We woke up to snow this morning, a reminder of the snowy morning a year ago when two sleepless nights of labor led to the day of this angel’s birth. She gave me the sweetest “birth”day gift today and started saying “Mama” (in a nice tone, not just screaming it at the top of her lungs). Apparently it is her favorite word now, but the repetitiveness has yet to get annoying since it is the sweet sound of her voice that calls my name, over and over and over again. She has a silly fake laugh, is obsessed with kisses and the sound that goes with them, and barks every time she sees a dog. She gives high fives and toasts with her sippy cup. She’s not just walking, but running to me when I walk in the door. A year ago today at this time I didn’t even know this sweet soul and now she has completely taken over my world. I overloaded this post with a years worth of photos (taken with both iphone and professional camera) and I wish that I had taken more than I have. We had so many firsts, so many milestones. This is a glimpse at the first year with our baby girl. My heart and soul are so full of love I could explode.