I’m writing this blog post the night before Luke turns one-year-old. I have to admit – I’m trying not to tear up right now. I know it’s silly but I just can’t stop thinking of all the changes that have taken place in the past year. It has truly been the most exciting and happiest year of our lives! This year had so many milestones and “firsts.” Each and every day is something new and fresh! Wasn’t he our little newborn baby bear like a couple months ago? Wasn’t I just jumping around the living room a couple weeks ago because he learned to roll over? And didn’t he just learn to crawl yesterday? You never know how time truly flies until you have a child. I’ve learned so much about who I am as a person as well as am still learning about who I am as a mother. I can tell you this – I thank God every day for blessing us with Luke. He is full of hugs, smiles, laughter, shouts, and just pure joy. I hope all of my readers have enjoyed sharing the past year of our sTORI as much as I have. I also hope that you will all join me in wishing TODDLER LUKE (no more BABY LUKE) – a very HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY! Here is a look back in photos from the first year of Luke’s life. To view videos that captured all those special moments click here. To view pictures from his Vintage County Fair First Birthday Party click here. This is my sTORI being written as you read. – Love, Mommy Tori 29 Responses saritbronstein 05/13/2012 I can tell you that I feel and felt the same way , the times flies! I gave birth to my fourth baby 2 years ago and he is still my baby…(well toddler). I wish him a Happy Birthday and a great next year!!! Reply torijohnson5 05/13/2012 Thank you so much! Today has been filled with so much nostalgia and happiness! Totally didn’t expect to feel a little sad! Reply jennysserendipity 05/13/2012 Lovely! Happy birthday Luke.. Reply gmaj 05/13/2012 So precious! Happy birthday to our little sweetie! Reply torijohnson5 05/13/2012 Love you GMAJ! torijohnson5 05/13/2012 Thank you for the happy birthday wishes!! Reply Cyn 05/13/2012 Happy Birthday to your son Luke and wow you are celebrating it on Mother’s Day too:) Happy Mother’s Day. Time flies so fast and you have captured him well in pictures. Enjoy the beginning of toddler time ’cause the fun is only getting started. Reply torijohnson5 05/13/2012 Thank you! It’s been a day packed with celebrations! Reply Sleeping Mom @ Sleeping Should Be Easy 05/14/2012 Aw, happy birthday little Luke! Beautiful photos. Reply torijohnson5 05/14/2012 Thank you! And Happy Mother’s Day to you! Reply Beautiful Kayekie 05/14/2012 Happy birthday to your son, beautiful photos! Reply torijohnson5 05/15/2012 Thank you so much! Reply golappan 05/14/2012 Birthday wishes to Luke!!!! He is awesome, lovely collections from his birth till date…should follow such things in my life too, thanks for sharing Reply torijohnson5 05/14/2012 Thank you so much! I think he’s pretty awesome too! I’m totally paparazzi so I take pictures of EVERYTHING he does! Reply londonliaison 05/14/2012 Aw, your post really touched my heart! Can’t wait to be a mum one day :). Reply torijohnson5 05/14/2012 Thank you so much – that is so sweet! Being a mom is the best! Lots of work – but lots of fun! Reply Michelle The World is a Book 05/14/2012 Happy birthday! That is quite a collection: he’s so cute! And I can’t believe how pretty you look after just giving birth! Hope you guys have the best day and enjoy every moment together Reply Jackie Kirkindoll 05/14/2012 Although I did get to wish Luke Happy Birthday in person as well as Happy Mother’s day to you, I wanted to say that I agree, time has flown by!! But the memories we have started making are our treasures for a lifetime!! Reply Natalie 05/14/2012 Hope Luke had an amazing Birthday! The year has gone by way to fast! Love you both! Reply juliacmclachlan 05/14/2012 Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I celebrated my daughter’s 2nd birthday in February and I also shed a few tears at how fast these wonderful times are flying by. Enjoy! Reply torijohnson5 05/15/2012 Does it get any easier each year? Reply juliacmclachlan 05/15/2012 No – it gets harder! She is my second and my son is already 6… each stage is enjoyable for its own reasons, but the mark of an entire year passing is always difficult for me. joshi daniel 05/15/2012 so sweet and belated birthday wishes Reply enakc 05/15/2012 OMG! he is so adorable. Happy birthday Luke!!! Reply torijohnson5 05/15/2012 Thank you so much! I can’t believe he’s one! Reply stylecrumb 05/15/2012 awe! All these pictures are so adorable especially the one where he’s asleep in a nest. Happy Beleated B’day Bub! xx Karen. Reply torijohnson5 05/15/2012 Thank you! I can’t believe how tiny he was then. Now he’s like a little boy. Reply enakc 05/22/2012 Omg he is adorable… Reply torijohnson5 05/22/2012 Thank you! 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