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Be JOYFUL always, PRAY without ceasing, give THANKS in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thess 5:16-18

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Madeline!

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Well yesterday our little darling turned TWO! My how these two years have flown... and I was assured by my Granne yesterday thatthey only get faster. We had an extremely fun day yesterday. We started our day by going to breakfast with the Murray clan, and then we headed to the zoo since it is probably Madeline's favorite place on earth right now! It was the perfect day at the zoo too, cloudy, which meant all the animals were out and active. Madeline even went on her first carousel ride, which she loved, except for the part where she had to get off! Next was lunch, naps, and mommy trying frantically to get the promised "Elmo cake" iced. Daddy helped Madeline fly her first kite, thanks to Mamaw, and do her next favorite thing, play in the dirt that afternoon. Dinner was of course Maddie's favorite Mac n Cheese! We ended the day with cake of course which turned out quite nice :) Marmie and Papa even joined us over Skype to watch Madeline blow out her two candles and open her gifts!
We cannot express how grateful we are for our precious Madeline's life. God has brought us so much joy and taught us so much by being her parents. I was asked a few weeks ago in one of those random "get to know you question" things "If you could have any job in the world what would it be?" My answer was quite simple and profoundly true... DO EXACTLY WHAT I AM DOING RIGHT NOW! I love getting to be a stay at home wife and mommy (thanks to my incredible hard working husband!) Madeline's two short years of life have absolutely been my BEST two years of life!

Here's some of the highlights from our day... ENJOY!
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