Monday, February 14, 2011

happy birthday to my favorite valentines day gift ever!!

we are celebrating my valentines day baby girl
who turned 18 today!!

savannah is in the midst of a four day celebration~
friday night was dinner at watershed & on to karaoke
with all her best girlfriends.

 

saturday evening was spent with a big group of friends.
tonight she'll celebrate her birthday & valentines with her sweetie,
but yesterday was our day.

we headed out to chow baby
to enjoy a yummy stir fry lunch after church,
a quick drive downtown, a few impromptu photos,
& then back home for gifts













 madison, of course, whipped her up a yummy cake

thank goodness i have my own personal martha!

















when i was young i always hoped i'd have a daughter
maybe even four
sort of like my own little women

i knew i wanted a little girl named after one of my favorite southern cities.
i love this child of mine 
i do
i love everything about her
she is everything i dreamed of 

i'm working on a special letter for her
but every single time i begin to think what i want to say
i start to cry....

until then
happy birthday sweet child of mine!!

42 comments:

traci said...

happy birthday to your beautiful daughter. looks like she got some great gifts.

LouBoo said...

Paige - this is soooo lovely - Happy Birthday to your girl! Can't imagine what that letter will say but just thinking about it makes me well up. There is just nothing like a daughter...let alone four, and I love the Little Women reference! Lou x

Jerri said...

Happy Birthday to Beautiful, sweet, & talented SMK! I know you are so proud Paige as you should be! Its hard to let them go but they never really do :) as there's NO PLACE LIKE HOME!

Maria said...

Happy Birthday Savannah!!! 18 is such a fun one, such a fun time in life. Dear Paige, you've raised a beautiful girl and done an outstanding job. I wish you both a lovely, lovely day.

Ariadone said...

Van Harte Gefeliciteerd, mooie Savannah, met je 18 verjaardag !
Happy day, create a fabulous year with your lovely family.
Lieve groeten
Godeliva van Ariadone
( the language is Dutch, I thought meaby it's fun to read congratulation once in another language )

La Borda Bleu said...

You must be SOOO proud! You have done a beautiful job raising her and she's a reflection of YOU!! 18 WOW I can't even wrap my brain around the thought of my only daughter turning 18...ugggh but, I hope she is as proud of me and your daughter is about you!! Many Blessing to her on her bday!! Happy Valentine's Sweetie!! xoxo's Nancy

Kelli said...

I think I'm going to cry. You have amazing daughters! Happy birthday to your sweet Savannah...I adore the pictures of her laughing and when she sees her gifts! Madison is a sweetheart to make her big sister a cake. I'm glad you got to have a beautiful day with your special girl.

kasey said...

wowza 18!!
fabulous pictures girlie...looks like it was a fun weekend.
xo

amymck said...

happy birthday to your beautiful valentine's girl.........nothing more intimate and special than the love between a mom and daughter <3 blessings to you all....

Clare said...

what a sweet post!! happy birthday!!

All That Jazz said...

Oh what a sweet post for your sweet Savannah! She is such a beautiful girl....inside and out! Looks like she had a wonderful 18th birthday celebration!
~michelle~

Biz said...

Happy Birthday to your Sweet Savannah! That is one of my favorite cities as well, I lived there for 4 years when I was younger. Any chance your daugher could give fashion advice...actually any of them...they are all stunning!
Biz

Kat said...

What a perfect birthday weekend for your sweet and beautiful firstborn. Wow, I love the look on her face when she saw her gifts, I think I would have had that same look. Pure glee! Love it.

Just Ask Beth said...

precious girl.. I hope life is good to you!!

The Avery House said...

Happy Birthday to Miss Savannah! She is simply beautiful all the way through. I know you are proud of your sweet Valentine! I hope she has the best birthday ever!

Privet and Holly said...

Happy birthday
to sweet Savannah
and Happy Valentine's
Day to all who she
loves and who love her.
Looks like a wonderful
celebration weekend!
xx Suzanne

Kristin said...

Love this precious tribute.

I still want to be her when I grow up!

Savannah is Beatiful inside and out.
She is Lovely.
She is Steadfast.
She is Strong.
She is Loving.
She is a Friend.
She is Outgoing.
She is an Intellectual.
She is Well Rounded in Every way.

She is everything really in a human that a mamma could want in a daughter. I know you are so proud of her and I am so glad you have one another in this life.

