Wednesday, August 5, 2009

~ Happy Birthday Sweetie ~

Hi Girls! I usually make my blog all about decorating, but today I wanted to share something a little more personal. My baby Girl just turned 14 this past weekend and being a Mother is by far the most important thing I've done in my life. You've probably heard me talk about Melanie before, but now I'm putting a face to the words... I have 2 wonderful sons, and having Melly ( as we call her, or Mel ) was the icing on the cake of my life. She is the best thing I've ever decorated :) Happy Birthday sweet princess! You are the sunlight in my day!

The above picture was taken when she was 6, and below was this weekend. It is such an understatement when people say they grow up so fast! I don't know how she turned 14 so quickly! But I can say I am one very proud Mama :)

Precious one, So small,
So sweet
Dancing in
on angel feet

Straight from
Heaven's brightest star
What a miracle you are

~ Happy Birthday Melanie! ~

In the midst of this busy summer , I am always counting my blessings!

Wishing you all a blessed week too!

Hugs, Cynthia



Happy Birthday Melly!! I have three boys and never got my girly girl you are so blessed, I am hoping for granddaughters someday, it's only fair right??!! Your baby is so beautiful and your right they grow up sooooo fast );

Yiota said...

Happy Birthday Melanie!
My son's not even 5 yet and I feel he's grown up so much!

Unknown said...

Oh she is such a beautiful girl! Happy birthday. If you think the last 14 years went fast.... you won't believe the next 10 years. Seriously! It is a blink in time.


Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Please pass on the birthday wishes to your precious daughter!!! My "baby" is 14 also!!! The time just flies by as you said and I am amazed this!!!

I am so glad thaat you shared this little bit of your family with us!!! I love it!!!

It is always such a treat to visit here!!! Your blog is absolutely lovely!!!


imjacobsmom said...

Happy Birthday, Melly! I hope all of your birthday wishes come true! ~ Robyn

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday to your Melanie! She shares a birthday with my "baby" Hannah, who is 26 today.


Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Happy Birthday! She is turning in to a beautiful young woman!

Anonymous said...

Such a sweet post and one that she will be able to cherish for years to come. She is lucky to have such a caring and talented Mom.

stefanie said...

they do grow up sooooo fast, i have two boys and my baby is a girl also, she just turned 10, and my middle will be 14 this oct. what happen?, how does time go that fast? tell her happy b-day, she is gorgeous.

Stacey said...

Happy Birthday Melanie! Your mom is very proud. :)

Rue said...

Happy Birthday Melanie! You're a knockout just like your mom :)


Luthien Thye said...

happy birthday melanie!! what a gorgeous young lady you are!!!

aimee said...

happy birthday! celebrating along with you.

Ruthann said...

Happy Birthday to adorable Melly!! I just know you've got to be sweet as a cupcake because of who your mama is! Blessings to you Cyn for raising such a darling girl! Have a very happy B-day!

Anonymous said...

Happy Happy Birthday, Melly! Oh, Cynthia - she's a beauty and will be stealing little boys hearts, if not already! Lock her up!! :)
My son is named Mel! A great name for a girl or a boy!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :0

Unknown said...

Oh Cynthia, she is gorgeous!!
Happy Birthday Melanie! I hope you have a fabulous year :)

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Happy Birthday, Melanie! Gosh, Cynthia, she is beautiful, just like her mama. It's the biggest blessing to be a Mom, isn't it?It's always such a joy to visit your blog, you make each post special.

xoxo Lidy
ps. I'm having a little give away

Sharon said...

She is so pretty, many Birthday wishes for her on her special day.

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday Melanie!! Oh what a gorgeous daughter you have there, Cynthia...just like you. :) Enjoy her special day!



beth said...

I have a daughter going into middle school this year, and can't believe how fast she is growing up, either.
Your girl is beautiful! Happy fourteenth birthday to her! :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy Birthday to our kids! My son's birthday is today, too...he's a bit older! Enjoy this special time! They grow up in a hurry!

Just a little something from Judy said...

I thought to myself, as I read your post today honoring your beautiful 14 year old daughter, just how fortunate she is, to have such a creative, artistic and caring mother like you. She may not realize how important those qualities are now, but someday she will. My daughters are grown and in their own homes and I see some things they picked up from me, and others that I am now picking up from them. It all goes by so quickly. But for now, I wish Melanie a wonderful year ahead, and for you her mother, joy in time spent together, and many precious memories. Our families are real gifts to us. Thanks for sharing her with us. It was a sweet tribute.

