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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Birthday Celebration

My birthday is on January 5th, but my daughter Jenny and I decided to start celebrating early...So, we went to a Japanese restaurant that we love~here's Jenny in the parking lot outside.

Once inside, she whipped out her birthday present for me which was really beautiful pair of silver and turquoise earrings. Little did she know that I would be wearing the turquoise pashmina that Mary from Hope-filled Living just sent me for Christmas--they matched!

After we ate, then came my favorite part--The people at the restaurant sang "Happy Birthday" and brought out this amazing dessert which is a fried banana in the shape of a caterpillar.

Here is a close-up...They're so cute!

Then, tonight we had a little party at home. Ralph, Jenny, and her boyfriend Fred were here and Jenny brought my favorite chocolate cake! Now, here's the best part--I got to make wishes TWICE--once for the caterpillar and once for the cake--yay!

Sidenote: The cake is so decadent that there's so many chocolate shavings on top that the bakery couldn't write "Happy Birthday" on it--Jen knew I would rather have chocolate than my name!

Ralph and I have plans to go out for my birthday (Thursday)~so, if you don't hear from me, we are out celebrating and hope we get more pictures!!



Myric said...

My advance greeting.

Happy Birthday!!! I will have to mark it on my calendar!

Looks like you had so much fun on your pre-birthday celebration! Your daughter is so pretty just like mommy!


Burlap Luxe said...

Hi Cindy,
Happy Birthday I just knew we were strongly connected...My birthday was January 2nd so we are birthday girls together :)

Happy Birthday....
And a pinch to grow an inch!

Love yeah!!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Happy Birthday Cindy. Looks like you've been celebrating already!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

It's me again. In case you don't recognize's Barb from Barb and Dell Designs. I've changed my name. I told about it in my last post.

suziqu's thread works said...

Dear Cindy
I wish for you a most wonderful birthday full of heaps of joy and precious moments.
Enjoy the time with your daughter too.
Love and hugs,

Irene said...

Happy Birthday! What a great way to celebrate early - with your daughter.

Anonymous said...

A very Happy Birthday to you. What a lovely coincidence that you were already wearing turquoise. From what I can see of the earrings, they are very pretty.

alveen said...

May you have a wonderful birthday and all you wishes come true dear Cindy.
Hugs Alveen

T's Daily Treasures said...

Happy birthday to you and big hugs too. Yesterday was my hubby's birthday. He's not really into celebrating so I just made a special meal and bought him the traditional annual Guinness Book of World Records. Have a great day! Tammy

Sue said...

Many Happies Cin, seems we have something in common; a Birthday in January.

bichonpawz said...

Happy Birthday Cindy! Looks like you have had a wonderful celebration!!

Astrid Maclean said...

Well, here is Scotland it is the 5th already, so happy happy birthday to you!!!
Loved seeing the photos above! Hope today will prove as wonderful a celebration as yesterday was, enjoy!!

craftattack said...

Lovely photos, thanks for sharing, and HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Hugs, Valerie

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Cindy,
Wishing you a Very Happy Birthday!
I hope you've had a wonderful day and looks like you got very spoilt like you deserve!
Creative hugs,

Junibears said...

Wishing you love and happiness on your birthday dear Cindy.
Big Hugs
June xx

Ros said...

Happy birthday Dear Cindy!!! Oooh your cake and your banana sweet look fabulous!! So glad you had a good time ... sending hugs xxx

Ros said...

Happy birthday Dear Cindy!!! Oooh your cake and your banana sweet look fabulous!! So glad you had a good time ... sending hugs xxx

Jill said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday, Cindy! Looks like you're off to a good start in celebrating. I hope today is wonderful for you!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Have the most amazing day with your family. You deserve a special day and so much more.
Warmest Wishes and a Birthday Hug

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Happy Birthday sweet CIndy. THat dessert sure did look yummy! XO What a sweet daughter you have.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Happy happy happy happy BIRTHDAY!! Loveeeeeeeeeeeeee the photos!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Gina said...

Happy Birthday, dear sweet Cindy! I hope you have a wonderful day filled with love & happiness.

Marti said...

Happy Birthday, friend. Hope that this will be a happy, healthy year for you and yours.

Patty Patterson said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!

Marie said...

Happy Birthday! Found your blog from your birthday message over at Nana Diana Takes a Break :-) Hope you have a wonderful day and get everything you wished for!

NanaDiana said...

Well, Happy Birthdsy, girlie! Pop by my blog when you get the chance...IF you get the chance! xo Diana

1CardCreator said...

Happy Birthday Cindy! Your treats look scrumptious too. Have a wonderful day celebrating.

Susie said...

Hello Cindy,
I wish you a very Happy Birthday. You deserve it honey. I know this has been a year of hard luck. You and Ralph,are in my prayers. Smiles to you, Susie(She Junks)

Diane H said...

All the best birthday blessings to you, dear Cindy. Wish we could have a taste of that cake!

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Happy Birthday, Cindy!
Have a wonderful evening out!
I wish you the best of blessings in this new year!

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Happy Birthday Cindy!!!!

Wishing you the best birthday ever!

I loved seeing the adorable pictures of you and your daughter.

Those are some delicious looking desserts.


Mari said...

Cindy I hope you had the happiest of birthdays ;)


Kathy@ Gone North said...

Happy Birthday to YOU!!!
It is my 1st time here & It is so very nice to meet you... on your Birthday no less... : )
(Nana Diana sent me over here)

May your day just be so full of Blessings that you can't contain them all... & May you have many, many more... : )

khess136 said...

