Monday, December 31, 2012

The day she turned 8

The sun rose and awakened my body.  It filled my heart with warmth as I looked over at an 8 year old girl standing next to my bed with a grin reaching ear to ear.  Happy Birthday, Alexis. 

When I took the dogs out I was greeted with this view, snapped a shot and shared it to Facebook and Instagram.
Happy Birthday to my beautiful daughter.  You are the sunshine in my life.  You are the rays of light that shine in my heart.  You are the gift from God that made me a mother.  You have blessed our lives with more love and joy the past 8 years than you will ever know.  Happy Birthday!

As requested, Alexis got breakfast in "bed" (sleep over in mom's room) with her American girl doll.

The above photo is a mother/daughter charm bracelet and below is a pink cross with little pearls that she wanted.

After breakfast and presents we headed out in San Diego's storm of the year and went bowling

 With cousins

Anthony's twin Dominic and his wife Julie and my twin Leslie with her husband Alex

 The sky was so amazingly beautiful on our drive home

When we got home and the skies cleared we saw so much snow on the mountain.  Proof that it snows in San Diego.

We had a wonderful day filled with so much laughter and family time!  

Happy Birthday Alexis!


  1. That's an awesome twin squared picture! I love the idea of sleepover/ breakfast in bed. My girls are 5 and 2, but one day we are gonna do this!
    Happy New Year!

  2. happy birthday alexis!! looks like you had a wonderful birthday, starting off with breakfast in bed, great choice by the way!! i can tell you (and your brother too) are such a joy to your mom! wishing 8 is a great year for you!

  3. What a special day for Alexis!! I didn't know Anthony was a twin too - that's awesome you both are! Love the photo! The photos of the mountains and your morning view are incredibly beautiful. Wishing you all a very happy New Year's Eve and Day! Lots of love xox

  4. Happy Birthday to your beautiful little girl!

  5. I love the breakfast in bed shot. She is so adorable and girly, just like her sweet mom!

  6. Happy Birthday Alexis.
    I love the twin shot.

  7. Fantastic pictures as always and what a fun and meaningful day!


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