Feb 18, 2019

{It's My Birthday and I can Cry if I Want Too}





But, I'm NOT because I am thankful for the life that God gives to me. Whether it be another year, month, day or moment...I am truly grateful. 
But turning 60 does have some advantages...

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Gotta love Maxine!


My three daughter's surprised me for my birthday. It all started with this pretty red and silver box. 


Nestled inside the box was a scroll tied with red ribbon. 


Here is a snap shot of my birthday gift from my daughter's and their family. I was so surprised and needless to say excited. My man was excited too because this was a treat for him as well. He was liking my birthday pretty good. LOL! 


We had such a wonderful time together. 


My oldest daughter and her husband.


My middle daughter and her husband.


My youngest daughter and her husband. 


I was greeted with birthday confetti on the table and a card signed by some of the staff. The food was absolutely delicious and my birthday choice of dessert was none other than Crรจme brรปlรฉe


The girls gave me this beautiful necklace with charm. I just love it! 


We had a great time and I have surely felt spoiled by my daughter's. They arranged for our family to have family pictures made as well.  Memories made and I love how they turned out. I will share just a few.








I sure have enjoyed my "special day". And all month long too. Us Conner women believe in celebrating all month. LOL! I am glad I could share my special day with you all too. I just wish that we could celebrate together with a slice of cake and a cup of coffee, tea or coke. That would have made it even sweeter. The month isn't over yet either.....I am fixing to be off for 10 days and for 7 of those days me and my man will be on a birthday celebration. I will give you a clue....

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I had someone say to me, "My birthday isn't that big of a deal to me, it's just another day". NAY.....It's a special day...... 

For you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;

    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well. Psalm 139:13-14

So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27

See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 1st John 3:1

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8

Yep, I'd say He loves me pretty good and I am going to celebrate LIFE...Life with my husband, children, grandchildren and friends. Life, as a child of the Living God. And...another year of life to celebrate with those I love the most is worth celebrating. Don't ya think?  

I hope that you all have a wonderful week and remember....

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Hugs and blessings, Cindy






63 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday, Cindy!!! I'm so glad that you had a memorable time celebrating this milestone birthday. You should be celebrating all year!!!

    Love the family photos with the coordinated outfits. Enjoy your birthday trip!

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    1. Thanks Margie . Yes my girls no doubt had colors picked out for family pics . ❤️

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  2. What a wonderful birthday surprise you received from your sweet daughters, Cindy! I loved seeing all the darling pictures, and especially the one of you and your hubby kissing and the grands in the background. You are so blessed beyond measure. Happy 60th Birthday, sweet friend! xxoo

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    1. Thanks kitty . We surely had s great time and we are very blessed . I dont take it it for granite either .❤️

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  3. Happy Birthday sweet Cindy Loo Hoo!!! What a special and well deserved celebration for your important day. I love those family photos so much. Especially the one of you and Marty kissing! That necklace is so sweet! It's obvious how much your family adores you!!

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    1. Thanks Heather . It’s been a wonderful birthday . Yes the necklace is adorable . When i saw the six rings at first i thought it represented my six grands .๐Ÿ˜‚ i guess it could stand for 60 and 6 .

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  4. Happy birthday Cindy. Love all of your pictures. Every one of them. The kids took us to Ruth Chris two years ago for our anniversary and we enjoyed it so much. Best steak I have ever had. The necklace is so sweet. I know that you have enjoyed being pampered by your family. Enjoy the mountains and thanks for sending me the information on cabin. We are booing for April. YAY!
    Connie Royals

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    1. Thanks Connie . We sure enjoyed Ruth Chris . The food was so good and the atmosphere was nice . Spring time will be pretty there Connie .Glad you are getting to go . I can’t wait to see the cabin . Too much cabin for us really but the smaller one i wanted booked the day before i called . And we are at that stage that if possible, we would like convenience and we wanted to be close to everything . Excited for you and Jim .

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  5. Okay...so where are the tissues? I need to wipe my eyes. Cindy, first of all, Happy 60th birthday! Turning 60 is a milestone. In another year I will celebrate 70 and I look forward to it just as much as when I turned 60. Back to you...and your precious family! What very special daughters you have...they have learned well from your example, my friend. The family pictures just really tugged at my heart and made the tears start. The one of you and your husband standing separate from the rest of the family and all of them looking toward you just makes me tear up every time I look at it. That speaks of how they honor and cherish their parents and grandparents. xo

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    1. Thank you Dianna. I was very excited to have family pictures made . I have several that are my favorites and will be hanging on my wall soon . ❤️ Your sweet words are just precious to me as i read them . I thank God for our family .

