Wednesday, February 1, 2012

8 is Great!

Pearly Shella has officially turned 8 years old! Hooray! We celebrated with some gifts, then had one of her favorite dinners, Navajo Tacos.Yum!

Then we sang happy birthday to her and enjoyed her Symphony Bar Chocolate Cake.  She is super excited for her baptism this weekend.  I am so happy that she wants to be baptized and that she has the opportunity to be baptized.  She has been waiting since she knew about baptism (3 years!)  I also remember when her older sister Pearlie was baptized she wanted to be baptized too.  She complained after her older sister was baptized,  that it wasn't fair that she had to wait until she was! She loves learning about the gospel.  She also loves having her new scriptures that my in-laws gifted to her.

She's a sweet-spirited, loving and thoughtful child. She is also very smart and she is a fast learner.  She is a very talented artist. She wants to be a singer/actor when she grows up. She loves to help me in the kitchen...because she also wants to become a baker/chef.  She is definitely a daddy's girl.  She loves hanging out with her daddy.  She has a zest for life that is inspiring and motivating.   She came into this world with to speak. lol! 

Her birth story:  

January 29th 2004 I had contractions all day long, they weren't too intense until the next morning.  I started getting intense contractions at around 6 am.  I knew I would give birth that day.  Since I didn't need to have meds for group B strep and I didn't want an epidural, we waited  longer at home before heading to the hospital.  We live only a mile away from the hospital so we thought it would be fine to wait for a bit.  Finally when it was time to go I had one intense contraction while walking up the stairs, after it was done  we said goodbye to Pearlie then headed to the hospital to give birth.

When we arrived I nearly had the baby in the hallway. An EMT grabbed me a wheelchair and we headed upstairs.  When we arrived at the L&D they checked us in and asked me to use the restroom first.  Well, that didn't really happen and I actually had a huge contraction in the restroom.  My husband had to carry me into the bed and soon after that she was was ready to be born.  As the nurse was getting ready for the baby she had to stop what she was doing because she was on her way out.  I was trying not to push but she was just ready to be born and basically it felt like she just flew right :\! The nurse had her back turned for a minute and when she turned around she just barely had time to catch her....seriously! lol!  As you can see she entered the world with!

Pearly Shella,  

We love you so much! We are so grateful for you!  We are so blessed to have you in our lives!  It's a joy to know that you have such enthusiasm for learning and that you are so intelligent.  You are so loving and caring and we appreciate the things you do to help your family.  It's hilarious at times...that you are clumsy like your mom was when she was little or still is. (Ha ha!)  You have so many talents and we love that you enjoy sharing them. 

We know that you will be successful in reaching the goals that you set, because you strive to do your best always.  You have great potential and you will be a great mother and wife someday. Live your life serving others.  Life will not always be easy,  challenges will come. The best thing you can do is to always remember your worth and that you are loved and cherished by daddy and mommy and your family. And most important always remember that you are a priceless, unique, and beautiful divine daughter of a loving Heavenly Father. We are so thankful that we have been blessed to have you in our lives! 

♥ Love,

Daddy & Mommy

{K.T.T.- I hope you have a great day! I love you & miss you honey. Thank you for staying positive, and especially for your encouraging words and support. ♥ FT&P always!}


  1. Congratulations and Happy birthday pretty girl!! I love your blog Ane!!

  2. Happy Birthday!!! I love u Pretty girl (: I hope ur baptism is a very special day for ya!! Luvvs

  3. Happy birthday to your little angel, looks like she had a memorable one.

  4. oh my goodness!! Happy belated and happy baptism day!! I thought she was 7, man I'm losing track! So glad it was a great day for you guys. Keep your head up! love to you all!!


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