Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Year of Pink

*Okay, so I failed to communicate that today was the day that we found out we were having a girl, not her first birthday. My bad!*


The Jones family got a big splash of color one year ago today.







Annabeth, here's to monogrammed bloomers, adorable shoes, tea parties, playing dress up, dance recitals, pom poms, pink baseball bats, Easter dresses, playing in mommy's makeup, losing mommy's jewelry, the pilgrimage we'll make to the American Girl store, sweet 16, homecoming mums, decorating your dorm room, finding your first apartment, planning your wedding, baby showers, and rocking your newborn while you take a nap. I love dreaming in pink. And I still can't believe I get to. I love you, baby girl!

54 comments:

Lynette said...

She is so cute. I have three girls and I love every minute with them (well, almost ever minute). Pink is in abundance in our house and I love it. Have fun with your baby girl.
Jackson is adorable too, of course.

Kelly said...

Besides Harper (I have to say that) - she is the most adorable baby girl I have ever laid eyes on. You are so blessed Amanda!

Sister Lynn said...

My dad always said "There is nothing sweeter than a baby girl." With three of his own I guess he knew what he was talking about!

Your Annabeth is a sweetie. Enjoy her!

blessings,
Sister Lynn

Patty said...

Miss Annabeth is so precious and I remember being so excited that you were having a girl. It was just time to yield to pink. ;)

Love,
Patty

*Kc* said...

How sweet! She is absoloutley precious. Her little outfit is adorable too.
I have two girls and I just love dreaming in pink :)

Heather said...

Amen and Amen! Love those baby girls!!!

Deidre said...

Ha! I'm so slow ... when I first read that, I thought, "No way Annabeth is a year old!!" :) - now, I get it ... still, she's is so, so precious.

Mandi said...

Oh, Amanda! My heart has never ached so badly for a daughter until I read this post. I love my son more than anything (we finally received the blessing of adopting him two weeks ago today!)...but I would love it if the Lord sent us a baby girl to love and call our own one day.

Barnes Fam said...

She is just beautiful! Daughters are the BEST!

The Oakes said...

I had to comment because I'm reading with my own little lady who will be 2 in a few short weeks. When I clicked for a closer look at the shoes she pointed and repeated over and over, "Mommy, I those shoes on!"

Christine said...

Holy Cow that baby girl is just adorable! I've loved every minute of mommying two precious girlie girls! I'd have loved boys too, but all the pink makes me so happy! Have fun with Miss Annabeth...as you know, it just gets sweeter and sweeter!

Kim said...

So sweet!

There is nothing better....

From Marriage to Motherhood said...

Her little outfit is just adorable!!

Emmy said...

So precious! Her shoes! Adorable! Your pictures made me smile! Your list did too! You have SO many things to look forward too!

My little Lizzy just turned 16... got her license yesterday... I still get teary thinking of her driving off down the driveway... it goes so fast! : (

Have a BLESSED evening Jones family!

Emmy

ehardin said...

Cant believe it's been a year already!
Its the funest bday!

Marla Taviano said...

Hooray for Annabeth!! My sister just found out yesterday that she's having a GIRL! Now all three of us have one! LOVE IT!

Amy Beth @ Ministry So Fabulous! said...

I absolutely cannot HANDLE the last paragraph of this... may cry right about now.

Happy Birthday, Annabeth!

Moose Mama said...

So precious! I always felt blessed too, to have my girls.

Annabeth just keeps getting more adorable.

Melana

Bobbie said...

She's adorable and so is the outfit! I do love those shoes--so cute.

I loved dressing our little girl and now her little girls!! Wow, have I seen a big difference in styles between 1974 and now! It's all fun tho...enjoy all the shopping and tea parties! Great memories they do make!!

Big Mama said...

Just nothing sweeter!

Emmy said...

One more thing...

I just showed all these pics of Annabeth to my 10 year old daughter and she said, "Mom I want my baby to look just like her! She is sooo cute, she has the prettiest eyes!"

Lauren Kelly said...

Amanda, she has eyes that is one day going to capture that future husband of hers. LOVE THIS!!! :)

The Barfuss Family said...

Yeah for all things girly!

