Jul 8, 2019

{The Birthday Girl}


Hey everybody! I hope that you all had a great 4th of July. Our day was low key. Well, sorta....We cleaned out kitchen cabinets and kitchen drawers and re-organized and tossed stuff out. So I worked more than I wanted too. But, we ended the day with grilled ribs, salad, fresh banana peppers and cherry tomatoes from my little garden, BBQ bread and chocolate chip cookies. YUM!
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One of my daughter's sent this to me and I thought, Oh my mercy! I will be Christmas shopping before long! I see Thanksgiving items out already. Time sure does seem to fly by.
Speaking of "time"....it doesn't seem too long ago that I was holding this girl in my arms as a new born baby and here she is celebrating her 35th birthday.
We celebrated her birthday yesterday with a hamburger and hot dog cookout and homemade ice cream with all the toppings. Melissa is my 2nd born child. She came into this world full speed ahead 7 minutes after I got to the hospital and she hasn't slowed down since!  She's the organizer in our family. The best party planner ever! Loves her some glitter and bling and the bossiest child I have. But, as my motherinlove used to say, "Everyone needs a boss". She keeps us all on tract. And, the older I get the more ON TRACT I need to be! 

 She and her sisters are the best friends ever! Makes this mama "smile big". They are in each other's business as I call it...daily! Well, we are all in each other's business daily....UMPTEEN dozen times a day texting! She thinks she is her daddy's favorite daughter. He let's her believe her that too. But then all our girls think they are his favorite. Hee-hee!


Bless her heart...she tries and I said tries.... to keep me straight in different areas of life...too many to list.....but praise the Lord she does let me know when there is  a hole in the back of my hair!

 She likes to have fun where ever she goes and doesn't mind one bit what that might entail.


Whether it's on a ball field at the end of a season with all the other mama's celebrating...


Dressing the part with office staff....


Deer hunting with the family...and yes, she's harvested several nice deer...


Sipping a cup of hot chocolate and making it look and sound "better" than it is really is...I mean even making the "YUM" sounds and LOUD....


Or teaching Sunday school or Vacation Bible Study...SHE HAS FUN WHERE EVER SHE GOES AND WHATEVER SHE DOES.



She is an amazing woman. So proud she's mine.


I hope that you all enjoy your week and even on a rough day may we be thankful for the gift of life and enjoy it to the fullest.



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Hugs and blessings, Cindy


42 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to your daughter!

    I'm trying to savour the summer days, although I gotta admit that I've started shopping for my godson's birthday gift...which is in October!

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    1. Thanks Margie . Girl , no problem with starting early . I can remember onc upon a day having all Christmas bought and wrapped by Thanksgiving . And actually last year i pretty much done the same . I honestly like having things done early so i can enjoy the holiday or event and not rushed . 😊

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  2. Happy Birthday to your lovely daughter!! She, and her sisters, look like such a happy-g-lucky bunch. I can imagine the ruckus when they all come home.
    Have a wonderful week!!

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    1. Thank you . My girls are a hot mess and wh n all together , which is a lot , you have to raise your hand to talk ! 😂

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  3. Happy birthday to your birthday girl. Your husband is blessed to be surrounded by beautiful women. :) I think you are daddy's "fav". Blessings to all, xoxo, Susie

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    1. Awe...thank you Susie. My husband has sure had his hands and heart full...with nothing but females. LOL!

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  4. Aww Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter!! Your 4th sounded nice even with the work because you accomplished something AND then got to have nice BBQ food! Your get togethers always look like fun and full of love!

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    1. Thank you Heather. We did wind up having a relaxing afternoon on the 4th.

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  5. A very Happy Birthday to your daughter!! smiles

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  6. Cindy, I loved hearing about your daughter. She is beautiful! All of you are! Your birthday celebrations are always special to read about. I am amazed at all y'all do!
    It is sad how the seasons are rushed! Christmas decorations are already out. I'd like to slow down!
    Happy Summer.

