ELLIE JOY IS ONE! - The Perfectly Imperfect Mama


by - Friday, March 01, 2019

Happy Happy Friday, friends!

I sure have missed y'all!  We are finally living in our new house & getting all settled.  SUCH A JOB!  And with three kiddos.  Goodness gracious!

Since we have been in between houses, we haven't had internet so I haven't been able to blog.


Sunday, Ellie Joy turned ONE & I am here today to share all about it!!!


We celebrated her all weekend …
Sweetheart style!
And it couldn't have been sweeter!
My mother-in-love had her cake made ...
My sister made her smash cake …
And this girl LOVED it!!
Oh, it was just the best day celebrating her!

And on Sunday morning …
We woke up to a ONE year old!
How in the world did that happen!?
Oh my heart, that happy girl!
That afternoon, we had lunch & more cake because why not!?!
One year ago on Sunday, I finally got to hold my sweet rainbow baby.  I can hardly believe it!  The baby I prayed so hard for but was so afraid to try again for.  One year!  She brings so much joy to our family & we can't imagine life without her.  

John 13:7 often comes to my mind when I think of our Itty Bitty girl …

"What I am doing you do not understand now, but afterward you will understand."

The heartache of losing RUTHIE BELLE was & is still very much real, but Ellie Joy has healed my heart so much this past year & I am so thankful for that!

Itty Bitty, you are loved by so many people! 
You're so silly & keep us laughing.
Your big blue eyes just melt me!
And don't worry girlfriend, your hair is growing!

Always remember whose you are, sweet girl.

I love you more than you'll ever know!

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  1. Happy 1st birthday to Ellie Joy! I love the theme for the party...very nice.

  2. The balloon banner turned out so cute :) Love it and looks like she had the best birthday :) SO CUTE!

    1. That banner turned out a lot better than I thought it would!! And it really was such a sweet day celebrating our girl!