Enough about Poppy.
Just taking a break.
Because I do, *ahem*… have other kids.
And one, very special one, is turning 22.
So this Sunday? It’s all about Victoria.
To say that I am proud of the young lady she has become would be an understatement.
*gushing mama alert*
If you choose to forge ahead, consider yourself warned.
She’s on the verge of graduating from a highly-esteemed engineering school with a degree in Biology.
So, she’s got plenty going on upstairs.
She is working this summer and successfully holding down two jobs.
And she’s paying all her own bills.
She’s generous, loving and always thinks of others before herself.
And her little brothers and sisters positively think she hung the moon, which says a lot. They’re a tough crowd.
She is patient and forgiving… and rarely gets upset.
But she can be, on occasion, a bit hardheaded.
She is truly beautiful, inside and out.
And, clearly, very gangsta.
Okay, not really on that last one.
You make this world a better place.
All my love,
P.S. Victoria reads the blog and I know she’d be tickled if y’all left her a birthday wish 🙂
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Cynthia Farley says
Happy Birthday Victoria! You are such a beautiful young woman! Sounds like you have your head on straight and your heart in the right place!
Your mama has every right to be proud!
Happy Birthday, Victoria! Sounds like you are beautiful inside and out <3
Happy Birthday Victoria!! xo
Happy 22nd Birthday Victoria! You are just lovely!
i have always thought that she was positively stunning but these photos are over the top! jaw dropping beauty!!! i have always wondered how she felt being the eldest of such a large crew…if she ever wished to be an only child…if she thinks about adopting one day. sounds like she will be busy putting that degree to good use for awhile though! hope her birthday was wonderful!!!!!
Happy Birthday!! May God bless you HUGE this year!
“I know the plans I have for you..plans to prosper you not to harm you to give you hope and a future.” 🙂
Happy Birthday Victoria! I hope that it is a beautiful day for a beautiful young woman and that the year to come is filled with many blessings!
Michelle R Photography says
Happy Birthday, Victoria!!! What a special girl you are – and beautiful, too!!!
ahhhh to be young again!!!!! happy birthday!
LOVED this post! I’ve stopped warning people that I’m going to brag a bit on my kids. Right now my job is raising children, so of course I want to talk about my work and how it’s going. 🙂 So, brag on! Sounds like you have a lot to be proud of when it comes to your oldest, and I do hope she has a fantastic b-day… Ah, to be 22 again! 🙂
happiest of birthdays to you and enjoy taking on the world!
Happy 22nd birthday to your beautiful daughter Victoria….she sounds like a true beauty!
Happy Birthday Victoria!!! I love the first picture of you and the gangsta is one is pretty cool too! =)
I hope you have a fabulous birthday!
there is no reason not to boast about this girl. any good mama would do the same thing.
happy birthday to a beautiful girl, who obviously was raised by amazing parents.
happy birthday Victoria! Certainly a beautiful girl! Enjoy your special day!
Happy birthday, Victoria! God bless you as you continue your journey.
Happy birthday to your darling daughter who obviously did a fine job paving the way for all the rest of the darling girlies in your house! What gorgeous photos and wow, SUCH a smart young lady.
You must be busting with pride!!
Positively beautiful pictures!
Victoria, did you ever think about America’s Next Top Model?? Seriously. What I wouldn’t give for that gorgeous hair you and your Mom share!
Happy birthday, Victoria! You should do a guest post sometime! 🙂
Love that idea, Joy! Wonder what Victoria thinks 😉
Happy, happy birthday, Victoria!!! You are such a beautiful young lady & a beauiful example to your siblings! Your mama & I go way back (*wink*) to 2005 when you all were waiting for Isabelle & I was waiting for Kiara & I have seen you blossom into an amazing young woman across these blog pages. I hope this birthday finds you happy, healthy & full of optimism as you embark on your senior year in college! ENJOY your special day!
And mama…you done good!! 😉
HUGS to all…
Happy birthday, Victoria! What great photos!
Happy birthday to your beautiful daughter!
~*Happy Birthday*~ Beautiful young lady! The Lord Almighty has amazing plans for you!
Life with Kaishon says
Your Victoria is absolutely very, very lovely.
She does look like she could hang the moon for sure : )
Happy Birthday pretty girl!
Mary Beth says
Happy Birthday Victoria! You are the same age as my little sister, and it has been fun watching you both grow up over the years. It is a tough world to be a young person in, and I am just impressed with the people that you both have grown into. I hope your day, week, and year is a beautiful as you are. Many blessings!!!
Birthday Blessings, Victoria! May your day be filled with fun, family and friends…with a huge side of ice cream and cake!
Happy birthday, Victoria!
She is so pretty! And photogenic!
Happy birthday, beautiful. 🙂
Kirstie Bikakis says
You are so pretty!!! (: You look like you had alot with the photo shoot with ur mom~
I hope you have a very wonderful birthday!!
Happy birthday Victoria! Hope this year and all that follow, that God blesses you BIG!
Happy birthday beautiful Victoria! 🙂
Happy, happy birthday, Tori!!! Such pretty pictures of you…you’re all grown up and SO beautiful!
