Nixon is 12!

AHHHH!!! BIG BIRTHDAY in the HOUSE! Nixon Talbot is 12!

Nixon is wild, crazy, and always full of jokes. He’s got the best sense of humor and keeps us all laughing.

This year has been a big one in the maturity department. He’s gone from more of a little boy to the cusp of a teenager. I absolutely love getting to see the young man he’s becoming.

Just recently I was talking to a friend about one of her kids. He’s the more strong-willed type and reminds me so much of Nixon at that age. I tried to encourage her over and over again that he’ll grow up, mature, and it will all work out. Just keep consistently loving, praying for, and guiding them-even when you’re exhausted and it feels like you’re doing the same thing over and over and over. I know I’m not out of the woods yet, Hello-Teenage Years, but remember I was the mom at Kindergarten Round-Up who was crying because he was sitting on the carpet listening to the teachers?

Tonight we’re celebrating with steaks and baked potatoes-two of his favorite things. He has a special weekend with Tab and friends planned that he’s stoked about. {Was supposed to be a surprise and well, remember this if you’re considering telling Tab a secret. ha!}

I can’t believe that little towheaded toddler with the raspy voice is now twelve years old! We love you big, Nixon Slaughter! Looking forward to celebrating you!

And Tuesday also means a NEW episode of the Bestie Breakdown! In episode 39, Shay and I are breaking down BLOGGING! I don’t claim to be an expert. I’ve had many ups and downs over the years on this blogging adventure but I hope hearing my perspective helps you learn a little something. You can listen to this episode as well as any others you might have missed right here!

Our contractor just gave us the two week notice for needing to be out of the downstairs so if you’re looking for me, I’ll be packing up my bedroom. Wish. Me. Luck. I’m gonna need it. 🙂 Have a great Tuesday!


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  1. 4.12.22
    Sheaffer said:

    Oh my goodness! Happy Birthday, Nixon! Hope you have THE BEST day!

  2. 4.12.22
    Elspeth said:

    Happy birthday Nixon!!! Good luck with the remodel!

  3. 4.12.22

    Well, you know that so far 11-year-old-Nixon has been my absolute fave, so I can hardly wait for 12-year-old-Nixon!!! Oh how I love that boy! Our car chats are my fave 🙂 .

  4. 4.13.22
    Alison said:

    Happy Birthday to Nixon!! And, I can’t wait to listen to the new podcast! 🙂