5.22.2012

happy first birthday, stella vivienne!


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our baby girl, stella vivienne, is one year old today!  somebody pinch us, please.  we've spent the last few nights up late thinking about some of the wonderful moments we have shared as a little family...moments that have made us the happiest we have ever felt.  she fills us up with love, this sweet little girl.  we have created many beautiful memories with her in our lives, and for that we are forever thankful.  andrew and i are beyond blessed and ever so privileged to be called her mama and dada, that is for sure.  we look forward to spending the whole evening, day 365 of stella's life, soaking in the snuggles and watching baby girl eat her first cupcake, after blowing out her candle, of course.  

happy first birthday, stella vivienne!
we love you always and forever, in circles.

p.s. leave a little note for miss stella's baby book, if you'd like!

50 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday baby Stella :)

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  2. Happy Birthday, Stella!
    Love,
    Mira

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    1. miss mira!!! thank you for the sweet birthday wishes little lady! we sure miss you :)

      xo, amanda, andrew & stella

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  3. how precious! happy birthday sweet stella!

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  4. beautiful! happy FIRST birthday to your baby girl!

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  5. Happy birthday, Miss Stella!

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  6. Have a great birthday, Stella...you'll be driving in no time!

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  7. Happy, happy birthday, Stella!! Oh my, all of your photos are just precious... And I'm dying over her little bathing suit!! Adorable! :)

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    1. thank you sweet emily for your comments for miss stella!! baby suits are thee best, aren't they!?

      xo, amanda

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  8. She's adorable! Happy Birthday, Stella!!

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  9. Happy Birthday Stella. It has been a joy watching you grow over this past year. I have loved our time together when your mom and dad are at work. I look forward to spending some more time with you and your parents this summer;)

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  10. Happy Birthday sweet girl! Im excited to continue to watch you grow and blow our minds even more! Happy first year!

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    1. thank you so much for the wonderful birthday wishes for miss stella!

      xo, amanda

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  11. Happy birthday beautiful Stella. You are such a gift and have the best mama and daddy! Have an amazing day to celebrate one year or life and one year of parenting! I love watching you grow right in front of our eyes (or computer screen).

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    1. thank you so much for your lovely comment for miss stella....you are just the sweetest ;) man our gals would have fun together! too bad we didn't live closer!

      xo, amanda

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  12. Happy, Happy Birthday to your beautiful Stella!

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    1. thank you so much tami for the wonderful birthday wishes for miss stella!

      xo, amanda

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  13. Happy birthday! She is just the cutest! :)

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    1. thank you so much melissa for the wonderful birthday wishes for miss stella!

      xo, amanda

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  14. Happy Birthday Baby Girl!!! You are so lucky to have such amazing parents!

    Tiffany B

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    1. thank you so much for the wonderful birthday wishes for miss stella! you are so sweet!

      xo, amanda

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  15. Stelle Vivienne is the most beautiful name ever. Happy birthday baby girl!

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    1. thank you so much, girl! we are pretty smitten for it, too ;) we really appreciate your sweet comments for baby girl!

      xo, amanda

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  16. What a sweet post, Happy birthday Stella! I can't believe how quickly the time flies, feels like my 5 week old will be a teenager before I know it ;)

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    1. thank you so much for the wonderful birthday wishes for miss stella! time has a way of flying by...you are so right! congrats on your new little one. i am sure you are soaking in the snuggles and loving every minute of being a mama!

      xo, amanda

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  17. Happy Birthday Stella!!!! xox <3

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    1. thank you so much kendall for the wonderful birthday wishes for miss stella!!

      xo, amanda

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  18. Awww.. what a little cutie!

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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    1. thank you for your lovely comment shannon!! you are the sweetest!

      xo, amanda

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  19. Happy Birthday to baby Stella! She really is so precious in those pictures! :)

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    1. thank you so much for the wonderful birthday wishes for miss stella! that was so kind of you :)

      xo, amanda

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  20. Happy birthday pretty little girl! You are blessed to have a mommy document such wonderful thoughts and moments for you to read as you get older!

    (P.S... I just grabbed your button for my blog!)

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    1. thank you so much for the wonderful birthday wishes for miss stella! you are just too sweet :) i am going to grab your button tonight! whoo hoo!

      xo, amanda

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  21. Happy Birthday Stella! Have a wonderful day enjoying her first birthday. What type of cupcake is she going to eat?

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    1. thank you so much for the wonderful birthday wishes for miss stella! we went with tradish vanilla for her first go, and she loved it!!

      xo, amanda

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  22. love every single picture. she is amazing. happy one year, stella!

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    1. thank you so much for the wonderful birthday wishes for miss stella! one whole year.....i cannot believe it!

      xo, amanda

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  23. Happy birthday to your beautiful little one! And can I just say that Stella Vivienne is a FANTASTIC name! :)

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    1. thank you so much for the wonderful birthday wishes and name love for miss stella :) you are the sweetest!

      xo, amanda

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  24. stumbled onto your blog and just wanted to leave you a little blog luv! Def enjoyed this post!! New Follower via email :-)

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    1. so happy you stopped by and became a new follower ;) off to check out your blogs, girl!

      xo, amanda

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  25. Awwwwwwww! It's amazing how you took these pictures!! I need to do this for my daughter when she turns a year old in 2 weeks!!!! Great idea!!

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    1. you totally should! i love to see the changes from month to month...it really shows how fast our little ones grow! happy early birthday to your sweetie pie :)

      xo, amanda

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  26. Happy birthday, sweet girl!

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    1. thank you so much erin for the wonderful birthday wishes for miss stella!

      xo, amanda

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  27. what a sweet post! i love seeing the progression of all the pictures. they just grow up so fast.

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    1. you are right about them growing up so fast! i feel like i cannot keep up! thank you for stopping by, girl :)

      xo, amanda

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  28. Aww Happy Birthday Stella! Just happened upon your blog, and couldn't resist these adorable pictures : ) I'm sorry you guys had to go through NICU - it looks like she's happy and healthy now though! What a gift : )

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    1. thank you so much for the wonderful birthday wishes for miss stella! those first few weeks were rough but they soon passed. what a happy little lady she is :) have a wonderful weekend.

      xo, amanda

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  29. Wow, those are so beautiful. Stella is so beautiful and cute! My birthday greetings for her on her first birthday!

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