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  6. Happy birthday Cindy! I hope your day has been wonderful! Such wonderful gifts and such a beautiful family! It looks as though you had a most wonderful birthday celebration over the weekend! You are one beautiful woman! I love those photos...so cute and you are right, so many memories! So glad you shared all of this with us! Love and hugs sweet friend!

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    1. Thanks Benita . Birthday celebration has been wonderful . You are too sweet with your kind words . Lots of memories for sure .

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  7. Birthday blessings!! What a lovely family you have!!

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  8. Happy 60th birthday Cindy! You have celebrated in style! The family photos are gorgeous, what beautiful memories you have made for this special birthday. Wishing you many more!

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    1. Thanks Pam . Turning 60 hasn’t been so bad ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  9. Well, Girl you know how to celebrate in style for sure! And, now a trip to enjoy on top! Such great pictures of your beautiful family. Enjoy and I can't wait to hear about your trip! Blessings abundant!

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    1. Thanks Lea . It’s sure been a great celebration with my family . I’ve enjoyed every moment. Marty and i looking forward to my birthday trip . ❤️

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  10. You are so very loved and blessed. I'm glad you are being spoiled because you are so deserving, sweet Friend! Counting down the days! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ˜˜

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    1. Thanks Debbie . It’s been a great birthday . ❤️❤️❤️

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  11. Sweet....so glad you had a great bday. Love the pics. As a photographer I have to say the one that did your pics did a great job. I love all the family pics. Fantastic. Headed in a bit to shoot another wedding myself. You are so in the loving arms of a beautiful family.

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    1. Thank Pam . We really like how the family pictures turned out . Treasured keepsakes . It’s hard to get a family of 14 o the same page with pictures๐Ÿ˜‚ so yes, she done a great job .

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  12. Happy Birthday sweet lady!! Welcome to the 60's Club! I have been a member for 2 years now and that last image says it all. I just love your family pictures. You are truly blessed and so worthy of it!

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    1. Thanks Ann Marie . One thing is for sure ... age keeps coming of we keep breathing ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  13. Wow, Cindy! They thought of everything! What a special birthday delights. Having your hair done and dinner out sounds wonderful. I love all the pictures. Great to have these memories recorded. They color coordinated very well with everyone's outfits.
    And... a trip also. Enjoy your special time. Happy 60th!

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    1. Thanks Bonnie . Those girls did think of everything and I’m very appreciative . It was very nice . Bonnie, when Marty asked me what i wanted for my birthday i said , a mountain trip . We’ve not been in a while and I’m looking forward to it . Might as well finish out the month with celebrating , right? ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  14. Those girls of yours are something else and there is no question how much they love their mama! They really covered all of the bases, didn't they? I love seeing all of the family photos...LOVE all of those taken outside with the different groupings and cute outfits! I so wish we could have been able to meet up...you know I'm jealous of where you are headed. Maybe I ought to put my request in for my birthday in September, right??!! Yes, you are one blessed lady....Happy Birthday again, dear friend! ♥♥♥

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    1. Thanks my friend. Those girls of mine are truly something else. Girl, you get us all together in the same room and it's like...Raise your hand if you need to say something cause we all talking at one time. LOL! Never a dull moment with them that's for sure. I wish we could have met up too. Another friend of mine, Debbie, yep that's her name too, are hoping it works out where we can meet up. We did meet some years back and had coffee. We need to do a retreat weekend my friend. Sounds like a good plan to me!

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  15. Happy Birthday, Cindy! What a wonderful celebration you had and are continuing to have! I can't wait to hear about your mountain getaway and all of the wonderful continued blessings God is bestowing on your life! Enjoy every moment. :) Your girls are just the sweetest, and I love the pictures. I think my favorite is the one of you and your husband and the grands in the background! What a neat idea! Such a beautiful, precious family you have, and God has surely been so very good to you. He is so pleased with your faithfulness to praise Him for it all!

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    1. Awe thanks Cheryl. God is good to me every day that I take another breath of life. I truly feel that way though at times I fail to acknowledge His goodness. And how can we not praise Him? Oh my! He is the only source of our everything and at times I am afraid I take that for granite. I am so thankful that He knows my heart and hears my words, even when I can't say them. Thanks so much for your sweet words.

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  16. OK...stop!!! Those family pictures are wonderful. Clever, creative, artful and very delightful.

    Now, Happy 60h Birthday!!!
    ๐ŸŒน ๐ŸŽ ๐ŸŽˆ ๐ŸŽ‚ ๐Ÿ’–

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    1. ๐Ÿ˜‚ thanks Christine . I’m really glad to had family pictures made . Memories to treasure for sure .

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  17. What a super celebration!!! Happy birthday to you, dear friend!! Those family pictures are precious. Your girls sure know how to please their momma! I love the necklace, too. Enjoy your trip! We’re having fun in SC this week.

