Sunday, July 31, 2005

Happy 1st Birthday Holland and Eden!




We officially survived the first year! Yay! Yesterday we threw a big bash in honor of Holland and Eden, complete with a tent, moonwalk, kiddie pool, sprinkler, a whole lotta food, and about 175 of our nearest and dearest. Some might think we went a little overboard for a first birthday, but I say WE EARNED IT! Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who came, to those who brought gifts, and for the donations people made to the Saint Joseph Mercy NICU and the March of Dimes. Also thank you to our friends online who have sent messages wishing Holland and Eden a happy birthday. We appreciate the love and support so much more than we could ever say.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO HOLLY & EDEN !
What cute , funny and happy pictures I ever seen ! Wish you good health & happiness as always !
<:-P Van family.

Kendra Lynn said...

Awww...they look so happy, Billie!
Once again, I'm sorry I had to miss the party, but I'm so glad it went well. Your little blessings are getting so big!
I love you.
Kendra

Anonymous said...

I think you SOOOO earned a HUGH party! It was a blast! Holland and Eden seemed to LOVE having all those people around:) They may not remember it latter but now my kids have much higher expectations:-p. (So will we still be eating that same food for Mitch's birthday?).
I'm so very thankful to St. Joe's and March of Dimes for all their help keeping Holland and Eden alive and mostly to God for giving them to the two people I KNOW will do everything they can to keep them as strong and happy as they are now!
Now comes the FUN part of parenting twins! They sleep better, eat better, and become great entertainment for the whole family!!! I love every minute of it!!! Kim

TBG said...

Well Happy 1st Birthday Girlies! I would say that is one first birthday bash completely deserved. Hard to believe it has been a whole year.

Melissa Mueller said...

Hi Billie and family,

I'm so glad to see the twins doing so well! They have gotten so big. Happy birthday, Eden and Holly!

Anonymous said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Hollie & Edie. I feel as if I know you personally, I'm always checking the blog for news & pictures. All 4 of you are certainly blessed. Thank You for sharing these 2 precious little ones with us! God Bless all of you. Marlene Yokom

Anonymous said...

I had a great time at the party! It was so nice to finally giggle with and cuddle with the girls! Thanks for having me!!!
Love, Mamma Jules

Anonymous said...

So sorry we couldn't have been there, it sure looks like it was a SUPER FUN time for the girlies. Can't wait to see them in a week or so when Aidan and I can give them lots of snuggles and smooches. We love you dearly!! Aidan, Jess and Dave

Anonymous said...

Hey Billie,

I say you all definately earned the big party! Happy 1st Birthday to Holland & Eden :)

Sherry White

Anonymous said...

The picture of Eden looking suspiciously at her cake is priceless. Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Holland and Eden!! Sorry we couldn't make the party. We want to get together sometime soon. Love Brooke and Madison!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to my sweet Mricles. I can hardly believe it has been a year!! Sometimes it seems that they have been here forever and sometimes it seems like yesterday I stood by those beds in the NICU. This past year as I have watched them grow I really have witnessed a true MIIRICLE! I have seen part of life that few witness. So tiny and precious. I have watched Billie and John go through things that others would not have been able to. I have watched them all grow. Thank you for leting me be part of it all. I am so proud of all of you. Be strong and when you can't know I am there praying for you all!! Nana

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday beautiful babies!!! It looks like we missed a great party. Congrats Billie and John for making it through a very trying year. Your strength is amazing. Watching Holland and Eden grow has been awesome, thank you so much for sharing them with us. Sorry we missed the celebration, Dominic was in a baseball ALL-STAR tournament. The summer is closing in on us fast we have to get together soon!! Love you. Sara

Anonymous said...

Lovely pictures of those darling little girls, and the mommy looks pretty, too!!

Anonymous said...

Holland & Eden,
I feel so blessed and happy to be able to be a part of your precious live's. I am so very thankful that your mommy and daddy have shared you two angels with me (& Eric). I can't wait to celebrate many more birthdays to come. We love you both so much! Love Liz

Anonymous said...

P.S. Your first birthday party was a party to end all parties. I know you won't remeber it but you can look at the pictures when your older and see how happy your parents were to celebrate your live's! Liz