Monday, February 21, 2011

Special Day

It has been snowing like crazy! 
18 inces & counting. 
Doesn't keep us Minnesotans down though! 

First, my husband snowblowed 9 driveways & pulled 5 people out of the ditch
(all for free just because he has a HUGE heart).

Then, for a special surprise on a snowy day with no school we took Annie to one of her favorite places...the mall.  She has been wanting so badly to get her ears pierced & today seems like just as good of a day as any!

It was so much fun!

The anticipation.


The fear.



The Victory!




The twinkle in her eyes.
She smiled all the way home.

That makes this snowy day...
...extra special!
And I didn't even cry :)

Speaking of special days...
...this brand new SUPER CUTE blog:
not only has lots of adorable posts but,
also showcases the custom maps they
design for your special day!

Just look at this wedding map!

Seriously! 
You have to go take a peek at ElizaJane!!!

More ElizaJane Maps HERE.

Hope today was special for you too!!!
I want to hear about it!

I am pretty sure Annie is smiling still in her sleep.

67 comments:

Two Shades of Pink said...

How cute is this post? I would LOVE to do my girls ears but I was kinda brutally honest about it to Cati when she asked and I deeply regret my candor now. She sorta is scared so now I will wait until she wants to do it. But those photos are precious. Off to check our Eliza Jane...that wedding map is crazy cute!

Kristi said...

Your ears look great, Annie!! So pretty. :)

My Hannah was about Annie's age when she got her ears pierced. She had been begging and we kept saying no. But for Christmas that year we gave her a pair of beautiful earrings. She loved them and then said with a sad face, "Oh no. These are for pierced ears. I don't have pierced ears." Her daddy said, "You will tomorrow morning." She beamed for a week. LOL

Good memories!

~Kristi

Mumsy, Chancy and Company said...

Precious pictures...enjoy your newly pierced ears sweet Annie. Hugs

April said...

She has the sweetest smile! Congrats to her on getting her ears pierced!

MS/AC Fan said...

Can't believe my baby girl got her ears pierced!!!

marie said...

Annie, I LOVE your new pierced ears. I don't think you could look any happier! Libbie ~ good job not crying! I got tears in my eyes just looking at that sweet smile!

Kudos to your hubby!

Beth said...

Good for her! I bawled the first time my ears were pierced. :)

bunny said...

She's growing up so fast! Very Sweet!

bunny

Natasha said...

I remember when my Maddy got her ears pierced...I think her smile was just as big as Annie's! She looks so very grown up now and so very pretty too!

Stay warm you guys!

Best wishes always,
Natasha.

Nicole Jeannette said...

This is precious! Fun fact, my mom never let me get my ears pierced so as an act of defiance, the DAY I turned 18 I got mine pierced at Claire's. That was the "worst" thing I ever did, so I think I did alright haha

Victoria said...

Congrats, Annie! They look great!

Can do mom said...

Annie looks darling with her newly pierced ears. :)

My oldest daughter will be turning 18 in a couple months. When she was Annie's age she BEGGED to have her ears pierced. I started at age 12. Then she got me down to age 10. Then I think I might have relented to age 8, I can't remember anymore. Then the unthinkable happened and right after our third child was born, I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in an emergency surgery because of abdominal pain. I woke up with a radical hysterectomy and lay in my hospital bed facing the unknown. It was a scarey time for me and my family but one of the decisions I made was that when I got out of the hospital, on her 7th birthday (only a few weeks later), Emily and I were going to Claire's to get her ears pierced. I thought, if I don't survive this battle, I want her to remember getting her ears pierced with her mother and no one else.

Well, Emily will be turning 18 in a couple months. God was (and still is!) so good to me, to our family, and He healed me. Why He chose to heal me, I do not know, but I'm so thankful and grateful to be here 11 years later! Of course because Emily had her ears pierce at 7, that meant Leah had to have hers done at the same age, so my second little girl had hers done at 7 as well.

Now Emily wants her ears to be pierced again. I resisted for a while but just recently I thought, "What's the big deal?" and caved and so on her 18th birthday we are going to go and get her ears pierced a second time.

Motherhood. It's a tough job that I love with all my heart.

:)

Pen Pen said...

Cute!!!! I remember getting my ears pierced for the first time... what a special day!

Theresa said...

She is just so cute! I remember that day with both Danielle and Hannah... both at Claires too! Enjoy the snow, we got hit too! Theresa xoxo

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Aww my sweet little girl has got her ears pierced I can not believe it.
She was so brave too...love love the picture of her sweet daddy holding her hand. How precious is that.
Honey I can not believe you guys are still having snow days...OMG it is in the 70's here this week. Hard to believe we went from teens to this heat. I know you don't want to hear that...lol
Love ya and hope you have a wonderful week
Maggie

Trisha said...

She's so brave and looks adorable with her new earrings! I hope the snow let's up for you all soon! Have a fantastic day!
~Trisha

michelle said...

What a great day and she looks so adorable! What a brave girl and her smile is so big and bright!!

Abby said...

What a cutie! I remember the day I got my ears pierced. I still have the peridot studs they used, and I still occasionally wear them! I was in kindergarten!

Karen said...

Libbie, she looks so adorable and cute! That brought back memories of my daughter, but she was a bit older. Annie was soooo brave!

Ashley said...

She is so pretty!! & Your blog is so cute! :) I love that you have a quote from Miss Hannigan...had me singing!

A Serenade for Solitude said...

What a cutie. Yes! What a special snowday memory!

Rosie said...

A "twinkle" in her ears and a "twinkle" in her eyes...and Annie, you were SO brave...Well done sweetie!
Oh Libbie, your "fondue of L*O*V*E" had me rolling on the floor...so, so funny! What great memories dearest...hugs...Rosie

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Congratulations to Annie! They look beautiful!

koralee said...

What a brave girl...and so cute daddy holding her hand. I am glad I had my ears pierced when I was younger...to chicken now!

hugs and stay cozy.xoxo

Jazzy E (hivennn) said...

Awh so lovely! x hivennn

Cat said...

Yay for Annie! It musta been a wonderful trip and experience. And having her daddy be there to hold her hand, sweetness :)

Cat said...

I just noticed that wedding was on July 11th --- MY BIRTHDAY!!! :)

Marla said...

What a great post. I love that her daddy was there holding her hand. I also love that he is out snowblowing driveways and helping stranded people. Way to lead!

cuisle west said...

Our Isabella's ear piercing adventure was a raving nightmare (afraid of needles ... does that say something)! Practically hog-tied down, and restrained at the knees they did the first ear, and you'd have thought the place was on fire ... she bolted outside, and didn't get her other ear pierced until she was 10 ... a child who begged for it non-stop, from the age of six, until we foolishly relented. And, this from a family who is genetically immune to sissies. Poor lass!

Absolutely love her precious haircut.

Gloria said...

What a brave Annie you have!! Look how pretty she looks in them...:) What a wonderful memory you have documented for her.

Beth (our daughter) just had Sophie's (our 4 1/2 month old granddaughter) ears pierced. I am so glad I was not there to see it!!!! They DO look so cute on her though.

xoxo Gloria

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