Love you much Savannah. Praying your life forward as perfect as it can be and that all your dreams come true! Happy Birthday, Happy life and well Happy Valentines Day to you too!

Alecia said...

Happy Birthday Savannah!!! Great pictures and what a fun way to celebrate...I appreciate that she celebrates several days...I pretty much celebrate all MONTH for my birthday! LOL

Happy Valentine's Day to you sweet Paige...drink up the love and many blessings the Lord has given you! :-)

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

What a perfect Valentine's Gift, and a darling party by the looks of it! Happy Birthday to your sweet daughter!!

Christina said...

happy birthday, to your girl!
xo

Julie said...

Happy birthday to Savannah! Seems like she had a wonderful birthday celebration. :) You have a gorgeous family, Paige! Happy Valentine's day! xo

puredesign said...

What a great mom to make her birthday weekend so spectacular. Having three girls (22,19,17) I can tell you it only gets better. Although I love my son, my girls are some of my best friends, my personal fashion advisors...they keep me young! Here's to having Little Women! Happy Birthday to your sweet Savannah!

Courtney Walsh said...

Oh, Paige....this looks like the PERFECT birthday!!! :) You captured it beautifully! :)

Shannon said...

What a wonderful birthday for Savannah. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Jboo said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet Valentine's baby! She's an amazing 18 year old, isn't she -- I can tell.

Janet

Mary Anne said...

Happy Birthday to your lovely daughter! Loved the looks of her little party (great gifts!!). What a nice Valentine's Day gift to you! :) Loved her scarf too!! Adorable!!

patty said...

happy birthday to savannah-she is beautiful! and madison, too! i love the shot of her crossing the street and looking over her shoulder-fabulous. what a great celebration~

Mitchell Fab Four said...

I can't believe she is 18---and that means Lauren is soon to follow!! Wow!! I remember the day Savannah was born like it was. . . well, yesterday!!! She has grown up beautifully--Happy 18th Birthday, sweet girl!!

Kerri said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet girl! So beautiful and quite fashionable!

Martha said...

happy birthday to your daughter....those are fab-u-lous pictures of all of you:)
and I love that madison made her a cake...how sweet:)
now...love the sunglasses pictures...the girls just got these cute "hollywood" sunglasses for kids from my parents and I so want to do a shade picture with them...I don't want to steal your idea but I can't pass up a picture of the girls in them
Happy v-day to you
xo
{sorry that was kinda long}

LLH Designs said...

So precious! Isn't it great to have a really special occasion to celebrate on Valentine's Day? It makes the day so much more substantial (and not so commercial).

You inspired me (through an email a few weeks ago) to share my engagement story. That's what makes my Valentine's Day special!

Happy 18 years of motherhood to you today, sweet Paige!

xo,
Linsey

Farmgirl Paints said...

well happy b-day to your 18 YEAR OLD! holy cow. she's a doll. looks like a wonderful birthday celebration. happy valentine's day girlie:)

1 Funky Woman said...

She is just gorgeous! I love her style and wow did she make out with the gifts for her birthday! Can I be adopted? Happy Birthday to your lovely daughter!

I love the idea of writing her a letter. I'm sure she will cherish it forever!

I'm having a fun giveaway over at my blog.
Hope you can stop by!

Megan

Sweet Grace Farms said...

Oh my golly, what a beauty! And does that ever make me feel old! Happy birthday lovely girl!

Anonymous said...

happy birthday to Savannah! i hope she grows to be a sweet woman like yourself!

Rachel said...

Happy birthday to your BEAUTIFUL girl!!

Leslie said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful Savannah. I love how she had a whole weekend of celebrating! Looks like some pretty fabulous gifts too!!

Shawn Seay said...

tears in my eyes, beautiful.

Alyson and Ford said...

Happy Birthday to her! She is beautiful and after reading all about your family; you to have a family with values like "Little Women". Keep it up!

Alyzabeth's Mommy

Lori said...

What an awesome birthday, happy 18th to your baby!! I like how you captured her excitement!
I have a V-day baby too, but he just turned 8. :)

Kait said...

Happy Birthday!!! (Belated!!) Where can I get some adorable boots like your sweet sweet savannah? I love the Black Suede ones and the Tan ones with lacing in the back! I must have these!! Please share who they are by? :) You'd make my night!!!

that_Laura said...

You and your daughters are just gorgeous (or as we say in Savannah, "GAW-geous!"). Could you tell me what kind of camera and lens you use -- your shots look like they came from a magazine! Thanks!