Tuesday, February 24, 2009

THEY SAY NO WOMAN IS GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOUR SON.............

But that's because they never met my daughter in law.



Today is the birthday of the lady who stole the heart of my son. And who brought joy into his life...and into ours.


You were a gorgeous bride...........







You make him smile...........
And although his sisters weren't easy to convince....they came to realize you fit into this family like a glove, and now they love you as much as he does...............


Even Crumpet approves..............
You're sweet..................


You're fun loving.............
And you're kind and gentle................

And you're so full of silly that you always make me laugh................


And although I didn't bring you into the world......you are still my precious daughter.....
And I'm so glad my son was smart enough to make the perfect choice.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESSICA!!!




I ♥ YOU!



118 comments:

Tristan said...

Yes! Happy birthday!!!

LadyFi said...

She looks like a keeper! I love the fact that she can pose barefoot and in her wedding dress.. my kind of gal!

Happy Birthday, Jessica!

French Fancy said...

What a gorgeous girl - happy birthday Jessica.

I bet family gatherings round the Crumpet table are such a laugh. You are very lucky nikki - or maybe it isn't luck, maybe you are so lovely that good things and people gravitate towards you

Chris said...

Happy Birthday, Jessica...and you are one lucky little lady to be in the family you have chosen. Oh, Hi Nikki..

Love Ya,
Chris

Smilingsal said...

I guess you could call Jessica your Daughter-in-Love.

mbkatc230 said...

What a lovely post, Nikki. And your Jessica is a doll. I love the wedding pictures, the barefoot one is my favorite. Happy Birthday to you Jessica! Kathy

Charli and me said...

What a wonderful tribute! Happy birthday Jessica ♥

Southern Lady said...

What a sweet and loving birthday gift for Jessica, Nikki. She's so pretty and I know she feels very blessed to have you as her mother-in-law.

Sincerely,

Janie

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

You are SO sweet. My MIL would never say such about me (but I'm probably not near as sweet as your DIL). I hope that my son finds someone just as wonderful!

KC Mom said...

I must not be as sweet as your DIL!
Happy Birthday Jessica!

Kristen said...

Happy Birthday Jessica!

Nikki how lucky you are to have her and you did raise a smart guy. She does look like so much fun!

vintagewindow said...

Happy Birthday Jessica.

She looks like a fun loving girl. Awesome wedding photos. You must be a proud mama. They are a cute couple.

Kris

Jessica said...

Happy Birthday!

What a beautiful, fun. loving couple!

Hugs~ J

Happy To Be said...

Happy Birthday Jessica...how pretty you are girl..and what a great family you have with a MIL like our nut case Nikki..And how lucky you are Nikki to have a son..hope you have a wonderful day Jessica have Crumpet bake you a cake...don't ask Nikki to do it she'll have to put on her talking Apron !!! hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Miss Nikki - such a sweet post and such a lovely girl.

tammy said...

What a sweet post. Love all the pics! And the wedding ones with all the tulips? Gorgeous! I'm glad you're so lucky to have a great DIL. Can you tell me how to make sure that happens?

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Jessica!!! What fun it is to have such fantastic women in my life.....you and Nikki. I love you both
Grandma/Mom

Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Ohhhhhhhh how sweet! Happy Birthday to your precious DIL!!!

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday Jessica! Hope you have a wonderful day! Nancy

squawmama said...

♪♫♪ Happy Birthday Jessica♪♫♪
Nikki how wonderful to have a DIL that you love so dearly... She just seems as precious as can be... I wish more MIL's would give their DIL or SIL a chance and life would be so much easier... You are so fortunate to have each other... I love all of my SIL's and they are just like sons to me... Love Ya

HUGS,
Donna

Kristin said...

That was so nice. I hope ( in a very very very long time) that my sons find more of those perfect girls.

Bo said...

Hi Nikki...and Happy Birthday Jessica...it is wonderful to read how much you & your family adore this young lady...your son looks totally in love with her...
;-) Bo

GaleForceOne said...

