Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Gracie's Mom has a Birthday Goin' On

Jen put together a little photo montage of her favorite pictures of Grace over the past few months as a birthday gift to herself. I have never seen Jen happier than I have since she became Grace's mommy, see for yourself below....

23 comments:

Sharon said...

OKAY, now that my keyboard is soaked with tears.....What a beautiful way to celebrate your birthday........Happy Birthday Mommy......sniffle sniffle.

Gail said...

What a beautiful tribute to your family.
Definitely brought tears, but tears of joy.
Just like a missing piece to a puzzle, our daughters fill that piece perfectly.
Happy Birthday Jen.

kris said...

Happy birthday Jen! I'm so happy that you are celebrating with your little Gracie this year. best bday EVER!!!

Jillian Shipulski said...

Such a beautiful gift for your birthday. Gracie is one in a million. I am so happy that you have the complete and perfect family. You deserve it. Thinking of you always!
(Can't wait for Gracie and Sophia to meet)

Johnny said...

Very sweet. Happy Birthday.

Caroline said...

Oh, that is such a great slideshow! A big happy birthday to Grace and Jen!

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I am a long time lurker but never left a comment before. But after watching your slides, and crying like a baby from it, I just wanted to wish you a happy birthday and congratulation on your beautiful daughter Grace and your family.

Georgia Girl said...

That video was a gift to all of us! Thank you for sharing and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you and GRACE both!

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday Jen!!! Oh my goodness, I'm wiping my eyes dry! The video/slideshow is beautiful, great job! I'm sooo happy for you! Once again, Happy Birthday!
Love,
Michelle

Cora said...

Hi, That was an absolutely beautiful presentation. It gives hope to a long time "mom" in waiting. Thank you for sharing your blog.

Cora

The Gang's All Here! said...

that was beautiful. gosh, she's not even my kid and it totally made me cry :) you have a beautiful family and God has blessed you very much. thanks for sharing it with us.

Happy Birthday, both of you!

Anonymous said...

If I could stop crying I'd be able to see the screen better and compose a more 'put together' response... Yes, Gracie was your baby and God made it all happen just the way it should have. She has given you and those around you so much enjoyment. None of us know what we'd do without her. Kiss her chubs for me, love you and happy birthday my friend.
Tammy M

Norma said...

As long as I live I will never forget that first summer with Isabel. It was pure magic!!!!!!!! I still feel as close to her as ever and it is 12 years later. enjoy it and remember it .

Stephen said...

Happy Birthday to my favorite sister and friend. I hope you had a great day and with Gracie here I know you did. I love you.
Love, Stephen

ann marie p said...

Bust a tear, so sweet! Happy Happy Birthday!

Mary Joy & Jack said...

Hey Jen,

Jack and I just watched your video and enjoyed it so much. It's just perfect, the song, the words, the pictures, all of it. Thanks for sharing!!!

PS: Jack thinks Grace looks so cute! He loves the pic of her with her little sunglasses on

Melinda said...

Wow Jen, that was such a beautiful slide show! James and I watched it together and he was once again mesmerized by pics of his fav 'lil cousin Grace. We had a wonderful time at her birthday celebration and so happy for you all. This truly is a magical year for all of you. I have never seen you or Steve more happier and filled with LOVE!!! XOXOXO

Terri and Rich said...

Just beautiful!! Isn't parenthood grand! I can truly say I understand what you are feeling at this time. Most people don't have to wait 3 years to hold their babies so I think it makes it even more special. I never in my life knew how much I would love little Jenni Lin!! From the minute I saw her referral picture I just knew she was meant to be ours! I am so happy for you guys.

Dawn said...

What a beautiful slideshow. My eyes welled up with tears. Gracie is absolutely beautiful and I love those cheeks!! Thanks for sharing your slideshow with us.

Dawn

Anonymous said...

Happy B-Day!! The video is beautiful! I love seeing you so happy and lucky to have such a wonderful friend!

Liz

Nancy said...

Beautiful!

Randy James said...

Wow, you just saved me a lot of time. I took your video, pasted my face over yours and Max's face over Grace's.

Since it's my 33rd bday one day after yours and I've also loved Steve since I was 21, it only seemed appropriate.

Looking forward to seeing you guys again soon... dunno when... but some time.

Randy James said...

Oh, and happy birthday.