Welcome to our Team Blog! Marie Antoinette & Edie Marie have joined together to create a fun place to share our ideas and lives with all of you. We know that our teaming up has been confusing for some of you and we apologize. We will refer to ourselves as Marie Antoinette (the Doll Creator & maker of fabulous items) who lives in Peacock Paradise and Edie Marie (the creator of the posts and story telling on this blog & amateur crafter of many things in my "attic") who lives on Golden Pond. What great fun we have combining our forces!!

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Happy Birthday !!! My Very Dear Daughter !!!

I could not think of a better way to celebrate my daughter's birthday than sharing it with our friends here in blog world.
I'm doing this on my own again without her help or knowledge, so there will be no bells and whistles. Some words may even be spelled wrong. You see, She is the brains behined the scenes. Oh I write everything she justs puts in the extras that make my post pretty and elegant. She corrects almost all my grammer. She tells me I use to many commas and such...LOL. But you see, Thats just an inkling of what my daughter Alexia does for me and her daddy. Me mostly. I'm the parent and she looks after me !!!
In this regard I just wanted to show and tell her how much she means to her Daddy and me. We call her Alex !!!

ALEX ! We love you so much, and we are so proud of you. You have become a strong young woman, Yes dear your still young. Without you in our lives, I don't even want to go there. You and I do everything together, shopping ,crafting, laughing and crying. We tell each other everything, well almost everything. I have friends who wish they were as close as you and me. We've always had a bond. I hope in all your endeavers, God will look after you, take care of you. I love you, your daddy loves you. so... HAPPY Birthday to our precious daughter !!!
This of course is a picture of her daddy and me while I was pregant.I was about 8 months along here.

Alexia Antoinette Whitman, born April 8...1973...She was born while my husband was stationed in Beauford,South Carolina, at the navel Hospital.Her daddy was a Marine stationed near Paris Island. I still have her little outfit, shoes and blanket. This is Alex and me when she was 3 months old.

Alex was a daddy's girl. Bill would not even let me bath her by myself at first. Even though I was a registered baby sitter back in the 60's. I've bathed more babies! I didn't say anything to him.After all he was a Marine.

All teenagers go though their , what I call bad years, she was no exception.Hers was heavy metal. Wearing black clothes, high hair, and Heavy Metal music. You know...Guns and Roses, Def Leapard,Motly Crew,Bon Jovi. I took her to so many concerts. Her little friends too!!! She had to have a MTV jacket. Yes I bought it for her, it cost a small fortune. She still has it too.Here is a birthday cake, with her favorite bands and a Black Rose completes it.

Thank God the dark Days did not last to long. All in All, she was a very good teenager. She never missed curfew. Did not get into trouble, not bad anyway.
Here are two pictures that Bill took. The first one is of Alex when she was 5. We were nose to nose.The second is one of us several years later. Bill thought it wouls be kool.Alex is about 20 I think. We are going to take another tomorrow.I hope I did not bore you all. But I'm glad you all came by anyway...LOL.

Now here is a thank you to.
I would like to thank Betzie of I bought some of the most wonderful soaps from her. They are gorgeous. The detail is so fantastic, you must buy some of her soaps. I'm not kidding. Thank you Betzie


  1. Hi Marie,
    Just stopped by and Happy Happy birthday to your sweet daughter/friend Alex!!! I'd love to have a daughter like are blessed! I adore my sons though, so I am too. :))
    Thanks so much for sharing my soaps...very kind of you to do.
    xxxooo betzie

  2. Hi Marie,
    Happy Birthday to Alexia. All the photos are so precious. I especially like the ones that are nose to nose, can't wait to see the next one you take. I giggled at the cake with the black rose (having gone through that stage and slightly still in it ourselves). Enjoy your celebration with your daughter and have a piece of cake for me too sweetie! Happy weekend.

  3. Hi Marie! Happy Birthday to Alexia. What a wonderful gift to your daughter.....she is so lucky to have you as a mother. It was a beautiful journey reading about your family, and I so enjoyed you sharing. You both are so pretty!!! I can't wait to see the next nose to nose it. I have two teenagers, and it has not been all easy, but THANK YOU for giving me Have a wonderful day celebrating your daughters birthday!
    HAPPY DAY!!!