Thanks Everyone!! How could your birthday be anymore complete than by having your birthday on MARDI GRAS!!! Thats right!! And its a full moon!! SO all the crazies will be out! What a way to spend your 25th birthday ;D

tardevil said...

I hope she has a great birthday! They look so young! Isn't love great? :O)

Cynthia said...

Beautiful post, Nikki. Lovely girl, sounds like your son is a pretty smart dude!! Cindy

Saucy Scribe Debora said...

You've got to be the best MIL ever! Give that wonderful girl an extra kiss. :)

cedwards55 said...

Happy Birthday Jessica! I want a "Jessica" for my sons! And Nikki, I'm sure you are the poster child for being a great MIL!

ko said...

That is PRECIOUS!!!!! SHe is GORGEOUS & She looks like so much fun!!! I hope she has a WONDERFUL birthday!!!!!! Oh I love their wedding picture in that walkway!! ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!

Laura said...

What a great mother-in-law you are! Happy Birthday to Jessica. I hope her day is full of all the things she loves.

Mrs. B. Silly said...

Happy Birthday jessica!
nikki, you are one lucky lady to have scored a cutie like that for you daughter-in-law. When are they going to start giving you cute little grandbabies to spoil?

dana wyzard said...

With a family like yours, SHE'S the lucky one!!!!

Becky said...

Happy Birthday Jessica!

I'm still laughing over that dadgum apron!

Lori said...

Happy Birthday Jessica!

She seems like she fits right in with you, gald she makes your son happy!!!

angi_b72 said...

Awww how sweet of a MIL are you? Happy Birthday Jessica!!

♥Trina♥ said...

You and Jessica are both very lucky women! I have a wonderful relationship with my mother-in-law, and I couldn't be any more thankful for that. She treats me just the same as her own children. Unfortunately, not every DIL can say that!

Happy birthday, Jessica!

Quirkyloon said...

You are just the sweetest and funniest blogger mom-in-law ever!

That was just adorable and she is a very lucky gal to have such a wonderful and funny mom-in-law like you!

;)

Tiffany said...

Aww that was sweet! And she's lucky her mother-in-law likes her. Trust me! LOL

Mary Moore said...

Wow, very touching.

You're both very fortunate to have each other!

Sandy said...

i absolutely love this post. some day it's going to happen to me ... (sigh)

Amy said...

She seems really sweet, glad you like her. The photos are cute :)

onlymehere said...

Happy Birthday Jessica, I have to ask, how is it having such a fun crazy MIL?! Nikki, it's so wonderful that your son found such a good mate that fits in so well with your family. What a great blessing that is. By the pictures alone she really looks like a fun gal and I love, love, LOVE that picture of her with her train flowing and looking over her shoulder with your son looking at her!! I have to show that to my daughter! I'm wondering where it was taken but my guess was if it was in Utah that it was at the capital. Maybe it was far away but it's gorgeous! What a fun MIL you must be!! LOL! Have a great day. Cindy

ann said...

Ain't it wonderful to love your dil?I think women of old just thought they weren't suppose to love us...ann

salmagundi said...

How wonderful!! You must have set a good example so that your son knew what to look for. Happy Birthday Jessica! Sally

Rachel said...

She is gorgeous and looks like a blast to be with! You are such an awesome MIL and I'm sure she'll have a fabulous birthday!

xinex said...

Happy birthday to Jessica too! How lucky of her to have a nice mother in law like you and you and your son are just as lucky to have her...Christine

Darlene said...

Happy Birthday to Jessica. How wonderful to love her as your own. She is gorgeous and sounds like the perfect fit in your family.

::Jan:: said...

This about made me cry buckets. Happy Birthday Jessica. I will have a daughter in law soon. You give me reasons to be so very excited. Thanks Nikki.

Real Mom, Real Life said...

I love that you love your DIL like this!!! How sweet! I want to be that kind of MIL.

Happy Birthday Jessica!

Ally said...

Awww that was so sweet Nikki!

onlymehere said...

