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{Counting My Many Blessings In Life}

  I hope that you all are having a wonderful Sunday afternoon. We sure have done some celebrating today for Father's Day and for my SIL (Jered's) birthday. We had dinner, swimming, a lots of talking after church at my oldest daughter's home today and it was a wonderful day. Our menu was: Fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, green beans, rolls, apple pie, pecan pie and vanilla ice cream along with some good ole southern sweet tea! Now that's a Father's day meal don't ya think? I am still being blessed with more squash and tomatoes . I surely see a squash casserole in the makings about next Sunday. The tomatoes...I eat one every day and will as long I my harvest is coming in. Nothing like fresh veggies. Our oldest granddaughter Raygen left yesterday morning around 1 am for her first mission trip . She was in the bed by 7 pm last night. Please keep their group in your prayers. Safety, lives changed for our Lord and for a great work of God to be done inside and out

{Happenings Around Conner's Pond}


 Hope your June has kicked off with great and wonderful things for you all. My Gardenia's has surely been in full swing and I picked a bouquet from my bush to add a tad more sweetness to the house. The sad part about gardenia's is that they don't last long but...the sweet smell lingers. 


A much needed shower of rain gave life to my squash. Actually fried a batch last night. Marty loves squash about any way you fix it. Me? Squash casserole is my fav. How about you? Do you say yay or nay to fresh squash? 




We only got about an inch of rain but it sure always makes my pond and veggies look good!


And my Asparagus ferns. Which I have everywhere! Easiest thing to grow so I keep them around. LOL! 


Had this grandgirl for an overnight at Nana and Papa's. We done a little shopping, fried some deer meat up, ate brownie bombs, done a facial, colored, watched movies and of course I had to buy her the Elsa music jewelry box while out shopping. 


And...Nana spotted a new beach hat and earrings that came home with me from our shopping trip.


These girls enjoyed a movie outing. It was our youngest granddaughters first time of attending a movie and she loved it. Bet more movie trips are in store now. 


Little ladies...


I hope that your week is wonderful to you and your families and that we are walking into June with a prayer and a plan. For me, I know that my plans aren't God's plans so I try real hard to keep that in mind when making plans. But, a planner I am and I am looking for fresh ideas of fun things to do when our family takes our annual summer beach vacation which isn't until next month! But it will be here before I know it and I've got to plan at least one night of fun activities with the grands. We've done so much over the years...such as shell painting,  sand painting, face mask, chalk colored hair, and well, I can't even remember what all we have done. Having six grands ranging from ages 4-17 years old with one being a boy can be quiet challenging. I am also going into June with a prayer.  A prayer that things will continue to get better and better with this ugly virus as we know it to be, covid. The numbers on paper seem to be going down in a our area and I pray it continues too. I truly have felt a breath of fresh air recently and pray that it will continue in that direction.  May you all feel a breath of fresh air from our Lord as you venture into a brand new week. 

Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  1. What a lovely Sunday evening treat, celebrating the many joys of God's beautiful creation, Cindy!

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    1. Thanks Linda. Yes, God surely is in the creating business and He does a good job at it.

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  2. a brownie bomb sounds so good! I like your new had and earrings. Shopping therapy is always fun! Movies too! We went with the grands a few weeks ago. The theater was empty. Things really open up next weekend! Enjoy your week!

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    1. The girls had a ball at the movies. So glad they enjoyed it. Kyleigh loved the brownie bomb.

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  3. I love your beautiful pond! Looks like a lovely spot to stop and pray. God bless you and your sweet family - I always look forward to hearing about all the fun you all have together! Hugs to you, my friend.

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    1. Yes girl...I've been doing some extra praying these days too and it's always lovely to walk beside the pond when weather is working with me.

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  4. We really like zucchini best but do enjoy frying up summer squash, too. It looks like your girls had fun at the movie. Isn’t it nice to be able to do some of those “normal” things again? Love your purchases! It will be fun planning those activities - you have plenty of time. Can’t wait to hear what you came up with. Wishing you a wonderful week! (Hope this goes through, I’ve been having trouble getting them to post.) Zenda

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    1. Post came through. So glad. I hear such horrible news with bloggers trying to get post out these days. I have decided if it's more than I care to deal with I will create a special group on FB for those that are on there and do away with blogging. I hate that they are making changes all the time it seems.

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  5. Fun stuff Cindy! I love yellow squash, especially squash casserole, you have quite a bountiful crop! I have gardenias growing right by the kitchen door, the scent is heavenly! Love your new beach hat and cute earrings. Your family is blessed to have such an energetic grandma as yourself!
    Jenna

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    1. Thanks Jenna. I love the gardenias. Just wished they lasted a tad longer.

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  6. Ahhhhh I can practically smell the heavenly scent of those gardenias, Cindy. Those grand girls surely bring fun and joy! Your pond, oh my, what a peaceful setting for you. I love asparagus ferns, too, and have three hanging in some trees. Have a great week, my friend!

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    1. The smell is so sweet and I enjoy them even if for a short time. We love out pond. There is a story I will have to share about the pond one day Kitty. It sure has brought us much joy through the years.

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  7. Conner Pond looks like such a beautiful place! It's fun catching up with you. That looked like a fun movie outing. I have not been to the movies in ages! You scored some goodies on your shopping trip. It must always be fun spending time with you and Marty. The grands seem to love it. I do love the smell of gardenias. My asparagus fern survived winter inside and is back out on the deck. Thank you for the inspiration!