  4. Hello Toni, Happy birthday to your daughter but also congrats to you for being a great mom al those years! I love reading this post and looking at the photos during the years. I have a 13 year old (son) who just started up his heavy metal period. Quite a consolation to me that it probably will pass. I love your message that you love her no matter what and that you are proud of her. I try to give my kids that message too. It is so important for kids to know that their parents are happy with them, that they are friends and that home always will be a safe harbour. Celebrate this day with all your hearts! hugs LiLi

  5. Hello,

    It's so nice to see that you visited!
    Thank you so much for your kind comments.
    Your daughter and you look so happy!

    ~ Gabriela ~

  6. I love seeing old pics of u..u are just so cute and ur sweet personality comes out in every pic. Your daughter is super beautiful also...

  7. I hope she had a Happy and Wonderful Birthday!!!
    You all look like babies in those photos. Thank you for sharing, I really enjoyed the post.
    Have a great weekend!

  8. Hi Marie!

    What a wonderful birthday gift to Alex~~Happy Birthday! Loved the photos and the sweet message. You did a GREAT job Marie and I know Alex is proud!

    Will go and check out the pretty soaps, too!

    Have a beautiful weekend!

  9. hi hun! what a sweet post! i love the 2 different pics of you 2 with your noses pressed together:)

    noelle ♥

  10. Happy birthday to your lovely daughter....
    is there cake? .... tea? .... oh, I'm sorry, that was kind of rude... just kidding.... lol

    I use lots of little dots between words...instead of proper punctuation. I think it gets thing across a bit better sometimes. It is difficult to imagine voice inflection or the right hesitation..or ...well, ... you know...just the right amount of space for time between phrases...

  11. Oh Toni, "the apple doesn't fall far from the tree" as they say, Alex is beautiful like her mama!!!

    What precious photos and what a loving post to surprise your daughter with! And you done good, too! Post came out great.

  12. Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter :) What a sweet post this was, your lucky to have such a close & good relationship with her. Loved viewing the photo's , both of you are such beauties. Your blog is very very pretty and the banner is cool.
    THANK YOU TONI for viewing my blog and your kind comments - much appreciated. What big plans do you and Alex have for her birthday? I bet something fun !

  13. Hi Alexis!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALEX! What a sweet post your Mama made up for you! You are the sparkle in your Mama & Daddy's eyes that makes their lives incredibly wonderful! I don't know what us "maturing" folks would do without our precious kids. Hope everyday is a reason to celebrate for you!! God bless you Alexis!!!

    Big Birthday hugs, Sherry

  14. Hi Marie!

    Your post was incredible! It brought me to tears and then when Patsy started singing that did me in! You did such a great job girlfriend!! The photos are so adorable. I'm glad you two are having a nose to nose shot taken again. How sweet! I think Alex has the cutest nose I have ever seen.

    I can just imagine us all sitting around listening to Patsy Cline and singing to her music!! What fun we will have!

    Love you, your adopted sister!

  15. Happy Birthday to Alexia!

    Wow, how did your husband in South Carolina feel about the baby's daddy in Paris??? LOL! Just kidding!

    You have a beautiful daughter. Sounds like you have a nice relationship with her.

    You did a great job on your post! I think you're ready to go it on your own!

  16. I LOVE the picture of the two of you rubbing noses! So sweet! I just wanted to stop by and say THANK YOU for coming to visit my blog during my "Celebrating Marie Antoinette" event. I appreciated your comments and it's so nice to meet others who are also interested in our dear Antoinette! Have a beautiful day ~ xo Joy

  17. Hi there,
    Me again!
    Remember, age is only a number!!
    You look great!!

  18. Hi Marie,
    Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter. She looks a lot like you, just gorgeous!! I love all the pics. What wonderful memories you have and special relationship. You are truly blessed.

    You did another fabulous job on your post sweets. It is really a wonderful tribute to your dear daughter.

    I just love Betzie's soaps. I have them too and ther are scrumptous!! The scent is wonderful. I walk past the bath and the fragrance is beautiful.

    Have a great evening and rest of the weekend. 3 more weeks till Sherry comes to our neck of the woods.
    Can't wait.
    Hugs to you sweet friend.
    Celestina Marie

  19. Hi Marie! I haven't been stopped by in a while... :(

    Your photos are lovely! Thank you for sharing.

