Better than a speckled pup in a red wagon on Christmas mornin', she knew she was a princess the day she was born. Her brothers welcomed her as royalty straight into their arms and protective big brother hearts. Born September 17, 2003, Honor Elizabeth graced this earth and our family with a heart as tender as Granny Walden's farm fresh warm apple dumplin's.
Hubby sometimes refers to little Indian Princess as "Ornery Elizabeth." This Ozark Farm Chick just calls her my "Mini~Me." We not only share September birthdays but looks, creativity, humor, artistic abilities, love of music, mannerisms, a heart for the Lord and His children. As I've said before, watchin' her grow is like steppin' through my own little girl lookin' glass!
No doubt this miniature fudgy faced Cinderella complete with teeny glass slippers will someday find her Prince Charming. Did ya'll notice the Minnie Pearl tag in her crown? She keeps us in stitches with her witty off the cuff humor and her zest for life.
She has written and illustrated a book about her life from birth to her very own family. Honor even had a couple pages dedicated to 'the honeymoon' which had the moon~eyed couple seated at a table complete with a beautiful floral centerpiece. I asked her what a couple did on their honeymoon and she replied, "Well of course Grandma Muzzie, they go out to eat at a really fancy restaurant, enjoy a movie and sleep in very expensive hotels." Silly me, at my age I should know these things...Heeehehe!!! As any best seller, Honor's book ends with "happily ever after."
Yep, this little Princess Bride made her daddy grab his chest, gasp for breath and turn three shades of green when she tried on the dress~up Christmas present we gave her a couple of years ago. Convincin' this dreamy~eyed bride she's not truly a princess is like talkin' a monkey into doin' math equations. 'Just not gonna happen! Mini~Me huffed and puffed and blew out all eight candles atop her birthday cake in one breath. I can only guess what this imaginative doll wished for. Oh, I could just sop this sweetie up with a buttermilk biscuit!!!!
Long before Elton John blew out "The Candle in The Wind" honoring Princess Di, he wrote the music and sang Gary Osbourne's forgotten song on his 1982 "Jump Up" Album. This proud rockin' grandma could sing Elton's very words as my heart bursts, "You make the sun shine on me~ You're one fine lady~ You're my PRINCESS" !!!
Woohoo!!! Ya'll move the furniture waaaay back and do a great big old happy dance with me 'cause folks, we have a winner! Random Generator has selected lucky number 46. Here's sendin' a big old Ozark 'CONGRATULATIONS' to Julia over at " Of Petals and Wool
", please do pop over and congratulate her. She's a real sweetheart and I know she's gonna love Margaret's book, "Sticky Readers: How to Attract a Loyal Blog Audience by Writing More Better"
as much as I did!!!!
"Thank You" Miss Maragret!!! She hangs out at: "Nanny Goats in Panties"
Your little Princess is such a little sweetie pie. I always smile at your little Nezzisms but I totally laughed out loud at "Oh, I could just sop this sweetie up with a buttermilk biscuit!!!!" Too cute. I can see where Honor gets some of that charm. ;)ReplyDelete
Congrats to Julia! :)
I can certainly understand why your Princess stole your heart from the 1st time you laid eyes on her. She is adorable! I love her zest for life. Happy Birthday, Dear Princess!ReplyDelete
Congrats to Julia! She's a lucky lady. :)
Your little lady is a real doll. It's no wonder she has stolen your heart.ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday to your Princess. I too have a Princess in my family and they are not called that for nothing.ReplyDelete
You have a Mini-Me? Is that a safe thing or should the world be warned?ReplyDelete
She's going to grow into a beautiful young lady.
She is a sweetheart; thank you for sharing these adorable photos!ReplyDelete
Congrats to Julia!
Wishing you a week full of blessings, Nezzy!
Such a sweet little girl and lovely way of describing her! Congrats to the winner! Enjoy your day!ReplyDelete
What a lovely princess! happy December!