I never would have guessed Thanksgiving Point! That's too far for us. I've seen so many beautiful ones at the Capital but they do seem so cold with all the marble. These of your DIL look warm and just so cozy and beautiful! I bought too many of Brianna's too and was lucky enough to buy the copyright for $100.00! Score!! The photographer was moving away so she was offering that deal to her previous customers. I have one similar to the one of Jessica by the water. Brianna is sticking her toe in and it's just so cute.

hellosweetworld said...

Awww...That is so sweet! Great pics. Happy Birthday!

Heather said...

Happy Birthday Jessica!

Since it seems I'm only going to have sons, I hope my future daughter-in-laws complete our family just as Jessica has completed your's.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to your Jessica...

How lovely that she rounds out the family, I can only hope that when the day comes... my 2 will choose someone that I can say these things about...my son is seeing someone now that I really like, and my daughter is in the dating phase, as I told them both...I want them to kiss many frogs before they find their prince & princess...just don't get warts :) Good motherly advice don't you think ????

Lucky you lucky Jessica...

Great post Nikki,
Kathy :)

Firefly@www.firefly-shop.org said...

Happy Birthday Jessica!!!

This post is so sweet :) :)

The English Cottage Collection said...

Awwwe, Happy Birthday to cute Jessica!! They look very happy ... we pray our sons find this kind of love! She's a lucky litte missy to have married into your family too!!
Debra

Ginger said...

Ahh that is a sweet tribute to your favorite D.I.L. I hope Jessica has a very Happy Birthday!!
Beautiful wedding photos.
She is pretty special and wise to have picked Jared for her hubby and you as her M.I.L.!!!
Ginger

Da Bergs said...

What a very sweet tribute! Happy Birthday! She looks like tons of fun! And, what a GREAT MIL you are!!!

Bobbi Jo said...

She is beautiful! Happy Birthday Jessica! Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Beth at Aunties said...

She is lovely and looked so pretty on her wedding day!
Happy, happy Birthday gorgeous and fun Jessica!
I think it is a win~win situation for all of you.
Isn't it amazing how you can love your in law kids as your very own? I love it!
Beautiful tribute, Nikki:)

Sandy Toes said...

How sweet...your words are a gift to her!
-sandy toe

~♥~ Monica S said...

I am tearing up here!! (Ah.. I do that too often)
This was such a sweet post! Happy birthday!

Monica

Melissa said...

You are SO lucky! Really. Blessed more than you can possibly imagine! I wish my soon-to-be-but-not-soon-enough daughter-in-law would fall off the face of the earth. No lie. She needs to just give me the baby and take her crazy a** far, far away.......

Goodness, sorry for the snarkiness! (purely jealous)

Happy Birthday Jessica!!

jori-o said...

What a nice post! I'm CERTAIN my MIL feels the same way about me...! (ha!)

Shannon said...

What a sweet post :)

Jessica is a beautiful girl... she makes your son happy...

And she has the Crumpet-stamp-of- approval, to boot.

Swirl Girl said...

A real live mother in law who really loves her daughter in law! You are both so lucky!

::Jan:: said...

May I post your amazing comment to me my dear? I want to share it so badly. I was overcome with your experience.

Pedaling said...

hope my boy ends up with this kind of gal, someday.

jeanne said...

Hi Nikki, this is the first time I have been without someone in the house to take care of in three weeks. I am loving it. I am so grateful for that help but it didn't give me freedom to get on my computer and visit anytime I wanted to. I missed visiting as much and now I am all about free time. Oh yeah. So much for this.

Your daughter-in-law is a beautiful girl and that is on the inside too. I love your description of her and the photos tell it all. Isn't it wonderful to love the girl your son chooses as his life partner. I am so happy for you.

Happy Birthday wishes to Jessica!

Hugs...Jeanne

Meredith Teagarden (The Things We Carried) said...

I love a woman who loves her daughter in law! That is a gift to any wife. She is darling.

Erin said...

Jared has always been like a brother to me, so I'm glad he got a keeper like Jessica! Happy Birthday Jessica!

Tink said...

