Feb 19, 2018

{It's My Birthday and I Can Cry If I Want Too}

Don't you just love that Maxine? She has a way of saying things doesn't she? I celebrated another birthday on February 18! CRY about it? NOPE! I enjoyed another day of life and had a sweet time of celebration with my family. 


My three daughter's cooked a wonderful birthday luncheon for me, menu of my choice. The kids played and yep, several tried to swim in this February cold water! That didn't last long needless to say.


Corn Hole is a favorite game for our family.



 Spending my birthday with the ones I loved the most is the best gift ever!


And of course my favorite dessert, cheesecake, was the icing on the cake.


Nothing like family to celebrate life with.
My greatest accomplishment in my life has been my family and can't imagine doing my life without them. I am truly a blessed and spoiled woman! 


 I will be celebrating my birthday again with my man! Nothing like having a few celebrations right? I will be off for 5 days beginning this Friday and after attending a play that one of my granddaughter's will be in, we are off to celebrate again. Yep, I am going to party down! Well, my idea of partying these days is low key! Like, shopping, beach time, exploring around, out to eat and coffee! LOL! I am going on a dinner cruise too so who knows, I might get wild and crazy. You know, paint my lips with a blue lipstick or dye strands of my hair purple. Dang, this getting older might have some advantages. People will just say, "Look at that crazy old women". 
 


Yep girls, Life is short. Take the trip, buy the pretty lipstick and the cute shoes too! 
And, It just so happens that I got a new tube of pretty lipstick from a friend for my birthday and some gift cards that are burning a whole in my pocket. YEP, I see a new pair of shoes in store.


I am afraid I did not PRAY this soon enough so you younger gals best start praying now! But Oh am I so ever grateful that the Lord has given me another year of life to serve Him, to age gracefully, and to enjoy life to the fullest.

Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  1. Happy Birthday Sweet Cindy. :)

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  2. Happy Birthday again Cindy. Love the pictures and yes, no one better to spend your birthday with. I hope that you enjoy your next birthday celebration. How many tubes of lipstick do you have ? LOL!
    Connie Royals

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    1. Thanks Connie. I appreciated your sweet email. Girl, you don't want to know how many tubes of lipstick I have! I just threw out 5 tubes that I could no longer get the color to come out! LOL! One if likes so well I used a q-tip and now they no longer make it! Thanks again.

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  3. Happy birthday beautiful Cindy! Your celebration with family looks perfect and you enjoy the trip with your man! Wishing you many more wonderful years to come! Hugs and blessings xoxo

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  4. Happy Birthday, Cindy!!! Your multi-flavoured birthday cheesecake looks amazing. Enjoy your multiple celebrations!

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    1. Thank you margie . I love the card and tea you sent to me . Made my day .

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  5. Happy Birthday Cindy! You certainly are blessed and it is fun to see how your family celebrated with you...Love it! Love also that you and hubby will be celebrating more this weekend. Have a blast! Yes, life is short...we need to celebrate the life we've been given. Happy that your family was with you at church too. That is the best gift of all!! Thank you for sharing with us. Happy for you.

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    1. Thanks so much . I’m very blessed that my family worships at sane chi church together . It’s s true blessing .

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  6. What a beautiful family you have and I love it how you all do life together. Such a joy to read! Happy Birthday, Cindy. It sounds like you are getting the royal treatment with lots of spoiling. Enjoy the cruise, the play and all the fun. I'm sending you birthday hugs, lots of them!

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    1. Thank you Mary .im looking forward to the dinner cruise . A getaway is always exciting .

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  7. Cindy- Happy Birthday to you! I love that you an celebrate, celebrate and celebrate again. It is wonderful that your family is all around to celebrate with you! I think that is the beat present of all.

    I hope you have a wonderful upcoming getaway! xo Diana

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    1. Thank you Diana . I have truly been enjoying my birthday . Have celebrated all month 😂

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  8. Happiest of birthdays Cindy, hope it's a wonderful year ahead! Sounds like you are enjoying it very much! Hugs to you!

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  9. Happy Birthday my dear friend!! Looks like it's off to a great start! That cheesecake looks amazing. Have fun as you continue the celebration!

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    1. Thanks Heather Lou . It’s been an awesome birthday .

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  10. Oh, my sweet Friend, you are so deserving to be spoiled. What a big, beautiful family you have. Hope you and Marty have a relaxing time away. You're gorgeous inside and out! 💜 you bunches!

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    1. Thanks Deb. Marty is looking forward to a little relaxing for sure. Long days for him. I am looking forward to just simply a different scenery. A friend told me once, it's not so much about where you go as it is the change of scenery. So true!

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  11. Happy Birthday, Cindy!! I just celebrated a "milestone" birthday at the end of Jan. ^) year old!! The way I look at it, I am that much closer to retirement!! It's a pity to wish you were older so you could finally quit working and retire!! Enjoy yourself and definitely celebrate life...
    Hugs,
    Deb

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    1. Deb, granny used to say, "Quit wishing your life away". So true though isn't it? We look forward to things that takes aging to get there! LOL!

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  12. Awww, Sweet Lady, a belated Happy Birthday! It looks as if your family did a great job of celebrating YOU! And I love it that you and your husband are going to have your own celebration...five days in a row off from work is something to celebrate! Hugs to you

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    1. Thanks so much. Yep, I've decided these birthdays is what you make of them and I intend on making everyone count. Yep, we are looking forward to just a little getaway.

