It's my birthday...

Yay Me!

Hey family!

On this day May 9, 1974 I was born exactly 43 years ago today. Every year God shows up and shows out. I'm a strong faith beliver. The saying goes if you want to see God laugh tell him your plans abd then watch him work.

I believe that God or the Universe is having a harty laugh with me. I invite you to laugh and celebrate with me. Every year for the past 5 years I do something for my birthday. Im not a traditional person.

2012 it was a concert by a artist named Ledisi. (picture 1)

2013 it was a Patti Label concert (picture 2)

2014 it was a trip to Washington DC and New York.(pictures 3&4)

2015 it was a trip to New Orleans (picture 5)

2016 it was a photoshoot for myself. (pictures 6&7)

2017 well my greatest gift of all my babby nugget aka Zion'Joy.

This past weekend I celebrated my Zion'Joy with a Sip & See and the on Sunday with a Baby Blessing & Dedication. I was surrounded by friends and family. I would have it no other way to celebrate. We also went to our local Fleek Market with my very active thrifting group Sassy Thrifters. So much fun to be had.

Today as always It will be a low key day.

So what I wore for the baby blessing and the Fleek Market.

Baby Nugget Blessing:
I've worn this top and skirt before for my youngest nieces graduation. This time I added the mud cloth shrug jacket. Baby ZJ wore a beautiful gifted Christening gown in the traditional white.

For the Flerk Market we both did a wadrobe change:
ZJ wore a green jumper with striped tights.
I wore a black girs rock dress a green head wrap and the shrug again.

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I've been lucky enough to be blessed with a great life. I thank you all for going on this journey with me.

As always all are welcome.

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77 Comments

  • Summer replied 9 months ago

    Happy Birthday, Ledonna!  You are a very special presence here on the forum.  I'm sure this birthday will be extra special thanks to the arrival of your beautiful baby daughter.  Have a wonderful day.

  • DizzyLizzy replied 9 months ago

    Happy birthday Ledonna :-)

  • Sal replied 9 months ago

    Happy Birthday Special Lady!!  I imagine it will be a very different one with the gorgeous Zion'Joy - in the future I am sure she will treat her Mum on this day:)

    I love your photos and that you have celebrated your birthday in all these fun and meaningful ways.

  • Lucy replied 9 months ago

    Happy birthday! Thank you for sharing this journey with us, what a little treasure your daughter is. What great memories you have collected here!

  • viva replied 9 months ago

    Happy birthday, Ledonna! I'm sure a low key day with the lovely Zion'Joy will be a special day for you. I loved looking at all the memories here. Pics 11-12 are absolutely bursting with your signature enthusiasm. xxx

  • Inge replied 9 months ago

    I absolutely love how you've been celebrating your birthdays with so much joy (how very fitting that you named your sweet baby girl Zion'Joy!) and pizzazz, Ledonna. Thanks so much for sharing these photos with us.

    Wonderful to hear that you had such a fabulous time over the weekend (and dear Nugget is a super special gift indeed!-). You both looked absolutely beautiful, and I have to say, ZJ's striped tights made me smile a little extra!-)

    Happiest of birthdays to you, Ledonna!

  • harmonica replied 9 months ago

    Happy Birthday, Ledonna! I wish you all the best for today and the coming year. Thanks for sharing your strong, vibrant and positive attitude and gorgeous baby Zion'Joy! I learn so much from your posts. Isn't May the best month of the year?

    PS. We're the same age. My birthday is on May 12. :-)

  • unfrumped replied 9 months ago

    Happy Burthday! Love all the pics, but Z'J is rockin' in those tights!

  • TraceyLiz65 replied 9 months ago

    Happy Birthday!  

  • merwoman replied 9 months ago

    Happy Birthday beautiful lady - wishing you joy and happiness!

  • Diane G replied 9 months ago

    Happy Birthday Ledonna! You and Zion look wonderful. I'm so glad you're both doing well xx

  • cindysmith replied 9 months ago

    Happy birthday!

  • chouette22 replied 9 months ago

    Happy Birthday Ledonna! May 9th is also a very special day for me as I gave birth to my son on this day 23 years ago. We will celebrate along with you today!

  • tricia w. replied 9 months ago

    I'm dying over pic #6..so gorgeous! Happy Birthday lovely lady!

  • Flytigress replied 9 months ago

    Happy birthday, fabulous lady!

  • replied 9 months ago

    Happy birthday, dear fab friend!

  • pil replied 9 months ago

    Happy Birthday Ledonna! Thanks for sharing your pictures and enthusiastic outlook on life.

  • Tisa replied 9 months ago

    Ledonna, Happy Birthday!

  • replied 9 months ago

    Happy Birthday. My - what a difference a year makes. Wishing you a wonderful, fun, memorable year ahead.

