Dec 4, 2017

{Exciting News}

Grandchildren fill a space in your heart that you never knew was empty. 


The Lord has surely blessed our family with these five sweet kids and as you know we are getting a 6th sweet grandbaby. 

Baby Starr is due May 29th. So exciting! My daughter and soninlove had a small family gathering for the gender reveal and needless to say the anticipation was high.


 My niece made the cake and it was just simply adorable.



 

My daughter wanted to keep it simple since the holidays are jammed packed with so much going on so coffee, hot chocolate, and cake was served and it was perfect for the Christmas holiday season. 


 My daughter chose to reveal the gender with a Christmas tree. She had pink and blue ornaments along with pink and blue lights on the tree. Of course no one knew what color of lights would come on until the lighting of the tree.


I think you could safely say once the tree was lit that.........


IT'S A GIRL!  




We are very excited and looking forward to another sweet grand. Of course our one and only grandson feels out numbered for sure with all these gals in the family.


This sweet girl will be the best big sister. 



We are looking forward to #6. 

Grandchildren make the world a little softer, a little kinder, and a little warmer. 

God is good!
Hugs and blessings, Cindy

 

 

Nov 27, 2017

{Making Memories}


I hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. Our family sure did.

Just a few pretty desserts on our Thanksgiving table. We had so many desserts and as always lots of good food. With a family of over 50 in attendance you better have lots to eat huh?  


My husband says every year that Thanksgiving is his most special time of the year. His reasoning; No one seems to be in a hurry. Everyone actually takes the time to visit. No one expects something from you. And....the food is GOOD!

 My whole heart stands in this picture.
 
We also celebrated this granddaughter's 10th birthday. She is now DOUBLE DIGITS! 

She is such a sweet girl and has a heart for Jesus. Makes this Nana proud. 


We also celebrated with these two grands for harvesting two nice bucks. My granddaughter Mallory and grandson Conner showed up the adults with their deer hunting skills. In one of the pictures is their great-grandfather AKA 2-Pa and of course the other picture is with their Papa Marty. Memories made that day in the beautiful outdoors.



I went shopping on Black Friday. Let me go ahead and tell you that I am not your knock each other down, stab, poke and pull Black Friday shopper. NONE of that mess is worth the savings of $5. But, I enjoy the company of my girl's and of course the best part is eating out! LOL! I was one tired Nana time I got back home. 


Most of my Christmas is up now with exception of a tree and I decided this year I wanted one of those pretty skinny tree's AKA as the pencil tree. It is being shipped to me and will be up soon. My oldest grandgirl Raygen spent a whole day with me and helped me with the Christmas decor. So glad because it seems that it takes me all day to do what it used to take me only a few hours to do! DANG getting old ain't for sissy's!


Just a touch of red added to my blue and white dishes and it works for me.


My new snowflake little plates are the cutest. I bought them after Christmas last year while on clearance. So glad I didn't forget I had them. LOL! Hoping to do a tablescape post next week maybe.
 

Don't you just love my new apron? A Christmas gift from my friend Vicky. I love me some Hallmark movies. Especially if I have a cup of coffee in one hand and a cookie in the other! LOL!

As the Christmas season has already begun in full swing may we remember to slow down and enjoy the moments. So many distractions are upon us it seems. Speaking of Hallmark movies I was watching one the other night and this one scene grabbed at my heart.
The Senior adult lady had her tiny little 2 foot table tree sitting in the middle of her dining table. The neighbor was visiting with her and over a cup of tea she says to the lady, "Where is your Christmas tree and your decorations? We must put you up some Christmas decoration". The older lady said as she looked at her tree on the dining room table, "This is my Christmas tree and decoration". There's pictures of my children, grandchildren, family and friends." 
 (not worded exactly like the movie but you get the message)
 
The true meaning of Christmas is Jesus Christ and that my friends is reason to celebrate. But, the whole essence of the story was that our children, grandchildren, family and friends should not be put on the back burner while we get carried away with all the hoopdala of Christmas. We should remember what is most important and besides Jesus Christ, it is spending time with our loved ones and friends. Life is short. Life is precious. And let us not forget that the greatest gift did not come in a box, but a manger.

Have a sweet week.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy 

Nov 19, 2017

{Just a Thrifting, Partying and Feasting}

There's a little girl
In the neighborhood
Her name is Cindy Conner
And her thriftings looking good....

Now I will be singing the John Anderson song, "Just a swinging" the rest of the day. LOL! 


It's been a while since I have been thrifting and decided to do a little. So glad I did. I found the cutest little snack plates with matching cups.


A service for 8 matter of fact and for $16. YES, you read correctly. 16 bucks for a service for 8 and not a chip one on any piece. MY KIND OF THRIFING! I know thrifting isn't a real word. But it's my word now cause I made it up! LOL!


Then I found these cute snack plates too. I have these exact ones. Matter of fact I have several different patterns of snack plates. They didn't have the cups to match but I also have tons of little clear cups that I can use. 


They had 8 of these plates for a total of $2.99. Not $2.99 each...but all 8 for $2.99! Girls, I cannot pass up a deal like this.I have tons of snack plates. Matter of fact I am not going to sat how many cause then you will really know the depth of my "Dishaholic" problems! My man told me that I DID NOT NEED ANOTHER DISH! But, I never said I NEEDED them! I WANTED them! 


Found this cute vase for 99 cents. I call it the thumb print vase as the design looks like thumb print indention's. 


Remember this pretty corning ware pattern? Some of you may still have some of these dishes. I had several pieces but over the years they have gotten broken. It was just too cute to pass up. So, for a $1.99 it came home with me too. I felt I done really good with my thrift store goodies and money wise too.


My 13 year old granddaughter made her first homemade apple pie. Didn't she do a great job?  


A group of us ladies had a girls night out and enjoyed a comedy starring Chonda Pierce. We had pizza, popcorn, candy, drinks, games and prizes. I don't know when I have laughed as hard or so much. 


We had the best time. Laughter is indeed the best medicine. 





Everyone wanted a door prize to say the least!


Our photo booth with props was the hit! 


There is nothing any sweeter than your sisters in Christ.  


I had the opportunity to have "Thanksgiving Feast"with this cutie at school.


It's been a busy week but a good one. Thanksgiving is this week and with that I want to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving Day. Enjoy your family and your friends. Remember to thank the Lord for His many blessings. We deserve nothing but yet we are so very blessed. 

See you after Thanksgiving. 
 
 Hugs and blessings, Cindy