November 20, 2023

Monday Morning Coffee



Good Monday morning! I hope your weekend was a happy, healthy one. We celebrated a birthday here this weekend, and even though I cannot believe it to be true, my baby is fourteen. Yes, this little lady who brings joy to all our lives is now fourteen.





Flynn is a gift to our family. She is so many things; I could never list them all, but I will share some things about her so I can look back and remember one day. Flynn Grace...

Makes our family complete.

Is the most relaxed, easygoing young person ever.

Has a unique relationship with every member of our family.

Is the least judgemental person I know.

Loves music, art, and space.

Is an amazing artist.

Loves movies.

Dislikes tomatoes, pasta, citrus fruits, and fish.

Loves cinnamon rolls and milk.

Embraces the joys of childhood as she navigates the teenage years.

Loves dogs. All dogs.

Has a classy style with a bit of an edge to it.

Has friends of all ages.

Is living proof of God's love.






Happy and blessed 14th birthday, my Flynn Grace!

(Shoutout to Madison, Nicolas, Peyton, Chris, Rhett, and Kyrstin for helping us celebrate Flynn on her special day. Madison and Nicolas watched the pups while we went to lunch and a movie, Peyton made the delicious cake, Rhett secured the tickets to the movie, and Christopher and Kyrstin added so much joy and love to Flynn's day.)

Oh, and one more special friend arrived just in time for Flynn's birthday!


Zip continues to bring joy into our home at Christmas. His magic is appreciated differently now but still enjoyed. I hope my children always remember that we are never too old for the magic. 


Have a wonderful Monday of Thanksgiving week, my friends!

BillieJo





32 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to Flynn!! Love the photos and yes, we are never too old to celebrate the magic.

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  2. Happy Birthday Flynn! She's one of a kind and a very special person indeed! One of my favorite Flynn memories is staying up very late watching Harry Potter while everyone else was asleep. We had so much fun talking that night! I'm so glad she enjoyed her birthday. The cake looks DELICIOUS and I heard the movie was great! : )

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  3. Happy Birthday to sweet Flynn. She's such a beautiful young lady.

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  4. Happy Happy Birthday to the baby of the family! It's been so great to watch her grow up through your blog! What a sweetheart! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  5. Happy Birthday to Flynn. I can feel your love for her through your words.
    Oh, Elf on a shelf! I wish I had known about that when my girls were little. So much fun!

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  6. Happy 14th Birthday to Flynn! She is so pretty.

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  7. Dearest BillieJo,
    Happy belated Birthday to your daughter Flynn!
    It is always a good feeling when those special days roll by as planned.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  8. Happy Happy Birthday...it looks like you had a lovely celebration! Enjoy the Thanksgiving week...look forward to reading how you spent the day, (My "baby" turned 20 today (gulp) where does the time go?!)

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  9. Flynn sounds like an amazing young lady. She is already someone whom many adults should aspire to be, but never reach. She seems very wise for her age. All that plus being so beautiful!! Happy Birthday, Flynn. Your attributes are such a wonderful example for us all!!

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  10. Happy Birthday Flynn! I can't believe she's 14 already. sigh Reading your beautiful list about her, and thinking about the passage of time, got me all choked up. They are so precious at every age and it goes by so quickly. Sounds like it was an amazing party. :) Love that Zip still visits too!! Yes.....magic always. Blessings for you all to have a very safe and Happy Thanksgiving. Gobble to you wobble! Lol xoxo

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  11. Happy Birthday Flynn. My husband dislikes tomatoes as well.. didn't know someone could hate pasta!

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  12. Happy Birthday to Flynn.
    My youngest grandchild is soon to be 18!!

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  13. Hi Billie Jo~ Happy Birthday to sweet Flynn!! She really is such a precious and wonderful girl. For the last 10 years I have read your blog and smiled watching Flynn grow, she is adorable!! Happy Thanksgiving, sweet friend! Hugs, Barb

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  14. Aww- happy birthday to your sweet Flynn! I love those pics, she was adorable then and still is! But she doesn't like tomatoes and pasta? That's concerning. :) My hubby doesn't like tomatoes and I tease him about it all the time.

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  15. HaPpY BiRtHdAY to your daughter Flynn*!~!!! My husband doesn't like squash at all. Our day went ok but my med appt didn't go as good as it should have today. We did half fog in the area for awhile. Hugs and blessings on your week of Thanksgiving!!!**Becky

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  16. Happy Birthday to Flynn! I think she was 4 or 5 when I started reading your blog. Where do the years go?! Flynn is a beautiful and talented young woman - a true gift from God to your family. I hope you all have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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  17. Happy Birthday, Flynn! I have noticed through your photos that she has made the change from a girl into a lovely young lady this past year!

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  18. Happy Birthday to your beautiful girl :) It looks like she is well loved :) Have a wonderful week and a blessed Thanksgiving!

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  19. What a sweet tribute to your daughter! I hope she had a wonderful birthday. Family and friends are some of the Lord's grestest blessings!

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  20. It's so hard sometimes to realize that the sweet little infant you brought home has suddenly grown up. I find myself thinking about that when I see that my children are old enough to have children of their own.

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  21. Aww, Happy birthday to Flynn! She's so sweet, so loved and appreciated, it's heartwarming. :)

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  22. Happy Belated birthday to Flynn! Looks like a great time. Our elf still visits as well though a bit later in the month of December as those Northpole snowstorms plague his arrival every year ;) Hope you are having a terrific Tuesday!

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  23. Ah Flynn, I am so glad you had a lovely day! I also got to see that movie this weekend. Hope your Tuesday is going well friend!

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  24. Happy 14th birthday Flynn­čą│. She is beautiful❤️.

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  25. Hope Flynn had a wonderful birthday & is blessed with the best year ever!!!

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  26. Happy Birthday to Flynn! Looks like y'all had a wonderful celebration for a special girl! Loved seeing her younger pictures. Time sure does fly fast!

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  27. HAPPY BIRTHDAY FLYNN! I simply can't believe she is 14.

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  28. aaahhh, loved seeing Flynn when she was little, so precious. I hope she had a wonderful day. Her cake looks fantastic! How neat that you got wrapping paper with her name on it. And that little elf will bring you much joy this season. ; ) That grin just makes you smile, right?

    ~Sheri

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    1. Oooops, I just saw the present was from Madison, such a cute wrapping job. ; )

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  29. This is a lovely birthday tribute to a pretty and wonderful young lady. The pictures of a young Flynn are adorable!

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Thanks so much for saying hello!

Billie Jo