Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Happy 1st Birthday, Colson (and giveaway)!

Ya'll are so so sweet. Thanks so much! Can we please just all get together soon? How much fun would that be?

Your encouragement and prayers still mean the world to me. I love being a part of your lives, too. It's an honor. To see how the LORD works in your lives and watch your families grow.

I may not comment, but I love checking in on you!

Today is a special day.
One of the things I love most is seeing all the pictures of Jason before he handed Colson to me one year ago. When he first walked out with our new son, his expressions, the way he studied Colson's every detail. A daddy's true love is written all over his face!

I kept asking everyone how it felt when they saw Jason come out with little Colson. He looked just like Zach did when he was born! Just a little chunkier and with more hair.


Now here he is one year later.
It's been a year of peace and laughter. Healing and hope. You were just what we needed in our third baby, Colson. 
Without even knowing it you captured our hearts. You have made me take one more step.
You make us laugh more and love deeper. We treasure you more than you'll ever know!
Of course we have to have one more Picky Sticky giveaway.

They offer so many cute stickers including the new "Holi-Daze" and Baby's Firsts' stickers. They also have "belly stickers" to document a pregnancy, stickers that document a baby's second year, and "years of fun" stickers.


Leave a comment to win a Gift Voucher for $15 on a set of Picky Stickys.


Don't forget to leave your email address if this is the best way for me to contact you.

I'll announce the winner Sunday night!



He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.


Psalm 147:4

154 comments:

Todd and Courtney said...

I would love the stickers for our upcoming baby #2 due in December! CourtneyEStephenson at gmail com

Becky said...

One more chance for one more future grandchild!

kellykrew2@frontier.com

Brandi said...

I can't believe your sweet boy is already one!!! WOW!!!!! YEAH!!! What a cutie! And love those pics, sweet!!!!

Ashley E. said...

Happy Birthday Colson!

adeichhorn@hotmail.com

Meg said...

He is just the sweetest little thing!! What a precious life!!

Bonnie said...

Happy Birthday Colson!

LOVE the stickers!!

bonniemorrow626@gmail.com

Wendy said...

Awe! Happy birthday, Colson! Love those pictures - and what perfect skin for a newborn!! Amazing!

Breanna and Nick said...
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As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord! said...

i would love the stickers!! bblewis2008@gmail.com

Breanna and Nick said...

Such a sweet post! I can't believe he is 1 already! I love the little glimpses of your sweet life you give us!

I would love the picky stickers! Thanks!

Breaz24@yahoo.com

The Murphy's said...

I am 20 weeks along with my 3rd girl. She really needs these stickers when she is born! Lol
hilmurphy@hotmail.com

Rob and Corrie said...

I just found out we are expecting our first sweet baby!! What fun these stickers would be!

corrieanneb@juno.com

Holly Girl said...

My sister is expecting in December. I would love for her to have these.

Rosemary said...

sweet baby boy!!!!
thanks for the giveaway

Kati @ "along for the ryde..." said...

Hard to believe it's been a year! HAPPY BIRTHDAY COLSON!

Alongfortheryde@yahoo.com

-Kati

Single Mama said...

Happy Birthday Colson!

wmichelle82@gmail.com

Newlywed and Decorating said...

Happy birthday, sweet Colson! How adorable is he? And I would love to win some Picky Stickers as I have one on the way now! :)

elainaann said...

I would love to win stickers to store away for someday. :)

The Garners said...

Happy 1st Birthday Colson!!! Your blog has been a huge inspiration to me!! Thank you!!

jennifer@addygracefoundation.com

Amanda McD said...

Happy 1st birthday, Colson!

The Anglin Family said...

I don't need the stickers, but I just wanted to tell you how precious Colson is. You and Jason make beautiful babies! Glad he had such a wonderful party:)

Allison said...

I would love the stickers!
allison.sangenito@gmail.com

Hillary said...

Ahhh... that would be so much fun if we could all get to together! It's wonderful the way that a baby can help heal a Momma's heart. I am looking soo forward to it!

Lots of Love!

xoxox

Heather said...

Hoping I can win a set of these!! Happy Birthday Colson!

heathermeers@hotmail.com

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Wow time flies! He is so stinking cute! I just ordered stickers from Etsy but not sure which sight!

Tamara said...

Would love to win a set of these for my new nephew due in August!