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    1. Thanks Bonnie. Yes, the seasons are rushed. I've often wondered why God put Thanksgiving and Christmas so close together! LOL!

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  7. Happy Birthday to Melissa! I know you have to be so very proud of your beautiful girl...ALL of them are beautiful, just like their mama! Love you sweet friend...have a blessed week! HUGS!

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  8. Happy, Happy Birthday to Melissa! Always enjoy reading about your beautiful family. That is a great picture of you and the girls, I still say you look like a sister!!

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    1. And Miss Mary you are my favorite person for saying that last remark!

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  9. Happy Birthday to her daddy's #1 daughter! ;}
    Oh Cindy,I just loved this posting!
    Your description of your sweet daughter was precious in deed.
    We mothers love a daughter who is honest in telling us what we need to hear, even when we have a "hole in the back of our head" may we always be gracious in receiving their love and concern.

    It was so nice visiting with you today!

    Bless you~

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    1. Thank you Debbie. Oh you can bet she will tell me about the hole! And...to be more active, health conscious, aware of the latest styles for older women and well....I think you get the picture! LOL! But Lord knows I love it that I have daughters to keep me straight!

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  10. First of all, your daughter is beautiful (but so are all the rest!). Happy Birthday to you both (it's your Birth-day). She would be a fun one to have around, for sure.

    I can't stop laughing at your newest meme!
    Your blogs are so fun to read. Colorful, interesting and fun. Keep them coming!

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    1. Thank you Christine. My girls are something else and Lord knows I do not know what I would do without them.

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  11. Happy Birthday to your wonderful middle daughter, and “favorite” of your hubby!! Lol!! She sure looks like a fun daughter and great mama.

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    1. Thanks Kitty! She actually thinks that she is the favorite daughter and sister! LOL!

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  12. Well, our oldest will be 43 in Oct. and our baby was 40 last week. Time just marches right along. Looks like there's never a dull moment with your family. That is awesome!

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  13. Cindy, your daughters are beautiful. Happy birthday to the middle one. I saw Hobby Lobby had all their Halloween and Thanksgiving decor out!

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  14. Oh Cindy - your family is so beautiful. You must be so proud!

    Hope shew has a wonderful year full of laughter and peace and good health!

    Hugs!

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    1. Thank you so much and yes, I am very proud of my family.

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  15. You have a beautiful family. And, yes, time flies. That list made me laugh.
    Amalia
    xo

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  16. Happy Blated Bday...your daughter sounds like a wonderful person. Your girls are just so pretty. My son's bday wish had to be given over the phone since I live in TN an he is in San Diego. Hard to believe that my youngest one is 32....YIKES, that means come Dec. my oldest will be 39!! Oh my gosh....where does all that time go?

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  17. Happy Birthday to your sweet daughter! She is so beautiful, just like her mama! May the Lord bless you and her and all of your dear family, my friend!

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  18. Oh goodness, time does fly, I was thinking just yesterday that I couldn't believe it's now the middle of July! Your family is adorable, so happy you are all so close!
    Jenna

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  19. Happy Birthday to your dear daughter!! You are lucky that your daughters all get along....In so many families, that is a rarity!! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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    1. Thank you lady . Awe... i Just praise the Lord Debbie for their relationship and ours cause girl .... it’s sirekt not like that for everyone .

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  20. Your family is just beautiful, as are you! Sounds like your girls definitely take after their mother! So glad you guys had a nice birthday celebration and 4th! I think we all do a little work on holidays....LOL Love and hugs!

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    1. Thanks Benita. Yep, haven't had a holiday yet that some work wasn't involved. LOL!

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  21. Hi Cindy, I am finally catching up in blog world. I have been at an online crafting camp which ended today. I still have to get caught up in a few other projects, but thought I would say hi to a few friends. My comment board at my website has disappeared so I may go to Blogger if I can't get it back. I enjoyed your pictures of your beautiful family!

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    1. Let me know Susan if and when you get blogger up and going. I scouted out several options but decided to stay with blogger. So much easier for me. Hope you've enjoyed your crafting camp.

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