What an angel ! Thanks for sharing photos and making us smile ! have a wonderful day !ReplyDelete
What a beautiful Princess indeed! Happy belated birthday to her! My youngest princess just turned 6 on the 25th of November :-) Much to be thankful for! Hope you are doing well!ReplyDelete
You wrote a good fairy tale in this post. thanks - Happy Birthday little princess.ReplyDelete
She wrote a book - really - wow impressive. You are probably waiting to get her blogging with you.
She is a beautiful little lady. Your little miss princess makes me think of my little princess who loves dressing up.ReplyDelete
Congrats to the winner!
Thanks for sharing your granddaughter's pictures with us. You're a lucky lady, Nezzy! :-)ReplyDelete
She is a beautiful little girl! Looks like she's been the apple of your eye since birth.ReplyDelete
Is that a Communion Dress? Regardless, she's so pretty in it. I can't wait till you post photos from her wedding. You will do that, right?ReplyDelete
you truly do have a "real Princess" on your hands. she is beautifulReplyDelete
I love the pic of the bothers and the new baby sister, so special. She really is so darling in every pic. Yay for your winner! :DReplyDelete
How fun to get to know your cute little princess today! She is definitely a charmer and then some.ReplyDelete
My post today: Divine Nature
Oh, she is just the sweetest little girl. I can see why you couldn't manage a day without her. I hope she realizes how lucky she is to have you for a grandma.ReplyDelete
I think you picked the same song for her last year too! I remember because I thought I was the only one who knew the song and when I saw it here commented on it! I always have it on my ipod :O) Those first few notes always make me smile!ReplyDelete
She's a beautiful little girl!ReplyDelete
Your little Honor is a sweetie and growing up so fast! Loved the pictures!ReplyDelete
Well Nezzy, I know a princess when I see one, and she' a princess all right. What a nice little story that you wrote on your blog about her and the pictures are just precious. She gets her cuteness from you and everything else. Now she knows exactly what she's going to be like when she grows up.ReplyDelete
I just can't believe that I won your give away. This must be my lucky day. First a new born calf today and now this. Thank you so much for the opportunity. Now I can't wait to read that book. I'll email you my address. Thanks again. BIG HUGS. JB
Congrats to your winner! Love the little Indian Princess dress (and ALL of the pictures). I always wish I had older brothers.ReplyDelete
What a beeeeeeeeeutiful little girl. Princess, that is!!!!!! Just a living doll. :-)ReplyDelete
Congratulations to your winner!
"The orange-scented zephyrs stirred, the branches rustled, and the tinsel crackled like merry music, to which the sparkling lights danced."
~~E.T.A. Hoffman "The Nutcracker"
What a sweet girl !!...love love love.......♥.. ♥... ♥....ReplyDelete
Every family needs a princess, she sounds like an extra special one!ReplyDelete
Honor looks beautiful in the wedding dress! Happy Birthday to her. What a sweetie!ReplyDelete
Yee-Hi - What a proud gal you are to have her in your life. She's a cutie!ReplyDelete
Haha! A mini-me princess! I can see why she stole your heart. Verily she sparkly shiny!ReplyDelete
I never heard this Elton John song. It always amazes me what he did with the words/lyrics he was given, you know?
Happy Birthday to your Mini-Me!! :):)
Looks like a princess. walks like a princess, talks like a princess.ReplyDelete
The two cute brothers (top picture) seem to cherish their royal sister.
Happy Birthday to princess Honor Elizabeth!
your little princess certainly is a doll.ReplyDelete
congrats to the winner of your giveaway
Those grandgirls sure are special to us, aren't they? What a precious little girl your mini-me is. You gotta love a girl who likes to dress up and imagine she is whatever she wants to be. Happy birthday to your little sweetheart.ReplyDelete
She really did get a big dose of your genes in looks.ReplyDelete
Loved the baby picture. The boys look happy and delighted with a new sis -- she looks stiff legged with indignity at being boyhandled:)) She has grown into quite a lovely young lady.
