Eight Candles

...and eight things I love about her.

1. Her creativity.
2. Her ability to wake up with a huge smile on her face. She's a morning person and always the first one to want to get the day going on the right foot...always the optimist. 
3. She's the middle child and a natural mediator. She can quickly turn a bad situation around when in a pinch.
4. Her decisiveness.
5. She's like her father in so many ways, especially, in coordinating her clothes. There has been some crazy combinations I have to turn down.
6. That big smile that lights up the room. 
7. Her tenderness, especially towards her younger sister.
8. She's the life of the party. We all love Lucy.

We celebrated her eigth birthday with a sweet group of friends, minus a few, because I couldn't get myself together to plan a bigger bash before they either moved away or flew to the mainland for extended family visits. Poor summer babies, they pay for the easy breezy mood of the season, which makes me especially grateful that she's such the optimist and so tender and understanding towards her mama.


  1. Very lovely pictures!
    -Kim Bosch

  2. big smiles...make sure she sees this in 8 more years....smiles
    happy birthday to your little one...great shots...and mmm ice cream....

    1. hum, I wonder what sixteen candles will look like?

  3. I love this! I am a summer baby from a Military family. My birthday's were always small but meaningful. A few friends and some awesome ice cream are more than enough!

    1. I'm glad to hear that. There's always guilt I'm not doing enough.

  4. She is so adorable!!! And I can relate to #5!!!!


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