Jul 9, 2018

Low Key Holiday and The Birthday Girl


I hope that you all had a great 4th of July. We enjoyed our youngest daughter and her family spending the day with us. 


Good old fashion hamburgers and hot dogs went on the grill and then we fried potatoes! You just beat good old french fries!



My daughter made this cute dessert.



And she was dressed very patriotic as well as her two kiddos.



Oh I could just eat these girls up! 


I didn't decorate too much at all for the 4th but did manage to do a little patriotic tablescape. 


This child is the sweetest ever. We call her our Joy baby and a joy she is.  



And don't ya just love my patriotic shoes? 



We celebrated my middle daughter's birthday too. (Melissa)  We had a low country boil and made homemade ice cream. YUM! Water fun, blowing bubbles, eating peaches off the tree, fishing and lots of talking. My bunch does that well....TALK!



Being a mom of three daughters has been a trip and a half.  There was never a dull moment with them growing up and since they are grown there has nothing changed about that. 



They keep me busy. Sometimes busier than I want to be. Ha! But the truth is....I wouldn't have it any other way. Sisters do indeed make the best friends as all three of my girls are very close. I've always heard that a daughter (s) would one day become a mom's best friend. I doubted that theory several times especially when they were teenagers. And...for some this theory is not true. But, for us...Oh yes! I will always have a best friend as long as I have my girls. So, here's to wishing our middle daughter a very Happy Birthday. 



And I will leave you with this meme today as it struck me funny. LORD HAVE MERCY do I ever wish this was true! 

Thank you for allowing me to share my family with you. That my friends is the main reason I blog....to share my life.


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Hugs and blessings, Cindy


50 comments:

  1. I want to be part of your family, smiles. What a great time, friend.

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    1. Come on back to FLorida Linda and join us! The more the merrier!

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  2. I love those wedge flip flops! Wonderful pictures and happy birthday to Melissa. I have always thought your girls to be beautiful Cindy and love how close you all are. We decided to have a huge breakfast for everyone on July 4 this year with red, white and blue fruit salad. Everyone was gone by 1 p.m. and I actually watched old movies that afternoon. It was great.
    Connie Royals

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    1. Ooh, a big breakfast sounds nice Connie especially with red, white and blue dessert. And I love sitting around watching movies when I can.

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  3. Love, love, love your family blog...that is why we are here..to encourage one another as sisters in Christ...Love your beautiful daughters and granddaughters...and your tablescape is so perfect. Thank you for sharing it all with us. God bless you always, dear friend!

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    1. Thanks Pam.Yes, we surely all need encouragement don't we?

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  4. I love the patriotic sunglasses on your daughter and your funky sandals! How fun to have built-in best friends! I have two daughters and I know what you mean about doubting the friendship during those teen years:-( We are close friends now as are myself and two sisters. That wasn't always great growing up either! Always love seeing your family on your blog.

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    1. Thanks Ann Marie. Glad those teen years are behind me! LOL! But...my prayer life surely grew.

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  5. You and your girls are just so darn cute, Cindy, and those babies...yes, couldn't we just eat them up??!! I'm so thankful to have a daughter, too, Cindy, and my one DIL is a gem. She loves me like I'm her own Mom, and is so appreciative. Thank you for sharing your fun times with us.
    Somehow, I missed your last post, but I just caught up and enjoyed reading your answers to the questions. I hope you have a wonderful week, my friend!

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    1. Thanks you Kitty . Nothing like family .

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  6. Beautiful family and beautiful tablescape. Have a happy week Cindy. Greetings.

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  7. Your family celebrations always sound like so much fun! I love the patriotic table scape. I've barely done any patriotic decorating this summer since I had the grad party and and that's ok. The grandkids looked adorable in their red, white and blue! Your birthday celebration for your middle girl sounded just about perfect to me, peaches off the trees, yes please! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Heather . I’ve enjoyed your graduates festivities . And you have been busy . But a good busy .

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  8. The patriotic dessert, table setting, and attire of your cute grandkids made me smile. Happy Belated Birthday to Melissa!

