“In all of living, have much fun and laughter.
Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.”
-Gordon B. Hinckley

Two years ago today our family was blessed with our sweet, baby Belle...though Megan wasn't sure about the name 'Belle', I never thought of any other. I always knew that if I were to have a girl, she would be my Belle; and so she is. Five weeks early, she started this life being more work than her brothers ever were...having spent a little extra time in the nursery with some O2; this after the previous 30 weeks where we had to monitor Megan's pregnancy because of some issues early on. But, happy and healthy, she was always meant to be here with us; and on the evening of February 27, 2006 I held my baby girl for the first time...proud to be a daddy again.

They say there is something special about the bond between a father and a daughter; I'm thinking they're right. My boys are my buddies and are great fun, to be sure; but, my Belle is my princess who, at the very thought of her big, blue eyes, could bring a grown man to shed tears of pure happiness...and has done so on more than one occasion. I couldn't imagine our family without her; she makes a nice round five. Megan and I have had thoughts that maybe she completes 'us'...only time will tell, I guess. For now, I'll spoil her rotten as it is my right to do so. And I hope that I will do and be everything for her, so she may know that she means the world to me!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Belle Marie! I love you my sweet baby girl!!!

Love, Daddy


The Parks Fam said...

Okay, I need some tissue's now cause that post made me CRY!! Belle really is such a little princess and one beautiful little girl. I LOVED watching that slide show too, it made my day. Happy Birthday sweet Belle! We LOVE you all to death!

Shanna & Brent said...

ohhhhh... that was so sweet... and those pictures of Belle, she is so cute!! makes me want to have a girl even more, and by the way, Meg, you look GREAT (at least your body does cuz we can't see your head) in the pregnancy picture!!! i really don't know what you complain about....
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BELLSIE!!!! love you guys!!!
(by the way now you know how much i love you cuz i hijacked Brent's laptop to do this since our computer is DEAD. sob sob)

jeremyandholly said...

wow. that was really probably one of THE sweetest things i've ever read josh. happy birthday little belle!! the slideshow was beautiful...what good parents:)
love you guys:)

The Parks Fam said...

MEG!!! I cannot even believe how stinkin cute my blog is...YOU ARE AMAZING!! Thanks so much for doing that for me. You are such a creative, beautiful person and I mean that. I love you meg!! I Hope Zachery is feeling better...So far so good with Dax. Talk to you soon.

Joe and Kenzie Graham said...

Hi, I am a friend of one of your friends and saw your cute background and header... How did you get those?

Meg'n'Josh said...

in answer to your question, the header I did in photoshop and then downloaded it as a picture into the header "widget" in the "layout" of my blog. As for the background, I have a bunch of downloaded digital scrapbooking kits and you can download them into photobucket.com, get a jpg. code and then take that code and put it into the html code on your layout...it might sound confusing. If it is, I can email you step by step instructions....that might be easier. let me know!

Steve-Krista-Collin-Sydney said...

Meg- thanks for your help with my blog!!! I think I'm getting the hang of it. I love what Josh posted for Belle's birthday(She is sooooooo cute!!!!). I hope you guys are serious about coming down this summer (though I think you are crazy for coming in the summer!) we would love to see you all and show you around!! Love you guys and Happy Birthday- Belle!!!

The Shepherds said...

Such a sweet post! I am so sad that I am always so late to comment, I guess that's one of the reasons for deleting my blog- I can never keep up. At least I still have yours to look at! Love ya Meg.