Friday, October 15, 2010

PRINCESS

Jezebel was the name his new baby sister would sport. After all, we were all told the anticipated baby girl's name was in the Bible. Her mom and dad primed her older brother to have a suitable answer for those pryin' kinfolk who weren't beyond pumpin' the innocent young lad for info. She was the baby who came to her mother in a dream and was given the name before conception in that very dream. She is a true princess, a notable archduchess and delights us in livin' up to her royalness. She is my Mini-me a true reflection of my young self. The uncanny resemblance is not only in looks but actions, abilities and mannerisms. So much so it sometimes scares the bejeebers out of this Ozark farm chick.
Honor Elizabeth is a continual joy to our family. Her name even glorifies God. Honor meaning integrity and Elizabeth meaning God is my oath. She kept quiet about her salvation for almost a year not wanting to hurt her daddy's feelings 'cause she now had another Father, her second Daddy. The little aristocrat even shared her brand new 'real' ballet slippers with her little sis. Her heart is big and her imagination is massively bigger. "Mama, when will my Kitties hatch?", she asked with her tiny outstretched hand filled with a smooth oval rock her brother had placed there convincing her it was a kitten egg. Her mama tossed the ripe kitty egg into the backyard never to be seen again. That was 'till a white stray Mama cat appeared during an Ozark ice storm delighting our girl that her kitty egg had indeed hatched. The egg not only hatched but the miracle feline gave birth to four fluffy fur balls in their garage that winter. As her mama found the last fuzzy babe a suitable home Honor discovered another kitty egg. Not takin' any chances the 'kitty egg' was sent home with that last kitten.
Honor celebrated her seventh birthday last month. Her party just happened to fall on International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Now, if ya have never heard of this enthusiastically awaited yearly event ya don't know my adventurous Geek Son's family. They all dress up to the last eye patch and parrot. Yep, my grandsons have gone to church wearin' not only pirate garb but eyeliner! Pirate flags fly high on their house during this day and buccaneer signs are hung throughout. They have startled neighbors, delivery men and pets alike. Havin' a party on International Pirate Day kinda' cinches a birthday theme, don't ya think???
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Well, that's it in the bag. No wait, that's Honor in the bag as toothless as a hillbilly after his first bar fight. Isn't she simply precious??? Melts you heart doesn't she? "You are my princess, you make me smile~~You make my life seem worthwhile," sang Elton John on his 1982 studio album Jump Up which featured the song "Princess". Honor is a special young lady who loves the Lord with all her heart and is always kind and considerate of others. Just like Elton I can proudly shout and sing I love you Hon, 'cause you are my "Princess"!!!

104 comments:

  1. What a cutie she is! My granddaughter just lost her two front teeth, as well. She won't be seven till next year.

    It's a fun time, isn't it?

    =)

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  2. truly she is a princess and it uncanny how much she looks like you. i bet if you have pictures of you at a young age, they would look like photos of her. great post

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  3. What a beautiful post... and princess! I try not to admit it...but I love talk like a pirate day!
    Blessings

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  4. Awww she is adorable!!!!

    And ya know what else...I have that song on my ipod and listen to it quite often ;o) Natch!

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  5. Nezzy,
    You are at your very Best when you write about your grandchildren. And it seems you do have what to write about them; they're beautiful, kind, talented.

    Honor Elizabeth was born in your image and, no doubt, she'll bring Pride and Joy to you and the family.

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  6. Honor is indeed such a sweetoe pie, with those big blue eyes and her expressions full of joy, expectation, and giggles! I see the cake is a treasure chest! And what a REAL treasure you have! I am so sorry to hear of your sad news. I have missed you! I know you do not post too often, but I had noticed you were gone much longer than usual. I am so glad that you are alright!! I had feared you may be sick or something.

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  7. Your way with words truly does give honor to your Princess Honor. What a sweetie and a joy to behold for sure ! Birthdays are such a blessing to us all as we celebrate with them!

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  8. What a cutie she is and such a great cake!!

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  9. Aww, Nezzy, Honor is a little princess! She does look just like you! :) That's pretty amazing! I'm sure the family had a ball celebrating Pirate's Day! :)
    I'm so sorry to hear about your dad!
    Blessings to you, Dear One,
    Shelia;)

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  10. I never heard of the kitty egg trick - good one.
    That treasure chest cake is really cool. Did you make that?

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  11. Honor is a beautiful name and she is just adorable with her teeth missing and her big smile!!
    "International talk like a pirate day?" I have never heard of that one I have definately been missing out!!