JTCOSBY@gmail.com

The Moon and Me said...

Oh my gosh Katie, you look like a model after giving birth! :) Happy Birthday to Colson.

themoonandme1@gmail.com

Laura said...

Happy Birthday, Colson! May have to try out these stickers ;)

Jessica said...

How cute is he in his little Polo shirt?! Love the stickers! Jescakaye@gmail.com

Kerri said...

Happy 1st Birthday Colson! He's such a handsome little boy :)

KClark0812@yahoo.com

Tamara said...

Would love to win a set of these for my new nephew due in August!

JTCOSBY@gmail.com

Alisha Harris said...

I absolutely LOVE reading your blog! I would love to get some stickers for our future 2nd child!! :)

Jodi said...

I love picky stickers! Happy Birthday to Colson. I love reading your blog and your faith is amazing to me.

Jill said...

Happy Birthday, Colson! Katie, you are such an eloquent writer and your humbleness and gratitude to the Lord so often bring me to tears.

Thanks for sharing!

The Oyervides' said...

Colson is so precious! Trying to win these for my best friend who lost 2 babies, but is now pregnant with her miracle baby!

The Oyervides' said...

Forgot my email! Chadnloren@yahoo.com

Warf pary of 3 said...

I cant believe he is already 1 year old. I would the stickers to document our 2nd sons first year when he arrives in December!
twwarf@yahoo.com

Summer said...

hey pretty girl,
um secrets on how you looked so good after giving birth LOL i looked like a train wreck for realz ha! I love that pic of Jason looking at Colson and the family shot of you three is precious! OMG Colson looks alot like Z now...he is so cute in his Ralph Lauren shirt...love it! Happy Birthday too your little dude...he is one lucky little boy who is loved to the moon and back...

oooh thanks for the chance at a giveaway...whoo hoo

This would be a great gift baby shower gift. Wow do I have lots of preggers friends LOL

xoxo
Sums

Katie Thomson said...

He's just so cute! Happy Birthday Colson!
Daisee423 at yahoo.com

The Villars said...

These would be so fun to use!

lkvillar@gmail.com

Johnny, Laura and Cooper said...

Happy birthday sweet Colson.
laura0522@hotmail.com

Amelia said...

Happy Birthday, Colson! He has such sweet expressions!

Thanks for the giveaway :)

txags07(at)gmail.com

braden said...

I love reading your blog! You are such an inspiration!

braden.hancock216@gmail.com

Mom4Mom said...

I would LOVE these to give to my brother and sister inlay who are expecting their first baby this fall. They have tried to have a baby for a long time. We are so excited that God is blessing them with a sweet boy! I would lve for them to have these!

Stacy said...

I would love to enter the drawing. I love your blog. The stickers would be good for either of my boys. E-mail is: kevinandstacy44@yahoo.com

Jody said...

I would love the stickers for the 2nd year (my little guy turns 1 in 10 days - sigh...)

I have loved watching Colson grown this past year - especially since he is so close in age to my Hudson!



jlciolek@charter.net

Mom4Mom said...

Forgot to include my email address.... It's jennimail3@Juno.com

Mrs. Howard said...

The stickers are so adorable!!

thehowardbunch@hotmail.com

Jennifer said...

I love Picky Sticky! Thanks so much! And Happy Birthday Colson!

jennifergray02 at yahoo

Jennifer said...

Would love these stickers for my twins due any day now!
Happy Birthday, Colson!
JBMOM24@gmail.com

Ty & Marlo said...

You all are such a beautiful family, I can't wait to see how many more beautiful children you bring into this world :)

Nadine said...

Your boys are just so beautiful! I just recently found your Blog and have been hooked ever since!
Love the stickers...my email is nadine.reinders@gmail.com

Katie said...

I can't believe he's one! That means my Bo will be one soon. *cries* Colson is such a sweet looking boy. :)

katie.roberts13@gmail.com

Kelly said...

I don't comment often, but I dont miss a post from you. You have three beautiful children, and you are blessed indeed

Erica said...

Happy Birthday sweet Colson!! What a handsome blessing you are to your family!!

LOVE the month stickers!!

Early dot erica at gmail dot com

Steven Sarah said...

Happy Birthday sweet Colson!!
We just started the adoption process for our second child and would love stickers for him or her :)
sarah at socialdecaf.com

David and Amber Foster said...

