Wednesday, September 22, 2010

1st Birthday Pics!

Hi Friends,

Well here they are... birthday pics! I want to give a huge THANK YOU to Brian Lehmann... who has been following us since February to develop a photo story about Evie's first year. He has been there to document many occasions throughout our journey that I wouldn't have otherwise had pictures of, and has been so generous in sharing memories with us. Brian, it is an honor for us to call you "friend."

blowing up balloons... our goal was 365 and we got pretty darn close (:
Evie was hanging out with Papa Steve while we got ready

my dear friend Patti helped me make these awesome cupcakes...

and cake pops!

singing happy birthday!!! and waiting for eve to devour her cake (:

John had to help her at first...

but she got the hang of it very quickly!

not bad! (:

photos by Brian Lehmann

And our friend Staci took a few portraits for us (:

yep she's that cute!
Thanks again everybody for coming, loving us, and sharing Evie's birthday with us! and Thank you Jesus for this year of joy, peace, and triumph over illness:
You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing.
You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy,
that I might sing praises to you and not be silent.
O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever!
(Psalm 30:11-12)
Amen! Love you friends!


  1. Oh wow what awesome pics, just highlights the miracle in this journey & what a major milestone.
    Thanks for presnting the pics so wonderfully as it kinda makes me feel I was actually 'there' rather than miles away in kiwi land NZ.
    She sure is very photogenic.

    Also what a lovely thank you card you had made.

  2. I've been following your blog for several months. I keep you & your family in my prayers. What a doll your little Evie is and such a blessing! I have been touched by your story deeply and will continue to pray for Evie's health.

  3. I love seeing the pictures with the joys and tears of your life journey. It's been amazing to see, hear and watch. We are blessed to have you as friends. We love you. ~The Vander Ploegs