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Lucy’s 15th birthday

by Shawni

I wrote about Lucy on her big birthday back HERE, but here’s how it all went down.

We have to preface this birthday account with a little surprise to start off the day:

How was that for a good surprise? (Abby arrived later in the afternoon too…double the fun.)

That was the best birthday present for sure.

We had our traditional b-day breakfast together.

Love that Grace always remembers everyone’s birthdays and writes them the nicest notes. Love that this one spilled out with some hearts of her love:)

We sent Lu off to school and we got to have Max accompany us for Claire’s volleyball tournament.

Lu had a bunch of birthday visitors…here are a few:

Lucy is so lucky to have so many great people in her life.

We had cake and ice cream:

Lucy wanted me to make a cake that she swears I made before but I swear I had no idea what she was talking about: something with cookie dough baked in layers with brownie dough.

Luckily my friend had a recipe that fit the bill.

Here you go if you want to try it…it was pretty good, I must admit.

Lucy knows how to make things happen, and she maneuvered a game night with her friends to finish off the celebration.

Dave orchestrated and they played “One and Done,” which is always a pretty big hit (instructions for that over HERE near the end of the post).

The consequence for the loser was jumping in the pool this time.

It was a great way to wrap up a pretty successful birthday! I was so happy Lucy went to sleep with a big smile on her newly-turned-fifteen-year-old sweetie face.

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13 comments

Linda G. Empey October 18, 2021 - 8:38 am

A very happy birthday to sweet Lucy! It looks like the perfect celebration for a fifteen year old young woman. She has a wonderful support system which is so heart warming. Our family would love to know how to play “One and Done.” Are instructions on your blog somewhere? Thank you for an always uplifting read accompanied by beautiful photographic images of family, nature and inspiration.

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Shawni October 19, 2021 - 9:49 pm

Oh man, I’m slow coming back here, the instructions for that one are over on this post: https://71toes.com/2021/07/family-reunion-games/

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Corly October 18, 2021 - 9:13 am

Happy birthday Lucy! It is my son’s 15th birthday on the 26th and the Triple Layered Brownie recipe will be be perfect for him! I read the recipe but do not see where it says to put the second half of the cookie dough. Would I layer it after the Oreos and before the brownie batter? Thank you!

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Shawni October 19, 2021 - 9:51 pm

Hi Corly! I was confused about that as well, so yes, I just added it before the brownie batter and it worked great!

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Kristina October 18, 2021 - 9:17 am

What is one and done? It sounds like a fun game.

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Shawni October 19, 2021 - 9:49 pm

I forgot to put a link in for those instructions, just added it but here you go here in the comments too: https://71toes.com/2021/07/family-reunion-games/

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PS October 18, 2021 - 6:28 pm

She is growing into such a beautiful girl! Happy Birthday Lucy!

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Shawni October 19, 2021 - 9:52 pm

Thank you!

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Catharina Silva October 19, 2021 - 2:11 am

Hey, Shawni! Just wanted to say that in Brazil (and I believe in Mexico too!) fifteen is a very special age. Happy birthday to your sweet girl; may she be happy forever and ever 🙂

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Shawni October 19, 2021 - 9:52 pm

Aw thank you Catharina. xoxo

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Stephanie October 19, 2021 - 7:05 am

Happy Birthday Lucy!! I’m sure she was wonderfully “spoiled” by her family! One & Done is a family favorite at our house, super easy and fun! Can’t wait to make those brownies, they look so good.

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Mom October 23, 2021 - 10:39 pm

What a joyful birthday for that amazing fifteen year old! I love that girl! And love that she is still wearing her LELES shirt. She looks terrific! That smile certainly lights up the room! Good for Max! Love that guy too!

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Allie November 6, 2021 - 9:58 am

Cant believe she is fifteen already! I have been reading your blog for many years and have enjoyed watching your kiddos grow into adulthood. Lucy is so tan, im jealous!

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