Monday, March 28, 2011

Many Hearts, One Family

A lovely cake designed and decorated, by her parents, for our youngest grandaughter.  SIL, Eric, is extremely gifted in all areas of art and always makes the most incredible cakes.

The birthday girl; hard to believe she was just joining us a year ago. 

Our oldest Carrie with me and our Peanut.  Snuggling is our favorite thing to do and she was cold after playing outside so what better place to warm up than in Nana's lap.

Cousins make the best of friends.

What am I supposed to do Momma?

This girl couldn't get enough cake-it was hysterical. 

On another note-I have to tell you how remarkable the internet is, despite my grumblings at times. Recently, through blog land, two old friends were able to connect again, continents apart, simply because I told one friend about a blog from her homeland.  Little did I know these gals would not only have known eachother but also were neighbors.  On a similar note,  through the internet, I was able to track down and actually call my best friend from childhood-someone I'd been looking for for the last 30 yrs.  She is currently on vacation but I'm hoping that she answers my email when she gets back home-I'd love to catch up with her.

I pray you have the most blessed day today filled with the goodness of the Lord.  I may be gone tomorrow-some friends are taking me to the mountains, for the day, for my birthday.  This is one of my favorite things to do and I can't wait-just hoping it isn't snowing so we can enjoy the outdoors.
Hugs, Noreen


  1. That is an amazing cake. Sweet times...snuggling. Happy week abiding with Love!

  2. I love, love, love the cake. It is gorgeous. How blessed this precious one is to have so many who love her.


  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to this sweet little darling and to you too Noreen!! The cake is really good....glad you got to celebrate with them. ENJOY your trip to the mountains! HUGS

  4. sweet precious Noreen - that little one is just adorable! my grandson Sawyer will be 2 Wednesday so they have close birthdays!

    I pray that tomorrow your birthday is filed with JOY and HAPPINESS from the LORD!!! I love you so and wish I was there to celebrate with you. Have some cake for me!!

  5. Gorgeous cake! Birthday parties for the grands is always a great time, especially when it includes some snuggle time on a Nana's lap. ;-)

    I keep searching for some of my old childhood friends ... no luck so far. I'm glad you were able to connect up with one of yours. <3

    Have a blessed week!

  6. What a beautiful cake, and what a beautiful family, I loved the photo of you and peanut , is that one of gradma's quilts she is snuggling with? so precious.
    Happy first birthday to the birthday girl.
    And Noreen I am wishing you a very Happy Birthday too, enjoy this trip. and enjoy reconnecting with your friends, I think this is an awesome birthday present.

  7. I can't believe it has been a year! I was there visiting around this time last year. I absolutely love that cake. So pretty. Happy birthday sweet girl!

  8. What a beautiful cake!!! and what a Precious picture of you snuggling your sweet little Peanut!!!

    I can only imagine the JOY and surprise your friend will have when she returns home from vacation and finds your email!! What a Happy Day for her!!! Isn't this internet such a blessing when used properly :)

    Love you!

  9. Hi! Noreen, Happy birthday to that sweet Grand! and Happy:) Birthday to her Grandmother!! That cake was so cute:). Have a great day in the mountains! That sounds so strange to say hoping no snow! I just know you will have a Blast! Enjoy~ if if it is snowing! Capture the beauty. Sweet Blessings!

  10. I'm with the cake girl! Is there ever such a thing as "enough"?

    How wonderful it is to be a grandmother (and one savvy enough to navigate the internet)!


  11. That cake is soooo cute (o:
    well the BD girl is soooo cute too.
    Has your little peanut been healthy lately? and you?
    have fun in the mountains. Dress warm friend. Happy BD sweetie.

  12. Such a sweet cake for such a sweet little girl.

  13. Hi Noreen,
    What sweet pictures! Have a lovely, lovely day tomorrow. Happy Birthday. Tomorrow tis my birthday as well. Today, I was out celebrating my best friend's birthday with her! We are one day apart and always celebrate together!!!

  14. That cake is amazing !what talent. Happy birthday to little one year old and to you too Noreen. Hope you're having a wonderful day.

  15. I love the cake! Happy Birthday to you and the little one!

  16. You get to celebrate twice, huh?? What fun! And what a cutie she is!!

    I hope your time in the mountains was divine!! Happy Birthday treasured friend! What a blessing God gave me the day He created you!!

    Love how small the world gets in blogland! And will be praying about you connecting with that old friend! More fun!

    Love you lots!!

  17. Your lil one is sweet! That first year is amazing to watch all the changes they go through.

    The cake is cute!!! cute. cute.

    From one granny to another, God bless,

  18. Oh Noreen,

    Happy, happy birthday. I am so sorry I missed the party. I adore you. I love you. Every year is another of rich friendship.

    Sending you a giant hug and HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Love you tons. Lynn


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