1: This book was made with love from Mom and Dad. It is with hope that as you read the pages, the memories and good times will forever stay in your heart! We love you. xoxo
2: Grown Up You are my firstborn, my pride and joy. What a surprise to find out you weren't a boy! Our bond was created before you were born. It's a link between us that'll never be torn. God sent me an angel from above to teach me guidance, patience and love. You were a heavenly vision from your cute button nose all the way down to those tiny toes. When you wrapped your hand around my finger so tight, it was love at first sight. No longer would it be Daddy and me; we had become a family of three. Soon you learned to crawl and then walk. All the while expressing yourself with baby talk. "Da Da" was the first word you learned to say. But "I go shopping" was heard whenever we would play.
3: Before I knew it you were learning to read. Years later you impressed the track coaches with your lightning speed. Time quickly flew by. You had grown up in the blink of an eye. I missed the times when I kissed your boo boos and scraped knees, to you constantly asking to borrow the car keys. You're not little anymore, so spread your wings and soar. Don't worry, I'll catch you if you fall. Together we can handle anything big or small. If I could go back, there's nothing I would change or undo. My life is fulfilled all because of you. Although you live miles away, in my heart is where you'll always stay! xoxo Mom
4: Then | Now o w | 2 | 0 | years...
5: Heaven Sent
6: Fragile | Handle with care
7: Proud | Parents
8: Stephanie Marie Schumacher Born: April 17, 1989 Time: 5:40p.m. Weight: 7lbs. 1.5oz. Length: 19.25 inches
9: Little Miracle | Stephanie Marie Schumacher Born: April 17, 1989 Time: 5:40p.m. Weight: 7lbs. 1.5oz. Length: 19.25 inches
10: Blessed is a man who hears a tiny voice call him | other | A daughter will | grow up, but | she will never | outgrow her | Mother's heart.
11: Blessed is a man who hears a tiny voice call him | A daughter will grow up, but she will never outgrow her Mother's heart.
12: "Grandparents are antique little boys and girls." | Godparents are... | Mommies and Daddies in disguise!
14: as | a | butt n | Cute
15: Inch by inch, row by row, we watched you grow and grow!
16: First Communion Day! My precious girl all dressed in white. What a heavenly sight!
17: Cute as a bug
20: "There are no others like my sisters and brothers."
22: Turning ONE is so much fun
23: Make a wish...
24: G i r l
25: You will always be our little | princess. Your smile can brighten any room. Your soft spoken words can lift one's spirit And your laughter can bring endless play to one and all.
26: A moment to rest... | it's hard keeping up with the best!
27: Lazy summer daze
28: Playing in the sands. Look what I made with my hands!
29: Fun in the sun
30: Zachary | and | Stephanie
31: Disneyworld 1994
32: B | O | O | My first
33: Trick | Treat
34: S | A | N | T | A | 1989
35: First visit with jolly ol' Santa | Hippity Hop! Meeting the Easter Bunny and those ears that flop.
36: My two furry pets, oh how I loved them so! It was hard to see them go. In my heart is where they'll always be... under tight lock and key! | My two furry pets. Oh, how I loved them so! It was hard to see them go. In my heart is where they'll always be... under tight lock and key! | Cuddles | Ceder
38: Trying to fill Daddy's shoes...or socks?
39: Trying to fill Daddy's shoes... err socks! | Oompa Loompa | Trying to fill Daddy's shoes or . socks???
40: With determination on your face, we knew you could win any race.
41: Track ... Hurdles
42: "A friend is one who believes in you when you have ceased to believe in yourself."
43: The many dresses and shoes... the endless make-up and hairdos. Oh, what fun you had without Mom or Dad.
45: Graduation Day! It's finally here! Raise your hands and give a cheer. Now it's off to college to gain more knowledge.
47: FAMILY | "You don't choose | your family. They | are God's gift | to you, as you | are to them!"
49: This is my favorite photo of you. It portrays your innocence and playfulness too. Everytime you call out my name, no love like this could ever feel the same. Being your Mother has always been my treasure. It's a pricelss amount that nobody can measure. xoxo Mom