 🙂

  18. Helloooo!  This is the first time I have been able to get onto your blog in forever!  For some reason, everytime I try, it makes my internet close because of an error…..wierd.  I hope everything is going great for you!  I miss hearing what is going on in your lives:)  Merry Christmas and enjoy the time with family!!

  19. Just checking in, haven\’t heard from you in awhile. Hope you are all well and getting ready for the ever closing in Holiday! Olivia is a doll in the snow!
    Take care and come and visit when you can!
    Blessings & Hugs,

  20. I LOVE the new pics so cute!!!

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