It's my party and I'll cry if I want to, cry if I want to.

You would cry too if this happened to you! 
I hope you don't mind a little step back in time. Today's my birthday and I'm feeling a little blue.
From chubby little toddler to....

preschooler.  That's not my skin looking strange, this picture has a little rip.

About 1st grade.
And then I got tired of scanning in old pics so jump ahead to my senior pic.

Senior pic.

And really jump ahead to my wedding day to Dan, August 1997.  
A 2nd marriage for both of us.
I found my soul mate.

To almost Grandma to be! 
Yikes!  How does this happen? 
OK, I know but still.....
Thanks for coming along my Birthday Memory Lane.


  1. Happy birthday, pretty girl!

    Cindy, so glad you like your placemats. Thanks for posting the picture.

    Hugs, Barb ♥

  2. Happy Birthday!

    Beautiful photos throughout, and man, do you have lovely eyelashes!

  3. I don't know how it happens...but it sure does! Happy Birthday...enjoy the day!

  4. Happy Birthday Cindy! You're one HOT Grandma-to-be! I hope you have a great day, doing things that you really enjoy!

  5. Happy Birthday to You!!! :-D Have a great day!

  6. Happy Birthday.
    Enjoy what the day brings. Stella

  7. Happy birthday Cindy! Hope you have a wonderful day! :)

  8. Uhhhhuhh...(clearing my throat)

    "Happy Birthday to youuuuu...Happy Birthday to youuuu...Happy Birthday, dear Cindy...Happy Birthday to youuuuu!" (Did you hear the "lilt" in my voice on that last note?...Hehe!)

    Well my dear, sweet friend...I am sending my very best birthday wishes and blessings to you today!!! You know I love ya!!! I am so thankful that the Lord blessed me with you...I count you and our friendship as one of my sweetest blessings!!! I hope that you have the best birthday ever, Darlin'!!!

    Now...NO CRYING...NO FEELING BLUE!!! Celebrate life, my sweet friend!!! Hey...you worked hard to get to where you are!!! I just loved seeing your photos (I think I had some of the same dresses!) My friend, you are such a beautiful woman...inside and out!!! We are all blessed and our world is so much sweeter...just because of YOU!!!

    Happy Birthday, dear Cindy!
    Love ya,

  9. Happy Birthday Cindy and that is so exciting that you are a grandma to be.

  10. Cindy, happy Birthday you gorgeous girl! Those are just wonderful photographs, each one, I am sure tells a great story! Beautiful wedding photograph too, love that you found your soul mate.

    Hope you have a wonderful and happy day!



  11. Happy Birthday Cindy!!! I hope you have a wonderful day...you look beautiful!

  12. you will love the grandma thing...it is fun...Happy Birthday...you are a beautiful lady...inside and out...

  13. Happy Birthday, Cindy!!!!

    You have been cute through all your stages - - - shoot, you're STILL cute as a button.

    I REMEMBER hanging tinsel on Christmas trees like what I see in the background of one of your pictures!!! Don't see that much anymore.

  14. Happy Birthday to you Cindy!!! I agree with Carol you are a Hot-Grandma.

  15. Happy Birthday! Your daughter (on your sidebar) looks just like you beautiful! I'll have to do this next year when I turn 60!


  16. a very happy birthday Cindy! love your pictures, very pretty! hugs catherine

  17. Happy Birthday Cindy!! Time just goes by so fast. We all have to make the most of each and every moment. My best wishes for many more happy and healthy birthdays to come!

    Susan and Bentley

  18. Happy Birthday Cindy!! From the looks of your pictures, you've been pretty your whole life! Be proud of yourself today girl. You're important to all of us.

    Hugs XX

  19. Happy, happy birthday to you! Love the pictures....very cute!

  20. I loved these pictures Cindy and you were and are a beauty at every age!!! HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY...I hope you have something wonderful planned! ;D

  21. HAPPY Birthday Cindy! You are beautiful now and then :) I love the vintage phone and decor in the first two photos, not saying we are vintage or anything (I think you are younger than me) :)

  22. Happy Birthday! Don't feel blue. Although I happened to post about the color blue today! (Great minds think alike.) I can see where your gorgeous daughter came by her stunning looks.

  23. As beautiful as ever! Young! Young! Young! You look great, and I hope you have a great birthday, too, Cindy. I'm still on break, but a little bird told me it was your birthday. So I am checking in with you today. Hope to be blogging again soon. Mr. Magpie has been under the weather, and I am playing nurse.

    Happy, Happy Birthday and many happy returns now and always...


    Sheila :-)

  24. HI CINDY!!
    HaPpY BiRtHdAy!!!
    I would have sent a card if I had known!!
    OH gosh, do not be blue, it is GREAT to celebrate another year!!!!!I know getting older is not all that fun, but HEY we ARE ALIVE and healthy so we have so much to celebrate!!
    have a Wonderful day!!!