Happy Birthday Colson!! Would love to win these for baby #2 coming next month!

jessie said...

happy birthday colson! such a handsome little fella! would love to win although right now i have no use for the 12 month stickers. unless i wake up pregnant by immaculate conception! ha! but i would def give them to one of my pregnant friends! stevens_jessie@hotmail.com

Lauren said...

Such a handsome little man! Happy birthday sweet boy!

Joelle said...

just found out God has blessed us with #2 due in February.. Im nervous, excited, and thankful above all.. I would love to have these.. i never knew about them with my first! Thanks Katie

Joelle said...

oops...

Joelle1026@yahoo.com

Brian and Kyndra said...

Happy Birthday Colson!

Love the stickers too!

nicole@http://theclarks-nicole.blogspot.com/ said...

I love the post. How time flies!

Alex and Jill said...

You seriously have the prettiest babies. He is a doll.

Amy said...

Katie, this was a beautiful post. I was in tears!! thank you for sharing your heart and your family :)
xoxo

Courtney said...

Would love them for baby #2! We find out the gender tomorrow!

Amanda said...

Happy birthday Colson! Those babies after a loss can be healing and my Emerson has helped restore me as well Katie. Hope you are hanging in there as I know Reese's birthday is approaching. I have been praying for you.

Blessings,
Amanda
amanda_keeney@hotmail.com

Forever missing Gavin 4/7-5/3/08

Anna said...

Love the picky sticky's!
bobandanna_1 at charter dot net

Nicole Rodriguez said...

Katie,
I love this post For Colson's birthday! He is so precious! I understand your words completely - Ryan was just what we needed and hoped for after losing Alex. They will never know how much we needed them to help in our healing :) Happy 1st Birthday, Sweet Colson! You are such a blessing!

The Tranthams said...

Happy 1st Birthday Colson!

Three Gals and a Guy said...

So fun! I would love these for a gift
Mandy
Mekf810@gmail.com

Alyson said...

I love Picky Sticky's!

allyglass08@gmail.com

bearie1 said...

Expecting our first grandchild in October. These would be perfect.

Colson is a sweety for sure. Both of your boys are so handsome.

Renia Flaishans said...

The lady I babysit for just had her 2nd baby and this would be a great gift :)

jrf2017@yahoo.com

April said...

I would love the stickers. Happy Birthday Colson!

Jennifer said...

Katie,

You are such a sweetie!! I love reading your blog!

Here's my email in case I win:

jmminor at hotmail dot com

The Monogrammed Mrs. said...

thank you! I would love to have these for a gift!

kpd1010 at gmail dot com

mrs.mommyy said...

Happy Birthday Colson...your family has impacted so many

Randy and Lindsay said...

Yeah! I'd love to win!!!

Jill said...

I am THRILLED to be expecting another baby just when I thought there would be no more...would love some Picky Stickies!
jfair007@gmail.com

Sarah said...

Happy birthday to my favorite little boy in the blog world!! ♥

tristinc said...

Pick me
Tristincornwell@yahoo.com

Sara said...

Happy Birthday Colson!

Blissfully Burton said...

Colson has the cutest face!!
I'd love to win this giveaway as I'm due early fall!
Megan @ www.theburtonsspot.blogspot.com

megek4@yahoo.com

Blissfully Burton said...

Happy Happy Birthday Colson!

Megan
megek4@yahoo.com

Tara said...

Happy Birthdy to your little guy.

I would love to win a set of stickers for my step-son and his wife. They are expecting their 1st child in October. Thanks for the opportunity.

tarataylor1967@yahoo.com

Reese Ray said...

Happy Happy Birthday to your little man!! He is so precious!

The Richard Family said...

I love reading your blog!!! I have 2 boys of my own and it is so neat watching them grow up together! I would love to win the stickers for my best friend in the whole world who is due in August!!
hoperichard@hotmail.com

Lauren said...

Awwww, so sweet!!!!!!!!!!! And Colson looks SO much like Z :)

Jennifer said...

I would love to have set of Picky Sticky's for baby #2!

Jennifer
powerspower@att.net

Ashley said...

Happy Birthday to your cutie Colson! I would love the belly stickers since I'm pregnant :)

Gretta said...

I would love to win this for my sister who is pregnant with her 1st child in Nov. And I can't believe Colson is one...Happy Birthday little man!!

bamagv at aol dot com

The Smith's said...