Oh my gosh, what a little angel! Precious! I love that sweet little one as a baby and in that angel dress and veil:)ReplyDelete
Congrats to the winner, LUCKY LADY! Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!
yeah...i dont even have a girl but if i did seeing one in a wedding dress so early might make me grab my chest...smiles. she is a cutey...ReplyDelete
Your Princess is beautiful!! Her smile lights up a room and her Granny! Being a Grandma is such a wonderful thing! :)ReplyDelete
Your little princess will have to teach MY little princess how to be a princess. How precious she is, Nezzy! They do melt hearts.ReplyDelete
Have a lovely weekend ~
PRECIOUS PRECIOUS NEZZY!!!!!! She is truly a beautiful princess and what a lucky gal to have brothers doting over HER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh how lovely is your family. RICH BLESSINGS UPON YOU ALL! AnitaReplyDelete
She is one pretty, pretty, Princess and with your sense of humor I know there is never a dull moment. Keep on dancin' for joy, Friend, "it's all good!".ReplyDelete
She sure is a sweetie and I do see a family resemblance!ReplyDelete
a true princess!ReplyDelete
Aloha from Waikiki
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What precious little princess you have Nezzy. I love these pics of her growing up.ReplyDelete
I love Julia and so glad she won your giveaway.
Wanted to tell you I am finally having one myself so scoot on over and put your name in the hat
Happy Birthday to your little princess! She's adorable and I can just imagine all the fun you two have! Congrats to your winner too! Have a great weekend!ReplyDelete
I LOVE stories that end with a HAPPILY EVER AFTER. You are blessed to be in the presence of royalty. Honor Elizabeth is the real deal. What a gorgeous baby. She's gone and grown into such a sweet little girl. HAPPY BIRTHDAY. May you have many more. Grandma You are beaming with pride. ENJOY. They grow so fast.ReplyDelete
Happy birthday to that lovely princess!ReplyDelete
She is truly a princess. So glad that she is the spittin' image of her Grandma Muzzy. The joy must be immeasurable.ReplyDelete
the first picture is so sweet with a baby in her brothers arms.ReplyDelete
congrats to julia.
Hi Nezzy, your sweet little princess is a doll! A belated Happy Birthday to Honor Elizabeth! And congrats to the winner, Julia. Have a wonderful weekend!ReplyDelete
What exquisite children! Just exquisite!!ReplyDelete
Did I ever tell you that Virgo's have played the most important parts of my life? Every Virgo I have ever known has meant the world to me. Just sayin'..lol :)
What a sweet little girl, I truly love her in that bridal gown and she will one day make a really stunning bride.;) Happy birthday all the way from Denmark.:)ReplyDelete
Have a lovely weekend,
She is a beautiful gal with a smile as big as Texas! xoReplyDelete
what a beautiful granddaughter, you have a right to be proud!ReplyDelete
I feel the love!ReplyDelete
I've been told many times that the love of a grandchild is just as indescribable as the feeling we have when we have our own child...however, you've done a great job here!
Gotta pop over and see what that book is all about.
She is so pretty - you must be so proud!ReplyDelete
What a beauty! And she was born 3 days before my eldest son--on my dad's birthday!ReplyDelete
Have a great weekend!
Your grand daughter is so precious! This was such a sweet and fun tribute to her. Thanks so much for your visit to my blog--I enjoyed my visit here in return! Happy weekend!ReplyDelete
Oh gdaughter is just beautiful.. What a lovely tribute...ReplyDelete
Thank you for visiting me girly... Yep...I dun stoled those wreeths! :) ahahhahahah
What a cutie pie you have there and, yes, you're so correct, there is definitely a resemblance.ReplyDelete
And she is adorable. I hope she lives close enough for you to get lots of time with her--you two of a kind people!! Enjoy.ReplyDelete
A very beautiful post Nezzy! Such a sweetie pie!ReplyDelete
Aren't grandchildren wonderful! I'm still waiting for a little girl. You are certainly bessed!ReplyDelete
What a sweet girl! She sounds really special especially because she is just like you, Nezzy...ChristineReplyDelete
Hi Nezzy! What a wonderful post about your little mini me princess! She is so adorable and I can tell she's full of life - those little eyes just a sparklin'!ReplyDelete
You are one sweet granny! ;)
Congratulations to the winner. Elizabeth is adorble!! The pictures are precious.ReplyDelete
She is a beautiful princess, and appears to have been from the very beginning.Looks like Honor's brothers love her very much and are probably very protective of their sister. Grandsons are wonderful but just not quite like a granddaughter. Thank you for sharing your grandchildren and congratulations to Julia, have to check out her blog. Hope you have a great weekend and thanks again for sharing your family.ReplyDelete
She is the cutest and QUITE the Princess....You inspire me, encourage me and make me laughReplyDelete
You weren't kidding when you nicknamed Honor "mini-me". Wow, you two look so much alike... You're both gorgeous. My heart melted a little bit when I saw your sweet girl in her princess wedding dress. Wow-- Are the boys chasing her yet :-)ReplyDelete
Congrats to Julia on winning Margaret's book. I have it and she gives great advice.
