Something about Vivienne.
She just shines.
I did a little photo shoot with Vivienne in August.
And I loved those pictures of her.
So today we braved the chill, grabbed the camera and a chair, and headed outside.
And soon she was revealing bits and pieces of her sassy self.
All I had to do was snap the pictures.
Recently, our big girl has reached a major milestone.
And helloooo big girl undies.
Three days of constant reminders, and one bag of M&M’s later…
and now she’s good to go.
That’s just how this girl rolls.
She also decided she was ready to get her ears pierced.
Actually, I decided I was ready. Vivienne has been ready for months.
So, yesterday, we ventured out to the mall.
Where she picked out the flower earrings she wanted.
And sat squarely in my lap, even though I warned her it would hurt, and nodded that she still wanted them pierced.
And she’s about the most irresistible thing I’ve ever seen.
And, right in front of my eyes, she’s growing up.
Watch out world, here she comes.
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So glad to see this Sunday Snapshot! Hopefully this means we'll be seeing more! Have missed your posts… Still praying for you and your family.
Rita and John says
What beautiful photos of your darling daughter! She is growing so quickly! I am praying for your family.
She is so stinkin adorable! I can't believe she was brave enough to get her ears pierced!
Have truly been missing me some Ni Hao Ya'll. Still in my prayers. And…………..Vivienne is so ADORABLE!
Way to go Vivi…panties!!!!! She may later wish she took longer to lofty train…more M&M's, know what I'm sayin'? Vivi is growing up beautifully and her personality is darling…so obvious in the photos!
hugs to all…
She is the sassy daughter of one sassy mamma. So glad to see you back! Been thinking about you and I hope everything is ok.
She is the cutest thing ever! When you venture to the mall, how many kiddos do you take at once? I just love hearing how families with so many kids do it. It helps me to say "get over it" to myself when I get flustered with just two! 🙂
She is beautiful and I love the snowy backdrop of the pictures!
She's so cute! That's awesome that she was brave enough to get her ears pierced!
You have been missed, my sweet friend! Glad to see you back…and Vivi…what can I say, beautiful, adorable, spirited! Love her!
Still praying for you all…always…
LOVE, love, love Matt Chandler and the village church! His Colossians series is particularly amazing.
And Vivi? Absolutely irresistible!
What a gift you have to capture that sweet girl's personality in such beautiful pictures! Just precious…
Yay for Vivienne!! And happy to see you back! Hope all is well.
Cindy M says
She is absolutely incredibly photogenic! Your photos of her are always beautiful! I love her expressions!! She really is irresistible!
Veronica Lee says
I love, love, love your Sunday snapshots! Your daughter is beautiful!!
Still praying for you.
Can't wait for next Sunday's snapshot!!!
Oh that little Vivi, she just MELTS my heart! She has the sweetest smile and OH MY how she is growing up!! Beautiful, fun, natural photos… LOVE them all!
Heather Thompson says
That sweet Vivianne cannot be growing up already?! Panties and earrings?! She's so beautiful and has such a twinkle to her:)
Glad to see this post, I'm continuing to cover you in prayer.
Dina @ 4 Lettre Words says
What an amazing backdrop…and such a little doll!
Sharon Ankerich says
Seriously SO sweet, precious, beautiful, and happy!!!
She is one seriously cute little girl! Oh my goodness, how do you stand it?? I think I would be kissing those irresitable cheeks ALL day!!! Hehe!! Gotta love the sas too! I have 2 of those here!!! LOL! Still praying for you Stef!
pretty pretty photos of your pretty pretty girl! Vivi does SHINE! Yay for her for being potty trained 🙂
praying for you!
She really HAS changed SO much since you brought her home!!!
Praying for you. God keeps bringing you to mind.
So precious!! I sure wish I could say we were finished with diapers over here!!! UGH!!! So happy for you 😉
Oh, now, c'mon…..I coulda told you that the day I laid eyes on her in the flesh…she's a one of a kind, that one!
I cannot believe how big your girl is getting…I'm so proud of her that she's in big girl undies talk about major milestone and freeing mama moment (I know…same thing happened here this month!! whoooo hoooo!)
Sending extra hugs and kisses from NJ
WOW….she REALLY has grown up. I can see a HUGE difference between the two shoots….sorry, I know how had it is to see them really grow up so fast. She is really stunning
That Vivi is just precious. Can't get enough of her. Love her personality & spunkiness!
Been praying for you & your family. Glad to see a post from ya.
I have enjoyed watching her grow and blossom. She's a true beauty!
Chasing Dreams Photography says
she is so adorable!!!!! I love watching her grow!!!
She is so beautiful and precious! Beautiful shots of her, by the way. 🙂 How totally cute that she wanted her ears pierced! Praying for you, sweet friend.
Beautiful, as always! I can't let my nine year-old read this post though, she's been campaigning for pierced ears and I told her to wait until she's in the double digits. I did decide, however, to use the whole ear piercing as a bribery tool and told her last night that if she learns to ride her bike we can head right on over to the Piercing Pagoda at the mall. She's NINE for goodness sakes and refuses to take the training wheels off her bike. It's getting embarrassing. She seemed excited, so when Spring finally arrives, I think this might be what coaxes our timid girl out of her comfort zone!
Hoping and praying that all is being resolved for your family!
Love me some Matt Chandler – just did his Philippians study @ church with the gals – AWESOME stuff.
Man, Stephanie, I miss your blog! I'm in withdrawals. We announced our adoption via email today to people outside our inner circle and got one seriously racist/rude/unsuppotive response imparticaular. Ewww. Seeing your blog, I am reminded: "Hey, some people do it!And some people do it (adopt) a bunch of times and they are ok!" Thanks for just existing and obeying God, Stephanie. xoxoxox Faithfully still blog-stalking you~ Esty
Love her! Amazing pictures and she is soooo beautiful with the white background. Praying.
a Tonggu Momma says
Oh, how I adore her sassy self. Reminds me of a little someone who resides at my house. Congrats on the big girl panties, Vivi… I hope they are pink and pretty.
How did this happen??? She was just a tiny little button with a baby face in October, crawling all over that chair in the grass!! And now she's a big girl in panties, with earrings and a face of a little girl angel instead of a baby angel!!! I just love her, she makes me smile every time I see her pictures!
One more thing I was thinking about when you came to mind today, Stephanie: you are great about sharing all your thoughts and emotions and dealings in this blog and we all love it. But you don't HAVE to, you know. I realize you live our faith out loud – it's what we all recognize and love about you – but you don't HAVE to share. You don't have to tell us.
You know that but it bears sharing out loud at least once.
We all love you.
Lost and Found says
Oh goodness! She is growing up and just precious. After a wedding, prepping for my babe turning 5 and moving next week I got all fuzzy catching up to see what you've been up to.
What a cutie this child is.