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