16 Candles!

No one wants to compete with Jesus….and their birthdays are so close together.

BUT, we try to make HER day as special as possible.
She will never be forgotten like Molly Ringwald was in the movie 16 candles
nor will her Grandma’s tweak her you-know-whats and horrify her.

{what kind of family DOES that?}

And I HOPE  she will NOT end her birthday sitting on a glass dining room table with a cute guy named Jake blowing out her 16 candles. 

We do have the glass dining room table, but I NEVER let anyone sit on it.

FYI: Movie making people, glass breaks.

 {BUT on the other hand, Jake IS cute and could possibly be worth maiming yourself.}

Did you have a stretch Armstrong doll? Lindsay didn’t.


Lindsay….a little comedienne, a laughing, silly-as-heck girl.
She got this all from her Daddy (or both of us)
Lindsay, Happy birthday baby!

 Lee Ann Womack said it best: “if you get the chance to sit it out or dance…
 I hope you DANCE!”

I hope you ALWAYS DANCE!
What is better than dancing?
You, like your Sister, bring ME JOY every day! 
Every day. 

ps. I tried for an hour last night to make a movie/slideshow for her birthday, and I ended up mad, flustered and kinda cussing. Thanks Mark for hanging the tribute slideshow bar so high.

I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas! The Coach surprised us like never before!

25 thoughts on “16 Candles!

  1. Girl Dude, next time, send those photos to me and I'll whip a little ditty up for you in no time flat.Happy Birthday to 1/2 of your favorite daughters! She is a special girl and that's easy to see in every photograph.I'm also sensing the envy of your inner 16 year old not being able to hook up with Jake. I only know that because I too wanted to slip into that pink bridesmaid dress and sit on a table with him. I should photoshop my head over Molly's so I can look deep into his eyes. Wouldn't that be a hoot!Wait, I lost myself, what was the point of your post again? Oh! That's right, Lindsay's big day!\”Lindsay\”, although you'll never get to experience 1984 and wear a Frankie goes to Hollywood Shirt while sporting a perm, miniskirt and legwarmers, I'm sure that you'll have a good year too\”.Your Mom's Friend, m.p.s. I'm sending you some balloons.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14IRDDnEPR4&feature=related


  2. Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter! I think you picked some beautiful pictures – even if it isn't a slide show. 🙂 Don't feel bad, I wouldn't know how to make one either.


  3. a million times better than Molly Ringwald 🙂 congrats to the birthday girl, and congrats to the mom who birthed her and congrats to the awesome parents for raising such a terrific person! (and btw, YES, I was up at 3:10 working, Christmas morning 🙂


  4. Sweet 16! Wow…I used to scratch my head during the diaper changing years when people said time really goes by fast. But now I get it. *tear* You have a lovely young lady. Do tell on the surprise!!! : )Happy birthday! : )


  5. Happy Birthday, Linds!!! I would have enjoyed this post SO much more if there had been an accompanying slideshow, but whatever….Um, Suz…are you really gonna just leave us hanging like that about the surprises from Coach!?


  6. i just love this girl 🙂 those big blue eyes have always made me smile… and the laughter. well, i think she gets it from me. or you. i hope her birthday was as beautiful as she is ❤ but i imagine it was… because YOU were in charge!!i am dying to hear about christmas!!! maybe give me hint?!?!


  7. 16 – – the time when you are feeling more adult than child. It's like a milestone! I am totally impressed at her flexibility! . . . hoping she had a wonderful celebration! Has she enjoyed being an only child this past semester? We have two girls and our second liked her time alone in the house with us when her sister was in college.


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