  • Sisi replied 9 months ago

    Happy Birthday Ledonna! I am sure you will have a special day!

  • Joy replied 9 months ago

    Happy Birthday to an inspirational, beautiful, young lady. Here's to the next 43 years!

  • Suz replied 9 months ago

    Baby Nugget is truly blessed to have a beautiful, warm, thoughtful, funny, determined, and strong mama like you. Happy birthday, LeDonna. I love the way you seek adventure and challenges and keep on smiling. Love your brilliant fashion sense. You are one gorgeous woman. Rock on!! 

  • jlpp replied 9 months ago

    Oh wow! Happy Bday to you! You and the wee one look so happy and lovely. 

  • Tanya replied 9 months ago

    Happy Birthday, Ledonna!  I hope you and Baby Nugget have a truly fantastic day together.  Thank you for sharing all the wonderful photos, I always find them so much fun to see.

  • Diana replied 9 months ago

    Happy birthday, lady! And here's to many more fab adventures with your little nugget!

  • Aquamarine replied 9 months ago

    Happy birthday to you! Your posts are always positive, fun, and now make me squeal with adoration of your sweet baby. Enjoy your special day!

  • JAileen replied 9 months ago

    Happy Birthday! You got your birthday present early, and her initials are ZJ!

  • texstyle replied 9 months ago

    Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great birthday week.

  • La Belle Demimondaine replied 9 months ago

    LeDonna, I am so far behind on all your wonderful news, and your lovely baby!  <3 <3 <3 

    Happy happy happy Birthday!   I hope this is the start of your best year yet!

  • RobinF replied 9 months ago

    What wonderful pictures! Zion Joy is growing fast! Happy birthday to you!

  • Ryce replied 9 months ago

    Happy birthday, dear one! Your joy is infectious!
    After all the excitment and activity of your weekend, a low-key day sounds like the perfect celebration!

  • juecav replied 9 months ago

    Happy Birthday.  Have a wonderful day.

  • replied 9 months ago

    Happy Birthday Ledonna - and here's to another fabulous year ahead !

  • Mirjana replied 9 months ago

    Happy birthday beautiful lady with so sweet baby.

  • SandyG replied 9 months ago

    Happy birthday, Ledonna! Wishing you the best year EVER; love all those photos!

  • Joyce B replied 9 months ago

    Happy Birthday, Ledonna! Wishing you many happy and healthy returns!
    I enjoyed seeing your lovely pictures, Zion is such a beautiful baby! I love the expression of your niece, it's easy to see how much she loves you and what a special relationship you both share.

  • Mochi replied 9 months ago

    Happy birthday, LeDonna! You've already gotten your best present. :) 

  • Maneera replied 9 months ago

    Happy happy bday!

  • replied 9 months ago

    Happy birthday! You and baby Zion'Joy are adorable!

  • approprio replied 9 months ago

    Many happy returns! Both you and Z'J look gorgeous, as ever. Have a wonderful day.

  • Kate replied 9 months ago

    Happy Birthday, dear one! I love looking back at past birthday pics, and remember the photos of your New Orleans trip and the powerful images of the photo shoot. But nothing will compare with 2017. Nugget in those striped tights is just too cute for words.

  • rachylou replied 9 months ago

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

  • Elizabeth P replied 9 months ago

    Happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Amy Isabella replied 9 months ago

    Happy Birthday LeDonna - you are a very special lady and an inspiration. Spending the day with your gorgeous baby girly sounds just perfect. Thank you for sharing your photos - as always, they are like a ray of sunshine!

  • torontogirl replied 9 months ago

    Happy birthday beautiful lady!! That baby girl ... She is so lovely!! And high-five to being born in 1974 ... We are a fine vintage, aren't we?!!!

  • Angie replied 9 months ago

    Happy Birthday to a couple who is magnificent in every way. Your greatest gift is little Nugget, but Nugget's greatest gift is having you as her Mama. You are a role model to Zion'Joy, and you're both blessed to have each other. Thank you for spreading your joy and warmth with us, Ledonna. Much love to you. 

  • minimalist replied 9 months ago

    Happy Birthday, Beautful Lady! Here's to a new life-year with all the firsts of being a mom and to both of you having fun and savoring each day.

  • Brooklyn replied 9 months ago

    Happy birthday! Love your pics.

  • Ledonna N. replied 9 months ago

    Thank you all for the wonderful Birthday Wishes. I could not have asked for a more wonderful and joy filled day. I read each and every birthday wish and I'm so overwhelmed that you took the time out of your busy day to say Happy Birthday. At the end of the day I see God's miracle and am in awe of being able to see another day.

    As always thank you for sharing in part of my journey.

    Here is how we ended our day.

  • Angie replied 9 months ago

    PRECIOUS. 

