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{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

{It's All About Family}

 I am late in trying to get a post out this week. It sure seems time flies when you are busy. But, when busy with those I love the most then that's a good kind of busy too me. I hope that you all had a wonderful Resurrection Day. Our family sure did. We also have been celebrating my granddaughter Adalynn's 5th birthday. We call her Ada. She is such a joy and delight to our family. So, I want to share some family pictures with you all today of my family. 


This was taken Easter Sunday after church. One of my soninlove's had to work so could not join us until that afternoon. We all attend, serve and worship together at the same church. Yes, I am beyond blessed and thankful. 

So blessed to be these girl's mom. 



My soninlove had to work but he was there in our hearts with his family.



Our oldest two granddaughter's. They make life fun.


My soninlove made it to the annual Conner egg hunt. 


The Easter bunny came to visit us too. 


I think our Annaleigh was excited to see the Easter Bunny. 


It was so bright here but I wouldn't take anything for this picture. 


I have to share a few pictures of the birthday girl. Turning five is a big deal you know. 



We did a little photo shoot for her 5th birthday too. 






Ada at age one and then age five. YES, I still have that old mirror for times such as this. 




Time waits on no one.......

Thank you for letting me share a little of my family with you today. No doubt that they are the beats of my heart. 

I hope that you all have a wonderful week and enjoy life to the fullest and remember....


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Hugs and blessings, Cindy


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  1. Cindy, your family is beautiful! What a blessing to all attend and serve in the same church! Happy birthday to beautiful Ada! Blessings dear one and so hope you are feeling better !

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    1. Thank you Pam. We are truly blessed. I seem to still be struggling with energy level and strength Pam. One day I am fine and the next day, I am zapped. I hear this is normal. Who knows anymore. Happy Week to you Lady.

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  2. Happy Birthday to your little princess Ada. All the pictures you took of her are so cute!!
    I love how your family has such awesome times together. Blessings, GM

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    1. Thank you GM. She loved her very own little photo shoot and she done so good.

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  3. Beautiful photos of your beautiful family Cindy! Little Ada is quite the birthday princess!
    Jenna

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    1. Thanks Jenna. Ada is such a joy for our whole family.

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  4. What a wonderful idea you had about those progression photos through Ada's 5 years. Thank you sweet friend for the many photos and the sharing of your family. smiles

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    1. Thank you dear Linda. So glad you stopped by. Hugs to you.

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  5. Easter weekend AND a 5th birthday! Wow. There always seems to be something to celebrate with your family. What delightful pictures, every one of them. Thanks for posting such happy cheer for us to see!

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    1. Thanks Barbara. We have something going on all the time. LOL! I love it!

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  6. Cindy you are truly blessed with such a beautiful family. Your daughters look like you and are gorgeous. Love all the pretty Easter dresses too. Your grandchildren are adorable too. Looks like everyone had a wonderful time being together. Annaleigh's cute pic of her seeing the Easter bunny made my heart smile. What a cutie. Have a great week. xoxo Kris

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    1. Thank you Kris. Yes, that look on Annaleigh's face was priceless. Hope your week is going well dear lady.

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  7. I totally LOVE the photo shoot. An adorable idea. The daughter standing next to you in the second pic looks like your twin. Looks like you all had a great time and you have a beautiful family.

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    1. Awe thanks Pam. She surely enjoyed it too. She loves getting dressed up. I will have to tell my daughter what you said. Usually it's the baby girl that gets told she looks just like her mom. LOL! Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. Cindy, you have a beautiful family and are truly blessed!! I know you all were so glad to be together on Resurrection Day and to celebrate that special girl's birthday. What a cute photo shoot. You're an awesome photographer!! Blessings to you and your family! Zenda

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    1. Awe thank you Zenda. Ada had fun doing her little photo shoot.

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  9. Cindy, I remember all the birthday pics especially the birth picture. I love the photo shoot for Ada's fifth birthday. Adorable.
    All the Easter pics are so good and it is indeed special you all go to the same church.
    Have a blessed week. We went to church for Palm Sunday and Easter in person and it felt so good.

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    1. Thanks Bonnie. I am so glad that you got to go church in person. There is just something about cooperate worship to me that makes it all the more special. So many have not been able to go due to pandemic.

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  10. Such gorgeous photos of you all! Happy Birthday to sweet Ada! I love all of the dresses all of the ladies had on. Sounds like the perfect Easter!

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  11. That little Ada looking at the cake....what a babydoll she is! I love the mirror and photo shoot, too. I don't know how you all do it, but group pics where everyone is smiling and adorable is a big win! The love of Jesus shines through and I am blessed just looking at all of you beautiful people.

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    1. Awe, thank you so much. My bunch was born with a camera in their face and I tell them...:Just smile the first time and we can get the show on the road! LOL!

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  12. Cindy,
    Always enjoy seeing your family pictures!! You have such a lovely family and are blessed to have them all live close by like I do....Thanks so much for sharing your day with us...The grands are all so sweet!!! Thanks too for stopping by and for your sweet comment!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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    1. Thank you Deb. I feel truly blessed to have my children nearby and do not take it for granite I can assure you. Hope you have had a great week.

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  13. Oh, Cindy! You have the most beautiful family!!! And sweet girl turning 5! How precious- I love your photo journalism on her growth. Love love love it.

    Vivi turns 5 in July - she's right behind. I am so glad you were able to spend this precious time with family. It's everything, isn't it?

    Big hugs.

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    1. Thank you Michele. These kiddos grow up too fast don't they? Mercy, my oldest grand will be 17 this month. Her mom is getting old! LOL!

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  14. I love all your beautiful pictures. Your birthday princess is so cute!!! Easter was so special this year. It was good to be at church with the grands! You look like you have recovered from Covid. I posted Easter pictures too. Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thank you Susan. I am so glad you got to spend Easter Sunday at church with your grands. We are doing well. I am still struggling with strength somewhat. One day I am fine and the next I feel so drained. OR...it might have something to do with age huh? LOL!

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  15. What precious photos of your sweet family, Cindy. Happy Birthday to doll baby Ada! It was so fun to look how she’s grown to age 5!! I’m so glad that you are looking so good and feeling better. I know that it’s been a struggle. Love to you, dear Cindy.

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  16. What a wonderful Easter.
    Your photographs are just lovely.
    Happy family times.

    All the best Jan

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  17. Such a sweet time you all had together! It is wonderful to see all of you happy and healthy together. May God grant all of you many more such precious occasions!

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  18. A family of beautiful women, each and everyone ! Not surprised, I can see why, starting from the beautiful grandma Cindy.
    I love to see your pics of such fun family gatherings. I assume you all live near each other.
    May you always be blessed with your hubby and family together for happy occacions.
    Hugs,
    Fabby

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Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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