Happy Birthday Baby Girl!

Yesterday,  my baby turned fifteen!

Happy Birthday Tessa!


We were so excited to have our second little girl, our fourth child join our family.

We chose your name Tessa because I loved the book Tess of the D’Urbervilles and we discovered that the name Tessa meant “The Fourth Child” – it was a perfect fit!

You learned to talk and walk late because you had no need – every time you raised your arms someone picked you up and all you had to do was make a noise and your needs were meet – no talking or walking needed.

You have always been our princess.

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….your innate sense of style developed early – you have always loved fashion and makeup!


You have grown into a beautiful, graceful ballerina



You will be an “only child” this fall – a new experience for you.  I look forward to lots of fun mother/daughter shopping adventures and time together.

I love the fact that you still give me a kiss and a hug every night before you go to bed, that you like to know where I am and when I’ll be home (who is the parent here??)  and the fact that you will still cuddle with me.

I love you sweet Tessa!

Tessa and mom

A few of you have asked when I am going to share the book I mentioned in a previous post, the book I read every year at the beach.  I promise – I haven’t forgotten, check back on Wednesday this week!

Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. Emily Wilkes says

    Happy Birthday Tessa!!! We are excited to help her more celebrate this weekend. What was for dinner because I know it was something special that we all want to try!


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