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  18. Thank you Zenda . It’s b rn a wonderful birthday . I know you are having fun . Enjoy every moment .

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  19. Hi Cincy, Happy Birthday! You look wonderful and your daughters the same! What lovely pictures you had taken and your gifts were great. I especially like the necklaces with six ings for 60 years. Have a lovely vacation! Nancy

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    1. Thanks Nancy. I am laying out clothing to carry with me and since you never know what the weather will be it's so hard. But looking to be cold so guess I best pack a jacket huh? It's been a great birthday.

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  20. You have to be the youngest and bestlookin' 60 yr old, EVER...
    I just love all the great photos and your family is sooo nice looking.

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    1. Thanks BJ. Well, I tried this new facial mask yesterday in hope that it would perform miracles like the package said. Guess what???? I still look old! LOL!

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  21. Aw, happy birthday! I LOVE your family photos! They are absolutely amazing! I'm so glad you had such a wonderful celebration! :)

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  22. Happy Birthday Cindy

    great pictures of your special day

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  23. Cindy,
    I love seeing your family!! Fantastic photos! I got a kick out of the photos of your daughters and them posing for the photos with the hands on their hips!!! Happy Belated Birthday!! I learned that age is just a number and some days I feel like 100 years old and some I feel like 16 years old!! You look great!! I admire how you celebrate your birthday. It was always frowned on in my family to make a big deal out of it so I do not....And it seems like I always work on my Birthday any way.... Thanks so much for stopping by and Congrats on your "new" car!! We love ours...
    Hugs,
    Deb

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    1. Girl you come to see me during your birthday month and i can assure you that you will be made over and it will be s big deal ๐Ÿ˜‚ thabk you for your sweet words . ❤️

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    2. And I’m still trying to get used to the new ride .bit I’m getting there .๐Ÿ˜Š

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  24. What a beautiful birthday celebration! You are truly loved by your precious family! So much joy and fun I can see in their faces and with you...such a blessing. Love the necklace from your girls...what a sweet idea. And the dinner out ...you all looked fantabulous. And the family pictures are so sweet. Now...to go to the mountains with your man...wow! I'd sure love that. Wish I could talk my man into it. He's more of a beach guy...but we haven't done that either in too long. we're becoming regular sticks in the mud! I think I'm gonna start planting some seeds of ideas. Have a great time. Enjoy every minute of it. Life is just too short.

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  25. Pam, thank you . You are so sweet. Girl i love the beach .i can assure you I’d be a beach bum quick . We haven’t been to mountains in a long while and it’s time for a trip . We like going in the winter months too . That might have something to do wirh hot flashes . ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  26. Happy Birthday, Cindy! I wish you many blessings all year long. What a surprise celebration your girls planned! The photos are precious; you all are photogenic and beautiful.

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  27. Happy (belated) Birthday, sweet friend! You are one beautiful 60-year-old, dear Cindy. Your daughters certainly spoiled you but I have an idea you're an easy person to spoil...you are a sweetheart :) I truly hope this year is filled with many sweet blessings and surprises.

    My mom is turning 60 next Wednesday the 27th. I am looking forward to celebrating her special day. Love and hugs to you!

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    1. Thank you Stephanie. Your mama is the sweetest! I know that you all will lavish her with love on her special day.

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  28. Oh Cindy...I absolutely loved this heart warming birthday posting!
    You have certainly brought those precious daughters up with fine grace,they are beautiful inside and out. ❤
    Happy Birthday to you! ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‰

    Have a blessed day ♡

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    1. Thank you Debbie and I hear you have a 60th birthday coming too!

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  29. uma famรญlia maravilhosa !!
    que Deus continue abenรงoando tanta felicidade !!
    gostei muito do seu blog.
    grande abraรงo.
    :o)
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  30. Late with my birthday wishes! I know you are probably somewhere right now celebrating your big day! I hope it has all been more wonderful than you dreamed it would be! Loved reading all about this and the pictures are just great!
    Love you!
    Katherine

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  31. Happy Birthday Cindy!!
    Your daughters are beautiful. Those girls know how to “strike a pose”.

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    1. Thank you and yes mam they surely do know how to strike a pose. LOL!

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  32. You certainly did it up right on your birthday Cindy! Wonderful photos and memories for you to always enjoy! Happy Birthday once again!
    Jenna

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    1. Thanks Jenna. It was surely a memorable birthday.

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  33. What a spectacular birthday celebration your daughters gave you Cindy! It is so wonderful to see how much they love and adore their sweet momma! Gorgeous family photos, I love the colors everyone chose to wear, they are just amazing! Such a special thing to have such a close knit family! Many blessings to you :)

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    1. Thank you so much . They surely did spoil me good . We are blessed for sure friend .

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