Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Happy birthday, precious Natalie!

I can hardly believe it's been a year since we welcomed Natalie Dell into our lives. (Her actual birthday is Thursday, but we'll be visiting family out of town, and I wanted to post this before we leave.)
Here is Natalie with two of her current favorite things: her constant companion,"Rosie," and the walking toy, which she plays with multiple times a day.
And to commemorate her birth, here is one of my favorite pictures from her first week:
Natalie, we are thankful for you and love you very much!

19 comments:

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday Natalie! Have a wonderful time with your family Carrie. I'll be praying that your travels go well.

Mom said...

We are so excited to be able to celebrate Natalie's first birthday with you! It is indeed hard to believe a year has gone by since her arrival.

Happy birthday, sweet Natalie -- see you very soon! Love, Grammie

Wendi said...

It doesn't seem real how fast the time is passing by.

Happy Birthday, Natalie!

Mary Ann said...

Happy birthday, little Natalie! Can't believe she's already one. She's cute!

Hayley said...

Enjoy Natalie's special day dear friend. Before you know it you will wake up and she will be 9. I often think of the words to the song "Don't Blink" by Kenny Chesney....so true, so true.

kelseylynae said...

Happy Birthday, sweet Natalie!

I wish I knew her more, but knowing the rest of your crew, I know she is a wonderful and caring girl.

Enjoy celebrating her on Thursday!

Sandi said...

Such a cute little girl. We recently celebrated our great-grand-daughter's first birthday too.

Check out:
http://sandi-burns.blogspot.com/2010/02/payton-cheyanne-is-one.html

angie said...

Have a one-derful celebration of dear Natalie's first year!

thehomespunheart said...

Happy Birthday Natalie! Wish we could celebrate with you! So happy to see how much you love Rosie!! :)

Love,
Auntie Monica and family

Cora said...

Happy birthday, sweet girl! Have a great time with family.

Katie said...

Happy 1st Birthday to Natalie!!

Blessings,
Katie

Sara said...

Yay for Natalie! I can't wait to see her in 2 weeks - so excited to see all of the Andersons!

Kendra said...

We are celebrating across the miles!!! We love you so much. We can't wait to celebrate birthdays together in the future! Enjoy your cake. :)

Anne Marie@Married to the Empire said...

Awww. She has such a beautiful smile!

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Oh, Carrie, she's just beautiful! Happy Birthday to Natalie!

eanderso said...

Happy Birthday to my little girl!

Love, Daddy

(And also to you, Carrie, as one year ago today was a scary morning with some difficult complications. A day to also recognize you, with God's faithfulness, in helping to bring Natalie into the world)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday dear granddaughter Natalie! We pray for you that God will richly bless you in all your future years. Wish we could celebrate in person with you but you have been in our thoughts. Hope you traveled well with Mommy and Nathan!
We love you. Thanks Carrie for pouring yourself into your family and faithfully demonstrating God's love thorugh your care. Love, Mom A

Kristin said...

We thought of you often as you celebrated your first birthday, Natalie! We wish we could see you more as I know you have changed much since we were last together! We love you and are thankful for you! I hope you have had a great time with more family on your birthday weekend!

Love,
Aunt Kristin

Cindy said...

I love the sweetest in these pictures.
What a joy grandchildren are. We now have 4 little girls. Corrie has three and Heather has one. Life is good.