PS – way to be born. 🙂
Enjoy Victoria….hope you have a great day.
Happy Birthday Victoria! I hope that it’s a great one!
Wow! Your pictures are over the top beautiful! Absolutely stunning! Happy Birthday Victoria!
Happy Birthday Victoria. You sound like every Mama’s dream come true daughter!
Happy Birthday Victoria. May this year be blessed in spirit, soul and body.
S. Kim says
Happy Birthday Victoria! I will keep you in my prayers… May everything fall into place for your life, but may you keep God as the center of it all. You are a wonderful example and role model for your siblings. Have a good day and celebrate YOUR LIFE and the gift you bring to our world!! Prayers-S. Kim, OSB
Happy birthday to your beautiful daughter!
Sonishka - Far and Away says
Pretty photos of a pretty girl. Happiest birthday Victoria!
happy birthday, best wishes from malaysia! =)
Happy Birthday, Victoria! You have a lot of little eyes on you! I always told my oldest that he was setting the stage for those younger brothers and sisters and he did a fine job! Praying that you do as well…..
Happy Birthday, Victoria! Absolutely love this post!
What a beautiful young lady, a very Happy Birthday to your daughter!
Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you… happy birthday dear Victoria, happy birthday to You!
Wow! ~~22~~ girl, enjoy it! I still remember 22 for me…twas a great year! (And they only get better…)
You are absolutely gorgeous and I always love your mom’s photos… black and white is awesome as I know are you!
Enjoy your wonderful day with your super, terrific, and (also) great looking family! May God bless you with many more!
Sue Mom of Two says
Happy birthday, Tori! Your Mom has captured your beauty, which we have always known about, but these black and white pics are stunning. Hope your day is extra special, as I’m sure your wonderful family will enjoy with you.
Happy Birthday Victoria! A beautiful young lady inside and out!!
I just can’t believe you have a 22 year old…you look maybe 5 years older than her! She is gorgeous.
Good to hear such a beautiful girl is equally beautiful on the inside! Happy Birthday Victoria!!!
Kathryn Dyche Dechairo says
Happy Birthday Victoria, such beautiful shots.
Happy Birthday Victoria! May you continue to be truly blessed.
Happy birthday, Victoria! Your mama has every right to be so proud; you are wonderful! I hope this year (and every one after) is wonderful.
Happy Birthday Victoria!!
God Bless you as you begin to soar!!
Beautiful! Happy Birthday Victoria!
Happy Birthday! A beautiful young woman. Love the third photo!
Happy Birthday Victoria!!!!!
Blessings to you!!!!!!!
happy birthday Victoria! may you have a happy, happy day!
your daughter is beautiful!! Please pass on a big happy birthday!
Beautiful shots of your beautiful girl!
Happy Birthday Victoria! May you have a wonderfully blessed year ahead of you!
Oh my goodness, happy, happy birthday to a beautiful, beautiful young lady!
Happy Birthday Victoria!
Happy Happy Birthday Victoria!! May it be a fabulous day with family and friends. You are a lovely young lady!!
i love the comment “way to be born!” happy birthday victoria! we here in bloggy land thank you for being you… and being such a wonderful big sister. 😉
and i’ll add, “way to labor momma!” having birthed a child myself i think on these special occasions the momma should also get some love! 😉
Dusty Drosche says
Happy Birthday! What beautiful pictures!
Mama Zen says
Happy Birthday, Victoria!
Happy Birthday Victoria!…Beautiful girl!
Happy Birthday, Victoria! & congrats on all of your success!
Happy Birthday, Victoria! Hope you had a special day.
Sarah VanGrunsven says
Yay for birthdays:-) Happy birthday Victoria!!
Well Happy Birthday Victoria!! As one of the few guys that has the hutzpa to comment on blogs that we read – and at the risk of sounding something like a “funny uncle” – You are – in fact – the girl that 1) every dad would be proud to call his daughter, and 2) the girl that every dad would hope his son brings home to meet the family!
You are – simply – beautiful!
hugs – aus and co.
A beautiful young lady who is part of a beautiful family!! Happy Birthday with wishes for many more from some TN hillbillies who love keeping up with y’all!!
Happy Birthday, Beautiful Girl!
Oh, to be 22 again. You got it all goin’ on….total package; brains, self sufficiency, big heart, big love, respect and GEORGEOSITY!!! Oh, and a Mama who KNOWS you’re the best darned thing since CHOCOLATE!
Enjoy 22…….its a magical year!
Stef, these BWs are beyond stunning…….really AWESOME conversions! xoxoxox Dita
Happy Birthday Victoria!!! Gorgeous and Smart!! Wow!!!!
I’m a tad late. My apologies! What a gorgeous daughter you have! Happy birthday Victoria you make your mom very proud!
Gorgeous photos. Happy late Birthday to Victoria. I added your linky to my photo challenge page. http://naptimemomtog.com/photo-challenges/
Happy Birthday Tori!
Hope it was great! (sorry this is belated)
Happy Birthday Victoria!!!!!!!! You are so beautiful and it’s apparent you make your Mama very proud….
Happy Birthday, Victoria!! You are gorgeous…love these shots and your pic on the side bar with all the other kiddos! Hope you had a great one!