Vicki said...

She is such an adorable little girl. I love it and I esp love how you treasure it. That is the way it should be.

Ronda said...

She is absolutely beautiful, Amanda! It is so much fun to dream in both pink and blue! :-)

AKat said...

Amanda, I hope you frame that second picture! Oh my goodness. Little Miss Annabeth is too precious.

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

What an adorable post for such an adorable little girl! My 4 year old son is sitting by me on the couch while I am reading blogs and he just told me, "That is such a cute baby." I thought that was cute and funny.

Holly said...

Pink and blue together make it a double blessing. So thankful for your family!

sos said...

Oh, for cute! What a bundle of "love".

Hayley said...

Happy Birthday to sweet Annabeth! My sweet pink bundle, Reese, turned one on Saturday :) After 5 years of blue and green, that pink is so fun! What blessings babies are!!

3girlsmom said...

Seriously. Could she BE any cuter?

I think not.

Kelli said...

Just got emotional, giddy, and weepy thinking about doing all of those things with Caroline.

Little girls are so much fun.... and I think that I should constantly remember all of their sweetness during the years of 13,14, and 15. :)

jennyhope said...

Praise God for Wo-Man!! I just love her!

mama b said...

so precious. this made me teary! girls are such gifts. :)

gillian said...

Old Navy has those shoes again this year in hot pink! i just bought them the other day for my sweet baby girl! too cute!

barbara head said...

I am so happy that you get to dream in "multi-color" having both a boy and a girl but I am especially happy that you get to dream in "pink". You are definitely a girly-girl and having a girl to do all those things with is really special.

Erica said...

She is absolutely precious! It is fun to dream in pink, and purple, and bows, and lace, and bloomers...

Deirdre said...

precious as always.

Did I ever tell you we have an AnnaBELLE living net door and I keep calling her AnnaBETH ?!!!

amykat said...

one word: adorable.
I can only dream in pink - because i'm surrounded by blue! :)
But that's okay; I probably wouldn't be able to form good pig-tails anyway. God just saved some sweet little girl from bad hair.

Jen said...

I cannot believe she is already ONE! There's just no way. Also, I saw you and the little mister at church on Sunday, I was floored at how TALL he is!!

JayCee said...

Thank heaven for little girls....

Siesta OC said...

What a sweet post - and she is so cute! I can't even believe the outfit with shoes. So petite, but decked out - like someone else I know.

Siesta OC

Allison Talamantez said...

Happy Birthday Annabeth!!!!!

Leigh said...

so sweet. she is too cute!

CAROL LIVIN FOR GOD said...

Amanda the pictures are sweet I cannot believe how big she is getting our little seista is adorable and you my friend are a blessed mommy.
Love Carol a seista in Albuq.NM

Yankee Mama said...

Yay!! I totally want to copy and paste that last part for my daughter Aliya but I won't.;-)

April Pantall said...

Every little girl needs tons of pink. My fave right now is pink and zebra print - so every little girl can have a little attitude!

annalee said...

i love your "here's to..." list! there is so much celebrating and special moments to be had. there is so much cuteness in that outfit i can barely stand it!

Becca said...

So sweet. Made me cry. Really. She is the prettiest little girl!

Melissa Terry said...

We just found out we're having a girl after having a boy first. I NEVER thought this would be so and its taken a little time to sink in. Your post encouraged me so much and gave me a little glimpse of what we have to look forward to...

Bless you!

courtney said...

Oh, the things you have to look forward to! I came home the other night to my shoes being strewn everywhere around the house. Mike said she was wearing them. And there is glitter everywhere (even in Joseph's hair) from her beautiful Tinkerbell costume for the Fall Vegetable. It's the best!

Fran said...

Oh Amanda...she is just adorable! Since i have all boys, i'm convinced that God will load me up with a buncha grandaughters one day! ;)

Have a great weekend!
Hugs..
Fran

Rikki said...

That baby girl is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

katiegfromtennessee said...

Aww, Little Momma, dreaming in pink! I understand!!:) It will be so much fun for you with each stage of her growing up! BTW, love her tiny shoes and outfit!:)

katiegfromtennessee