Thursday, December 24, 2009

To Ella

I stood in my kitchen today, prepping my appetizer for tonight's Christmas Eve celebration. Behind me, I heard the sounds of happy children playing, and, yes, sometimes fighting. I thought of Steve and how darn blessed we are. And I gave thanks!

This time of year puts me in place where I just want to acknowledge how grateful I am! So here is my letter to Ella!

Sweet Girl,

I will admit it. I can't get past your cuteness, how animated you are, and the clever things you come up with. To call you charming does not do it justice. See what I mean!

You are loving and cuddly. The day you were born, the doctors placed you in my arms so I could nurse. I realized after a few minutes that your tiny arm was wrapped around me and you were rubbing my back with your little hand. From hour one, you loved affection.

You are bright and witty, even manipulative. It keeps me on my toes! I love having conversations with you to see your perspective on life. I admire your strength and confidence. You will not be pushed around.

You can push my buttons like no other. It drives me nuts, yet I adore you with that same passion! Our family became complete when you came. I thank God everyday that he sent us YOU! There is no other you...

Loving you forever and hoping we will always be best friends!


I hope you are enjoying your blessings today! Merry Christmas and happy holidays!


  1. This is so sweet, Stacey. I feel the same way about my Sarah. She's so tiny but such a strong girl who definitely keeps me on my toes! Beautiful work with that January kit! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  2. beautiful layout and wonderful sentiment! Love how you used the Maya road envelop, so adorable!

  3. Awe! Merry Christmas! What a great page!

  4. A beautiful layout with an even more beautiful message! Much love and best wishes for the happiest of holidays!!! xoxo L

  5. Beautiful layout! It makes me even more excited to receive my Jan. Kit! I love how you used the envelope!

  6. Love how you used the envelope! Happy Holidays!

  7. Stacey, this layout is just gorgeous, as is the journaling!!!

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! :)

  8. I love your hand writing, beautiful layout too


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