Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Happy Birthday to our self-proclaimed princess

I now interrupt this Summer Update series to bring you a very important message.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HARPER LYNN!

Our self-proclaimed princess* turns three today (even though I lied about her birthday yesterday so that I could leave her at Pepe's Playhouse while I went Krogering. Stop judging me on my daughter's birthday.)

*I have a strange aversion to the word princess but God likes to see me uncomfortable so He gave me a daughter who entered the world proclaiming royalty.

Harper, you are pure spunk mixed with a healthy dose of sass sprinkled generously with feisty-ness all wrapped in the most precious package of love. Each night you give me a hug, a big squeeze, and a kiss on the lips (in that order) and it continues to be the highlight of my day. I love you when you jump in my arms the minute I walk in the door just as much as I love you when you are throwing a tantrum, body flailing on the floor. Your highs and lows humble me and remind me that we both need Jesus. Speaking of Jesus, I love that your favorite story in the world is the story of baby Jesus. There aren't words to describe the joy I feel when I open a book (any book) and you scurry through the pages looking for a baby-in-a-manger.



Harper Lynn, I love you. You make me so happy. Kiss. Kiss. Kiss.

17 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday, Harper Lynn!! I love that I've gotten to be a part of your whole little life from the hospital on. You are precious and amazing, and we love you!!

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    1. I still remember looking over at you and your 3 girls holding my baby in my hospital room.

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  2. Love love love this girl!

    Momo

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  3. ok. I'm not a pink person, but that is THE most beautiful pink dress ever! And, I just laughed and laughed about the Pepe's playhouse thing - no judging here... pretty sure I remembering doing that myself a couple years back :) Happy Birthday Harper!

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    1. Matt's mom made that dress! Can you believe it? My daughter owns couture.

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  4. Hi Harper!
    Saw that today is your birthday via Marla's FB page. Happy Birthday and love your pink dress. Today is also my birthday. Hope yours is so wonderfilled!

    God bless you and your family!
    Rhonda

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  5. Happy Birthday Princess Harper! I LOVE your beautiful pink Princess dress! Hoping you have a beautiful day!
    See you next week!

    Miss Kathy

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    1. How was YOUR birthday, Miss Kathy?! We miss you!

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  6. Happy Birthday Miss Harper!!! 3 years already! Can't hardly believe it! Love you guys

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  7. Happiest of ALL Happy Birthdays Harper!! We must do another Graeters lunch soon :) love you

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  8. For starters - Nooooo way!!!! When I met you and started going to your small group, Harper was just a small little 3 months old. So wow-zers. She is just growing up so beautifully!
    Second, my favorite part of this whole post, "Your highs and lows humble me and remind me that we both need Jesus." That could not describe my days with Hope any clearer! Thanks for putting it in words for me! :)

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