8.10.2007

Smiling Eyes

Sadie Girl
August 2007

My iTunes: The Luckiest by Ben Folds

Hard to believe it has been another year. I spent the day celebrating my daughter Sadie. When did I become old enough to have a 14 year old? I am still trying to figure that part out. The fact of the matter is that I had her young so I have been growing up with her ever since. She has been such a blessing to her dad and me and continues to blossom right in front of our eyes. Everyday she is learning more and more everyday about the being the girl God intended her to be and what it means to have a heart like Jesus. What a joy it is to be on this journey with her. When she was a baby my grandfather nicknamed her "Smiling Eyes" so I titled my post accordingly.

Happy Birthday Sadie! I love you.

33 comments:

Alice said...

As soon as I saw the title I thought of my dad and how he glowed watching her with her "smiling eyes". May God continue to bless your and Sadie's relationship in the years to come. Happy Birthday, Sadie Katherine!

eurorebs said...

I LOVE this photo!! She is so beautiful!!! :)

John Roberts said...

A great nickname! She does have smiling eyes.

Mark said...

Wonderful picture. Such a sweet face.

Now, how do I get a four-year-old to sit for a portrait like this?!

calusarus said...

Beautiful portrait, for this "smiling face".

Corey Bienert said...

Time flies by way too fast sometimes, Anna.


I like that nickname...


I believe you handed that same thing out to Julia quite a ways back when I had a shot of her close up.


It must be an "Anna" thing :)

Moi said...

Such a pretty post ..happy b'day sadie :)

Blue Wave 707 said...

That is an awesome portait of Sadie! Great photo, Anna!

gretnalivin said...

Happy Birthday SK! Hope you had a wonderful day!

Beverly said...

How nice to see you back. I clicked on your mom's blog last night and saw Sadie's picture.

Happy birthday, Sadie.

Ms. Math said...

You've not only captured Sadie's beauty on the outside, but her beauty on the inside as well. Lovely daughter.

Mike said...

Happy birthday Sadie! A great portrait...is she really this nice, I mean she is a teenager.

Take care and have a great birthday celebration.

Anna said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SADIE!!!!!! I miss you too Anna!!!

Anna said...

Dont let the picture fool you...she is every inch a teenager! :) I love her still.

Lara said...

so beautiful! happy birthday to her. :)

Autumn said...

HAppy Birthday Sadie! That is a really cute pic of her.

Paula said...

Anna,
Your daughter is beautiful. And your tribute to her is very touching. My son is now 19 and I wonder the same thing...how did this happen so quickly? Thanks for your tender post.
Paula

Faye Pekas said...

Happy Birthday Sadie!

Sadie is beautiful. Her eyes do indeed smile. They also shine with inner beauty, sweetness and happiness.

Good job, Mom.

Chad Oneil said...

Sounds like you're raising her to be a Godly woman.

Rosy said...

Her eyes really shows the smiles for sure, what a wonderful photo!

AphotoAday said...

Yes, I see the smiling eyes too... Ah, youth -- it's always wasted on the young...

bluemountainmama said...

'smiling eyes' indeed! happy birthday to you, sadie!

JoAnn's-Photo-A-Day, said...

what a beauty, my congrats!

Elaine said...

Happy birthday Sadie! What an appropriate nickname. (My oldest is 21, and it is hard to believe I could have a son so "old"!)

Wow--four months in Turkey! I have never heard of anyone being an exchange student there. I finally got a night's sleep, and am functioning better, but I am still missing our guest--thank goodness for email!

KMF said...

happy birthday and i love the picture colour

CG said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful Sadie!

Moksha Gren said...

Happy Birthday, Sadie. And congrats, Anna, on 14 years of a life-long project well done.

Also...truly beautiful portrait of a truly beautiful young lady.

photowannabe said...

Beautiful smiling eyes and a very happy belated birthday to your lovely daughter. This is a wonderful portrait Anna.
I am still unable to post my pictures from the Picassa Blog site. Very frustrating but i will keep trying and also enjoying your posts.
Sue

Cris said...

She's so beautiful! Happy birthday smiling eyes! Now mommy is going to start feeling old, do you remember when you were 14 Anna? Oh my time flies! Blessings!

Kay Dennison said...

How beautiful she is!!!!!!!!!

kenju said...

Sadie, you are a beautiful girl and I hope you had a happy birthday! Can't wait to see you and your brothers again.

John said...

Happy Birthday Sadie! I'm Will Smith. John is Martin Lawerence.

John

JAM said...

A beautiful portrait. That's one to cherish!