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HaPpY bIrThDaY



On the morning she was born the Angels sang.

The sun came up on a whole new world.

God smiled.
One year later He is grinning!


Barbie said…
Happy Happy Birthday Ivey. May God continue to bless you! You are a special gift to everyone who knows you.

Hope you have a fun day!

(what an adorable picture of her brothers loving on her:)
Aline said…

christas mom said…
happy birthday sweet ivey!
Borbe Bunch said…
A VERY Happy Birthday to my Birthday buddy!!!
I pray you have a fun filled day enjoying your beautiful family who love you! I am sure they will give you plenty of kisses and loving!!!
God loves you!
Sending Birthday wishes and LOVE your way....from another "elizabeth" :)
p.s. I have thought of you all day so far, since we are both celebrating our special days.... :)
LeslieAnn said…
Happy Birthday, Sweet Girl!

Connie Barris said…
Happy Birtday,,,, Princess Ivey

Your Aunt Connie

lady bug Hugs and butterfly kisses
Linda said…
Happy Birthday Ivey!!!! I hope that you have a very special day. May God continue to smile down on you!
christas mom said…
happy birthday sweet ivey
H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y Sweet Baby Girl!!! You are such a special blessing and I'm glad I got the chance to "know" you this year! My prayer for your birthday is that you get all the happiness you have brought your family and the world!! :)
Debbie said…
Congratulations to all of you and a special HAPPY BIRTHDAY to sweet little Ivey! God is good!

JenMom said…
Happy Birthday, precious one!!! Congrats on a whole year, mama!
I thought about y'all all day today and hoped it has been a wonderful, happy happy day! What a precious thing she is--we are blessed to get to be part of her story, even if it is only through Addison and email! Hug your sweet girl for us--I wish we could come celebrate with you Sunday! We'll be celebrating here, for you!
Mandy said…
Hey I found your blog on here and I've started to do friendship friday with the mister linky... i dunno if you're interested but it sure sounds like you would have a lot of great things to offer!

Also, HAPPY B-DAY IVEY!!! I've been meaning to post that for a couple of days but I've been busy with house guests!
Anonymous said…
Happy Belated Birthday Ivey!

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