    Hope you have a great week! Hugs, Sharon

  20. Happy Birthday Alex...I am so sorry this is seems I am late often these days since my husband has been ill. We both wish you the best birthday ever and we celebrate birthdays here for two weeks. I love the photos Marie of you both so close together. Two beautiful strong lovely and so captivating. Take another I cannot wait to see it.
    Have fun this week....OOOh your order is on the way. Cannot wait for it to arrive at your house.
    Love and hugs,

  21. I love the nose-to-nose pictures….

    I hope your daughter had a wonderful birthday!


  22. You are such a wonderful person! Thank you for your kind comment about my work! : )

  23. Hi everyone, thank you all for your very sweet birthday wishes and comments. I very much enjoyed my Mom's post and all of your responses- you're a great bunch! Love, Alexia Antoinette

  24. Hi there! Please wish your daughter a very special birthday for me. I too was born in 1973 so I got quite a chuckle out of the whole teenage years. Those were my favorite bands too lol! I had the high hair, pinned and torn jeans. I look back and wonder what were we thinking?! You are both very blessed to have each other and I wish you both the best!!
    Hugs ~ Nichole

  25. Hello Maire!

    Happy birthday to sweet Alexia! I know first hand what a true gem she is!! You too look identical!!


  26. Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter:) she sounds like she is a lovely girl and a tribute to her parents!!!

  27. Aww what a nice tribute to your daughter! I hope she had a fabulous birthday! I love how you wrote her fav bands on her cake :0)
    Sandy xox

  28. Hi marie, what a beautiful post. Your daughter is a lucky girl to have a Mom like you. I hope her birthday was special.

  29. Hello my Sweet Friend...
    What a Beautiful Birthday Tribute to your Lovely Daughter! This post was a joy to read, and I Loved seeing all of your family photos... Children are such an amazing blessing and gift... It just always warms my heart to visit you and read your uplifting words!

    I hope 'n pray that you're doing well and enjoying the awesome Spring weather... Thinking of you...
    God bless...

    ~hugs 'n prayers~

    April ~ AUTISM Awareness Month~~ferret fur-baby kisses~

  30. Adorable pictures! Hope your daughter had a wonderful birthday. I love your hair and gee, you haven't changed much at all from the picture with you and your daughter touching noses when she was young to now.


    OMG, I can totally relate to the all black wearing high hair thing. I am 4 years older, but you'd laugh at my senior portrait! Funny!

    I think I had those same short boots, but in electric blue! huh? yep!

    I wish I had someone to correct my grammar! I am the worst with the run on's.

  32. Sorry I'm so late in sending birthday wishes to your daughter.

    Victoria x

  33. Hi Marie!
    Happy Birthday Alexia!!
    Your post incredible,very cute.

  34. Hi Marie,
    I was just thinking about you and decided to stop by and say hello. I really enjoyed reading about your daughter. You two have such a wonderful relationship. she is a very pretty girl, too. I loved the photos.

  35. Hi Sweetie,

    You did a marvelous job. What a heartfelt post. It sounds like your daughter turned out to be just like her mom- a great person and very generous with her spirit.

    Happy belated Birthday!
    I can relate to the cake- won't go into details but it was not my idea of a birthday cake.

    love ya,

  36. Happy Birthday to Alex~She is just beautiful!!

  37. Hi Marie,
    I hope you had a nice Mother's Day and feel better soon. I know how hard it is to keep everything going when you are not well. I am going through that myself right now. Take care and I loved the pictures of your daughter in the other post. You two are so cute.

  38. oh I'm ashamed - didn't realize it had been so long since I had visited. Happy Birthday Alex - a little late! What a wonderful collection of photos you've shared here Toni!

  39. Those pics of you with the noses rubbing is a bit of genius!!! This is a fun place to find! Blessings.

  40. Oh my goodness! i LOVE the photos of you and your little girl! What a wonderful picture when she was little and then the remake??? She has grown up, but you havent changed at all!!!!!

    (oh, I meant to also say on my comment thanking you for stopping by my Christmas Family memory post...
    you mentioned a good luck with the new baby.. (I needed to add a current picture, cuz that last one was for our "baby's" 1st Christmas...he is now 19! haha) no more babies here...looking forward to grandbabies ;o)

    Blessings & Aloha!