Cake, Kiddos & Shiplap, Oh My! See Joanna Gaines' Cutest Family Moments on Her 41st Birthday

By Johnni Macke Apr 19, 2019 4:00 PMTags
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Raise your glass, get your shiplap ready and toast to the birthday girl, Joanna Gaines!

Today, the Fixer Upper star and home makeover guru turns 41 years old and it makes us so happy. Almost as happy as Chip Gaines on demo day...almost.

Six years ago, Jo changed the home improvement game with the help of her husband Chip when their Waco, Texas life consisting of fixing up homes and making them into gorgeous shiplap-adorned houses with farmhouse sinks aired on TV with the first episode of HGTV's Fixer Upper.

Five seasons later the couple ended their series, but they've remained busy thanks to the books they've written, their Magnolia Market at the Silos in Waco and their Target home line, among many other ventures.

Now, the duo has a new project in the works, a new media company that will launch in summer of 2020.

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It will feature a new show starring the couple, content surrounding a variety of topics like home, garden, food, etc. and will feature Chip and Joanna as the chief creative officers alongside current HGTV president Allison Page who will serve as president in this new venture.

We are excited to see what's next for this fam, but if the Gaines children aren't seen on TV alongside their parents at some point in this venture we'll be very upset. 

From the beginning of the show, the Gaines family as a whole was an integral part in why we all tuned in week after week. 


It was mostly about Joanna's eye for design and Chip's demo know-how, but their kids, Drake, Ella, Duke and Emmie Kay were fan favorites for years.

Plus, when they started helping out on demo day and adding in design ideas with their mom it totally made the episodes that much better.

Now, the family has another little kiddo in their squad, baby Crew, who was born in June 2018 and we need to see more of him ASAP.

In honor of the leading lady in the Gaines' family's birthday, we're giving fans what they want...cute photos of the entire fam over the past six years or so.

Yes, there is a lot of cuteness and yes, there is shiplap!

Road Trip!
"Longhorns meet crew.. Crew meet longhorns," Chip Gaines posted on Instagram this adorable picture of mother and son. 
Reading Time

Joanna Gaines posted this photo on Instagram of a sweet moment between her two sons writing, "reading time with big brother is his favorite." 

Another Coming

Is this not the cutest thing ever? Joanna Gaines posted this photo on Instagram, capturing her children excitedly anticipating the birth of their new sibling. 

Daddy's Boy
"They all look up to you so much @chipgaines," Joanna Gaines posted on Instagram as a tribute to her husband on Father's Day. "You're the strongest, bravest, funniest, and most loving man they know. You lead our babies well."
Farming Family

The family celebrated Easter on a farm picking carrots, as shown in this adorable photo.

Sunset Moments
"Gone fishin'," Joanna Gaines posted on Instagram of two of her adorable kids fishing while the sun was setting. 
Puzzle Party

Chip Gaines and his sons looked super focused putting a puzzle together in this adorable photo Joanna posted on Instagram captioning it "We have a serious puzzle competition going on over here #BoysVsGirls."

Plant Baby

"My little squishy #plantbaby," Joanna Gaines captioned this adorable photo with her youngest son Crew in April. 

Chip Jr.

"Chip off the old block, " Chip Gaines wrote alongside this precious picture of his mini me in January.

Sleepy Time

When it comes to baby life, it's always sleepy time for little Crew.

Christmas Crafts

Chip grabbed his two daughters Ella and Emmie for a little post-Christmas playtime in December 2018 and all we can think about is how pretty this tree is.

Santa Baby

If you wanted to see the cutest little guy meet Santa, then look no further!

Big Sister Snuggles

In November 2018, Ella had a little snooze with her youngest sibling.

Baylor Babes

How cute is Crew at his first Baylor football game?

Dad Daze

Nothing says summertime more than hanging out in a hammock with your kids.

Cow Kids

When Chip's not remodeling a house he's working on the farm and his kids are always by his side. 

Boys Will Be Boys

"Walked into this cuddlefest and my heart almost burst," Joanna wrote alongside this photo of Chip, middle son Duke and her youngest Crew.

Porch Pals

"Me + Crew + Cookie = ❤️" Joanna captioned this perfect summer moment.

Party of Five

This photo of the four older Gaines kids waiting to meet their little brother warms our heart.

Golf Guys

"I'm not going to lie.. I absolutely HATE golf. My nemesis sport, the antibaseball. But you know what I don't hate, time well spent with these beautiful boys," Chip captioned this photo of Drake (the oldest Gaines kid) and Duke in May 2018.

Fixer Uppers

We would love to see this adorable bunch at our demo day...what about you?

Milkshake Gang

In January 2018, Joanna and Drake had a fun day out and topped it off with milkshakes.

Maze Runners

"Nothing like a good game of hide-and-go-seek in the corn fields #texasforever," Joanna shared with this photo in May 2017.

Demo Day

What's better than Chip at demo day? Chip with his two best workers, Drake and Duke, duh.

Pig Pen

Yes, those are pigs and yes, the Gaines kids are chilling with them.


In 2016, the Gaines fam celebrated Thanksgiving in style and then released this photo to the masses and we're not worthy. 

Rough Day

"What me and the boys have actually been up to with the girls out of town.. #thingsAreGettingCrazy," Chip captioned this nap photo.

Girls' Trip

Leave it to the Gaines ladies to go on a trip to Austin and come back with design inspiration courtesy of a wall.

Move That Canvas!

In June 2016, the Gaines fam revealed their bakery to their four kids and their faces were priceless.

Baseball or Bust

We love these custom Gaines jerseys that all of the kids and Chip and Jo are wearing while rooting for their Baylor team.

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