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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

October Birthdays!

 Aha!  That got your attention didn't it!  The plan was to have all kinds of "Fall Foods" to celebrate October birthdays.  Cinnamon Rolls, Donuts, S'mores, Chili, margaritas....
Well my Sister got this new Margaritaville machine for her birthday, back in August, and needed to use it. hands...and if I didn't have to drive I would have had more than one!  Dessert didn't work out the way we planned, but it was delish, as was the chili.  We had a gooey peanut butter/chocolatey dessert, rhubarb pie, and cinnamon rolls.
And we celebrated birthdays.

My Shug turned 59!  Poor guy is still wearing a non-weight bearing cast, which, just between us, I think is bearing some weight.  He's a little tired of it all.

And Sarah, on the right, in the next picture, turned 13.  My nieces are teenagers and older now.  This is one of my "transitions" I was talking about a few posts back.  It's hard peeps, when they grow up, and don't want to snuggle and hang out anymore!  And, I mean, they're teenagers, so who wants to snuggle with them anyway right!  LOL!  In all seriousness, I do feel like I'm getting a taste of Empty Nest Syndrome. And my traditions are changing...which is even harder.  My hope is that those traditions have created wonderful memories for them to cherish. 
Here's a quick story....
One time I had the Granny Bee's over, when I lived in town.  One of them admitted that she only came to see my house!  LOL!
 One of them asked me where my boys were and I said, "they are in school right now, but you do know they are not really my boys, right?"  She said she did not know that, because whenever she saw me outside of Granny Bee stuff they were always with me. 
Then, another lady said, "What boys, I thought you had girls?" 
So you see, I really did spend a lot of time with them.
The boys I used to watch are driving now. 
The girls have all grown up. 
I'm adjusting.
And this is a picture of me with my nieces and nephews.  Which we did happen to get when we were celebrating Saturday evening.  Finally!  It's been awhile since I've gotten one, and this was the only picture that turned out good, out of 13! 

 But wait...this post isn't about me!  It's about October Birthdays!

My Shug, My Bro, My Bro-in-law, and my niece.
This is last years picture.  I didn't get many pictures this year.

  And here we all are sitting outside watching a movie.  My Sister ordered an outdoor movie projector and it was a lot of fun. 
 Very cosy by the fire. 
 Have a great day!

Cindy Bee


  1. I have a vegan cinnamon roll recipe in my browser right this moment that I want to try very soon. My oldest boy turned 21 on the 3rd. Our anniversary is on the 20th. And my youngest boy turns 18th on the 26th. So, October is a busy month for us, too. Best wishes to all!

  2. What a fun family tradition. I love how your family uses any and every excuse to celebrate together and have a party. We all need to learn from you :)

  3. Family get together's are pure bliss, I have a large family and it's always fun when we all get together, but sadly not often enough as we all spread around the country.

  4. The thought of a family get-together fills me with dread which is probably why we never do them ... the fewer family members in the same place at one time the better in my book. That's really not hard to achieve as we live on 3 different continents!! But your family parties always look like so much fun, so I envy the fact that your family members actually seem to like each other.

  5. Oh Cindy, Now I see all your kids are growing up. It is sad isn't it. We know they love us and will always remember those fun times with us...but now it's their friends and school just makes me miss I know it does you too. Gosh I hope your Suge heals up quickly. Happy birthday to him and the others. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

  6. Happy Birthday to your Shug and to your nieces!
    The cookies look delicious.
    Have a wonderful October!


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