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    1. We try to make it a fun place for the grands and our kids too. I love asparagus ferns. I have quite a few and some are doing better than others but I really need to take most of them and repot them. I am ready for a good girls flick at the movies! Hugs to you dear Heather Lou.

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  8. Your gardenias are beautiful! My bushes are full too. I cut a huge bucket full and they smell divine.
    I love squash anyway you fix it like Marty. How nice to grow your own.
    Your grandchildren are blessed to have you to spoil them.
    You always inspire. Darling hat and earrings.
    Have a blessed week.

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    1. Thank you Bonnie. It's nice to have a little garden grown veggies. I am hoping to have some tomatoes and okra soon.

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  9. Cindy, the pond looks beautiful as well as the squash and asparagus fern. I love squash casserole and fried squash, I don’t particularly like stewed squash. Your grands are all so adorable. Happy week to you!

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    1. Thank you Pam. I don't like stewed squash at all and I am okay with fried squash if it's slice thin like chips. But do enjoy myself some squash casserole. I put so much in cheese in mine until I think that is why I like it so good. LOL!

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  10. The hat and earrings are so cute. Brownie Bombs YUM! I love those times with the grands and our family vacation each year. Best time of life sharing those fun times. I bet your beach vacation will be wonderful. How exciting to be planning for the trip. Happy New Week. xoxo

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    1. Thank you Kris. Yes, we enjoy our beach family trips. But, I plan on beaching it before then. LOL! New hat will be used.

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  11. Loved this post. Your pond is beautiful!!! And yes we love fresh summer squash and zucchini squash just about any way you can fix. I use it raw in salad as well. I wish I was a gardener and could grow our own. Maybe next year. I say that every year. Love that you had your sweet grandgirl over. So much fun to have a young lady to shop and bake and have fun with. You are so blessed. And those sweet little beauties all dressed up and out to the theater! What fun is that? Popcorn too! Oh my! What a lovely time they had. Oh, I know you will have a blast at your family beach trip. What a wonderful time for your family. Build a sand castle for me! Take care and enjoy your summer!

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    1. Thanks Pam. I like raw squash in salad or dipped in ranch dressing. Annaleigh done really well on her first movie trip. She is ready to go back. LOL!

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  12. Your gardenias are so pretty. Too bad they're short-lived as are peonies. The ones I brought indoors overnight dropped almost all their petals.
    I am never sure how to prepare squash and when I have my DH was not impressed. You know how that goes.
    Your grandgirls are always a joy to see. I like the beach hat and cute earrings!!

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    1. Yes, gardenias are short lived. Makes me sad. I put up squash yesterday to a casserole one Sunday for dinner. That's my favorite way to eat them. Of course I have been know to slice them and dip in ranch dressing raw. LOL!

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  13. Wow! I didn't realize how big your property was until I saw your lovely pond.

    What a fun sleepover at your place. Are brownie bombs the newest food trend?

    I probably sound like a broken record: your granddaughters are too cute! Love the matching outfits to the movies. Can't even remember the last time I went to the movie theatres...it may have been to see the Hunger Games trilogy in the early to mid 2010s?

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    1. We enjoy our pond. We have fish in there too. Catfish, brim and a few nice bass. I think the last time I went to the movies was with my youngest daughter and we went to see Little Women. Loved that movie. Thanks for the sweet comments on my grandgirlies.

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  14. I, for one, always enjoy the pictures from your annual beach vacations. Wish I could do that, too, but not this year. (too many other things going on). Breathe in the fresh salty air for me, won't you?

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    1. Girl, I am ready to breath some of that salty air too. I am thinking a beach day is in store before the annual beach trip. LOL!

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  15. I can't find it right now but one of the really fun things to do is put together 'angels' left on the sand composed of seashells, seaweed and bits and pieces of flotsam. I will see if I can find some pictures for. you. I think I have some saved (somewhere). lol.
    Have a wonderful summer.
    What fun with the grands at the movie! xo Diana

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    1. Oh that sounds fun Diana. If you find pictures do send me a few. Have a good day sweet lady.

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  16. Goodness, I didn't remember that you had only 1 grandson, bless his heart! :o)) Always sounds like fun around your house. Blessings abundant!

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  17. Such a lovely photograph of your grand-daughters.
    I like your new beach hat and earrings :)

    All the best Jan

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  18. Cindy,
    Love the photo of your Grands... So cute!! I still remember what the first movie was that I took my sons to see in a theater.....Great times...Praying that June continues to be a breath of fresh air for you and your family... Thanks so much for stopping by!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  19. I like your prayer and plan! I hope we get some rain; we are in danger here in Arizona. I like squash raw in salads and the smell of gardenias always brings memories of my late sister. Love and hugs to you, Cindy!

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  20. Fun post Cindy. Your grands are the cutest. What a lovely bounty from your garden. The squirrels are eating ours. Gardenias are amazing and the fragrance is stunning. When i went to the prom, my date brought me a gardenia corsage. Happy summer and blessings.

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    1. Thanks Linda. Girl, we have some healthy squirrels around my place. I counted 13 sitting on my front porch the other day in the front yard. They are bad to eat my little peaches too. MERCY!

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

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