Happiest of Birthdays, dear Cindy! I love that you're celebrating for more than just one day...that's the way to do it! Enjoy many, many more!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy Birthday sweet friend! You have the right idea...start celebrating early! HAVE FUN! Lots of BIRTHDAY HUGS coming your way! ♥♥♥

LUISA MAY said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CINDY! You have been blessed with craftiness and thank you for sharing it with us! Keep Crafting! GODBLESS!


Mark said...

Nana Diana told me to get my butt over here. And because I pretty much do what she says, here I am!
Happy Birthday!!!
Turning 40's a big deal!
Your Friend, m.

Sherry Edwards said...

Happy Birthday Cindy - may all your wishes come true xx

Linda M. said...

Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Cindy, happy birthday to you. Have a wonderful birthday celebration week! Hugs, Linda

peggy gatto said...

Have a perfect day!!!
Thinking of you!!!

Barbara said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Cindy, Happy Birthday to you!!!!!!!!! Hope all of your birthday wishes come true for you.

Hugs XX

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Looks like you and Jenny had a wonderful day together...great photos of you two! I hope you have a beautiful birthday, my friend! XO

Jenny's Heart said...

May you have a great day, and that banana is cute, what a great idea.

Dorthe said...

I so hope it is a wonderful day, and that you and your husbond are having a gorgeous day, just like you had with your sweet daughter.
The restaurant visit must have been so cosy.
Hugs and love, Dorthe

Lesley said...

Happy Birthday to you Cindy.
Sounds like you got a little spoiled and so you should.
Enjoy your time and celebrations.
Lesley :)♪♫♪♫♪♪

Donna said...

"Happy Birthday dear Cindy, Happy Birthday to Youuuuuuu!"

Your cake looks yummy - mmm - chocolate! I hope you're having so much fun we don't hear from you - you deserve a special day just for your and Ralph to enjoy each other on your birthday!


Ira said...

Dear Cindy, happy happy birthday to you, may you have a fun filled day full of lovely surprises!! I'll jot down your birthday for next year, that's for sure! Your new pashmina looks superb on you and that scrumptious chocolate cake is to die for! Birthday kisses from me to you and have a lovely lovely day!! Hugs, Ira xox

Brenda Brown said...

Many happy returns of the day, I hope it is filled with wonderful moments and lots of gorgeous pressies. Your daughter sure gave you a lovely lunch and choccie cake to finish the day - how decadent is that?
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

sjmcdowell said...

Cindy my friend...HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! Oh wish wish wish I could be there with you to celebrate...maybe someday..huh??
Oh what a gorgeous daughter you have!! What a wonderful gift she gave you the turquoise earrings look beautiful on you with your matching turquoise pashima!!
Yes I am with you CHOCOLATE is pure Heaven!!!

Enjoy your night out with your husband...this is Birthday week!! YAY!!

My hubby's birthday is on the 8th. this weekend so I will be taking him out to din din too!:)

LOVE and BLESSINGS for a wonderful Birthday may all your wishes and dreams come true!!



Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, beautiful friend!!!! I am in love with your scarf, it's making me miss my blog turquoise. ;) It is gorgeous and you look beautiful, both you and Jenny. What a wonderful lunch and great memory. I wish you a beautiful day today and enjoy all the chocolate. God bless you richly, Cindy!!!!

Donna said...

Happy, Happy Birthday, my sweet friend! Hope you have a wonderful day out celebrating, you deserve it! Love your scarf, the color is perfection on you! And I am totally drooling over that chocolate cake! Enjoy your day:)!

Queenie Believe said...

The happiest and merriest birthday wishes to you my friend. I hope your special day is great!!!
As the saying goes the best is yet to come!! So glad you got to spend your special day with family, how wonderful.
Always, Queenie

Dolly Daydreams said...

What a coincidence my sister has her birthday the same day ! Wishing you a super day and a wonderful year and that you and your gorgeous family will enjoy good health, love and laughter. It has been a pleasure to meet you and your support of the past year is much appreciated.


Terry said...

Happy Birthday, Cindy! It sure looks as if you had one lovely celebration with your daughter! Have a beautiful evening!

Debby said...

Happy Birthday Cindy. I always say, "I hope you et cake all day." I don't have to tell you that as you already did. Yum Yum. Don't you just love birthdays.....sometimes not the numbers but the celebrations are great.

Hope Filled Living said...

Happy birthday beautiful girl! Hugs sweetie.

Nellie said...

Happy, happy birthday, Cindy! It sounds like you have had some good times celebrating!

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Happy Birthday, Cindy!! That chocolate cake looks yummy!!! What a sweet daughter you have. Hope you and Ralph are having a great time tonight! Birthday hugs & love,

Myric said...

My mother in law blogging? Um not gonna happen. She doesn't like messing up with computers or internet that much! But, I got it covered lol!

Wish you all the blessings and more birthdays to come! Keep inspiring my friend


Createology said...

A Very Happy Birthday Cindy. Your beautiful smile says you really enjoyed your celebration. Mr. C's son is January 5th also. Enjoy and celebrate this entire year...

Cinner said...

Hi Cindy, wishing you a Happy Birthday. It sounds like a wonderful time and it is Thursday so you are out celebrating right now...wishing and hoping all your wishes come true. hugs.

Just me said...

Your daughter is a beauty!

My Captivating Images said...

Happy Birthday! What a good daughter! I love the banana dessert to! :)

Holly said...

just getting caught up reading and saw it was your birthday! Happy Belated Birthday!! I hope it was wonderful as that is exactly what you deserve!
Hugs to you, Cindy!