Friday, August 22

Happy Birthday, Hope Larissa

_MG_3899 Goofballs Hope Yep, They're Wax Lips Hope The Helpers Hope Alice Party Hope From Hope... Collection Clearwater Beach Haystacks gym 1 summer Ukelele Lessons Saturday Brunch July 4th Parade First Gymnastics Meet Hope
Hope turns 12 today.  TWELVE.  For those of you who have been hanging around this blog a while, you are probably feeling as baffled as I am.  How in the world did that happen so quickly?  More than that, how has she turned out to be the most sensitive, thoughtful, intelligent, hilarious kid I've ever met?
I'm so thankful for these past twelve years.  I love my little Hope Larissa.  She is truly the best there is.  (Now excuse me while I go cry my eyes out.)


37 comments:

  1. Hope with blue hair is the very cutest thing.
    Happy birthday, girlie! She'll be a teenager before you know it!

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  2. Beautiful pictures. The one from Elsie and Jeremy's wedding made me gasp, she's so perfect! Happy Birthday Hope!

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  3. My little girl just turned twelve this year too. She's my youngest, as I also have a fifteen year-old and an eighteen-year old daughter as well! There's something so special and magical about having daughter's. My favorite pic, though they are all very sweet, is the second one, with the picnic. Darling!

    Sincerely,

    Laurali Star

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  4. she appears to be as beautiful and talented and silly and sweet as her mama, happy birthday hope larissa!

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  5. Cute pictures! I especially like the last one.

    http://itsjpei.wordpress.com/

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  6. GAH! That picture of Hope from Renegade! That's the first time we met in person!

    Happy birthday, Hope! Please stop having birthdays!

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  7. She looks so adult in the last one, I mean besides the costume. Her face just looks so mature!

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  8. i loveeeee this photo roundup. so beautiful and candid and perfect in every way. happy birthday, hope!

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  9. Happy birthday Hope! Wonderful pictures, and she looks just like you Katie, especially in that last picture! Hope she has a magical day xx

    Megan / aneclecticaffair.blogspot.com

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  10. Hope is going to be that really cool adult that everyone envies because everything she gets into and does and creates and is will be too awesome to handle. Clearly, you guys have amazing genetics and parenting skills for creating such a cool human. Congrats on that, and happy 12th birthday Hope! May it be as awesome as you are and will always be.

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  11. these pictures made me tear up!

    you and johnny, from what we can all see, have raised a wonderful little human being.
    its crazy how it all flies....next year its the teens!

    happy birthday Hope! (:
    heres to many many more!

    -les
    lovewhatyouread14.blogspot.com

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  12. Happy birthday to her! And yay gymnastics!

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  13. Happy birthday, Hope! I love the blue hair! Time really does fly. Every day seems to get shorter & shorter. :] // itsCarmen.com ☼

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  14. She is the sweetest and she is so pretty. I've always felt like she knows well who she is and that's awesome! And if she turned out to be all those good things, is because of her amazing parents! You guys are a great family and a huge inspiration.
    Happy Birthday Hope! :D

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  15. Happy Birthday!

    www.animpulsetosoar.blogspot.com

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  16. Happy Birthday Hope! She looks so much like Poe (or Poe looks so much like her) in that top photo!! That bottom photo of Hope is breathtaking. <3

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  17. These are the cutest pictures! Happy Birthday, Hope :).

    Tamara
    www.trulytamara.com

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  18. TWELVE?! How??? She's so big. I love looking through all those old photos. So adorable. Happy birthday Hope!!

    xo Denise
    lovelybohemian.blogspot.com

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  19. Cannot handle how big she is getting. Cannot.

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  20. I think I started following you online around the time of that tea party at the top of the post and holy cow where has the time gone? Happy Birthday Hope! I hope you have the most amazing and magical year yet!

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  21. i have't been following your blog for long, nut these pictures show how much she's grown. she is so sweet.

    http://thelollyprojectblog.blogspot.com

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  22. happy happy birthday . sweet hope .!
    wish you all the best . enjoy YOUR day :)
    may your dreams and wishes come true ..

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  23. so grown up!! happy birthday, hope!

    xxoo,
    nikki

    www.dream-in-neon.com

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  24. Happy Birthday, Hope! She is a beautiful girl. You can tell by the photos she has a sweet personality. I love all of the old photos!

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  25. Oh precious little Hope - happy birthday, sweet pea.

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  26. Happy Birthday to a beautiful little girl!!

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  27. such loooovely lovely pictures :) happy birthday!
    xo, cheyenne

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  28. wait WHAT!!??? twelve???
    For some reason I was expecting you to say nine... wow!
    wow!
    Happy Birthday Hope!!!

    Valentina
    Valentina Duracinsky Blog

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  29. what a sweet girl. her personality really shows in the photos. happy birthday hope! twelve is such an exciting age.

    xo, toolie.

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  30. Aw happy birthday Hope :) She is such a gorgeous girly!

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  31. 12 years old! Oh my goodness, she's almost a teenager... she's very pretty! My daughter is 8 and I'm also wondering where the time has gone.

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  32. NO WAY SHE IS 12 ALREADY. Dang. She is growing up juts beautifully, Katie. HBD Hope!

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  33. Happy Birthday Hope! What an amazing soul.
    Bec x
    www.dancingthroughsunday.com.au

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  34. What a precious and cool little girl!! I am just loving your blog and seeing how much your family means to you. I can't even imagine when one of my kids starts entering the double digits. They grow WAY too fast. Happy belated bday to Larissa.

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