Just like that. Enzi is 15 years old today.


She had tuna for breakfast. Shrimp for lunch. She’ll have tuna again for dinner. What Enzi wants, Enzi will get today.


Well, it is her birthday and she is the Diva of all Divas.


Impossible to believe that it was 15 years ago. She rescued me.


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We celebrated Enzi’s 11th birthday on Monday.

She had a can of tuna fish with her dinner:

We took her on her very own, very long walk:

She played with her sisters and brother:

I baked Enzi’s favorite peanut butter delight cake:

We sang Happy Birthday to Enzi:

And everyone had cake and ice cream. The birthday girl or boy always gets the first bite of cake:

Before she went to bed, her daddy played Hubba with her:

The Diva had a very good day. ♥ ♥ ♥

We hope you’re enjoying our favorite blog photos/moments from 2011. Remember if you click on any of the photos, you’ll be taken to the original blog posts.

June 2011

The expression on Bernard’s face the day we discovered the donkeys love watermelon:

And the drooling delight of Patrick:

The day Enzi got her very own beach in our backyard:

Ellsworth’s very first trail ride with his trainer, Ryan (I was beaming with pride for both of them):

Watching the ducklings thrive and grow over the summer was awesome:

July 2001

An Independence Day celebration with wonderful family and friends (and Maryland blue crabs!):

My first trail ride with Ellsworth, a.k.a. Big Red:

The afternoon the ducklings sat out in the yard enjoying a summer rain shower:

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No one loves the autumn sun more than the Diva.

She absolutely worships it.

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If a girl is from the Bahamas, she deserves having a beach to call her own.

Thanks to her daddy, Enzi got just that yesterday.

Her very own sandbox beach.

A fabulous place for her to dig to her heart’s content.

Enzi loves to dig.

Almost as much as she loves shrimp.

Enzi: Thank you, daddy.

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Having my mom; aka Memaw, here for a visit is always a blessing because she helps us with so many things. On Saturday, she helped me give the girls and Whisky a bath.

Kassie’s favorite part of getting a bath is being dried off.

She loves being rubbed dry.

Giving Whisky a bath is a dream. He loves water, so he walks right into the tub when he’s asked… and stands quietly and calmly while he’s being washed.

Enzi and Suni share the same philosophy about baths. They do everything they can to convince themselves that, “This isn’t happening to me,” while they’re being bathed, but they love the end results.

Both Enzi and Suni always have an extra spring in their step after a nice bath.

And Kike. Sweet girl just loves to be loved, no matter where she is.

Even in the bathtub. ♥

Divas never sleep on the floor.

And always model the latest in fall fashion…

…while worshipping the autumn sun.

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