30th Birthday Time

Today my daughter is celebrating her 30th birthday! Who can ever imagine their child growing up? Who thinks about them turning milestones like 21, 30, 40, etc. when you hold them in your arms for the first time? Well, I sure didn’t! But the day is here and I wish I was there sweet Lindsay to celebrate with you!

Sending you my love from 2017.6 miles away.(1)

But I am sending you lots of love from 2,107.6 miles away. Hugs and kisses my baby girl!

I thought I would share a few of my favorite pictures of her over the years. Truth is some are pictures of pictures. Some I had at the house and some I lifted from her Facebook…here goes a little trip down memory lane.

812741_10151493250862386_1226766883_oThe picture my mom dubbed “The Water Filtration Plant” is probably one of my all-time favorites. Hilarious and precious all at the same time!

IMG_6316Swimming for the first time with floaties.

18222692_10155330652022386_1133081278307657197_nA girl and her dog…of course the dog is waiting to see what she can get out of the deal food wise!

IMG_6310Christmas in Iowa at Grandma & Grandpa’s house

IMG_6312The first grandchild with the grandparents

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First Grade

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Second Grade



IMG_6314First day of school  – 4th grade

IMG_6318Just being cute!

IMG_6311The three of us!

IMG_6317Who doesn’t love Shrek?

15355767_10154819161472386_7299198355178969057_nA pretty teenage!

IMG_6309Senior Picture

1929889_16476782692_5440_nSweet daughter and Mom


229971_5319822692_5518_nThe family + Charlie

IMG_2209 All the family together in Branson, MO.

IMG_2220Lindsay, my dad and Dale being goofy!

IMG_2254Oh, the family!

The last time we were all together was in November 2015. Lindsay had a couple things she wanted to video. I remember my mom singing this little tune when I was young and she taught it to Lindsay.

We also captured on video the “family howl”.

Some of my favorite pictures of Lindsay in recent years.





Screen Shot 2017-09-28 at 12.00.30 PMI think she looks like a young Elizabeth Taylor in this one! So stunning…

What can I say? I love this girl or I should say woman! She is pretty amazing. She strong and smart. She’s articulate and caring. She is funny and fun. She can work circles around most people. She’s loyal. She’s determined…I could go on and on. Mostly, I just love the person she is and I miss seeing her and hanging out with her. Not only is she my daughter but she’s my friend. Like a best girlfriend. The kind that really gets you. Every since she left Texas there has been something missing in my life and heart that only she can fill. As much as I want her home, I want her to live her life. We only walk this planet for a short time therefore live with gusto and chase your dreams, Sweetheart. Home will always be here and will welcome you with open arms at any time.

Love you baby girl! Linz Binz you are loved so much!! I am proud of you and blessed to me your mom. Enjoy your birthday and becoming 30! The thirties are quite delightful. Hugs and kisses! xoxox

~ all my love – Mom

Remember this truth from The Help.

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    Aww! So many photos, so many memories. It seems her hair has changed a lot over the years and so has yours! You both look stunning in all of the different hair cuts and styles. She looks very artistic by these photos, just how she dresses and looks! Such a pretty girl (my daughter will always be my little girl!). Happy birthday to her! You def. have a lot to be proud of! Carrie curlycraftymom.com
    • Thanks for stopping by today, Carrie! You definitely nailed it on my daughter. She is artistic and super creative. I miss seeing her style everyday and shopping with her.
  • I can't ever imagine my girls being grown up. It makes me so sad to be honest. I hope your daughter had a lovely day. She looks like a fun, vibrant and confident individual.
    • Thank you so much! She is simply wonderful and I miss her terribly! Enjoy your sweet ones and cherish the days because they will fly by in no time at all.
  • I can't imagine my kids being grown up and I loved reading your perspective. She's gorgeous, just like her momma.
    • Thanks for reading this post! It is dear to my heart.