Jul 13, 2015

Celebration Time!

My Middle Daughter Melissa just celebrated her 31st birthday! I told my husband....YOU MUST BE OLD TO HAVE A DAUGHTER THIS OLD!  Of course having one older than her and one younger than her is defiantly telling both of our ages. LOL!

Melissa's birthday was actually July 9th but we celebrated with the family on Sunday.

The birthday girl took after her mama and needless to say WE celebrate our birthdays for a whole month! 


 I cook dinner for my family every Sunday but when it's YOUR birthday you get to pick the meal of choice.

So she picked green beans, mac and cheese, and potato salad. Fresh tomatoes and cukes from the garden with some red pickle rings that I made last year was MY choice and since I am the cook I do get a little say....

BBQ Chicken was her meat choice cooked on the grill.



And fresh homemade bread. Jalapeno and Cheese loaves and a loaf of Rosemary and Parsley bread.



I've been working on a Beach Tablescape so I got it ready just in time for a beach birthday party for Melissa.





She didn't want a traditional birthday cake but cake pops instead. So cake pops it was.



And she had her very own OVER SIZED cake pop!



I had her a beach bucket packed with goodies so she can be ready for our family beach trip in August. And she will be looking good too because tucked in the little bucket was a gift card to her favorite place to buy makeup!    You gotta look good on the beach...right? Of course her sisters lavished her with gifts and well...it was HER DAY for sure!



Of course this pretty much sums up her personality.



 We had a good day celebrating Melissa's birthday. (The month isn't over either!)


It just seems like yesterday when she came into my life....Born on July 9th, 1984 at 7:05 a.m. weighting 7 lbs 5 oz with a head full of dark hair. 

Now she has two daughters of her own! Time waits on no one. She keeps our family laughing for sure. There is NEVER a dull moment when she's around. She laughs a lot and AGGRAVATES a lot.  

I am so proud of the woman that she is. She loves hard and cares deeply for others.  She raises our granddaughters in a home that loves the Lord. She puts others ahead of herself and has made this mama proud to call her my daughter and my friend!

 Happy Birthday Month to my daughter!


 Hugs and blessings, Cindy

32 comments:

  1. Hi Cindy! Oh, Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter and what a fun celebration. Oh, honey, you did some good cooking too! Yummy. Cindy, you have the most beautiful daughters - they all look like their beautiful mommy and have her smile! You are blessed, sweet friend.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  2. What a special post to honor your girl. ALL 3 of your girls are beautiful....a combination of you and Mr. Marty. I believe your calling is certainly to serve and minister to women, my Friend....even the ones in your family. You're so precious....HOPE you have a great day!

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    1. Thank you Deb. They are our hearts for sure!

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    2. p.s.....that tablescape is gorgeous. I looked at those plates just yesterday....it's hard to believe they're not ceramic! I always look forward to your next table decorations!!!

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    3. Thanks Deb. Melissa has those same plates and used them at Easter. I loved them and thought...they will be good for a lot of different themes. Will be showing all my beachy stuff soon. Gotta love Walmart!

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  3. What a great time of celebrating with the birthday girl. I could use a plate of that food about 6 p.m. today! Beautiful girls and happy birthday to Melissa.
    Connie Royals

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    1. Connie, wish I could bring a you a plate. Have some leftovers!

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  4. Awww...Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter, Cindy. Reading through the post brought tears to my eyes. It is so great to see families who love and cherish one another. xo

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    1. Awe...thanks Dianna. We are a very close knit family for sure! I cannot imagine it being any other way.

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  5. You grow beautiful women in your family!

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  6. Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter and a big Texas hello to all of you beautiful women! What a gorgeous family and my oh my that Birthday meal looks amazing and delicious! Yummy! Love your Old Fashioned family values-it's a beautiful thing!
    Hugs,
    Jemma

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    1. Thanks Jemma. Yep, we love our family traditions and keep them going as long as I can! Thanks for stopping by to see me!

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  7. Happy birthday to Melissa. Wow, what a party! I like every one of her choices and what a cute gift idea you made up for her. Your beach tablescape is unique; I love it.

    Your daughters are as beautiful as you, Cindy, and I bet they're as precious on the inside too!
    Hugs,
    Mary

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    1. Thanks Mary! We do have some good eating at my house for sure! Yep...those girls are pretty darn special.

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  8. Hi Cindy, Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter. What a wonderful birthday meal and fabulous dishes you made. The cake pops are amazing and I know those were so good. Such a special party and the pic of all your girls together is precious. You look like one of the sisters Cindy. All of you are beautiful and I am sure inside as well.

    Thanks for stopping by and your kind comment visiting my creative space.
    Have a blessed day sweet friend. Hugs, cm

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    1. The cake pops was indeed a hit. Celeste it doesn't take much for our bunch to throw a party of some kind for most any reason! LOL! Thanks for stopping by to see me. I loved how your creative space looks!

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  9. It must be those July birthdays...my hubby likes to celebrate birthday month and he's a July baby too! Love the photo of you and your girls--all so beautiful. Looks like a delicious meal and great party!

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    1. Yeppers Heather..We celebrate all month! LOL!

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  10. Happy belated birthday to Melissa. Looks like you all had a fun celebration with plenty of good food to go around. Beautiful picture of you and your daughters!

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  11. The Birthday Girl had a real feast! Everything looked so yummy. Family get-together's for any reason is always a wonderful thing!

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  12. Happy birthday belated to lovely Melissa. Looks like all of you had a blast with such great food and gorgeous setting my friend.
    You and your DDs are all so gorgeous!
    Enjoy your week my friend.
    FABBY

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  13. Happy birthday to Melissa! Your daughters and you are such beautiful ladies and you put on quite a party. Love your tablescape and the food and everything you did to celebrate.
    ~Adrienne~

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  14. Such a lucky girl to have this totally themed party.
    I wish I was a clever as you . . .

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Thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog. Have a blessed day!
Hugs and blessings, Cindy