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  12. What a delightfully sweet post. I could just feel the love and pride you have for Honor.

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  13. Honor is definately your little mini-me Nezzy!
    What a delightful and cute little sweetheart!
    And Happy Belated B-Day to Honor and a Happy Pirates Day too!
    Although I have to say, that is one I've never heard of!
    Sounds like fun at their place!
    And Big Hugs to you my dear,
    Cindy

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  14. Your right, she is precious! She is a cutie and I'm sure her heart is just a beautiful as her sweet little face.
    Life is good when you have grandchildren to share it with.

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  15. I enjoyed reading this post. I liked the story of the hatching kitty a lot! Honor is a very pretty girl. It looks like she had a great time at her birthday party. Like the pirate costumes, too, and the idea of a party of International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

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  16. Happy birthday to your sweet princess! Her name is wonderful!

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  17. What a wonderful tribute to your princess!!! She is beautiful.

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  18. You do have a little Nezzy clone there, both in spirit and in appearance. I'll bet that little princess thinks her grandma is a queen.
    Cow patties and kitten eggs....you two are quite a pair. Pirate or princess....Honor is a jewel.

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  19. What a great birthday post! She is a sweetheart - a princess indeed. :)
    We love talk like a pirate day!

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  20. Happy Birthday to Honor! Arrrh! ;O)

    She is indeed precious, and how cool is it that she had a pirate party?? :)

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  21. sooo cute! she sounds like such a special little girl! i love her toothless grin. how blessed you are!

    have a great weekend! :)

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  22. Precious, precious Nezzy,

    Your comments brought joy to my heart, but tears in my eyes are I could see you in my mind's eye driving such a long distance with your dear husband, to see your daddy. Oh, I know the pain...I lost my momma and daddy within 2 weeks of each other, and it was not a pretty sight. My heart goes to you dearest, and I am so happy that I can bring a spark of wonder to however comes by, and to dear friends. Peace be in your heart and mind dear and make every day a special one....but I can see that you do. What a lovely family you have, Anita

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  23. Girls are so precious. I was sure I was having a boy the second time around, but got a daughter instead. What a tremendous gift that was.

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  24. She is absolutely lovely...yes! A princess!!! And you know what? I've had Elton John on my mind this week as well...have a song to go with tomorrow's post by him! Too awesome!!! I'm sorry about your Dad...I will keep you in my prayers, dear Nezzy!!! My heart is with you!!! Love, Janine XO

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  25. First, I have to say that is THE SWEETEST name I've heard in a long, long time! Kudos to the smart mommy and daddy who know that what's in a name is important! It's so much fun to see them grow and thrive...and it goes soooo fast, doesn't it!

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  26. This was a wonderful fun post! Praise God your son's family knows how to create memories and cherish the fleeting time they have with their children as they grow. I love the no-front-teeth picture. We have some with ours like that, too, and they are some of our favorites!

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  27. Happy Birthday to the Princess!!!
    Hope it was fun.

    Thanks also for your thoughts and prayer for us.

    Melinda

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  28. Wow she does look just like you. Do you have any pics of you at her age,you should post them and compare.
    Have a blessed tomorrow

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  29. happy birthday to your mini-me!

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  30. Happy Birthday to your sweet Honor. She is a beautiful little princess. What fun the pirate party sounds. Nice post about your little princess. Hugs

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  31. Oh My Goodness, she is adorable. I think that Talk Like a Pirate Day is a hoot. What a great day to have a party. Tell Honor I said Arrgh, Matey!

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  32. What an adorable post! Happy Birthday to your princess.
    Hugs, Ann

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  33. What a beautiful name for a beautiful princess. I hope her birthday brings many more kitty eggs and fun stuff to love and cuddle.

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  34. A happy, very belated birthday to that sweet, cute girl. She is beautiful and so is her name.
    Have a lovely weekend,
    xoxo

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  35. What a fun crew of pirates! Happy Birthday to your princess. Love the way kids look when their adult teeth are growing in.

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  36. A very happy birthday to the little pirate princess! I had to laugh when I saw the cake, because it looked so familiar!:
    http://undergroundagent.blogspot.com/2006/08/let-them-eat-cake.html

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  37. What a delightfully warm post about Grandma's precious.
    I am so glad my brothers didn't know about the kitty egg trick. They would have talked me into a litter. I got in enough trouble taking my "dinosaur egg" to bed with me.