Happy weekend, xo jj
PS Stop by, I'm having a giveaway too.
Well i think you should get an award for your very well done blog, and you do put a lot of work into it and it shows. Richard from the Amish community of Lebanon,PaReplyDelete
What a sweet and loving post. Many more happy memories await you!ReplyDelete
Ahhh! What a lovely Princess!!ReplyDelete
I'm reading that book now. Very funny AND informative!!!
What a cutie! I'm sure that she is not spoiled at all. :)ReplyDelete
What a sweet post about your grandaughter. she is a doll....is she your ONLY grandaughter?ReplyDelete
I have 6..and 4 grandsons.
That first photo made me think of MY daughter, as she was the 3rd born, to two older brothers.
It is precious and pure and sweet these little ones.
congrats to your winner
What a cutie! And congrats to your winner! Happy weekend!...hugs...DebbieReplyDelete
She is BEAUTIFUL! It's obvious you all are deeply in love. We have been told there is nothing better than GRANDS! One day it will be our turn, too.ReplyDelete
Your blog is awesome. Sorry I dont get here more often. You make my day , with your natural writings. Happy Christmas.ReplyDelete
Elizabeth K. Australia
Every single one of your children, your grandchildren, and all your loved ones are so blessed to have you in their lives. I loved reading your little "tributes" to them. Your love shines through in each of these posts you write about them. :)ReplyDelete
Hi Miss Nezzie - that is one little "princess" you've got there. I know - I had two boys and then my girl. Definitely. She was spoiled by them from the git-go. But if they gave her any trouble, she could punch and hit with the best of 'em!ReplyDelete
Your little one is SO cute - I imagine she does take after you! Have a wonderful week!
She looks like a princess to me. What a little beauty, and if she inherited her grandmother's genes, she's going to be brilliant. What a combination. laurieReplyDelete
Awww, she is absolutely precious!!! It's obvious that Grandma Muzzie is her biggest fan!!!ReplyDelete
Your little princess is adorable! I know that she's so blessed to have a grandmother like you! Thanks for stopping by last week!ReplyDelete
Hi there, Thank you so much for stopping by my blog; I feel like I've made a new friend in you. Isn't being a grandma the best;we've got 9 grands and I cherish each one! Wonderful post on your sweet princess.ReplyDelete
I thought id stop by again to see what you were up to, and thank you again for your blog visit. Richard from the Amish community of Lebanon,paReplyDelete
You are one lucky grandma Nezzie, to have such an adorable princess in your life! I love the pic of her with her brothers. Here's wishing y'all a plethora of birthdays to love each other!!!ReplyDelete
What a honey of a girl! You are blessed indeed as I know you know! Give her a big hug from a friend in Colorado.ReplyDelete
Julie Magers Soulen Photography
Oh how did I miss this one? Must of been when I was still sick. Oh Nezzy, she is the most adorable one! And she surely is a mini-me of you! Are you sure you didn't birth her girl?ReplyDelete
What a lovely tribute to a pretty little girl!
Sounds like your a busy bever with the Christmas decorating and baking! Post pics!! Please...with sugar on top?
Girl, you crack me up.ReplyDelete
My little princess turns 8 in February (we also share a birthday). When she was 4 she refused to join the group at her Head Start class. As she explained to the teacher, "I don't have to participate, because I'm a princess."
