S: Anna Grace Carson August 27, 2010 - August 27, 2011
BC: Mommy and Daddy have 3 prayers for you: 1) That you will love Jesus 2) That you will love His Word 3) That you will marry a man who loves Jesus and loves you
FC: C | A | G
1: And from His fullness we have all received GRACE upon GRACE. John 1:16
2: For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. Psalm 139:13
3: We anticipated your arrival so much! Mommy worked very hard to get your nursery ready for you. She painted almost all of the artwork in your room. She even painted a birdhouse to go along with the bird bedding for your crib.
5: You were born at 3:11 a.m. on Friday, August 27, 2010. You weighed 8 lbs and were 20 inches long.
6: Children are a heritage from the Lord Psalm 127:3
7: b a b y | g i r l
10: Look at how much you have grown in just one year!
11: A tree starts off as a tiny seed, but over time, its roots grow deep into the ground and eventually it becomes a great and magnificent tree. Mommy and Daddy pray that you will grow roots deep in Christ. We pray that you will love Him and His word and that you will desire for other people to know Him as well. We can't wait to watch you grow into a great and magnificent woman of God.
12: We have so many wonderful memories with you. You brighten up our lives more than you could ever know. We love to watch you laugh, smile, learn, and grow.
14: You love to dance and whenever we turn on certain songs, you say, "Dance, dance, dance." You also have taken a strong liking to reading!! Big Red Barn is one of the books you love for us to read to you.
15: You are not afraid of the camera! We even practiced posing with your wand for your first birthday party!
16: So many milestones...
17: During your first year of life, we got to see you do so many fun new things. You found your toes, rolled over, learned to clap, sat up, moved to a "big girl car seat," learned to blow kisses in your own special way, ate solid foods for the first time, learned to pick up food and feed yourself, started to laugh, stood up, and started to walk. You have said "Hi" probably 10,000 times and have also learned words like Daddy, Mommy, Bye-Bye., Baby and Dog (which is one of your favorite words)! All of these things make you uniquely you. You are fearfully and wonderfully made!!
18: TIME TO PLAY
19: You love to play with all sorts of fun things. From swings to links to books to jumping in your jumperoo, you have found so many ways to entertain yourself. When all else fails, a laundry basket or standing upside down on your head is always a fun option.
22: Bath Time
24: Photo shoot in
25: the high chair
26: A Year of "Firsts" | You celebrated your first Thanksgiving down in Jacksonville, FL with Auntie Erin, Uncle Ryan and your two cousins, Noah and Carter. A month later, you had your first Christmas. Sadly, you also had your first cold on Christmas Day and were sick for a couple weeks, but we still made a lot of great memories. On Christmas morning, Mommy and Daddy gave you three gifts just like Jesus received three gifts when he was born. You got a hat and gloves, Sophie the Giraffe (a teething toy), and The Jesus Storybook Bible!
28: Charlotte had a few big snows during your first year of life. Even though you were a little bit too young to play in the snow, Mommy and Daddy dressed you up nice and warm and took you outside to take some fun pictures. It is going to be so fun when you are a little bit older and we can go outside and build snowmen, make snow angels, and go sledding together!
29: We celebrated your first Easter by worshipping at Forest Hill Church, where Pappy is the Senior Pastor. We sang songs and heard a great message where he proclaimed the Good News of Jesus Christ. Jesus died for our sins and rose again to new life so that we can have a new life in Him! | A couple months later, you celebrated your first 4th of July. We went to the beach with Pappy, Mar-Mar, and Uncle Michael. We ate a lot of yummy food, played on the beach, and got to watch fireworks!
31: Team Carson
32: Mommy's Girl
35: My Sweet Anna Grace, I love you more than words can even describe. You have brought so much joy and happiness to my life. I can't wait to watch you grow up and help you discover all that God has created you to be. Love, Mommy
36: The Love of a Daddy
38: Hi Sweetie, I would like to tell you a few things: I am committed to Jesus, I am committed to your Mommy, and I am committed to raising you according to the Scriptures. I am so glad I am your Daddy. You will probably never know how much I love you. Love, Daddy
40: Fun at the BEACH You love to play in the sand, but you love to eat it more!
43: POOL FUN
44: Pappy and Mar-Mar love you so much. You are their first grandchild! They say that you remind them a lot of Mommy when she was a little girl. | God told Pappy that you and he would have a very special relationship. He loves to look at you and say, "Your eyes are blue and I love you."
45: I Love My Grandparents | Mar-Mar thinks you are so full of life. She loves to read to you and go on walks with you. She says she can't wait to take you on adventures!
46: Grandpa and Momo love you, too! You hold a very special place in their hearts because after two grandsons, you are their first granddaughter! | Grandpa thinks you are just the most wonderful little girl on the face of the earth. He is so impressed with how smart you are and loves the way you light up a room!
47: I Love My Grandparents | Momo loves to pray over you and sing to you. When she is around you, she is filled with joy. She wishes she lived closer so that she could see you more often!
49: with Mommy's family
50: with Daddy's family
52: 4 Generations
54: Baby "Besties" Miles Mokris and Gracelyn Anderson
55: two peas in a pod
56: Mommy's roommate from Clemson, Teri Lee, had Carter a week after you were born.
57: Naked Baby!
58: One of Mommy's best friends, Shelly Kale, aka Aunt Shelly, took some awesome pictures of you!
66: Shelly took some incredible pictures of you on your first birthday! We have loved experiencing this first year of life with you. Happy Birthday to our sweet birthday girl! | BIRTHDAY GIRL
70: Photos by Laura Wilson
78: 1. Baby Shampoo: $3.49 2. Pajamas: $9.99 3. Diapers: $29.99 4. Snuggle Time with Mommy and Daddy... Priceless!
84: So many people love you and came to visit you during your first year. You are one loved little girl! Thanks for being grace upon grace to everyone you meet! That was our prayer for you.