I still can't believe she's 12. Honestly! I was so young, naive yet determined back then...but I'm so glad I had her. I can't imagine my life without Bailey in it. I felt so blessed the day she was born. Scared silly - but so happy and blessed. Little did I know that was just the beginning of what God would have in store for me/us. Sure, there were tough times - but look where He has taken us! Today we have a loving husband/father, a nice home, a beautiful daughter/sister added to our family and a brother/son on the way! I haven't worried about bouncing a check at the grocery store or gas pump in several years - life is good. Bailey knows it too. She remembers life with single me - and although she remembers it fondly, she wouldn't trade our life now for anything. I'm so proud of her - for recognizing the blessings in her life - most days - and for appreciating those around her. Maybe it is a new kid at school without a friend, or maybe it is a little sister who needs some extra attention - she's right there to help. I didn't have a clue 12 years ago that she would grow into such an amazing young woman. I love you, Bailey Jayne!
Ok - enough of that - more pics from the b-day evening.
(Presents, lots of cards from relatives and the famous bundt cake)
(A little help from Lauren...)
Her favorite jeans - BAILEY jeans from Delia's!
(Daddy, Birthday Girl and Two-ton Tillie...42 days til due date - ugh)
(Grandma & Grandpa joining in the fun....in the basement where it is COOLER!)
(Uh-Oh! Someone's getting into Bailey's birthday cake!)