Thursday, July 26, 2012

loving on a special friend

one of the sweetest aspects of blogging is the precious friendships i've been blessed to make.
some of my closest friends, girls i text multiple times per day
or chat with weekly
are actually friendships that blossomed from within blogging.

in the last week i've been able to meet for the first time (kim)
& spend time in our home ( jill & hutton)
with two friends who are so dear to me.

i'll share about my time with kim & the three peanuts as soon as i get my act together
with seaside pictures,
but first i'll share about celebrating with hutton.

hutton & family were scheduled to come to atlanta for hutton's 
follow up, 1 year post heart transplant, visit.
i was going to have the honor of photographing the entire "johnson party of seven".
unfortunately sweet girl got a bug & had to postpone her tests for a few days
which then conflicted with the fam's schedule.
only jill & hutton would be coming.
not wanting to miss a visit with them, we decided to have them over
& celebrate her new heart, one year later!

sadly, emi was out of town & wouldn't be here to join in the fun
but madi and caroline and i had a great day preparing for them to arrive.

{hutton's transplant was 7.8.11 by the way}

we could hardly stand it waiting on them to arrive!
 hutton has a couple golden's so she & brinkley were fast friends.

jill brought me one of the special painted hutton-hearts,


couldn't you just eat her alive?

gotta love a girl who asks for more buttercream frosting.
girls after our own heart!

i love these precious friends
& consider it a huge honor that we are able to love on them.

if you'd like to continue to follow hutton
you may follow her caringbride page right here.


Sophie said...

So glad I found your blog! You have a beautiful family!

Lyssa at Living Simple in the South said...

love this post, she is so cute and I love that you celebrated her so well!
I love all the special touches you always put on things!
xo Lyss

3 Peanuts said...

Oh how sweet!!!!! Hutton is beautiful and the way y'all celebrated her was SO SO SO special. You ALL have hearts of GOLD! I will continue to pray for sweet Hutton's health.

Kerri said...

Such a sweet little girl! I love how the Knudsens spread their love and joy! XOXO

Hillcrest Acres said...

Absolutely beautiful...story and photos.

Colleen said...

what a sweet celebration! Your girls can plan and decorate like nobody's business.

chrissiwithab said...

What a charmer that Hutton is. Your daughters look like they really enjoyed putting together this celebration of love. You really have a lovely family.

RachelRAdams said...

how lucky and blessed this friendship is! may it continue forever!

Deborah said...

Beautiful pictures Paige.

Johnson Party of seven! said...

Such an amazing day for Hutton and me! You spoiled us so perfectly! I am so blessed to call you friend! Can't tell you how THANKFUL we are for The Knudsens! Xoxo

Lindsey said...

What a fun way to celebrate! I know Hutton...and her sweet momma will never forget it!

Sogni Siciliani said...

I thought I was alone in lipstick hoarding!!!!
Love little Hutton..I wish her a long and happy life!!

Alecia said...

She is adorable!!! You all love on her so well...what a fun day for everyone...Madi looks picture perfect with that black dress & lovely ponytail.