i am now 44
not quite sure how i feel about that number
i certainly don't feel that number
so i guess i'll just ignore it....how's that??

we had a beautiful day together

dave made me one of my favorite dinners,
it was oh so yummy

the girls had fun decorating for our little party with friends

after dinner i had just a brief moment to sit on the porch and
watch my world

it's not often that we get a moment to really just sit and take it all in
really look and really see all that we have to be so thankful for

they weren't doing anything different then we do most nights after dinner
but it sure was special
they are all mine and i am truly blessed
i think this was my favorite moment of the day

i love the mesmerized looks kids get on their faces when lit birthday cakes are around

janey explaining to me how to make that perfect wish

i think i got it!
let's just pray i get it!

thank you for a wonderful day
and for all the sweet cards that came my way.
here's to being 44 and
 here's to the best year yet!

have a happy day,


  1. Happy Birthday Cindy!!
    Best wishes to you and your gorgeous family, you have much to be thankful for and I am positive they feel the same way towards you :)
    Glad you had a lovely day!

  2. Happy belated birthday Cindy! 44 looks good on you! LOVE the picture of you and your cake...smiling at Janey-just beautiful. Your happiness sure does shine through. Heres to a wonderful year!

  3. I love to sit and soak it in too. . .listen to their noises, preferably not arguing noises. . .

    Glad you had a good day. . .hope you have a marvelous year!

    44 and fabulous!

  4. Happy Birthday Cindy! It looks and sounds like it was simple, sweet and perfect. You are beautiful, and I hope and pray your wish comes true! :)) Love all of these pictures. What a wonderful day.

  5. Happy Birthday my blogger friend Cindy!!!! Looks like you had the PERFECT day... simple and sweet with you family! Wishing you a happy year, and may that wish come true!
    ps~ 44? you look 34, seriously!

  6. Happy birthday sweet Cindy! You are right, it is a gift when we get a moment like that! Here's to a great year ahead and all your birthday wishes coming true!

  7. Happy birthday. Glad you had a good time celebrating. Just think at least we don't count our un-birthdays the number would be a whole lot higher (o:

  8. happy birthday cindy! looks like a perfect way to spend it...and I'm right behind you :)

  9. Oh, Cindy, this is such a great post - very inspiring for those of us "of a certain age" ;-) You certainly wear 44 very well, I must say!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!

  10. OMGOODNESS! Happy Birthday, sweet friend! You look so beautiful in these photos. Especially that last one in the collage and that one of you glancing sideways at your girls. Love this!