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{Happy Mother's Day To All My Blogging Friends}

  Happy Mother's Day to all my friends in blogland. Whether you are a mom, grandmother, aunt, sister, cousin or friend, you are special to some one and have touched the lives of many in some way or another I am sure. I do hope that you all have had a wonderful day. My heart is full as I think of so many of my friends that have lost their moms or those ladies that has played a huge roll in their lives. This morning I prayed for the sons of our late and beloved friend Debby, from My Favorite Things. I am sure this was a hard day for her sons. I also gave praise that I could share today with my daughter's. Counting my blessings today my friends as it is a blessing to share those special moments with the ones you love the most. I am truly grateful that God chose me to be these girl's mom. God is good.  After church today we celebrated my oldest daughter's birthday (Kristy) and also celebrated Mother's Day. Grilled hamburgers and hotdogs was on the menu.  Kristy asked fo

{Celebrating birthdays and Eating Cake}


 I shared with you last week that I was making cakes and freezing them for upcoming birthdays so today we reaped the harvest of two birthdays being celebrated. My soninlove David celebrated his 40th and my oldest granddaughter Raygen celebrated her 17th. 

(David and his beautiful family)



Of course I let my granddaughter pick her birthday meal and it was fried chicken, green beans, corn, macaroni and cheese, rolls, and deviled eggs.  We had quite a good Sunday lunch. But, we usually do because I cook most every Sunday for my family. LOL! 


I went by to visit her at work as she works PT at their gym and I carried her balloons to help make her day extra special. 


Her birthday cake was a hit. I tried a new recipe as she requested a homemade vanilla cake and homemade chocolate icing. So, she got a 4 layer vanilla cake with all the trimmings. The cake was more the consistency a pound cake but it was hit. 



A little homemade chocolate sauce with Reese Peanut cups and chocolate icing added the finished touches. 


Just give me the Reese Peanut Butter cups and I am good to go.


And though David's cake wasn't decorated I did bake him a fresh apple pound cake for his birthday with an apple glaze. Apparently he loved it as he had two slices. I love a man that loves my baking! LOL!


Marty and I did take a little time out for ourselves over the weekend and enjoyed a little charcuterie board or platter in this case. It was nice to sit out by the pond, watch the birds in my bird feeder and have a little fun food as I call it. 

I hope that you have a great and happy week. Remember...


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Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Comments

  1. OH my! Those cakes look delicious!! And how wonderful to celebrate two such wonderful birthdays! Happy birthday to your soninlove and your beautiful granddaughter Raygen! And that snack tray (I can't pronounce what you called it) looks healthy and good after all that cake (or before, whichever way). Your Sunday dinner sounds scrumptious and makes me want to come eat with you on Sunday!! LOL. What a great weekend you had. Thanks for making our mouths water! Have a blessed week ahead.

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    1. Thank you Pam. We've always called it a snack tray too Pam until people started getting all fancy on us! LOL! When I don't cook on Sundays for my bunch they all get in a tizzy! LOL!

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  2. Okay, now, if you get two comments from me it is because my computer is making me upset by jumping around and it lost my comment before it published it. SO, I was saying how wonderful all that good food and cakes looked and sounds, and I am coming up for Sunday dinner one of these days! LOL. Happy Birthday to your soninlove and sweet Raygen. You are blessed, you know? Yeah, you know it! God is good!!

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  3. You are such an amazing cook and baker. Everything you make looks picture perfect. I just know your family loves the food you prepare. ( That big cake looks so delicious and the apple cake? Yummy.)
    Happy birthday to both your SIL and beautiful granddaughter.

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    1. Thank you GM. I think they enjoyed their birthday for sure.

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  4. You guys know how to celebrate! All the food looks so good and the photos of you and your family are a pleasure to look at. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

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    1. Thank you Mary. We have some pretty awesome Sunday's together.

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  5. Both of those cakes looked delicious and I know they were very well received! Sitting by the pond with your honey and a little picnic sounds like the perfect way to spend an afternoon. Wishing you a wonderful week, Cindy! Zenda

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    1. Thanks Zenda. We did have a great little picnic by the pond. Thinking about doing that again real soon matter of fact! Have a good week.