I would love to win the stickers for one of my friends who is expecting a little one! Makes me wish I was having another one just so I could use the stickers!

ksmithfnp@comcast.net

thedavenports said...

Would love some stickers for our baby on the way!! :)

nicoleadavenport at yahoo dot com

Miquela said...

Happy Birthday Colson! Love reading your blog. You are such an encouragement to me!

miquelahales@gmail.com

jenn said...

happy birthday colson!!

Kate Giovinco Photography said...

Happy Birthday Colson! Wow I can not believe it has been a year already.

Melissa said...

Katie,

Please give Colson a big Happy Birthday hug and kiss for me!!

I have never met you but I sure do love you!!

xoxo,
Melissa

The Brewsters said...

Happy Birthday Colson!!! Katie, thank you for sharing your family with us!!!
ambrewster06 at yahoo dot com

julie & joe said...

Sweet Colson! happy 1st Birthday!!!!

Bourg Family said...

How is it possible that in just 2 weeks I will be using my 9 month sticker for "baby Connor"? It makes me smile & want to cry all at once. I love the Holi-Daze. Too cute...Oh & Happy 1st Birthday Colson.

sweet tea & cotton designs said...

Love the stickers!

wendy said...

I've been reading your blog for a while now. Your story amazes me. I just got a baby shower invitation the other day and these would be great to include with my gift! Happy birthday, Colson!

Melissa said...

I would love the 13-24 mo ones for my little girl!

Natalie said...

Katie, I've been following your blog since before Reese was born (found you through Shannon's blog). You are such an inspiration and I love hearing about your sweet family. Happy Birthday to your baby Colson!

Roller Kosturs said...

Would love stickers for baby #3 due in Nov! never had a set of these for the other 3 kids. Happy Birthday Colson! Thanks for the giveaway. bethkostur at yahoo com

Mariela said...

Happy Birthday little guy! mcaraballo87@gmail.com

Rae said...

Would love to win these as I am due with my baby any day now!

Ashley said...

Thanks for allowing us to have a peek into your life! You are such an inspiration.

claynefields said...

I have a newborn I would love to win these for!! So cute :)

~Shari said...

Awwww - I think the belly stickers would be cool!

Happy Birthday Colson!!

PS I am normally just a lurker!! I have lurked for about 2 years now.. ?.. longer..? yeah about 2 years.

babblebabe0@yahoo.com

Andrea said...

My daughter turns 2 today and I also have a 1 month old daughter. Happy Birthday to Colson. THanks for the giveaway.

Andrea
aenglish519 at gmail dot com

Jenn Prather said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet boy. It has been a joy to watch the Lord work in your life, and he definetely used Colson to do that! I also LOVE the stickers!

Mandy said...

Happy 1st Birthday Colson!!! I have enjoyed watching you grow over this last year.. you are such a cutie!! Don't ever change!

Gwen Toliver said...

So sweet, Katie - happy (belated) birthday to your dear little Colson - what a joy to see how God has used him to bring healing to your lives!

We are expecting #8 in December. We NEVER thought we'd have this many kids, but the more we had the more we enjoyed them - what a blessing :) And to see those sweet little newborn pics of Colson makes me ready for our little one's arrival - the joy of that never gets old!!!

Bridgit said...

I cannot say enough how AMAZING YOU are Katie ...thank you for sharing your life! I have a baby niece due the end of August/early September this would be a great gift! bggianakos@yahoo.com

AmandaCalloway said...

I would love these for our first miracle baby due in December. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

Brie'n Marie said...

I have so enjoyed reading your and your families story! We are expecting out first little one in August! Can't wait to meet her!
Brienmariemiller@gmail.com

Anna said...

Happy Birthday Colson!! I need to get some of those stickers for our new sweet girl coming in October!!

Julia said...

Happy Birthday Colson! I would love to win the stickers for my daughter who is due in November.

~ Julia
julia.boots@hotmail.com

Jill said...

Colson is adorable and your faith and willingness to share your journey in healing...inspiring! Our baby boy is due in two weeks & I'd LOVE to document his growth this way! Love the picky sticky pictures you've shared!

Jill :-)
Jill.duff@yahoo.com

Taylor said...

Happy Birthday to sweet Colson!!! And yes, I say a get together is in order! :)

Amy said...