OMWord, what a beautiful tribute to a gorgeous, and sounds like perfect, daughter-in-law!

thedomesticfringe said...

That was so sweet!!!! She's a lucky girl and you're a lucky mom. She seems adorable.

Happy Birthday!!!
-FringeGirl

Lizzie said...

very sweet

Kathy said...

What a lovely post to your daughter-in-law! She is a cutie and funny as well.

I'd say she is happy to have you in her life, also

devri said...

All of my friends visit you, how in the world have I ever missed your blog..

That won't happen again. I came through great lady Jan...

I will be bwaaacckk!

Natalie said...

Awwwww! This is awesome!!!

She's lucky to have you, too.

*sniffle*

:)

pam said...

Happy Birthday Jessica, I see I am sharing my birthday with a wonderful young lady!!

wendy said...

What a great bunch of photos you have there. HEY ---I recognize THANKSGIVING POINT for some of her brdal shots----am I right. My daughter had her bridals taken there too with all those grape vines. Soooooo gorgeous.

roy/elisabeth dean said...

Happy Birthday Jessica! You have a fantastic mother-in-law. I have been so fortunate to have been blessed with TWO great mothers-in-law that loved me like Nikki loves you! Enjoy your day...and Nikki keep enjoying your kids!
♥,Lilly

Not The Rockefellers said...

Happy Birthday, Jessica!
You look like you are real barrel of monkeys!

Peace - Rene

Tracey said...

Happy Birthday to Jessica!
What a sweet post you did, she is very lucky to have you for a mother in law!!
The pictures of her are cute, and the wedding pictures of her and your son are beautiful!
I hope my son does as well when he decides to marry!
Tracey

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Hope your birthday is truly wonderful!

Your mil is so sweet to write such a beautiful tribute to you.

You both are blessed!

Beth said...

She sounds like the perfect girl. I pray my boys will one day find a girl as perfect as this one sounds.

And I will get my husband to email you how he made the table with legs. He made it in a weekend - and I have no doubt you could do the same!

Coloradolady said...

Happy Birthday!! I visit often but seldom leave a comment. This post really brought tears to my eyes. How lucky you are to have a MIL who will take the time to write such a heartfelt post about her DIL. Trust me when I say, that does not happen often, never in my case. You are very blessed to belong in such a wonderful family who loves you for who you are...and does not want to change you. Blessed! My dear..Blessed!

That Girl in Brazil said...

I have three sons and I often lament not having a daughter (yet, anyway ...)

But then, I'll have at least THREE daughters someday, right?

Love this -

Simplicity Cottage said...

Nikki, what a sweet birthday with to your daughter-in-law. I wish my son would make me as happy as your are by bringing home a sweet girl like Jessica!

Nikki, I think Jessica is pretty darn lucky to have you, too!

Happy Birthday Jessica.

Nana said...

Isn't it great when you get good ones. That was very sweet of you.
Now tell em to get with the babies already. You can go watch like my in laws did. LOL!!! Or I should say OMH! ( OH MY HELL)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Nikki, those wedding pix are absolutely dreamy! They look like they are from a wedding magazine! Of course part of the reason is that this is a beautiful couple. I bet she feels lucky to have you as her m-i-l! So often, is the attitude of the m-i-l rather than the personality of the d-i-l that makes the relationship so strained. Obviously, you have allowed her into your heart, and both of you have benefited from that. Now, on another subject, have you noticed that "Word Verification" quit working on a lot of blogs this week? I'm wondering if you had a hand in that little mishap? A lot of bloggers have turned it off "until they get it fixed". I hope they will forget to turn it back on! laurie

imjacobsmom said...

Right off the bat I have to say that Jessica made for a very beautiful bride. I LOVE her dress! It is refreshing to see a dress with sleeves and not sleeveless! Then the barefoot pics are besides being pretty are just too cute! She looks like a a great fit for your family. Hope her birthday was a fun one and she got everything she wished for! ~ Robyn

Shelia said...

