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Hi! I'm Billie Jo, a wife to one and mother to four who loves all things home and family. During the day I homeschool, do laundry, and drink way excessive amounts of coffee. I would much rather read than exercise, and I am blessed to live the life I dreamed of.
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Celebrating Flynn









When our family gathered around the table last night to celebrate Flynn Grace turning eleven, we spoke of the same thing. Flynn is a blessing to us all. She is so easygoing, so agreeable, so laidback, and so dang fun. We shared memories and laughs and ate venison and homemade macaroni and cheese because that is her favorite meal.

And then we watched as she opened gifts chosen so carefully and thoughtfully by each of her siblings and significant other, and she was so thankful. And happy. And humble. But the presents were not the real gifts. The gifts came after when I watched Chris help her tune and adjust her new guitar. And when she wore the brand new jersey from Nicolas and enjoyed the amazing cake that Peyton made. She showed off her newly pierced ears, from a special day she spent with Madison. And talked and laughed with Rhett and Kyrstin all night long. 

Flynn is a gift to all of us. She loves movies, milk, One Direction, hoodies, and sweats, sleeping late, playing video games, swinging by the lake, listening to music, and "chilling" with her mom. She brings joy to our home and keeps us all young. We are all so thankful for the gift of our Flynn Grace. 

Happy Birthday, my baby.
Happy Birthday!

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  1. Happy Birthday Flynn! I know I say this every year, but it is still so hard to think how old she is getting. When I think of Flynn I still picture her being that little girl that I first meet who loved Cinderella and always had a giant bow in her hair. But she is not that little girl anymore, and she is growing up. I am glad you were all able to celebrate, hope to see you all again someday but for now I’m sending love! ❤️

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  2. Happy happy Birthday to Flynn! I love her blog posts and how much joy she brings you!

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  3. Billie, I can't begin to tell you how much I would love to squeeze that cute Flynn. She is adorable. They way you described her , makes me think of my grandgirl Emma. So hug her for all us grannies who can't be with our little girls. Happy birthday Flynn.Blessings to all, xoxo, Susie

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  4. Happy Birthday, Flynn! You write so sweetly about your daughter ❤️

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  5. Happy birthday to a sweet little girl! I love how much you love your kids, praise them and appreciate them. It's a breath of fresh air in this world!

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  6. 11???? What? Oh my goodness, Billie Jo, smiles. Wishing Flynn a very special Happy Birthday. smiles

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  7. Happy, happy birthday Flynn! ����������

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  8. Happy Birthday Flynn!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🎂 ✨ 🎂

    What a lovely young lady, you are growing up to be!

    ✨💛✨

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  9. Awe Happy Birthday to Flynn!! It sounds like she had a really special day celebrating with her family. My daughter is also eleven and is really hoping to get her ears pierced next year sometime.

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  10. Happy birthday Flynn! You DO sound like fun to be with. I look forward to your next post.

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  11. Happy Birthday, Flynn!! Sounds like your day was perfect!!

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  12. Sounds like Flynn had a perfect birthday celebration.

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  13. Happy Birthday Flynn! What a pretty girl and it sounds like she has a precious personality! Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

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  14. Looks like she had an awesome birthday!
    You have a great family.

    M : )

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  15. Happy birthday to beautiful Flynn!

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  16. Flynn is the absolute sweetest!! You have described her to a T! Happy Birthday to her! I'm glad she enjoyed her special day!!! Xx

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  17. Happy belated birthday Flynn!!! What a beautiful girl who is so blessed. My son also got a guitar for his birthday this year, how funny is that. Hope she enjoyed the special day, looks like she did.

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  18. Happy Birthday Flynn! Oh, what a wonderful celebration you had for her with chocolate cake, presents, and family gathering for her birthday. She got her ears pierced!...that's a neat time in a young girl's life. And venison is her favorite meal? Tell her I used to go hunting with my dad and he always made me try everything, including venison. Oh Flynn, you sound like such a special one, and your middle name says it all. I hope you had a sweet day doing all the things you love.

    ~Sheri

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  19. Happy belated beautiful and way cool Flynn! Looks like it was a beautiful birthday. I hope you can play some One Direction on your guitar soon! 😍 🎶 May your year ahead be so blessed and filled with so much fun! 🎂 🙏 xoxo

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  20. What a sweet birthday celebration- and you're right- it's not the gifts- it's the thought that went into them, the appreciation on their faces, and the joy they experience when playing with/using the gifts. And that cake- OH MY!!!!

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  21. Happy birthday to Flynn!! Her cake looks delicious.

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  22. Happy belated birthday to your sweet Flynn! There definitely something special about the “baby” of the family❤️ Hope you and your family had a beautiful & blessed Thanksgiving!

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