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Thursday, January 5, 2012

My Birthday Celebration

Today my husband Ralph took me out for lunch at Landry's Seafood at The Marina on Lake Pontchartrain.

We had a really good time.

And we got pics on his Iphone~

Luckily, we arrived in the afternoon with an appetite.

This was one of the appetizers we ordered.... (Picture compliments of Google.)

And we each got Chicken Alfredo.

I had Ralph take this picture--why? Because I wanted to show you the new bracelet that Jenny got me yesterday.

Here's a close-up...
We watched the sunset...It was so pretty over the water...

And after that, guess where we went? Michael's Crafts for "yours truly." lol


But, right after we got home, there was a knock at the door and these beautiful flowers with exquisite roses were delivered from my Surprise Blogging Sister!!! They are gorgeous and I about fainted!!!


I don't know who you are, my dear Blogging Sister, but I know you must be reading this blog to see if the flowers with the adorable ladybug on them arrived--They did!!! THANK YOU!!! I am overwhelmed with gratitude.

Thank you to everyone who wished me a Happy Birthday--and also sent surprises in the mail! I will share those in a few days as we are still celebrating here in New Orleans.

Thank you to Diana from Nana Diana Takes a Break for your beautiful blog post this morning. Thank you to Starr for your fabulous feature. And thank you to SJ of Homemaker on a Dime for the amazing feature on your blog about my books!!

By the way, my pashmina is not plaid. That was the sunlight making it appear that way!

XO
Cindy

Linking this to Pink Saturday

69 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

What a WONDERFUL day!!! I love love love the photos!! Happy BIRTHDAY! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Your Craft Book said...

Cindy, I am so pleased that you have had a wonderful birthday. You really deserve all of the great things that have come your way. I hope this is the beginning of fabulous things for 2012, blessings, Maureen.

Sonia said...

Happy Birthday! I'm glad you had a wonderful one. :)

Irene said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday with a surprise at the end of the day. Happy Birthday! Wishing you many more blessed years.

Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

Happy Birthday Cindy! Wishing you all the best,
Veronica

Starr said...

Cindy, Cindy, happy birthday!!! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful photos, they are gorgeous and what a handsome fellow! What a romantic day!

Creative Grammie said...

Aloha Cindy! Happy Birthday to you dear friend! Judging by your photos, it looks like you had a lovely birthday! I've just caught up with your blog; I've missed so much. But I needed the break from being online.
OMG only a couple more weeks before I get on the plane. When I get to TX, I'll email you with the details.
XOXO

Donna said...

I'm so glad that you had such a wonderful birthday, Cindy! Your dinner sounds fabulous, and I love your new bracelet, too! What a nice surprise the flowers were! And Michael's was the perfect way to end your perfect sounding day:)

T's Daily Treasures said...

I remember Landry's well. We used to go to Bart's but I just looked it up and seems it was torn down and replaced with a Joe's Crab Shack. :/ Love that bracelet. Your pashmina is pretty too -- looks like it has a paisley design. Hubby doesn't do celebrations but my birthday is usually celebrated before during and after the actual date - just about the whole month of February and beyond. :) Best wishes to you, Tammy

New End Studio said...

What a fabulous birthday, good food, wonderful companion, nice weather, and presents! Happy Birthday Cindy!

doodles n daydreams said...

I have just read both your birthday posts, it sounds like you had a couple of really wonderful celebrations.
I love your sense of humour with your first four photo's, great.
Happy birthday and blessings,
Diana

craftattack said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day! Hugs, Valerie

Dorthe said...

Such wonderful photoes dear Cindy, and the day with your husbond must have been so beautiful, with the gorgeous dinner in this lovely place,-the visit to "your" shop- and the gorgeous bracelet from your daughter- and then on top recieving that fantastic flower buquet-so happy for you, your day was fabolous.
Hugs,Dorthe

Heather Jacob said...

happy birthday Cindy .. hooray for you .... those pics are awesome .... you both look really happy .... so nice to see .... what an amazing sunset and the food looks delicious ... so pleased you had a good time .. hugz x

Astrid Maclean said...

Great photos! Love the bracelet and the scarve!!! So wonderful to be in a place where you can sit outside in a t-shirt at this time of year!

Zoe Sanderson said...

Belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY looks and sounds like a magical day XOXO Zoe

Tracey@Breathing English Air said...

It looks like you had a perfect day, Cindy. Your bracelet is gorgeous, and what a lovely surprise receiving the flowers. Glad you had fun.

Netty said...

Happy belated birthday Cindy. From the photos can see you had a great time. Beautiful bracelet and wonderful flowers. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

Wooow, that must have been an amazing day!!! Beautiful flowers and such a gorgeous bracelet!!! Happy birthday, Cindy!!!
Hugs
Joanna xx

Jill said...