  • Momo replied 9 months ago

    Happy Birthday! And my goodness what a little love ❤️

  • shevia replied 9 months ago

    ZJ looks like she inherited her mother's spirit - which makes her one lucky girl. Thank you for sharing your fabulous pictures and Happy Birthday!

  • SandyG replied 9 months ago

    Sweetest photo yet!

  • Kate replied 9 months ago

    Love in camo. So dear.

  • Ledonna N. replied 9 months ago

    Thank you all again for the well wishes. I wish I could answer each individual but there is not enough time in the day. Thank you again.

  • Amy Isabella replied 9 months ago

    That last picture is beautiful!

  • anchie replied 9 months ago

    Happy belated birthday. Beautiful pictures and especially the last one.

  • Style Fan replied 9 months ago

    Love the last picture.  Happy birthday!

  • Eliza replied 9 months ago

    Happy birthday, Ledonna. I think you may have the greatest gift of all this year. You look amazing (these look like photo shoot images) and so does your beautiful girl, who is changing fast. I remember how subtle those changes could be day to day. Photos really capture the difference.Enjoy all that the next year brings and thanks for being here. 

  • KL replied 9 months ago

    A belated happy birthday, LeDonna! Yesterday was my birthday as well, so high-five to my birthday twin ;)

  • torontogirl replied 9 months ago

    That last picture actually made me tear up Ledonna ... I have such a strong memory of my first baby holding my shirt collar in his little fist when he fell asleep on me, just like little Zion'Joy .. those days went so fast and were so precious ... Enjoy every blessed moment xx

  • Aida replied 9 months ago

    Happy Birthday Ledonna! Great birthdays past, and fun to see the photos thanks for sharing them. Sounds like each one gets better, just the way we want it eh? :D

  • SarahTheWhite replied 9 months ago

    These photos make me so happy! I am thrilled for you that you have such a precious gift to enjoy on your birthday. :-) Your outfits are always so creative and interesting and great! I can't get over how much I LOVE #11. And of course, I can't get enough of the baby pics! She is too adorable for words! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  • Debbie replied 9 months ago

    Happy Birthday! The thing the struck me in each and every photo is how happy you look. Your spirit radiates in each and every picture. Little nugget is precious! That last picture is amazing!

  • jill58 replied 9 months ago

    Wonderful photos. You look fantastic and as others have said, so very happy. Hope you had a great birthday!

  • tulle replied 9 months ago

    Belated birthday greetings, Ledonna!  I remember so well the year when my birthday present was a precious baby girl. . . Your daughter is adorable, and growing so fast!  A day of thrifting with friends is my idea of a heavenly way to celebrate--enjoy this special year!

  • Karie replied 9 months ago

    Happy Birthday! I love all your photos.

  • annagybe replied 9 months ago

    Happy Belated Birthday!!!
    #1 love your dress.
    in #6 that outfit is beyond fierce

    I don't know if fierceness is nature or nuture, but I hope Zion'Joy gets a very healthy dose of yours.

  • kerlyn replied 9 months ago

    A very belated (but heartfelt) happy birthday to you, Ledonna!  Love your bright, positive presence here on the forum!  Zion'Joy is a lucky little girl!

  • lpr200 replied 9 months ago

    Happy Birthday!

  • Ledonna N. replied 9 months ago

    Thank you againfor the wonderful birthday wishes.

    I find myself loving every minute with Zion'Joy. Taking photos hands feet and chubby cheeks.

    I've fallen in love and it is nothing like i expected.

  • Bijou replied 9 months ago

    So sorry I am late to wish you a happy birthday. Zion'Joy is the best birthday present and will make this year an absolute gift. You are one fabulous lady and now have the cutest baby ever (oh, apart from my son of course)!

  • Chris987 replied 9 months ago

    Happy belated birthday! This year was definitely your best gift :-) I love the idea of doing some event to celebrate...although I have yet to switch over to that from the "buying something special" plan.

    One of the best event celebration things I've ever heard of was some friends who decided to attend 4 different operas in NYC over the course of a particular year. They are huge opera fans and it was a 3-4 hour drive for them so it was perfect.

    I don't care if you are or are not traditional, but I do LOVE your approach to creating the life you want....along with embracing those extra little plans that God makes for you according to that saying....:-)

  • smittie replied 9 months ago

    Happy Birthday LeDonna. Sorry this is late.
    Thank you for your wonderful positivity on this board. I hope you had a good one, and also hope you and Zion'Joy are having a good morning today!

  • Firecracker replied 9 months ago

    Sorry I missed your birthday post, Ledonna. I can see it was a beautiful, happy birthday, full of family and friends. I love what you wore--the green over black and white layers are gorgeous for the blessing of your daughter, and I got a kick out of your "wardrobe change" x 2! You two are adorable!

  • Cee replied 9 months ago

    Belated happy birthday, my dear lady :D

  • cheryl replied 9 months ago

    Happy belated birthday! Love the pics:)

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