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  13. Happy Happy Birthday pretty lady! You sure do know how to celebrate in style and boy do I agree aging with family isn't so bad:) You are beautiful my friend.
    Blessings!
    Jemma

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  14. Thank you Dear Jemma. You always make my day.

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  15. Happy birthday, dear Cindy! I hope you have many many more years of blessings!....Christine

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  16. Awwww there's nothing better than celebrating with family, my friend! I loved seeing the pictures and that t-shirt is too cute! Enjoy your time away, and keep on being grateful for your many blessings. Happy, Happy Birthday! xxoo

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  17. Here’s another Happy Birthday blessing!!
    I like the way you think and the love you have for your family. Precious!

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    1. Thanks Christine. I had a fun day celebrating my birthday with the family.

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  18. Happy Birthday, Cindy! You always make me smile! You are fun to know! Your family is precious and special. I love that group picture. Very pretty!
    The little aging prayer is fun! Have more fun on the continued celebration! I hope you feel sensational!

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    1. Awe thanks Bonnie. Yep, I should have prayed that prayer a long time ago. LOL!

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  19. Ha Ha ..Such a cute post Cindy...and happy belated Birthday ...This was certainly a rollicking read that really made me laugh...Thanks for sharing the JOY...HUGS

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  20. Happy birthday, sweet Cindy!! It looks like you had a wonderful celebration with your family and sounds like the fun continues! You know when we get to b our age, we can’t get all of our celebrating in in just one day! Blessings to you throughout this year and many years more to come! Hugs!!

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    1. Thanks Zenda. You are so right....that is why I have a BIRTHDAY MONTH now! LOL!

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  21. Happy belated birthday, sweet Cindy! It sounds like you had a beautiful celebration with those you love - what a blessing! You are a lovely and kind lady and it's truly an honor to know you.

    And oh, that shirt! I LOVE it :) Hugs to you!

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    1. Thanks Stephanie. Yeah, I thought the shirt was adorable. Every time I wear it someone wants to know where they can get one. You are too sweet lady.

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  22. LOVE Maxine! I love the things that that woman gets away with saying! haha....HaPpY BiRtHdAy to you! Just 4 days after mine! Looks like you had an amazing time!

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    1. Great women born in February Pam. We always enjoy our time together but it sure was nice for me to not have to cook OR lift a finger to do anything that day! LOL!

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  23. Oh, you are so adorable! And, God has blessed you with an amazing and beautiful family! Life is good, and you are abundantly favored, sweet friend. Happy Birthday, and may God bless you with many, many more happy days just like this one!! Sending love and hugs to you! :)

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    1. Awe, thank you Cheryl. God has surely blessed me and I pray I never take it for granite.

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  24. Sounds like a perfect way to spend a birthday! I am going to put it out there that I want my daughters to make me a meal on my birthday next year....great idea! I used to "cry" at my birthday but then realized that I am in great company as I age, with grandkids all around and friends who are doing life just as I am. Have a wonderful trip away with your hubby. Sounds great!

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    1. Yes, we are in great company aren't we? There's others older than us! LOL!

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  25. Happy Birthday again! It looks and sounds like you had a FABULOUS birthday celebration...or should I say celebrationS. There is no question that your family adores you, as they should. I love the funny little bits about aging...Maxine is scream! A dinner cruise? WHOO HOO! Have a blast, sweet friend. Birthday HUGS comin' your way!♥♥♥

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    1. Thanks Debby. I am just excited about getting away for a few days! Adding a little shopping in that trip too will make it perfect.

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  26. Happy Birthday! Seems like you had a wonderful celebration. :) Family gatherings are always fun!

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  27. What a beautiful family you have! Happy belated birthday & thank you for the sweet comments you leave on my blog! Hugs, Cecilia

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  28. Happy belated Birthday! What a lovely family you have and you have a great outlook on life and living for the Lord! I love the poem but afraid I didn't pray that soon enough either! Ha Keep on enjoying life! Nancy

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    1. Nancy, I should have prayed this many moons ago! LOL!

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  29. Happy belated birthday, Cindy! You are such a beautiful lady with a lovely family. Sounds like a winning time with your family and your man. Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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    1. Thanks Sheila. I know you are enjoying whipping up all of your little pretties that you do. Talented gal you are.

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  30. What a beautiful family you have...and happiest Birthday !

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  31. Popping in a bit past the day, but Happy Birthday Cindy!! You look spectacular, and your family is such a good looking group! Wow! Love your smile and your take on life ;) The prayer is a bit late for me as well, but still enjoying life despite my flaws. Hope your dinner cruise was wonderful!
    Wendy xox

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  32. Happy Birthday to you my smiling friend! Again, you have just the best looking family around, and I'm so happy that are celebrating like crazy. That's what life should be, a celebration of all we have been given and the joys we have in our life.
    Enjoy the play and your continued partying!
    Blessings,
    Ceil

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    1. Thanks Ceil. I do try to enjoy life. We have been given so very much and so many times I am afraid I take it for granite.

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  33. A very belated Happy Birthday, sweet friend. You know me - always catching up behind times! We are so blessed to have lived these years and have our wonderful families. Sending hugs and wishes for another year that's blessed beyond what you can imagine!
    ~Adrienne~

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  34. Happy Birthday lovely lady! And I wish you many, many more so you can enjoy life with that wonderful family of yours.

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So glad you stopped by to visit.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy