Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Sweet Bean

Yesterday Gillian Grace turned 14 months old, and in the little over a year that GG's been a part of our family, our sweet lil' bean has taught us a great deal.

We've learned to enjoy each new day a little more than the one before, and to always remember the many ways in which God has blessed our lives.

And, in those times when life gets too heavy and we begin taking ourselves a little too seriously, she has a way of lightening our load, bringing everything into perspective and a smile to our faces.

GG fills our hearts with joy and the room with laughter daily.

In grandad's words, "She's a peach!"

And while we feel eternally grateful to call such an adorable child our own, I can't help but wonder if having us for parents sometimes makes Gillybean feel like going crazy!





What do you think?


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20 comments:

Susan said...

I think Grandad is right. GG is a peach. I love her pig tails.
You are very blessed. You can't help but laugh when she starts laughing.
Have a great day now you hear.

Jennifer said...

She is such a sweet bean! They all are. But as much as we love them, they can drive us 'crazy' too!

Karen said...

Aw, I just love that sweet laugh! Happy 14 months Gilly!

Sweet Southern Prep said...

Hey Girl! I'm tagging you on a post today, just haven't finished with it yet. Wanted to give you a heads up. As for the email, I'll message you as soon as I get a chance. :)

mama k said...

That is too cute! Little Man loves to shake his head side to side. We ask him "Have you been a good boy today?" and he shakes his head and laughs. :)

Lindsay said...

Shannon,

I love the video clip! She is such a happy girl! Precious! Did you get your package in the mail yet?

Let'sMakeADifference said...

I enjoyed reading your blog! I am your newest follower! If you have time I would love for you to check out my blog and do the same!

Annette said...

Happy 14 months to Gilly! I love her sweet little laugh. Kids can truly make everyday brighter! Enjoy your special day!

Belly Charms said...

Too cute. I am now a follower and after reading your profile I have to give you a "Roll Tide." I am a Bama fan living in Gator country :) Too funny. She is adorable.

Kristin @ Ellie-Town said...

LOVE IT!

One of the benefits Madeline gets as being the little sister is catching a few shows that normally she would have to wait another year to see.

On Team Umizoomi they do a 'crazy shake' with a song. Madeline doing the 'crazy shake' is similar to GG going crazy. They need to get that extra energy out somehow!

SassySillySpunky said...

She is so sweet and just about the cutest thing ever!!

LOVE the video!

Angie said...

She is such a sweetie...I love the crazy video...her smile is adorable!

happy 14months :P

Nicole Bingham said...

Just following you from Follow Me Back Tuesday! Your blog is so cute! Please follow me back @ www.romanianprincess.com

Thanks, Nicole Mariana

Liz said...

It's so funny when they learn to do things that "entertain" mom and dad, and they'll do it endlessly!

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

She's so precious!

New Mommy!!! said...

Shucks, IC an't ever view at work. And, I always forget or don't get around to it once I get home. I sure do love me som Gilli Bean though! Happy 14 Month! We feel the same way about Nik. Children truly allow you to re-live life/see life through a child's eyes, and that truly makes beautiful, inspiring, surprising, and amazing. Makes life worth living!

Tina said...

She is such a cute little blessing!!

Kelly @ Blessed Mommy, Blessed Wife said...

That video is presh! Thanks for sharing :)

You may have a little actress on your hands - she takes direction well from the Director ;)

Kristin said...

Hi! Nice post!!

I'm your newest follower on WW!

Kristin :)
Keenly Kristin

Trish said...

What a gorgeous baby girl you have there, sweet Shannon! I can't believe I had not been following you back dear girl, so very sorry, I fixed that now!! :) Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for being a terrific friend! xoxoxo Hugs to you and GG!!