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welcome to the world session: mary grace


When I received the email letting me know that sweet Mary Grace had just made her debut, I couldn’t have been happier! I just adore her family. In fact, you’ve already seen them on this blog before in two different heritage sessions! Mary Grace’s big sisters are so incredibly adorable and I knew that she would be just as precious.

Precious turned out to be an understatement!

With sweet little cheeks, big eyes and dimples that melt your heart- it was one welcome to the world session I won’t forget.

Mary Grace is so blessed to be born into a family that treasures their relationships with one another and their past. We used her grandmother’s punch bowl, which actually caused great concern for her big sisters, who wondered why we would put her in a pot!  Then she cuddled up in a family heirloom bassinet, on a handmade family quilt, was rocked by her siblings in an antique family rocking chair and completed our time with the family baby cups! What an incredible way to incorporate the past with the tender innocence and beauty of the future that will be carried on with Mary Grace.

While Mary Grace ate her lunch, her big sisters took me upstairs to show off their room. I couldn’t help but to capture at least one precious image of these darling princesses.   Ah, look at their beautiful eyes!

Martha and Bobby, thank you so much for trusting me, yet again, with such tender moments. It’s always an honor to be in your presence and to chat about life as if no time had passed since we last saw each other! Mrs. Strickland, what a wonderful surprise to be able to spend some time with you as well. I always knew I was blessed to have you as a teacher, but how incredibly touching to see you actively in the role as grandmother, singing, reading and imparting truths to them… exactly as you did to so many of us in high school! Mary Grace, I just adore your family… and you too!  Welcome to the world!

June 11, 2011 - 2:14 pm

Jamie Davis-Samuels - These pictures are so precious… love sweet baby pictures! Such a blessing from God.

June 10, 2011 - 8:20 pm

Jessica Knight - So precious……I can’t wait to do this all over again….Bless this sweet little Mary Kate and her cute sisters…

June 10, 2011 - 7:56 pm

Sharon - Awwww! Your sweet words are almost as sweet as Mary Grace, Annie! The older I get the more I realize what an absolute treasure the Lord has given me in my family members. SOOO glad Bobby and Martha added another, and my GOODNESS what a sweet one she is (her Daddy’s dimples and all!) Just wish I could hold her before she turns 2 years old!!!!

June 10, 2011 - 4:57 pm

Brenda Knight - I am surprised you did not hear the “awwws” all the way there! Annie you really have a gift for catching miracles on film!

June 10, 2011 - 1:46 pm

Dee - These brought a smile to my face and a tear in my eyes..amazing and beautiful.

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