Shabby Shells said...

I love that...the best thing you've ever decorated. That was precious.
Happy birthday to your daughter. She is beautiful just like mom.
I am new here. I hope you will come by and say hello

debi said...

Cynthia, She's gorgeous!
Happy Birthday Melanie!

Cindy said...

Happy birthday, to your beautiful little girl. They do grow up waayy too fast! (typo intended) She looks like a lovely girl and I am sure you have reason to be proud. Hugs ~cindy s~

Elyse said...

happy happy birthday to melly! she is so beautiful. at 14 i think i was still quite the gawkster! LOL

thank you for sharing this sweet post. have a piece of cake for me!


Aspiemom said...

What a beautiful girl! Happy Birthday, Melanie!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

What a beautiful girl!!! Happy Birthday Melanie! Love & blessings from NC!

Poppy Cottage said...

What a beautiful young lady! Sending many birthday wishes your way!!


Unknown said...

Cynthia, please extend my birthday wishes to your beautiful Melly! I hope that all of her birthday wishes come true! Time goes so fast. Yesterday my lovely daughter was 14, today 29. I tease her by saying, soon she'll catch up to me! ha!


Laura said...

Happy be-lated birthday to Melly! I hope that she had a lovely day. :)
She is a beautiful girl.

Barb said...

Happy birthday, dear Melly. Such a lovely girl.

Barb :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi Cynthia! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MELANIE! You are so adorable!!! Cynthia it is going to go even quicker now sooo hold on with everything you've got!!!lol I keep looking at my 19yr old Danielle and wish just wish I could cuddle and read her a story!!lol You "decorated" her very very nicely!!! Sincerely, Jeannette

Suzann said...

Happy Birthday Miss Melanie. You are a lovely young lady. How lucky are you to have a mommy who treasures you so much.

A Southern Rose said...

Happy Birthday Melanie! My son's birthday was this past week end too. He turned 18.

Cynthia she is so pretty. Looks like her mama! Thanks for the sweet comments on Cole for his birthday.

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet and beautiful girl. I agree, that time surely does go way to fast. How on earth does that happen? both my "baby girls" celebrated bdays last month (24 & 18) and I truly experienced a reality is it that one day we look upon them and they are babies and then we turn around and WHAM! They're grown up? Wah!
I hope Melly enjoyed her day!

Colleen said...

Your daughter is beautiful! My youngest will be 25 next month and my oldest is 30 so believe me, I know how fast they grow up. I hope Melanie had a very special birthday.

Tea Time With Melody said...

From one Mel to another,HAPPY BIRTHDAY. At least they stop at Melly. Me, it was Melly Welly Woo Woo. Be thankful! lol

Its So Very Cheri said...

Awww happy birthday Melanie. I had a sweet cousin Melanie who passed away a couple of years ago. This brought her to my mind this morning.

Sorry-I've been out of commission -- terribly sick for over a week-- but do you want to know how I cut my grocery bill in half? go to Cut your grocery bills now plus I have a give a way and a new Mr Linky party starting tomorrow but Mr Linky will be up by 8 p.m. tonight

Its So Very Cheri

Heartfelt living said...

Happy Birthday to Melaine! My goodness when did she become so grown up? I remember that adorable picture of her smelling the roses on your myspace.
She is a beautiful young lady ... just like her mom!
Have a wonderful week!

Rue said...

pssst Cynthia....

I shared some great news yesterday and haven't you mentioned loving Mary Englebreit before? ;)


Tracy said...

Happy Belated Birthday Melanie! And Cynthia...she is beautiful!!!
"you did good girl"
Have a great day!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Happy Birthday Melanie! Cynthia, what a beautiful young lady she is.


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Happy 14th birthday to you Mel. Your mom is so proud of you. And you are lucky to have a mom like her..

Enjoy your weekend.

Miss Janice said...

Melanie is just precious. Happy belated birthday to her:)

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

...tis a wee bit late...but Happy Birthday, Melanie!

Hope your day was filled with sweet and fun things to make you smile and remember them for life.