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  38. Talk like a pirate day? Where have I been?

    I love that name, Honor. She's a cutie pie for sure.

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  39. Happy birthday!!! she sure is a cutie.
    Have a wonderfull weekend

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  40. Belated happy birthday to your Princess. Honor is as lovely as her name. This was a lovely tribute to her.

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  41. Sweet post for your granddaughter! Happy Birthday to your Princess!!

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  42. It's so fulfilling to have grandchildren who love the Lord!

    Nezzy, I am glad that your father had his wonderful daughter with him for his final three weeks. You made a worthy sacrifice.

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  43. Ahhhh she is such a cutie! And what a great birthday party! Your stories are so wonderful - what a special gift!

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  44. Happy Birthday to your princess, with a beautiful name!

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  45. She is adorable. Love her name. Hope she had a wonderful birthday. Love the treasure chest cake!

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  46. What a sweet tribute to your grandaughter! I know you delight in her, as I do mine. Talk Like A Pirate Day? Sounds fun...especially for my grandaughter who is named Sailor!

    Liz

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  47. Happy birthday to her. She is beautiful and does look like you. I can feel how much you love those grandkids. sandie

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  48. Oh, happy birthday to your darling princess! I love that story about the kitty egg... so precious! =)

    May blessings shower down upon you and your loved ones. =)

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  49. Happy belated birthday to your princess! Kitten eggs..how delightful!! How wonderful to have a beautiful Mini Me..Grands are just the best blessings! You have a wonderful rest of the weekend! :)

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  50. I simply LOVE her name. How beautiful.
    I wish her many joys for her Birthday...
    Grandchildren....There is no other way to describe them is there other than being GRAND!

    You sure have a sweetie there.

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  51. What a darling 'toofless' princess you have ... & love her name. The best part of parenthood if being a grandparent ... they melt our hearts. You are so blessed Nezzy ...

    I deeply apologize for not catching up with you lately I have been really sick the past 2 weeks & hope the end comes soon.

    Have a great week ~
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

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  52. Aww...she's a peach Nezzy...just like you. Elizabeth is a family name from my mother's side. We've kept it going both to honor her heritage and because we love the sound of it. Thank you for enlightening me as to its meaning.
    Fondly, Joanne

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  53. What a precious little doll she is. Happy Birthday Sweetheart!

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  54. She reminds me of a much younger Dakota Fanning; very talented lady.

    Happy birthday Honor!

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  55. Aw heart be still she is a darling. How cute are these pictures! I love this post and reading about your precious little girl.
    I came over to tell you that you have a surprise on my site so come on by
    Love ya
    Maggie

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  56. And what a precious Princess she is! And the story about the kittie - only in the Ozarks.

    Have a blessed day dear.

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  57. Hi there Farm Chick...I think it's adorable that this cutie resembles you...how cool!!! I too have a little GD that resembles me and it tickles me pink!!!
    Thank you for popping in...Blogland mates are so cool!!! I am having a ball in Cabaret...my first time in theatre!!! God Bless...Dzintra♥x

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  58. Hi Nezzy..loved this post! She has the most beautiful eyes and I can see her precious soul there! I can tell she is an honor to her name too..what a fun birthday and I love the way you tell it! I know that I would just love you and your family..heart to heart people we would be and are! Love ya :D

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  59. What a gorgeous girl and cake. Hugs across the miles, Nezzy!
    xoRobyn

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  60. She is a princess or is that 'pirate princess'... either way she is Beautiful!! What a wonderful & entertaining family you have! Awesome!! Thanks for sharing with us!!
    Love it!

    Blessings & Big Hug,
    Coreen

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  61. What a beautiful name for a beautiful girl. What an awesome party, too! Happy Birthday to your little princess!

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  62. My gosh I'd darn near forgotten how cute they were without their front teeth. I can see how you see yourself in her! She is adorable! But so is her Grandma!!
    Hugs,
    Mona

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  63. Wonderful times, aren't they? Congrats on those darlin's.

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  64. What a beautiful little girl! Happy Birthday to her!!

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  65. What a beautiful name for a beautiful little girl! And that cake is AWESOME! Happy Birthday!

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  66. You write the sweetest posts about your family. They are so cute and full of spirit. I love the Pirate theme and the Princess complex. Carry on, creative spirit!!!

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  67. Arrhhh and the light of a pirate she has in 'er eyes too!
    Love the kitty rock egg story. I will find a way to have that legacy live on.

