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{Red, White and Blue}

Happy Memorial Day Everyone! 
Memorial Day honors America’s military men and women who lost their lives in service to their country and I don't know about y'all but RED, WHITE and BLUE will always prevail in my book. 

And my youngest granddaughter got all caught up with the RED, WHITE AND BLUE....



AND TWO!

She is celebrating her 2nd birthday today and a little ham she is! 



I done a little photo shoot of her to celebrate her red, white and two and she surely brought on the smiles. 



And the grins...



And  the wide mouth expressions when she would hear a tractor mowing in the fields nearby!



 We had a ball snapping pictures for this sweet girl. 



She just melts this Nana's heart...








I can't believe our youngest is already TWO! 




My mercy! I could just kiss her little face off! And pretty much do. 



Our family celebrated her birthday with a little family party with cake, cupcakes and ice cream. She was the center of attention no doubt! And, we don't have another birthday til June now! LOL! 

Thanks for indulging me with my favorite two year old as we celebrate her on this wonderful Memorial Day. 



I will close today with this as I type to you all from my little office at home..as I am enjoying a cup of tea and not from the tea canister you see in the picture as those teas have been long gone. But, I love the tea canister so much that I now keep other teas stored in it.  I am however enjoying a cup of peach tea and reading a piece from Emily Barnes "A Cup of Hope", resting in the promises of God's faithfulness that I'd like to share with you all. 

This is a short piece that I will share but it spoke volumes to me and I hope that it speaks to you.
You know the old saying, "Where there's life, there's hope"? Well, I would put it a little differently. I'd say, "Without Hope, life as we know it is simply impossible". How can survive without at least a tiny spark of possibility? How can we thrive without a healthy sense of promise? How can we grow unless hope keeps us looking and learning and moving forward? That's what hope really is, after all. It's the desire and ability to move forward. 

Happy Memorial Day!

Hugs and blessings, Cindy







Comments

  1. Happy Birthday wishes are sent to that little doll baby!! I can understand how you feel about her. They just melt our hearts, don’t they, Cindy? The cake is fabulous and just perfect for her. Happy Memorial Day, too. 🇺🇸❤️💙❤️

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    1. Thank you Kitty. Yes her cake was perfect for her red, white and blue party.

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  2. Happy Birthday to your beautiful grand daughter and amazing pictures as always. That cakes look yummy too! I heard Emily Barnes speak years ago at a Christmas Bazar at a church. I have a few of her books too. Happy Memorial Day!

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  3. Happy birthday to sweet Annaleigh!! She is adorable. Looks like you had great weather for the weekend.

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  4. Happy, Happy Birthday sweet Annaleigh! Wishes for many more. I hope you have a great upcoming week, my friend.

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    1. Thank you Linda. Week started out rainy but we need it.

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  5. Happy 2nd Birthday to your adorable granddaughter! It's fun to see how the different cakes (I was wondering why there were different colours!) came together for one special birthday cake.

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    1. Marige, I have more cakes frozen. Never know when one might need a cake around here. LOL!

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  6. She is a little doll! I always enjoy seeing your photography of your grands.

    I'm starting up my blog again as I posted today, but I don't think it sent out the notifications.

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    1. Awe, glad to see you Katherine. Will have to visit you lady.

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  7. Oh, what a darling little sweetheart two year old you have to love and enjoy! You are truly blessed! And I love all the pictures...and that red white and blue cake! Did you do that? You are amazing! Your grandchildren are so blessed to have you as their grandmother!! Makes me want to be a little girl again and come be one of your special little treasured grand-girls! LOL. Thank you for sharing the quote from Emily Barnes "A Cup of Hope". I also have that book and love her writings. It's nice to sit down with a cup of tea at the end of a busy day and read a chapter or two and relax, isn't it? That's what I try to do every chance I can. Thank you for sharing this happy post today. We need a lot more joy and happiness during these days!

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    1. Thanks so much Pam. Her cake was perfect for her red, white and blue birthday. Well, I am a coffee drinker hands down but I sure enjoy a cup of tea in the afternoons sometimes and especially in my little office at home when I am studying or scouting out scripture or even just reading a devotional. Of course my recliner is my favorite spot! LOL!

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  8. Beautiful post and your granddaughter is very very cute. I know the photo sessions were sheer delight!

    Emilie Barnes -- I've been on of her fans for many years. Her advice has made a huge difference in how I organize my home. I'm pleased to see you've been blessed through her as well.

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    1. I enjoy several of her devotional books. Always makes me smile and I just have to grab a cup of coffee or hot tea when reading her books.

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  9. That little girl is just a dollbaby! Yes, I can see why you kiss her little face off! LOL! Happy Birthday to Annleigh, and may God bless all of you!

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  10. She is absolutely darling, Cindy, and she looks like you!! Darling pictures that seem to have captured this darling girl's personality! Stay well and healthy, and enjoy that youngest baby--they grow up so fast. I remember when she was born!

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    1. Awe thank you Zuni! I have never been told she favored me or looked like me! I love it!

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  11. Oh Cindy she is just too adorable. Love the sweet pics. Everyone is perfect and darling. The cake is wonderful too. I love sprinkles on my cakes and this one is awesome. Glad you had a great Memorial Day. Have a great week.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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    1. Thanks Kris. Seems that sprinkles are the IN thing now. Suits me cause they sure doll things up. But they are a dang mess to get on that cake! LOL!

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  12. Cindy, That little one is adorable. She very cute in her red, white, and blue. Plus the pinks. Love that fancy cake. Blessings to all, stay safe. xoxo, Susie
    p.s. thank you for your prayers.

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    1. Thank you Susie! So glad to hear that you and Ted are weathering the storms of life.

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  13. Cindy, your beautiful two year old Annaleigh is a photographer’s dream. She is darling and so photogenic. The birthday party must have been fun. Blessings sweet lady!

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    1. Thanks Pam. She was a little ham that day for her pictures but finally said, "I done". LOL!

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  14. Oh, my, how cute is your little Annaleigh!!! Happy birthday to her! You really are great photographer, Cindy! Those photos are precious! Have a blessed week, sweet lady!

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    1. Awe, thanks Zenda. Her red, white and blue theme was perfect with her birthday being on Memorial day.

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  15. Happy Memorial Day Cindy, and Happy Birthday to your red, white and two cutie! That cake looks awesome! Such a cute photo shoot too!!
    Jenna

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  16. Aww she is just so adorable and sweet!! She must have loved all of the attention and she sure deserved it! Two is a big deal! You did great with her photoshoot!

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  17. Such sweetness and joy! This was a darling and fun post!
    Blessings to you sweet lady!
    Jemma

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  18. Everyone in your family is so CUTE...especially the little ones and YOU! I love all the patriotic colors and pretty things! It's something we can have in our decor for a couple of months which is nice! Take care! I like what you wrote about hope too!

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  19. what a little sweetheart!

    aren't grandkiddos one of God's greatest blessings, supreme joys!

    ;-}

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  20. Oh wow, your page is different. Did you change it or is this the new Blogger? I just did a new post and would like you to tell me what you think if it. I value your thoughts. :)

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    1. Blogger is making changes and soon it will be mandatory. I honestly didn't have much time to mess with my blog changes but with the help of a blogger friend I was able to do a little change. Not what I want yet but when I have time I will revamp it.

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  21. Well, could she could NOT be any cuter for sure. You captured the many facets of her precious personality for sure! Always fun to stop by and see what you have been up to. Hugs to you!

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

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