Aug 19, 2015

{Family} Where Life Begins and Love Never Ends

I have missed my blogging friends but I sure have enjoyed some time away at the beach with my family. I love the saying that
says....Families are like fudge...mostly sweet with a lot of nuts! Well needless to say we have a whole lot of sweetness in my family but we have a lot of NUTS and there is never is a dull moment when my crew is together! (I wouldn't have it any other way)

 Of course I must say that the {cream of the crop} has got to be my grandbabies. I cannot imagine what my life would be without them.

These three girls of mine keeps this mama straight and most days I need for them to keep me straight!

My oldest daughter, soninlove and their beautiful family.

My middle daughter, soninlove and their beautiful family.

And last but not least my youngest daughter and soninlove. They will be celebrating their 1st wedding anniversary in November.

These two are my oldest two grandchildren and that little man right there is my only grandson (right now anyway)

My youngest two grandbabies.

Being a family means that you are a part of something....

Family is a link to the past and a bridge to the future....

The love of family grows strong and deep...

The best things in life aren't things....

It's Family....

Family is where it begins...

And love never ends...


Someone said to me recently: "You all live close to one another, you talk daily, you go to church together and eat Sunday dinner together...WHY would you want to vacation together? 
My answer:  

“For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. So they are no longer two but one flesh” (Mark 10:6–8)

And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth...(Genesis 1:28)

God's master design was the Family. May we hold those we love the most so very dear to our hearts. 

Hugs and blessings, Cindy 


  1. Looks like you had a great time. Beautiful pictures Cindy!
    Connie Royals

  2. Love all of these gorgeous family photos! I'm glad to see that you and hubby got in at least one! Sounds like it was a wonderful trip!!

  3. Oh, my friend, this actually gave me chills. What an awesome testimony to the Lord this post is.... I can't help but think of the words love conquers all things! You can feel the love in every one of these pictures. I'm so glad you had such a great time. You were missed though! :-)

  4. Dearest Sweet Friend,
    I say amen to this post and the testimony to family-God's perfect creation! This post just gave me chills of joy-because I understand where you are coming from and the depth of love you have for your beautiful children and their children. Girl, you are beautiful too, and you have got it all together and your priorities are right where they need to be!! Missed you!

  5. A beautiful family, Cindy, and your pictures so well represent it! Blessings to you all! ~Zuni

  6. Hi Cindy! Oh, what a gorgeous family you have! I've said it before but you have the most beautiful daughters and their sweetness shows in those lovely faces. Your little grands are adorable. The guys are cute too! :) You and your hubby look as happy as clams! :) How marvelous you all live close together and get along so well! :) Thanks for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  7. A very beautiful and heartwarming post, Cindy. You have a lovely family!

  8. Dearest Cindy, You are a beautiful family and your three girls are gorgeous like their mother. So enjoyed seeing the family photos at the beach and you with your beloved. So glad you had a special time together. God Bless you all~~~
    Missed you, Hugs, cm

  9. Beautiful post, Cindy. What a lovely family. I guess you are the photographer and you did very well. I tucked away some ideas on posing so casually. The kids look so natural not stiff. Maybe that was not staged. Our pics always look so contrived and stiff.
    I'm jealous you get to spend so much time with your family. Mine live far away and we don't get to see them often.
    Have a great week. We're getting wonderful rain all week.

  10. Thanks Bonnie. I've been snapping pictures of my grands since they came out of the womb! LOL! When I pull a camera up they just start posing!

  11. Oh Cindy, what a beautiful post, beautiful family and beautiful you! Your daughters are just gorgeous, like their mom and oh my, your grandchildren are precious! Wonderful pictures, love them all.
    Have a great weekend!

  12. You are a beautiful woman, Cindy, inside and out and you and your hubby are a lovely couple. Just that fact that you spend so much time together is living proof of your love and family joys. Those gorgeous girls wouldn't be there so often if it wasn't so! Your grandkids are adorable!

  13. Thanks so much for stopping by!!
    What a gorgeous family you have!! You are truly blessed!


  14. Such a beautiful family.
    Your photos look professional - what a talent you have for capturing perfect moments.

  15. Having read your blog for some time now, I know that whilst you have such a gorgeously photogenic family their (and your) beauty is not just skin deep ~ A stunning bunch inside and out xx

  16. You have a beautiful family! We were at the beach last week and it's hard to leave! God sure did an awesome job when He made this world for us to enjoy, didn't He?


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