Your granddaughter is beautiful--and I can see the resemblance!
Your little Princess is adorable! I know how proud we can be of these sweet grand girls! And happy dancing for Julia! CONGRATS to this lucky girl! I will have to check on that book! It sounds like a lot of fun reading! Warm Southern hugs! ♥♥♥ReplyDelete
What a little sweetheart! I don't blame you for being smitten!ReplyDelete
She is a princess.ReplyDelete
A blessing in your lives.
How wonderful to have a sweet grand daughter like that to brighten your days.
Have a beautiful week :)
Thanks so much for visiting me at my blog tonight... your little Princess is a sweetie!... xoxo Julie MarieReplyDelete
What a little sweetie she is! Wish I was there to sample some of your homemade fudge!! :-)ReplyDelete
What beautiful gifts the two of you are to each other. I'm very happy for you both. So sweet...ReplyDelete
What wonderful photos of the Princess!ReplyDelete
What a cutie she is!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing your wonderful shots. And sorry for being late to visit. I simply need 36 hours per day to do everything I must or wish to do:o)
She is absolutely precious! I just love the little bride dress and the story about the honeymoon.ReplyDelete
And what a beautiful name to give her, too.
I'm glad to hear that you collect snowmen too; however, I'm sorry that you experience the cold stuff!
Nezzy, your stories always make me bust a gut or grab a tissue and this one did both. What a touching tale of a very adorable "princess".ReplyDelete
What a very sweet post...my hubs insists he'll need medication on the day of his daughter's weddings : )ReplyDelete
thank you so much for leaving the comment over at my blog letting me know I won the ornament giveaway. Thank you. I can't tell you how stressfully NOT Christmas it's been at our house. We are going on 6 weeks of sick kiddos. The lack of sleep may be the death of me. :*(ReplyDelete
I truly appreciate you caring enough to let me know!! :)
She is adorable! Love the answer about the honeymoon. I have always heard if they ask you "one of those questions", ask them what they think, before you offer to much information. :-DReplyDelete
Enjoy your evening.
I can't beleive how many people you have commenting on your blog.ReplyDelete
Having said this, I can only add how much I enjoyed seeing your Little Princess grow up before my eyes. She is really a darling and it's no wonder you are so proud of her. Her wedding dress is darling and I'll be she was one happy little girl when she got that prize.
Hope you post more pics of this cutie.
Sorry I have to post this as anonymous. Yours is another blog I just can't get a comment through. Thanks for your comment on my blog.
Hi Nezzy! Great family and great song! Happy winter in the land of the princess, Nezzy!ReplyDelete
God bless you Nezzy friend!!!
Hey daaahling!Your little princess is a sweetheart, those are some great pictures.ReplyDelete
Yep, she's a doll.ReplyDelete
Well now Miss Nezzy, your sweet angel baby is cuter than a basket of newborn puppies! Your love for her just comes pouring out of my computer monitor and that's just as it should be. There is nothing better than grandchildren to warm your heart and make life worth living.ReplyDelete
Thanks darlin' for checking on me during my extended absence. Everyone had a hand in helping me get through my loss and it's nice to be back in Blogland with such sweet friends. Here's wishing you and yours a joyous Christmas season.
Sending you warm hugs from Florida to help keep you warm this winter!
I'm stopping by again to see what you were up too, those pictures are still really cute even on my second time around! RichardReplyDelete
Now she just sounds like a chip off the ol' block to me!!! Blessings to you all on the Ponderosa...ReplyDelete
That is sure one sweet princess there, definitely cut from the same mold! Thank you ever so much for the kind comment.ReplyDelete
Now pass them buttermilk biscuits! :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow
Your princess is a very beautiful young lady, Nezzie!ReplyDelete
Adorable, love the little bride outfit. Thank you so much for visiting my blog, Nezzy. I'll look out for more of your posts.ReplyDelete
She is a darling princess and does favor you a lot!ReplyDelete
How cute! Thanks for bouncing over to my blog to tour my brother's house! You are most welcome to pop up to our part of Missouri anytime! :)ReplyDelete