It looks like a perfect day for a wonderful gal. :) LOVE your bracelet!

Linda M. said...

You both look marvelous Cindy, Yum on your food selections. The photos are great! Love the bracelet. Hugs, Linda

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CINDY!!!!! You two are an adorable couple:) Love your gifts. Looks like a beautiful place to celebrate. I laughed at the fact that you went to Michaels because that sounds like something I would have done too:)Have a wonderful weekend:)
~Debra xxx
capers of the vintage vixens blogspot.com

Gina said...

I'm so glad you had a wonderful day!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Cindy! What great gifts you received!! I love Landry's, as well!! I miss that place! LOL! Many blessings to you!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy Birthday sweet girlfriend! Oh, I LOVE Landry's...such good food! And you and hubby look so happy! Love your new bracelet, and plaid pashmina...just kidding! But I did have to go back and look! The flowers are beautiful! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Diane

PeggyR said...

Happy Birthday! Glad you are having a great one and the food looks great!

The Bear's Blog said...

You two are such a beautiful couple. The sunset photo is breathtaking.

Happy Friday, sweet friend.

Hugs

1CardCreator said...

What an awesome Birthday Cindy! Your pics are great, you make a cute couple and your gift are fabulous too!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Looks like a perfect day!! Great photos! Such wonderful gifts, too!

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Cindy, you look beautiful!! I LOVE the bracelet! You and Ralph both look so good - and happy! Thanks for sharing the pics with us!
Hugs, Cindy

Donna said...

What a wonderful birthday, and as it continues, may your happiness! You are a wonderful friend to all and so deserving of this special shower of wishes! Beautiful bracelet, great food, breathtaking sunset, wonderful husband shopping with you at Michael's and gorgeous flowers - you are a special Birthday Girl!

Blessings,
Donna

Anonymous said...

Looks like you and Ralph had a great time. I'm so glad. And food looked delicious.
Love ya'll

Myric said...

Your food pictures made me hungry! I love chicken alfredo and I am craving for fresh seafood! Something I might not get while I am here in AZ lol!
Great gifts! Thanks for sharing your lovely dine out with your hubby. You both looked like you enjoyed your time together!

xoxo
Myric

One Heart said...

Glad you had a beautiful day, Cindy. Great pics. Love the bracelet and your scarf again.
Much love,
Marcia

Brenda Brown said...

So glad you had a good time and it looks as though you were wined and dined to perfection.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

jeanie g said...

Happy Birthday Cindy, the photos are beautiful, so is the bracelet and pashmina, and that food ooooh we don't have food like that in my part of the UK. Thank for all your bloggy visits and love too in 2011.xx

Marti McClure said...

Happy, happy birthday Cindy! I love the bracelet and I want to eat the shrimp! Happy Pink Saturday! ~Marti

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What wonderful gifts for a wonderful lady on her special day!! Happy PS and Happy 2012, too!

sjmcdowell said...

Cindy...I am Sooo Happy for You!!! What a wonderful Birthday celebration you have enjoyed!!
I love the pictures of you and your hubby at the restaurant and what a wonderful sunset you enjoyed.
You dinner looks fantastic!! I love seafood..Yummy! LOVE LOVE your bracelet too!
Ahh Cindy you are so beautiful inside and out!
You deserve all the happiness in the world!!

Come on over to my blog when you get a chance! I included my awesome earrings in my post!!

Love and Blessings,

Susan
xxoo

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Cindy,

Happy belated birthday!
I loved seeing your lovely photos of you and your husband and how lovely that you were able to dine and watch the sunset, very romantic.
Your new bracelet is fabulous.

Have a wonderful weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

Queenie Believe said...

A wonderful birthday celebration for a wonderful person. So glad you had a great birthday celebration!!
Continued happiness,
Always, Queenie

Char said...

Happy Birthday Cindy!
Looks like you and hubby had a very nice day out togethers.
Your flowers are beautiful and so is your fab bracelet.
Lunch looks yummy and my mouth is watering. I see the sun is shining just for you too.
Happy Pink Saturday to a very lucky girl,
Char

Blessings from Cindy said...

Happy Birthday Dear Cindy! It looks like you had a wonderful time!! Only a true crafter would want to go to Michael's on their birthday; I'm with you!! Love your bracelet & flowers!! The sunset is gorgeous.
Blessings,
Cindy

Ann said...

Cindy, happy birthday!! You look so pretty in your pink scarf!!! I've been to Landrys in New Orleans and Branson, MO, really great food. Love the surroundings, how beautiful.
Ann

Rose Brier Studio said...

