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{I Am Retired Y'all!}

  It sure is a bittersweet time but I am surely looking forward to my adventure with the Lord. I wanted to share a few pictures with my friends. I have received so many phone calls, texts, cards and gifts this week that have just brought tears and joy.  Turning in my office keys of many years was hard! But, Jeremiah 29:11 is surely reminder that God has set the plans for my life and that I will trust.  I only had the blessing of serving alongside Pastor Scott for nearly a year and I pray God's blessings upon him and his family as his journey continues. However, he is a quick learner and learned that I was the BOSS! LOL! The former pastor and his wife that hired me 22 plus years ago even tuned in to the recognition with a video. It melted my heart. I will never forget interviewing with Bro. Edsel in his office and then I was interviewed by the personnel team.  Lastly, Bro. Edsel's wife Judy interviewed me at a luncheon. Bro. Edsel trusted her discernment of me totally. However,

{Good Times With Family}

I hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Our family surely enjoyed our day with extended family. We always have MORE than you could imagine to eat and such a great time together. 


Granddaughter Mallory turned 14 on Nov. 23rd so we celebrated her a few days before Thanksgiving with cake and ice cream.


She had a great birthday. She went to see The Christmas Carol at the Alhambra Dinner Theatre and loved it.

 

We snapped a few pictures on Thanksgiving day and as always, I am so proud of my family. 

I did take a little time for "tea time" and whipped up a pineapple, mango, and cinnamon spice loaded tea. YUM!

We loaded up Thanksgiving afternoon and went with the guys to our hunting grounds and done a little hunting, eating out and shopping. My oldest daughter didn't go as my grandson had a football game. Which, she doesn't hunt either but hates being left out so....

She cloned herself in our picture. LOL!


Aren't these shoes the cutest? I found these at TJ Maxx and of course the colors are my fav. 


My middle daughter gifted me a cute package of Skinny Syrups which I love! 


And....I gifted myself some new holiday spice tea. Which, I have some steeping while I blog. 


There is a little nip in the air so thinking a nice cozy fire is in the makings on this Sunday afternoon. Will be perfect with my holiday spice tea don't ya think? 

December is right around the corner and I am praying to have a most JOYOUS Christmas holiday. I never tire of the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas. Praying that you all have a wonderful week and that you are gearing up for a little Christmas JOY too. 

Hugs and blessings, Cindy






 


 

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  2. LOVE Mallory's cake! Wow! I could fall face-first into all that frosting and be very happy!

    Cloning a person into a photo. I have a story about that. A person I know very well had a son's girlfriend included in a family photo. Later, the couple broke up. So the person I know very well removed the former girlfriend out of the picture and in her place put the family dog!! It was a real work of art.

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    1. She loved her cake. That is too funny about the cloning Barbara. I've learned over the years when making family pictures you are better off to do several. A few with the boy/girl friend and several without!!! P.S. Thanks for your help too! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  3. Wonderful family times...beautiful family pictures, even the cloned one! Very clever! That birthday cake is amazing!!!! Wow! Did you make that? So pretty!! Your shoes are adorable, and your home looks comfy and cozy and ready for Christmas and winter time fun. Yes, some spiced tea and a fire sounds pretty nice to me too! You are very clever with your decorations and it always looks SO pretty! Thank you for sharing with us!! Happy Advent season leading to Christmas!!

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    1. Thanks Pam. Mallory gave me her cake request so I made her cake for her. Not a pro by any means but for the grandbabies I will sure try to add a special touch. The tea was good! I actually made another cup and saved it to make myself a coffee/tea drink with Caramel pecan. YUM!

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  4. Wonderful pictures. That close up one of you and your daughter's is just wonderful. Love those shoes! Happy Birthday to your grand daughter. My grandson just turned 14 on Nov. 10th. They sure do grow up way to fast! Oh and that cake was so pretty!

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    1. Thank you Susan. YES, those grands growing up on us for sure.

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  5. It sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving week, and the family photos are fabulous! It's so nice you live so close to your girls and grands...on to December and Christmas!
    Jenna

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    1. Thanks Jenna. Yes, I am truly blessed to have my daughters and their families close by.

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  6. Cindy, what a sweet post of your beautiful family. Happy belated birthday to Mallory. I need to make a run to TJ Maxx to see if they have those darling shoes. Happy Monday my friend!

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    1. Thanks Pam. I have been wanting some Blowfish tennis shoes and in those colors. I was so delighted to find those at TJ Maxx.

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  7. You made that cake? WOW! Awesome! Wishing Mallory, a belated happy birthday. Wishing a beautiful week, smiles.

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    1. Linda, if you come to see me I will make you one of those delicious cakes! LOL! Hope your week is wonderful.

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  8. Your Thanksgiving family photos are fabulous! I also salute your daughter's photoshop skills. HA!

    I'm loving the cute tin for your holiday tea (I'm a sucker for packaging).

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    1. Thanks Margie. Girl.....I like packaging too! Sometimes I pay more money just because of the packaging! LOL!

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  9. I hope Mallory had a wonderful birthday. Her cake is certainly amazing!!! Love all your pictures of your family. And the new shoes? They look great.

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    1. Thanks GM. Mallory loved her cake and that made Nana happy. Wore my new shoes today. Love them.

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  10. You guys take the best pics together. Such a beautiful gang! The cake for Mallory looks so yummy. Glad you had a great time for Thanksgiving. xoxo Kris

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    1. Thanks Kris. We had a wonderfully blessed Thanksgiving.

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  11. Happy Birthday to beautiful Mallory! The cake is superb, Cindy! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
    Your family is such a blessing to you!
    Love your new shoes and that holiday tea! Happy week to you 😘

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    1. Thank you Kitty. Girl, that tea is really good! I love spice though! Keeps life interesting. LOL!

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  12. It is always such a joy to come here and visit with you, sweet friend. It brightens my day. May God bless you and your family with the best of Christmas seasons!

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    1. Thank you sweet Cheryl. I am already enjoying the holidays. Girl, made cocoa bombs today! Can't wait to make more for my family.

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  13. Yes, I agree, always fun to see what you and your family have been up to. Such great pics! Happiest of holidays Cindy!

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  14. Happy, Happy Birthday to Mallory! I always enjoy pictures of your beautiful family and look forward to more during this wonderful time of year. Hope your cookies turned out great!!

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  15. Such a photogenic family. Cindy. I love the lipstick! Happy Birthday to Mallory. A beautiful family to celebrate the holidays. Blessings

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

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