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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Ten

Today our Little Miss turns ten, and I'm filled with so many different emotions, I don't even know where to start. It seems like just last year we were in the process of moving from Nashville to Dallas, when we got the surprise news of another baby! Honestly, it felt a little stressful at the time...we had just uprooted our lives to move cross-country, were in the middle of a mini home remodel, I was a week away from starting my new job, and we were between health insurance!

I actually greeted the news with tears, which makes me feel sad and a little ashamed now. But we'd been a family of three for almost five years...we were a posse, a team...we knew how each other ticked, and life was good. How was I going to find my rhythm with a new city, new house, new job, and a new baby!? How were we going to let this stranger into our fold?! And honestly, my son's first year was a little rocky for me, so I was worried about going through that again.

But I leaned heavily on my faith and Mr. SP, and wouldn't you know my pregnancy was smooth, the announcement was met with excitement by my new co-workers, our son beamed with pride for a new sister, and our hearts grew three sizes the day she was born.

What I didn't know then, but it's become so obvious everyday since her birth, was that she's our family's missing link. She's a little bit of each of us, and brings immeasurable joy to us as a whole, and individually. She makes me literally laugh out loud at least once a day, mesmerizes me with her kindness, shocks me with her smarts and wit, surprises me with her bravery and shy confidence, humbles me with her compassion, and inspires me with her pure happiness and sheer love of life.

She's passionate about horses and art, thinks her big brother is the funniest human alive, is thick-as-thieves with her daddy, lives to make people happy, is quick to forgive, is happiest when the four of us are together, wants to be grown so bad she can hardly stand it, but is desperate to always be mommy's baby girl.

We love this petite, freckle-faced, dimpled, sarcastic, passionate, raven-haired beauty, and can't imagine one second of life without her.





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We'll eat you up, we love you so! Happy, happy birthday, our spirited little Sloanie-Baloney!

29 comments:

  1. Agh, this brought tears to my eyes! My oldest is turning 10 in May... where does time go? Your daughter is beautiful!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  2. Awwwwwwwwwwwwww! What a wonderfully sweet tribute! Happy Birthday, Little Miss!!!!!! xoxo :)

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  3. How is she 10?!?! Oh my goodness! Happy happy happy birthday!

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  4. Happy birthday to your sweet girl! My daughter turned 10 in November, and I was super emotional about it. I miss the tiny girl she was, but oh how I love who she is becoming. Enjoy!

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  5. I don't know that I've ever commented before. What a beautiful gift this post is to your daughter. My daughter is turning 10 in the summer and she too is obsessed with horses and art. You put into words all the things mommas feel about their little girls. Good thing I don't have make up on yet... The mascara would be running down my face!

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  6. Happy Birthday Little Miss! Have a great day SugarPlum Family!

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  8. What beautiful pictures! Happy Birthday Little Miss! Enjoy!

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  9. She's so precious, Cassie!! Soak in every moment with her! Happy Double Digits, Little Miss!
    xo Heidi

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  10. She is absolutely adorable, Cassie! No reason to feel ashamed/sad about your reaction -- an unexpected pregnancy can certainly feel overwhelming and you had so much going on at that time! You have a beautiful family and I am enjoying four blog!!

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  11. Aw, happy birthday sweet girl! She's such a cutie. Think my favorite pic of you and her sitting gone the fence. Looks like she's telling you all of her secrets. What a beautiful mother/daughter moment!

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  12. Awww....what a beautiful post! Happy Birthday to your Baby Girl! She's a doll.....freckles and all!

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  13. Happy birthday to your girl! I feel like I've watched her grow up, from her room with the monogrammed pelmet through all the art birthday parties. Enjoy your day!

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  14. She is just beautiful, and it sounds like that's the same on the inside too.

    Also, Nashville!?!?! How fun! I live about 1.5 hour away from Nash. Great city!

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  15. Happy birthday to your little miss! 10 is a fun age to be! And she is beautiful :)

    liz @ j for joiner

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  16. She is lovely! What a beautiful tribute.

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  17. She is ADORABLE! Happy birthday!! Double digits!!! Also, my niece is named Sloane and I call her Sloaney-Baloney too!!

    Xox Dana Ivy // www.iadorewhatilove.com

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  18. What a sweet post and cute pictures. She is adorable.

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  19. This is a beautiful birthday tribute to your daughter. She's adorable! Happy Birthday! :)

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  20. So sweet !Love seeing all these pics of Little Miss! Happy 10th birthday!

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  21. Oh, happy birthday pretty girl! Thanks for sharing all of the beautiful pics. :)

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  22. Holding back the tears on such a touching post. Wah,babies please stop growing!! Happy birthday to Little Miss.

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  23. Happy Birthday to your daughter! Your post was really beautiful! Your daughter has a very cute smile - one that makes me smile just looking at the pictures. It's neat that she and her brother like each other.

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  24. What a beautiful tribute to Little Miss. Love the line at she is a little bit of all of you, that's how I feel about our Izzy. We were just finding a groove when I found out I was pregnant with our 2nd and I shamefully reacted with tears and sorrow at the changes that were coming. Now I see how dull life would be without her! She adds sparkles to our life!

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  25. Many Congratulations for ur daughter's birthday....

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  26. Tears!!! What a beautiful post for an absolutely beautiful girl. Happy Birthday to your forever baby girl!!!!

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Your comments are like popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive thoughts! xoxo, cass

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