Gracie D is 1 year old!

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Our little niece, Gracie D, turned one year last week!

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She's the cutest one year old little girl I know and her parents, John and Ashley, gave her one sweet birthday party last weekend.

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I wanted to share pics from the day taken by my sister in law's brother in law, Shawn. A day celebrating with family is a reminder of all the support we have as new parents. There are

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three babies in the family now - Grace, Eli, and David - and that means three first-time moms. All the women on the D side are dear to my heart and no matter what stage of life, we're tied to one another as sisters in Christ.

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Then there's the men who keep us grounded and yet turn to mush over these sweet babies!

We got Grace a set of pjs from old navy and the handmade stuffed owl. Ashley made incredible

chocolate candy cane cookies

from a pioneer woman recipe. She also had out snowflake sugar cookies, icecream and cherry cupcakes.

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To make the cherry cupcakes, start with a white cake mix and add the juice from the Maraschino cherry jar... oh dear, I can't really remember the rest. But the icing was regular vanilla just tinted with food coloring and maybe chopped cherry bits.

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