Oh, Nikkiness! How very sweet! Happy Birthday to your dear Daughter-in-law! So glad she and your son found each other - what a treasure!
Now, my little Nikkiness, your tiny name is going into the pot for my giveaway! Good luck, my funny friend!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

John Deere Mom said...

How sweet are you?! They are super cute and may I say they look about 12?!

Leslie said...

Beautiful post! Happy birthday to her. I hope to find a guy with a great mother... I want a great mother-in-law! :)

Marrdy said...

That was so sweet. I have tears in my eyes. Happy Birthday Jessica. You are one lucky girl to have such an amazing mother in law. We should all be so lucky.

Grand Pooba said...

How sweet is that? You've got to be the best mother in law ever! And Crumpet the best pet in law :)

Michael said...

Awww...Happy Birthday to the bestest daughta from anotha motha :)

(Ok, back to homework!!!!)

Jill said...

Happy Birthday to her!

She was a BEAUTIFUL BRIDE! That dress.. wowwwy!!!!

I am glad you two are close that is great!

Dorkys Ramos said...

What a sweet post and what beautiful pictures. Happy birthday to her!

Jannie Funster said...

Man, this one got the olde waterworks rising!

What a sweetheart mom-in-law she has, I say!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Awwwww! That post gave me such goosebumps and brought (happy) tears to my eyes! You are such a cool MIL! Awesome pictures! She's so stinkin' cute! :)

Happy Birthday Jessica! :)

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

What a great tribute to your daughter in law! I love those wedding pics, especially the one where he has his leg raised protectively, and the one from behind that shows the beautiful train with the circular shape echoing the roof of the building.

Love the silly pics too! Sounds like she's a perfect fit in your family!

Kady

amelia bedelia said...

What a beautiful girl! Happy Birthday!

And by the way, I saw what you wrote on Dana's blog....Meet me in the alley after school!

Diane said...

Happy Birthday Jessica!

Nikki, You're a fantastic MIL!

Hugs to you both! ♥ Diane

linda said...

Such a sweet tribute to your daughter-in-love! She seems like such a blessing to you and the entire family!

The Berry's Patch said...

Gosh, I hope I'm luck enough to find, I mean my son's find a great girl like her. I'm going to be picky, I just know it. :-)

JyLnC said...

What a sweet birthday post. You are a great mother in law!

mishebe said...

Wow, I hope she saw this. There is no way my mother inlaw would say this about me. She is not the type. Hard one to deal with. But I think it is wonderful that the whole family embraces her. That is the way it should be. mishelle

Lilly said...

A sweet post. She sounds a lovely girl. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

MindyLew said...

What a wonderful testimony - Happy Birthday!!! Wish you lots and lots more!!

Picket said...

Happy Birthday Jessica!!!! She is beautiful Nikki and I am sure she feels like the blessed one to have been so loved by you...have a great week girl!

Pineapple Hill said...

What a beautiful post to a beautiful daughter-in-law!

Linda's Blue Gate said...

What a heart warming post..... you are so bless to have such a DIL..... mine .....well let's not go there.... sounds like Jessica made your family complete...LOvely..
HUgs
Linda

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

Aw, happy birthday Jessica!!!!!! Your mother in law is the BEST!!!!!!!

Justine :o )

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Why did this post leave me a little teary?? You have a wonderful family Nikki!

Happy B'day (belated) Jessica!

Anne Fannie said...

She sounds like you didn't lose a son but gained a daughter!
Happy Birthday to Jessica (belated)
Love, Ann

Auds at Barking Mad said...

Awwwwww this is such a beautiful tribute.

Would you adopt me? My own MIL is sadly no longer with us and I never got the chance to meet her, although I hear she was really a lovely woman. This post makes me long for a MIL of my own now. *sigh*

Michelle said...

What a great MIL you are!

Mammatalk said...

You must be the world's best Mother in Law! Wow! :-)

lvroftiques said...

Awwwwww I'm pulling out my hanky! I can only wish my MIL felt that way about me! I'd settle for her loathing me gently! LOl! You are both so blessed! Vanna

 

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