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  68. What a cutie pie, no teeth and all! Happy Birthday to your darling little princess...She does look very much like you! xo Paulette

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  69. Such a wonderful birthday girl!

    Blessings from Ohio...Kim<><

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  70. Such beautiful names!
    I have two marble eggs that were used for broody hens, way back, and I just loved that story. I have never heard of that one before!
    Hope that you are well. I'm just not getting around as many blogs as I should lately, but there is a post behind that, which I will write about soon.
    Big hugs to you and yours.

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  71. Hi Nezzy,

    What a great post...your little princess is just adorable!

    The Pirate Day party sounds like it was lots of fun and I bet the treasure chest cake was as yummy as it looks!

    Blessings,
    Cheryl

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  72. What a beautiful name...that seems to fit her well.

    What a warm story about the Kitty rock!

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  73. What a darling! She's absolutely ADORABLE!

    Have a nice day, Nezzy!

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  74. Nezzy,
    My dear, you always manage to brighten my day and make me smile!
    I think about little Angel often and hope she is making some progress in her treatment.
    Big Hugs,
    Cindy

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  75. Such a beautiful little girl! They look like they are having so much fun with the pirate get ups. Thanks for having me! Tammy

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  76. Sorry just got back. Yes, she is a princess and sounds like a dream, you are one lucky lady.

    Now what do these kitty eggs look like? I don't want any showing up here :D
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

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    Congrats...enjoy!!

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  78. Sorry about that! I didn't realize you were tag free. I do love your posts!

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  80. Sorry I didn;t say all that I wanted to in that last comment so I thought I would try again, however it would have been a whole lot easier to have just commented again! shesh *%.

    Your granddaughter looks like you, I think. She is precious and I love her name and the way you wrote about her. Your love for her shines through.

    I just wanted you to know that I have you on my heart today. I am sending up prayers for you. I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad. I hope you feel God's comfort today and all the days to come.

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  81. Just here to say "hello," and to give you my love, dear Nezzy!!! ~Janine XO

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  82. she is adorable...what a great tribute..love that her brithday fell on talk like a pirate day...ha...and a wonderful name...smiles.

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  83. I so enjoyed reading your post...such sweet memories of a special little girl! Granddaughters (and grandsons) are such joys....

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  84. Happy birthday to your sweet little granddaughter/pirate!! Love that toothless smile! :-)

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  85. Oh my friend I love this....happy bithday to the sweet birthday girl! I soooo adore that cake of hers.

    Hugs and love going your way my friend. xoxoxox

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  86. Happy Birthday to your Princess! It is truly special to have a birthday on Talk Like A Pirate day. :)

    This is such a sweet post. I love the idea of a kitty egg!

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  87. That toothless smile would win over anyone. She is just beautiful. I hope she had a wonderful birthday and I loved the rock story. Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.

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  88. Love that smile, This was a wonderful post my sweet bloggy friend. Hugs!

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  89. Very sweet! She does look an awful lot like you. Must be wonderful to see yourself in your grandkids, knowing that a piece of you has truly been passed on :)

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  90. She is adorable! And her cake looks wonderful.

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  91. Honor is a delightful girl and what a fun theme for her party!

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  92. She is beyond priceless. Better than any pirate's treasure. Talk Like a Pirate Day is widely celebrated here.

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  93. Hi Nezzy, I'm just back from vacation and so glad I saw this sweet post. Your toothless Pirate Princess is beautiful and I love her name-- It made me smile.

    Seven years old is BIG-- Wish her a happy belated b-day for me please.
    xo jj

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  94. Hi: I feel like I know her now. She is beautiful, indeed at true Princess. Grandchildren are an amazing blessing from God. Your cup over flows! Martha

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  95. I guess I don't have to point out Jezebel had royalty, jjust a few bad habits and manipulations.

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  96. I was already saying to myself how much she looks like you before I even read your words! What a very special little lady she is! And lucky to have a grandmother who loves her so much...as you are lucky to have her.

    Sounds like you're doing well, but words can be deceiving...how ARE you?

    Hoping your autumn is filled with color, warmth, happiness, and the laughter of your grandchildren!

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  97. She is a true princess and clearly worthy of her name both inside and out. How blessed the world is that she has joined the world.
    Happy birthday, princess.
    :-)
    Traci

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  98. Aw, look at those missing teeth! So cute. And what a great name!

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  99. Hi! Great party and great Princesa.

    And bolds piratas,
    I'm scared! :O

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