Happy Birthday!
Happy Pink Saturday!
~Marilee

The French Hutch said...

Oh My Cindy, what a great birthday you had. Lovely bracelet and great dinner out. Love the views.
Wishing you a very Happy Birthday and HPS.

Best wishes for the New Year!

~Emily
The French Hutch

Just me said...

Looks like you have had a great birthday! I wish you all the best!
Happy Belated Birthday!
Hugs!
Carol

A Vintage Chic said...

SO glad you had such a wonderful birthday, Cindy! Love your new bracelet, too!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend, my friend!

Julie

Elaine said...

There is nothing like a day spent with your husband.. I like what you had to eat. Yum. Belated happy Birthday..it is so nice to be blessed by friends .. Enjoy the weekend

Vicki said...

You look so pretty! Love the bracelet. Happy birthday sweet friend!

Victorian1885 said...

Happy belated Birthday dear friend! You look so pretty and so in love! I think you should continue celebrating the whole weekend! Enjoy..

Love & HUgs,
Wanda

Maki said...

Dear Cindy, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I'm glad your day was so special. Even the weather co-operated, looks like it was nice enough that you didn't even need a jacket. Isn't it great to live in the south?! I am so grateful for all the help you've given me with my blog. I know you are a busy girl, yet you take time to help others! Wishing you many happy times in the days to come! Sincerely, Maki

Jill ~*Feathers and Flight*~ said...

So Glad You Had a Wonderful Day! Happy Birthday Cindy!
Hugs
Jill

Riet said...

HI and thank you for your visit.Happy belated birthday wishes. I can see you had a wonderful day.
I love your blog.
Happy pink Saturday.

Ps I have been reading your tutorials. I would love to know how you put 4 pictures next to one another in your header. Maybe it is a program?
Thank you.
Riet from Holland

Celestina Marie said...

Dear Cindy,
Happy Birthday to you~~~~ Happy Birthday to you~~~~~ Happy Birthday Dear Cindy~~~~ Happy Birthday to You~~~
Do you like my singing!!LOL
Looks like you had a wonderful day filled with love. You and hubby are gorgeous. Love your bracelet from Jenny. The food looks so yummy and your flowers beautiful.
Best wishes for a great year ahead.
Love you, CM

My Captivating Images said...

When we were in the military I lived just a few miles from the lake. It is a gorgeous area. Glad you enjoyed your birthday!

Ms. Burrito said...

So pretty! Happy birthday!

My Pink. Please join my Color Connection meme too if you have time. Thanks!

Ros said...

Oh I love your photos ... I get to see the world from right here because lovely friends like you share ... so glad you had a lovely day ... love your bracelet and your flowers ... and the food and sunset ... sigh ....

Angie said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Cindy, my dear Parish friend! It looks like you had a great time doing things that fall into my favorites....eating seafood and going to a craft store!

Many happy returns! xoxo......Angie

Nancy said...

I have wonderful memories from dinners on the Lake. Gorgeous bracelet. Happy Pink Saturday!

jennspeacornpopnuts.com said...

Happy Pink Saturday, New Year and then, Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a wonderful day. Those flowers are beautiful! Very nicely done. Great florist apparently! Neat surprise. And how neat it must be to be the hidden blogger who sent them. Lovely bracelet too. I laughed when you said the photos of the food were via Google. Sometimes, I wonder if my husband doesn't tire of me grabbing the camera for food shots before we eat or suddenly out the backdoor because a leaf has fallen. Enjoyed my visit and pondering along with your post. Jenn

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Thanks for sharing your special day!!!! Looks like you had a fabulous birthday, Cindy! :) The bracelet is lovely - and that food looks delicious! And a trip to Michaels - wow! xoxo

Darcie (My Modern Country) said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! Looks like you had wonderful celebrations. The picture of that shrimp is killing this seafood lovin' gal stuck in the Colorado prairie-I'm drooling now...

chubskulit said...

Oh the joy of visiting blogs on weekend, everything you see is gorgeous and sweet. I love it!

Come see my PINK, when you get a chance. Have a great weekend!

Linda said...

That would be a perfect birthday for me, too! What a wonderful day.

Birgit said...

Better late than never -- Happy Birthday, Cindy!!! :)

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

So happy you had a fabulous day Cindy! Cute bracelet, and the meal looked fabulous. You and your hubby are so cute!

Rupa said...

Happy belated birthday to you! I just wanted to let you know that I did manage to download Kindle for PC and your Mixed Media book. I am so excited to try something new, I have always loved collages. Thanks for making this book so affordable :)

Jules said...

Happy Belated Birthday to you. Love Landry's!