November 22, 2019

A Birthday, A Thanksgiving, and Some Christmas

How was your week, my friends? We had a festive one here!
First of all, Flynn thanks you for all the love!
Her birthday was fun and cozy and just the way she hoped it would be. There were presents to open, cake to eat, and movies to watch. And yes. Peyton made the delicious cake. : )
Yesterday, she, Nicolas, and I traveled to visit my mom and celebrate Thanksgiving with her and her friends at her assisted living home. We are truly blessed that she lives in such a happy, caring, festive, cozy place.
We had a wonderful visit!
And although we have yet to eat turkey and pumpkin pie here, we are slowly beginning to sprinkle our lives with the magic of Christmas. First up? Christmas jammies! And matching ones for Amy, Flynn's favorite little friend. 

Have a cozy last weekend of November, my friends.
Don't forget to put that turkey in the refrigerator to thaw on Sunday.
And don't wait until Wednesday to shop for those last-minute items!


  1. What a wonderful celebration. She looks so darn cute in the black and red skirt! Great picture! YUMMY cake with candles and a beautiful smile:) Enjoy your day dear friend, I am playing catch-up after being out of town. HUGS!

  2. Happy Birthday Flynn! I can't believe she is 10yrs old! I have been meaning to congratulate you on publishing your book! My hubby ordered it for me :) I just finished reading it & it seriously made me feel sooooo good! Kinda like when you watch one of your good old favorite movies that just make you feel good & happy afterwards! Your book gave me so much insight & genuinely made me feel validated about a lot of the same feelings/opinions you hold close to your heart about family, raising children, how our time is spent & life in general! So that was refreshing & made me feel comforted by knowing I'm not the only one who feels that way! Your book will be like one of my favorite movies... One I will go back & read again and again! Have a blessed weekend my friend!

  3. What an amazing week you had! Peyton sure has a gift for baked goods. I love watching your kids blossom into their amazing talents. So happy that first little Thanksgiving was special. Have a great weekend.

  4. Oh my word -- little Miss Flynn is so adorable and so grown up!! Happy weekend before Thanksgiving to you!

  5. I simply can not believe Billie Jo, that Flynn is 10...sigh...have a great week ahead.

  6. Glad Flynn had a lovely day, and that cake looks absolutely amazing, well done Peyton. The art set is brilliant, no doubt she'll have hours of fun with it. Hope you have a good weekend. CJ xx

  7. Happy Birthday Flynn. That cake looks so yummy! Hope you and your beautiful family have a wonderful Thanksgiving together!

  8. Time goes by so quickly! Happy Birthday to your lovely daughter! Have a great week!

  9. Aw Happy Birthday to Flynn, is she really 10? That's just crazy!! The cake looks amazing and yummy! So nice to have a wonderful baker in the family. What a great Thanksgiving celebration for your mother and her friends. It really is a comfort to know she is in a good place. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  10. What a nice celebration for Flynn. That chocolate cake looks amazing. Such a dear picture of you and your mom. I bet she loved seeing you there for the Thanksgiving holiday. That's so cute that Flynn and her doll have matching jammies. I noticed her red plaid skirt. Oh my, I smiled big on that. Love red plaid. And this is a sweet picture of her and her dad.


  11. I'm so happy Flynn had such a nice birthday. She's so cute and I love her fashion style. How nice to see your Mom and know that she is well and happy....that is a gift!!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you an yours.

  12. 10! ?! seems like she just turned 7 wait have I been away from blog land that lol lol Happy belated birthday Flynn.


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