Oh I'm going to try and win but I won't get my hopes up! Those monthly stickers would be great to use for my baby due in December!

amr_227@yahoo.com

b896a292-ae6d-11e0-8367-000bcdcb2996 said...

Oooh, I want some for Harper!!

Sarah Jones

megan said...

Can't believe Colson is one!! Happy Birthday Colson!!!
Would love picky stickers for baby number 2 since i never knew about them for my first baby but still did month pics. Thanks so much.

Amy's Blog said...

Would love to win!
firstwhitegirl@gmail.com

Nicole said...

My sis-in-law just announced her first pregnancy, so I would love to get some for her. I think I would have a hard time deciding between the pregnancy stickers or first year...maybe both. :->
aggienicole1995@yahoo.com

Tanna said...

I have a one week old baby and would love these! Love your blog!

tl_pollock@hotmail.com

Katy said...

I would love to win this- I have a baby boy due in less than 6 weeks!
presprizes at gmail dot com

Kimberley said...

can't believe he's 1 already!! love the stickers!

Cameron and Rachel said...

He is precious and has grown so fast,
I would love the stickers for our baby girl due in September!

rwhite214@hotmail.com

Megan said...
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Megan said...

Happy Birthday, sweet Colson!!! And I love Picky Sticky!!! :)

(Sorry for the double post!)

Kirby and Anna said...

Happy Birthday Colson :)

I'd love to win the stickers!

Molli said...

I would love to win the stickers...we are currently expecting our first precious baby!
mollib723@gmail.com

Shannon said...

Happy Birthday Colson! Thanks for the giveaway!

lovingmylord said...

Oh Colson is super cute! This year has gone by fast! Thanks for the encouragement your blog brings to me! Would love to win this giveaway! ilovejesus1018 at aol dot com

Katrina said...

I just love that girly girl set. I am pregnant and due in October...this would be amazing!
ykatrina at hotmail dot com

Andrea said...

Happy Birthday Colson! I too was thrilled when I heard that you were pregnant again and look how fast this year has gone by?! I've been following your blog since you were pregnant with Reese. I'm so thankful God has blessed you and your family. God's plan is perfect.

all8057 at gmail dot com

Jenny Rose said...

Happy, happy, happy birthday, Colson! We are hoping for a number 2 in our lives soon and these would be perfect! rose(dot)jennylee(at)yahoo.com

Elyse said...

Katie,
I just happened to stumble upon your blog...and boy am I glad I did! What an encouraging journey your family has been on! I LOVE how you use your blog as a ministry and I love how your Bible verses always touch so deeply! Thanks for sharing your story and your love of the Lord!
elyse.harrington@gmail.com

Sharon said...

Would like to win a set for my baby due in December. Thanks for the chance.

raggedyshar@gmail.com

Michele said...

Would love a chance to win!! Love the stickers, what a great giveaway!!
Michele

The Salisbury Family said...

Love those stickers! And Colson is SO handsome (both your boys are!)!

Nicole at nsalisbury@cox.net

Our Family said...

I cannot believe he is a year old. Thank you for sharing your joy and your heart with me. I feel blessed to know you even if it only online. Lots of love-

meredith said...

Love the stickers! What a great way to document!

the PAYNE family.... said...

would love to get the stickers that are for after they turn 1! I use them now for my son who just turned 5 months old! :)
jkpayne2@cox.net

Laura W. Smith said...

Hope I win! I love your blog :-).

wheatsmith@hotmail.com

Karen said...

I always enjoy checking on your family and would love the stickers for our lucky #4 in September!!
kluttrell08@yahoo.com

Myheart'sdelight said...

Happy Birthday Colson! I love the picky stickers such a cute way to document milestones :)!

Jpfister1207@msn.com

Jennjilla said...

Happy Birthday, big guy! He is adorable. Blessings to you all!!! Jenn. Jennhutcherson@gmail.com

Amber said...

I am still hoping to win these stickers,I LOVE them!!
Happy Birthday sweet Colson!!
Hugs, Amber

AmberGardner76@Gmail.com

LWJ said...

This is a great giveaway! I never knew where to get them AND we are expecting our 2nd in November! Love reading your blog.
Ldude25@aol.com

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday, Colson!

Would love this stickers for our precious bundle due in January.

Blessings~

 
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