Wednesday, May 20, 2009


My daughter turned 8 today!

It seems like so many years ago that Craig and I were just a couple - waiting to be blessed with a baby of our own. Madeline was (and continues to be) everything we could ever want!

Here she is at just 5 days old (doesn't she look so much older than just 5 days? That's just how she is - much more mature than she really needs to be!)

And here she is today wearing her "new" (a hand-me-down from a friend) riding helmet. Maddie has a love for horses that I will never fully understand, but we are embracing it and gave her a week at horse camp for her birthday. She is thrilled!


  1. Have a great birthday Madeline Claire! You are as old as MY daughter Madelyn!

    Best wishes for today and every birthday that follows!

  2. Happy Birthday all the way from Texas, Maddie!