  25. Cindy, you were an adorable little girl and such a beauty in your senior year, however I think you are the most stunning now. Love you and hope you have the most wonderful Birthday in the whole world. Happy, Happy, Happy. Hugs, Marty

  26. Happy Birthday, Cindy! You have always been so pretty! Love your senior picture! Turn around you're a young wife with babes of your own!!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  27. Happy Happy Birthday! Best wishes for a great year ahead...Being a grandparent is one of the great joys of my life. We're not getting older, we're getting better! I too had those short bangs as a school girl! Hugs, Jennifer aka Gigi

  28. Oh Happy Birthday! Every year is another year on this earth and so much to be thankful for!

    PS the pictures are wonderful!

  29. Awwww...you were such a sweet baby and you had to be the class beauty queen. Wow, don't you love how glam we were!!

    Happy Birthday, my sweet friend!


  30. May you have such a great Birthday that you celebrate being alive. God has a good plan for your life!!!

    Though we grow older by the minute....life can be such a blessing because we are alive and God will bless us in ways we didn't know. We WIN. Hurray.

    You go girl and may you have a sweet life,

  31. Awwww! How cute! Happy Birthday! Don't be blue, think of the alternative!

  32. Happy Birthday, Cindy! You are really so pretty, even when you were a little girl and that beauty never faded....Christine

  33. Cindy you just grew more and more beautiful with each picture! Happy Birthday my friend! Hope your day was a beautiful one. Check your gmail for a card! Hugs

  34. Here's sending ya a very Happy Birthday from the Ozarks! You were just as cute when you were and itsy-bitsy as you are now.

    Hope you truly enjoyed your day and somebody spoiled you cotton with love and cake....piled high with rich creamy icin'! :o)

    God bless ya girl!

  35. We must be about the same age...I think I had that plaid dress and I know I had that long hair my senior year. It is shocking to be using that grandma word, isn't it? I still picture my grandma in her skirts and pumps (in the house, during the week)! I wonder what she would think of the grandmas of today!

  36. Happy Birthday Cindy! You only look like a slightly older version of your gorgeous high school self to me! No need to cry you are still as pretty as ever! Looking good!

  37. Cindy, Happy Birthday to you all the way from Australia!!! I hope you have a wonderful day and take it from me - being a grandie is just the best!!

  38. Love the song, now it's in my head! The phone in the first picture is awesome! We always had icicles on our tree as I was growing up.

    You shouldn't be crying! You're gorgeous! Happy Birthday!

  39. Happy Birthday! I have one coming up in 5 days myself but shhhhhh...we're not talking about it, okay? ;)

  40. Happy Birthday my dear friend...and what a Beautiful grandma you will be...Hope you have the best day of your life girl...you deserve all the best life has to give you...Now go eat some cake and make a wish...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  41. Cindy..you were one of the most beautiful babies, one of the most beautiful little girls and teenager I have ever seen. And now you are a most beautiful woman! Happy Birthday to you and many, many more. We all love you to absolutely pieces!!
    Would you just look at those Birthday wishes??? That says it all!!

    I loved this post! It's so much fun to see what our wonderful blogging friends looked like in the past..about their lives...
    It seems to make them more real to us.
    Many hugs and lots of love!

    So glad that wasn't a booger in your nose lol
    You look like your daughter, or should I say your daughter looks like you. OMG
    Why on earth are you feeling blue????
    You look fab.
    Love Claudie

  43. wow your pics are almost identical to mine at same ages....so we must be same age or close!! i thought my mom had my bangs cut that short for a reason!!! must have been the style oh my hope u have a blessed b-day

  44. Happy Birthday!!! I just recently celebrated mine too!! Hope it's a great day! :)

  45. A very happy and special birthday to you Cindy!! I had so much fun looking through your pictures! It is funny as you can see we're from the same era- different faces - same styles!

    Hope your having a lovely day!

    bee blessed

  46. Cindy you are gorgeous in every single photo! Look at your stunning long eyelashes. WOW!

    Happy Birthday to you pretty lady!!!! :)

  47. A belated Happy Birthday Cindy. Wonderful pictures. I enjoyed them all!

  48. I can't believe I missed commenting on this yesterday :-( Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Cindy..Happy Birthday to you! (and many more) I love the Senior picture, you have such an innocent dreamy expression, but I am not in the least surprised that you were so beautiful. You look the same- so time has not left any mark on you. Maybe for my birthday you will share your secret?

    You are adorable as ever!
    Hope you know how loved and appreciated you are.
    And hey, what can be better than your very own grandbaby as a late birthday present! So excited for you!

  50. Great pictures! I love the way you did this! Happy Belated Birthday!

  51. Happy Birthday! GORGEOUS senior pic!


  52. Cindy, you are a beautiful grandmother to be! And you were beautiful from the day you were born. What gorgeous eye-lashes, and look at that gorgeous long hair in your SR picture! I love seeing Cindy through the years, and she hasn't really changed THAT much. laurie


I would love to hear from you. Come back and visit anytime. Warmest Wishes, Cindy