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  6. Good morning, Cindy! I’m still laughing at your quote at the end about skinny people!! I think you need to go into the bakery business!! My oh my, that cake for Raygen is stunning!! Happy Birthday to David and Raygen. I think your charcuterie platter was a perfect way to relax by the pond. I’ve been eating lunch out by my little waterfall everyday that it’s nice. I hope all is well with you my friend. 😘

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    1. LOL! I thought that was cute too! The cakes turned out good. Several more on the list to make I am sure......LOL! We only have two months in the year that my immediate family does not have a birthday. Oh yes, eating lunch by the waterfall sounds delightful!

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  7. Those cakes look delicious, Cindy! Your precious family is beautiful. Happy birthday to Raygen and David. Your Sunday meal sounds fabulous, just my kind of meal! Happy week!

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    1. Thanks Pam. Love my Sunday meals...my kind of food! LOL!

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  8. You may be the perfect mother-in-law and the perfect grandmother! What nice ways to honor your peeps. As for enjoying a charcuterie picnic? Da bomb!

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    1. Thank Vee. I am ready for another little picnic too. LOL!

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  9. Love that fun quote. Sooooo true right?!!! Today is my birthday and I would love you to bring either of those cakes over to me lol! They both look so good. I would love your apple cake recipe. Happy New Week. Have a good start. xoxo

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    1. Happy Birthday sweet Kris. Sent you a Happy Birthday on Facebook today. Girl, I wish you were a little closer because I would make you a cake. Will send you the recipe to the apple pound cake! Marty had two slices last night with coffee! LOL!

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  10. I was just thinking...I don't know how you stay so thin! That last quote is funny though! Looks like lots of family fun! Hugs to you all! And blessings for the birthday 'kids'!

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    1. Girl....give me that fried chicken over dessert any day of the week and I am good to go....or the Reece peanut butter cups! Ha!

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  11. When I saw that cake on your Instagram I thought it was store bought! You are not only an amazing baker but decorator as well!! Your family is so loved and cherished by you! Love all of the photos. We had a charcuterie board last weekend! Yum!

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    1. LOL! Girl, that cake came from Nana's kitchen. Ha! My bunch is spoiled Heather Lou.

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  12. I can't believe Raygen is 17! Happy Birthday! And she is taller than her grandmother or does she have on heels?
    Happy 40th to your son-in-law!
    Wow, I would love a piece of both cakes! I've never met a cake I did not like.
    Have a blessed week, my friend.

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    1. She much taller than me I can assure you. LOL! But it's hard to believe she's 17 already!

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  13. Cindy, there is no doubt that God gave you the gift of cheer! Your blog posts are so fun, so yummy, so inspiring. That cake...... I am wiping the drool off my chin as I type this!!! Thanks for such a fun post!

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  14. Happy birthday to your son-in-law and granddaughter! Their birthday cakes--especially the chocolate PB one--made my sweet tooth salivate!

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  15. What a beautiful cake Cindy! It looks like it came from a fancy bakery! It sounds like you had wonderful celebrations!
    Jenna

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  16. WOW...that cake looks amazing! However, if told I could not have cake but I could have the peanut butter cup, I would be just as happy. My fave candy. The apple cake looks yum also. Happy bday to both. Good thing you and hubs had sometime alone since the last time you tried COVID wanted to play a part in it. Hoping you are doing great now.

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    1. Chocolate and peanut cups always work for me! YES, COVID surely can put halt on life. Praise God we are mending well.

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  17. LOL! I do like your last quote.

    Yum! Those cakes do look delicious.
    It's so lovely to see family and celebrate birthdays.
    Your photographs are great.

    My good wishes.

    All the best Jan

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  18. Happy delicious birthday to all! And a special yes, please to fried chicken and that luscious chocolate frosted cake! Anything with Reese's has a very special place in my heart ...

    ;-}

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  19. That cake is amazing, Cindy!! You have such a beautiful family!! And they are lucky to have you too!! Thanks so much for stopping by!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  20. Oh, my! Your granddaughter's cake looks amazing! I can only imagine how delicious it was! Thankful you all had a wonderful time celebrating. God bless you, sweet friend.

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