Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sunshine and Sweetness!

Sweet Sixteen!

Our precious granddaughter celebrated her sixteenth birthday with a family supper at our house. A very special time for our family. Our baby girl is growing into quite the young woman! The pink cake was her official birthday cake. I couldn't resist adding the chocolate cake and decorating with the little ceramic figures from my own "Sweet 16" many moons ago! 

She is truly the sunshine of our lives!

There is always lots of laughter and love when my girls are here!

 It seems that Spring may have finally arrived. March, however, is not going out like a lamb. The sun is shining, but the wind is gusting at about 30 miles per hour! Last night, my evening walk was orchestrated to the sounds of the wind roaring in the top of the tall pines and the steady rustle of leaves in the Bradford pears... lovely sounds.

Gifts of Springtime!



Dogwood - early March
Dogwood - March 30

I had to revisit the pond. The Canada Geese seem content to stay a bit longer.

Swimming in the sunshine

The last daffodil

I hope that March  has been kind to you and yours. I have enjoyed the "Sunlit Sunday" challenges that Karen so kindly hosted. A great opportunity to make so many new friends! 

Join us at My Little Home and Garden for our finale. Please be sure to visit the other participants to see where the sun is shining ... far and wide.

Wishing you sunshine and blue skies
sharing a little tune to add a spring in your step!



  1. How sweet, I like that you used your Sweet 16 figurines on the cake :)
    March is not going out quietly here either, but thankfully spring weather is right around the corner!

  2. I love your sweet 16 figurines! Your granddaughter looks very happy. In fact, all three of you look very happy. Perfect occasion for Sunlit Sunday. I also love your flower photos. They are vivid and colorful. Happy Spring, Susan.

  3. Sweet Sixteen! What a world of possibilities the future hold for your lovely granddaughter.

    Along with the beautiful pictures you've shared, I was swept up in your description of the wonderful sounds and wish I could hear the rustle of leaves in the pear trees.

    It's been a delight having you participate in Sunlit Sunday, Susan. Thank you for sharing your photos here!


  4. Hi Susan. I enjoyed seeing your spring blossoms there and also, your granddaughter's 16th birthday party. The 'vintage' cake toppers are really cute. I hope you had a sunny Sunday.

  5. Happy birthday to your granddaughter!

  6. A very happy birthday to your granddaughter, lots of lovely spring time photos.

  7. Hi,Susan.
    Happy birthday to your sweet granddaughter! I see lot's of happiness in your birthday party.So sweet. How lovely to see many flowers and birds surrounding you. I also like your photo of your neighbor hood on your side bar. It is beautiful and soothing scene.
    See you soon! with smile....

  8. Beautiful signs of spring in your area. The Dogwoods haven't started blooming here just yet.

  9. Beautiful photos.

    March has been windy for us also even though it is warm.

  10. Such a special day--your picture captures the joy and love of your family.

    Love the flowers--they warm me up!

  11. I'm jealous of your spring flowers! beautiful camellia

  12. Happy Birthday to your granddaughter, Susan. We have Forsythia in bloom here too, though the Camellia will be another few weeks and the Daffodils are just hitting their stride. Those spring gifts are always so lovely.

  13. Dear Susan,
    such a great cake you baked for your granddaughter! Can't believe that you have a granddaughter of that age - it must be terrific!
    Your photos give us the spring-feeling - I hope that it will stay in a harmonious way.


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