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May 31st, 2010, 09:00 PM
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(if you want to read Grace's story, i just posted it in another post)

We celebrated Grace's 1st birthday on Thursday, the 27th. We cannot believe it has already been a year, yet it's only been a year. Some days, it feels it all just happened...other days, it feels like it's been an eternity!

On her birthday i actually felt pretty good...I can't say i felt great, but i was good. I wasn't overly upset, but i wasn't happy either. I was more, at peace? Numb? I can't explain. I mean, i *was* sad, and i cried...but i wasn't as depressed as i had been expecting. I think part of it was the days/weeks building up to it i did a lot of thinking about Grace, lots of blog posts and had my cries.

But Jay and i went out in the afternoon and took Grace flowers and some presents (a metal flower, some birthday balloons and her flowers). We had planned on spending the whole day at the cemetery (going for walks, feeding the swans, eating a picnic, things like that) but it was threatening rain and REALLY windy, so the visit was cut short. We did eat lunch on the bench under the trees in the infant section and talked. Jay said the wind was Grace and her angel friends saying hello

Then later that evening we went to my grandma's house to have a "Birthday Celebration" with our family and close friends. It went pretty good Her cake(s) turned out AMAZING and it all looked just perfect. We all just sat and ate cake and ice cream and looked at her pictures and talked and just enjoyed the evening, it was very nice.

Then after the party Jay and i, my parents, little brother and one of my sisters went out to Grace to give her "her" cake (my mom had flowers for her from the farm) and sing happy birthday. It was perfect


I made her cakes. I made the marshmallow fondant myself and covered the cake

Her cake out with her things:

The most important work we will ever do is within the walls of our own home ~Harold B. Lee

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June 1st, 2010, 03:25 PM
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Happy Birhtday Grace. Her photos were beautiful ! <3 Thank you for sharing them with us hun. We're coming upon the 3s and it's so HARD to think she would have been three
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June 1st, 2010, 03:41 PM
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Thank you. I can't even imagine more time passing sometimes, but i know it will...but like, 5, 10, 15 years? It's hard to believe sometimes because sometimes it just feels like time has stopped.

The most important work we will ever do is within the walls of our own home ~Harold B. Lee

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June 18th, 2010, 12:27 PM
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aww those pics are beautiful, her cake n cup cakes looks so yummy.
im happy her birthday was peaceful hun.

it was my angels birthday yesterday it was lovley its been 5 years for me.

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June 22nd, 2010, 04:25 PM
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Just wanted to wish Grace a late "happy birthday", and her pictures are wonderful. The cake is precious.

I'm just organizing my Gracie's birthday right now, she would have been 4 in 12 days.
C, mommy to:
4 kids - 3 with feet, 1 with wings
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