Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Marlie is Three Today!


My baby girl turns 3 today. After already having one child with a birthday in the Christmas week, I had to laugh when we got matched with a baby that was born on Christmas Eve. Marlie shares her birthday month with one brother and the birthday day (24th) with the other. Yep. She is a perfect fit for our family. Three is not only my favorite number, but it also happens to be one of my favorite ages too. When kids are three, and can fully verbalize every little thing on their minds... it is then that their personalities shine through. She is my girl and I am blessed to be her mother. I hope to raise her to be strong and proud of who she is. I may be biased, but I think this girl is destined for greatness. And today we celebrate her.

Here are the highlights of her birthday photo shoot Marshall did last week. Marlie is wearing her new birthday dress and glittery birthday shoes.













After the photo shoot, I ran at her, scooped her up and spun her around. Marshall kept taking pictures, capturing the sun flair in his camera for effect. You can see those pictures here.

And if you want to see an unbelievably beautiful picture of Marlie, you should see Marshall's current post here.

38 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday, Princess!
    I woulda sworn you were 4!
    I love your birthday dress. We have a foot and a half of snow!

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  2. She is just SO beautiful!! Happy #3!! It IS a super cute age :)

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  3. Happy Birthday Beautiful, sweet Marlie!!

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  4. Happy Birthday Marlie!! She is gorgeous and I am CERTAIN that greatness is in her future!

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  5. Happy Birthday, Marlie! You have a beautiful smile.

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  6. Today is my niece's birthday as well :)
    Happy Birthday to Marlie. She is absolutely beautiful!

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  7. Happy birthday to a beautiful "big" girl!

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  8. Happy Birthday Marlie!


    Yes, you are destined for greatness. You have intelligent eyes and you're such a pretty little girl.

    I love your shoes and dress!

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  9. Happy Birthday Marlie..... Your pictures are beautiful and your personality really shines thru!


    Robbin

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  10. Happy Birthday Marlie. Time sure does fly. You were a baby not to long ago when I snapped your photo in Ethiopia. Look at you now!

    Yihun turned 5 on Monday, I am still reeling from how much he has grown.

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  11. OMGoodness! I'm going to guess she has the most infectious giggle ever! Happy Birthday, Marlie!!

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  12. Happy Birthday Marlie! You can almost hear her laughter in the pictures! So cute.

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  13. Happy Birthday to your Marlie! She has such an infectious smile - just love it!

    And my oldest has her birthday next week - on the 31st!

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  14. Happy Birthday sweetie pie!!! Oh Julie what a gift she is, her smile is infectious! Have a great day Marlie-Moo~

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  15. What a brilliant smile she has...

    Happy Birthday, pretty girl!!!

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  16. What an extraordinarily beautiful little girl and fantastic photos as well. I love the last three in your post -- especially the one of her with her arms outstretched (and the ones on Marshall's blog are spectacular).

    I have thoroughly enjoyed three as well with Max for the reasons you mentioned; I also love how with all the newfound verbage and independence they still can be the snuggly baby...

    xoxo
    Laura :)

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  17. Happy 3rd B'day Marlie!
    I love your lil' dress and especially those glittery shoes!
    I wish I could wear glitter shoes ;)
    Happy Holidays!
    xo, margie

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  18. She is so beautiful... love the pics, happy birthday!!!!

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  19. Happy Birthday, Marlie!

    What a cutie patootie she is! And the pics are just too adorable!


    Have a Merry Christmas!

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  20. Definitely destined for greatness.
    Just beautiful. Happy Birthday.

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  21. I don't comment often, but I really enjoy following your blog. She's so beautiful that it brought tears to my eyes. What amazing things God has done in your family! :)

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  22. Happy, Happy Birthday to my lovely, sweet niece! I'm blessed to be related to you! -BA

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  23. Happy Birthday Marlie! Love all the pictures. She is one gorgeous little girl.

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  24. Happy Birthday Marlie :o)

    Love the dress and those sparkly little shoes!

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  25. happy birthday marley! and merry christmas to you guys. beautiful pics on your site and his!
    best,
    laura

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  26. Oh my, she is SO beautiful! I love her dress and shoes:) I'm on my way to see the other pics. I'm so glad I had time to stop by before supper.

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  27. She is beautiful. I send Birthday Wishes to Marlie.

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  28. She's so beautiful! She is quite the little model!

    Happy 3rd birthday to Marlie and Merry Christmas too!

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  29. What a cutie! Happy Birthday, Marlie! And Merry Christmas to all of you :)

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  30. Aw, Happy Birthday a bit late Miss Marlie!

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  31. Happy belated Birthday Marlie! You look absolutely beautiful in your birthday dress! And I love the pics of you and your momma!

    Merry Christmas!

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  32. Oh she does such cute posing. I love it! Happy birthday to a beautiful three year old. And you're certainly right ... they do express a lovely personality at this age. I'm having tons of fun with Little Miss -- except for her hating the camera part! ;)

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  33. Your daughter is absolutely adorable! Thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures!!

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  34. She will take the breath away of many. Happy birthday beautiful.

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  35. Happy belated Birthday beautiful girl! I still rememebr meeting her at Horizon House. She would always greet me with a smile, ane I could tell you had a little spitfire on yoru hands. It is wonderful to see how she has grown.

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  36. Great picture of her! She's a cutie!

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  37. Happy very belated birthday to Marlie! I hope 3 is swell!

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