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  9. I always love your photos. Your family is beautiful and I never tire of looking at all of you. Those two little grandbabies...how cute! Happy Birthday to Melissa.

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  10. All looks great! Yummy dessert! Nice to enjoy the time with all of them! Cute kids!

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  11. You have such a happy family, always celebrating and you all have a LOT to celebrate! Happy birthday to your girls! We had a busy week, too, but our boy will be home from Montana again later this week for a visit, work and a wedding. (Seems he’s in a lot of his friends’s wedding this year.). We are also planning Michelle’s shower. She only has 11 weeks to go! Wishing you another fun week, dear Cindy! Zenda

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    1. Thanks Zenda. I know you are so anticipating the arrival of that grandbaby . Sweet times ahead .

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  12. ...and I'm so glad to be able to share in your life as well, my friend! You have such a beautiful family...those girls could all be models...but then, look at their mother! I wouldn't know how to act being a mother to girls...LOL! Your July 4th celebration looked like so much fun...everyone looked so festive and your table décor was awesome! Hugs to you, sweet Cindy!

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    1. Thank you my friend . Well you might not have girls but you sure have some handsome sons😊❤️ Working on a little sea theme for my table so down comes the red, white and blue .

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  13. I love that you share your family, Cindy! The grands are darling dressed in patriotic attire. The photo of you and your girls is priceless. Love and hugs!

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  14. *** !!!! NO !!!! ****
    THANK YOU, for sharing your family with US!
    It’s always fun to see what you are up to and how you do it!

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  15. Iove watching your sweet babies grow up! I agree about a daughter being a best friend .. That's how I feel about Jess.... You're triple blessed! 💜 you, Friend!

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    1. Yes i am blessed my friend . You at too . Your jess is beautiful .

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  16. Y'all are all so cute!!!! Our daughter is here right now and we are busy having fun and making memories as well. I'll share all our fun on my blog as soon as I can after she leaves. Hugs!

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  17. Every family needs a Joy Baby. Lucky you Cindy.

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  18. I only have one daughter and have two nice daughter-in-laws! Cute patriotic shoes. The "littles" dressed alike is a darling idea. That dessert looks similar to the one our granddaughter made for us only it was gluten free! Nancy

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    1. Nancy, I actually forgot I had those little patriotic shoes and found them stashed in my closet so I hurried and got them out so I could wear them at least on July 4. Ha!

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  19. What a beautiful family you have. Look at those grands! Aren't they just the cutest???? We with daughters that get along and love us are truly blessed.
    I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week-xo Diana

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  20. And, thank YOU for sharing your life with us here! It is always a precious blessing and joy to visit with you, sweet friend. Your girls are just beautiful ~ just like their mama. Happy birthday to your daughter! May God bless all of you with many more happy years together!

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  21. Happy Belated Birthday to your daughter Melissa. All of your girls are beautiful, Cindy...just like their sweet mama. Thank you so much for sharing your family with us.

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  22. Cindy, Seeing your family enjoying each other just warms my heart! They sure look cute all dressed and accessoried for the July 4th.
    That cake caught my eye. Know it was good. So glad to see all the festivities.

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  23. Oh Cindy what a great post ! Those granddaughters are adorable ! Your table for the 4th. was wonderful with those terrific plates. Well, the birthday girl is beautiful, as well as her mom and sisters... what a bunch !
    Hugs,
    Fabby

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  24. It looks like you had a beautiful 4th of July. You have a beautiful family and it's so nice that all of you are so close. So very special! I love your tablescape also.

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  25. Cindy,
    Thanks so much for stopping by!! You are very lucky that all of your daughters and you have such a good relationship. In some families, that is not the case. My Mother and I have a Love/Hate relationship and there were many times when we were not talking to one another. My sister and i are 10 years apart and have not really ever been close and not we are estranged....
    You truly are blessed..
    Hugs,
    Deb

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    1. Awe Deb, you are so right . I know mothers and daughters that rarely speak . I’m so very blessed . Glad you stopped by .

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