Thursday, October 16, 2008

My Baby Girl

Today is my daughter Victoria's 19th birthday. You've heard me refer to her as Tori...which is her nickname. My baby is 19!!!!!
So she decided she wanted to come home and have a home cooked meal instead of going to a restaurant. She requested her daddy's Tilapia Alfredo & wanted momma to make a Carrot Cake.

Nick, Tori's boyfriend came to the dinner as well as Grandma & Flynn. Flynn's daddy(my brother)was sick. We ate in the dining room which we have only eaten in a few times in six years.

Flynn jumped in this photo....cracks me up!

This is Nick...he & Tori have been dating for over a year! John & I really like him! He treats our baby girl the way a woman should be treated...with respect & understanding! Don't they make the cutest couple??!!!

Daddy' Tori calls him worked so hard in the kitchen. He cooked us all a wonderful meal. He got so excited when Tori told him she wanted him to cook.

My girls & me.

Cake Time...ooops I forgot to buy candles. Darn. How old do they get before we stop wanting to do candles and such? That question makes me sad.
The cake was very delicious if I do say so myself. Wonderful choice Victoria!

I made this cute little birthday sign. Tori loves photography...especially old film thats why I used a film roll background. I think it turned out cute.

Tori~ I hope you have an amazing birthday. Enjoy your birthday breakfast that Meg is going to make for you. Enjoy whatever adventure you go on today. You are an amazing young woman and I am proud of you! I love you forever, always & no matter what!


Susie said...

What a sweet day you had! Your daughters are absolutely gorgeous?!! Do you ever get sick of hearing that? I have one other does she get her hair like that? Seriously, she looks like she should be on TV!!

Anyway, I hope she has a great day! Awesome job Mom and Dad:-)

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Her hair is naturally that curly!!! God REALLY blessed her with amazing hair. Strangers will come up to her and without asking just touch her hair in awe.

Becky said...

That first picture is adorable!
What a beautiful cake you made! Those are the best birthdays...the ones at home with family!
Tomorrow is Tatum's 15th...Where do our babies go?

Jade, Will and Illy said...

Happy Birthday to Victoria! You are all so beautiful! I love love the curly hair and sort of wish I could have it, except I know if I did, it would never behave so well :D

Dinner sounds yummy, too... My birthday is in a few weeks, maybe I'll have my Dad do some cooking, too... Great job on the sign, it looks like you all had an awesome time!

Heather said...

Betty, you have an amazing family. Beautiful not only in looks, but in spirit.

What a blessing to be smack in the middle of all that love.

Happy Birthday, Tori!

Rene said...

Hey sweet friend!! Congrats on your BATW day yesterday! I was hiding yesterday and didn't see it then. I went back just now and read your posting and you did an awesome job -- not a suprise though! Thanks for all your prayers lately.

ps...happy birthday Tori!!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Happy birthday to your beautiful daughter! She is so lucky to have such a wonderful family celebration!

Debbie said...

You are very welcome!

And Happy B-day to your daughter! October is a fabulous month for birthdays ;)

Anonymous said...

Home cooked meals are the best! I still do the same thing when it's my birthday. I want my mommy to cook for me.

You have a wonderful family!

Lynnette Kraft said...

I'm a day late, but I thought I'd pop by and say hello! I just joined BATW today.

You are beautiful and so are your daughters. It was fun visiting - and Arkansas looks wonderful. I live in Kansas, which is the boring-er one of the two as far nature goes, but I love Kansas!

Well, I just wanted to say hi! Come and visit me. :)
Have a wonderful day.

Laura said...

Happy Birthday to her! My oldest is 10. I can't imagine when she gets to 19, let alone my 7 month old now!
Beautiful girls!

Pennies In My Pocket said...

Awwww what a great birthday for Victoria (LOVE that name btw! It's my baby's middle name.) The sign you made is awesome! Oh and Tilapia Alfredo? OK, that sounds amazing...I'm going to have to get the recipe, please. :-)

Oh and they are an adorable couple. I'm praying already that my baby has an awesome future mate out there who will treat her even better than her daddy does...if that's even possible! lol


mrsbear said...

Aw, thanks for sharing your birthday fun. Really, you've got a lovely family. How does it feel to have a 19 year old?! My oldest will be 14 next week, and I'm always shocked by how fast the time is passing. You should be very proud. What a happy looking bunch! Happy birthday to Victoria and many more.

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Betty.
Just dropping in ot say heloo. Wow the cake looks so good lol. now I want some *sigh*. Looks like it was such a great gathering for yor daughters Birthday celebration. Hugz Lorie

Rhea said...

Your daughters (and you) have amazing hair! And you're all so beautiful. I love your dining room, beautiful colors.

Happy Birthday to your Victoria!

Melody said...

Happy Birthday, Tori!

Thanks so much for coming by and giving me those soup recipes. I really appreciate it!

I was hoping that someone would give me a good Mexican soup recipe and that Taco Bean Soup will hit the spot!

Thanks again!

Julie said...

LOVE THE CARD.... how did you do it? Would love to know. Sent you an email and Tori a happy birthday on her blog!

Looks like so much fun and yummy cake!

Tori said...

i couldn't have asked for a better birthday dinner/dessert(i'll admit, my belly has seen so much carrot cake in the last two days.)
i love you, & thanks for making my birthday wonderful & all my flickr dreams possible(haha)
oh yeah,& uh...thanks for pushing me out 19 years ago, too. i suppose that's noteworthy! ; )

Betty said...

She is beautiful, just like her mama.
Happy Birthday Tori!. Looks like fun was had by all.

momto1 said...

Fantastic pictures! Hope your daughter had a wonderful birthday! Now, you have to post the recipe of the dish your husband made! That sounds soooooo good. And the cake? Carrot is my favorite!! Yum!

nikkicrumpet said...

Gosh your girls are so beautiful...and their hair just kills me! What a great family you have...and it looks like everyone is so close. The new addition to the family is such a great blessing too. Looks like life is good! Thanks for stopping by my blog on my SITS day. I really appreciate the visit!

Aubrey said...

Happy Belated Birthday Tori!!
Her comment made me laugh!!

What a wonderful birthday celebration! Thank you for sharing the pictures with all of us!