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Hi my friends!

Well the cats out of the bag so to speak and it’s not on Fri-Yay Funday but I think you all might agree a little perk to our mid week Wednesday is always nice. Well, it is for me anyway and I’ve been excited to share this with you since I found out.

A Secret:

A secret to me is when I have the luxury of keeping something to myself and no one else knows. It’s a little like being on an island by yourself surrounded by trees, the ocean and the mountains. Nature wakes you and lulls you to sleep with a warm gentle breeze and a lullaby. The world is your oyster until the storm comes up and takes you by surprise and you need to be rescued S-O-S- to make sure you make it out alive. This island gem quickly becomes known as “the spot” and later inhibited by crowds and is no longer a secret. Once shared this secret is no longer yours to keep but shared with the world. Secrets are hard to keep especially if you are trying to surprise someone as a group and you just hope they will keep their mouth shut.

If you want to keep a secret, tell no one. But if you want the whole world to know, tell a friend (we all know who that one is in our lives).

Keep a Secret: Hysterical All Occasions Paper Card

A Surprise:

Sometimes something catches you by surprise and sometimes you organize a surprise. Plans are made, dates are set, decorations made, invitations sent and a pinky promise enforced. The fun is often in the organizing and planning, phone calls, text messages and emails. Sometimes the build up is more exciting than the surprise itself and can be anti-climatic when it finally happens. Tensions can get high and sometimes people blow it, feelings get hurt and rude comments are made. More fibs are told to try to cover up the secret surprise and all of a sudden the 10 inch fish becomes a 100 lb catch and things start smelling fishy.

AND THE SECRET IS………….

Chivalry is not dead

at least not for some


It’s a refreshing change


to witness and be part of


even if it’s just perfunctory


and has no bearing on the decision


None the less


we were grateful and honored 


when each of us one at a time


were considered


when the ultimate decision


was all hers


and he bent down


on 1 knee and proposed.

These beautiful bulbs pop all around our property and our entire town and we call them Pink Ladies although I don’t know the botanical name for them.

Pink ladies dancing 

Who will be the lucky man

Blushing trumpet sings

Meanwhile back at the house the busy elves were busy orchestrating a surprise which was a tall order because we didn’t know about it until the day before after we had attended the wedding just the night before. Exhausted with 3 hours to prepare we made a mad scramble after he somehow managed to coax her out of the house after a late night. We went on a full on press and greeted the family and my mom to surprise them as well.

As you can see, my mother was stunned and soooooo happy. She thought it was our youngest daughter that just got engage and turned to our future son in law and said “when are you going to get with the program”. We all burst into laughter when we told her he was very much with the program and he was the one who proposed.

It was a great day an he was very reluctant about wearing the Groom banner but agreed to put it on just this one time. Thanks for being a trouper.

It was a joy to share surprise with you and thanks for your patience❣️ Did anyone have any other thoughts on what the surprise was? They have begun to look at venues and it’s amazing how booked up next year already is with very few times since people are making up for last year because of Covid. While we give them a bad time about waiting so long, they have gone the distance and ironed out a lot of kinks that come with the best of relationships. Our joke for the last 10 years in our family is “here’s to the final, final” at every occasion with just the 6 of us. I think we can finally clink glasses with a toast to the final… final and happily add number 7. We couldn’t be happier for them. My wish and hope for them and every couple is summed up so well in the book The Invitation below. I hope you remember not to loose sight of your love that brought you together while you make choices that bring you closer as opposed to create distance. Let go of minutia that is immaterial and focus on your real intention of what actually matters most.

πŸ’–

The Invitation. It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to  know | True friends quotes, Being there for someone quotes, Inspirational  words of wisdom

Have a great rest of the week❣️

Blessings of Love Always,

πŸ’–

Cindy

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francisashis
1 month ago

Thank you very much for the surprise.It’s truly awesome and the photographs are really amazing.Glad to know that you had great fun with the other members .Take care.

Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
1 month ago

Thank you for sharing the good news, Cindy. This is a lovely, joyous post! All the best to the happy couple! <3

salsaworldtraveler
1 month ago

Congratulations to the lucky couple!!! I had a feeling an engagement might be the surprise. B/t/w, your photos reminded me that I almost fell off the cliffs at the Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton golf course. Several years ago, my tee shot on the par-3 17th hole landed right on the edge and there was no barrier at the cliff. I played the shot rather than take a penalty drop. Anything to hopefully save a stoke. 🀣

salsaworldtraveler
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

I would have felt pretty stupid if I had fallen. I’m a bad golfer (and speller) but will let you know if I’m out that way. 😊

Prakaash inspiration
1 month ago

Very nice family photograph and wonderful post Cindy πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ‘πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

Nawazish
1 month ago

I kind of expected that somebody will be engaged but I was guessing it to be your son!πŸ™ˆ It was nice surprise. Good luck for being mother in law Cindy!

Nawazish
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

Nah…you are too old for that….will wait for their wedding and party. When are these two planing their wedding?

Suma Reddy
1 month ago

It’s just Wow n Royal surprise dear Queen. So much joy in reading this beautiful picture perfect family. Congratulations to the lovely couple n God blesses. Pics are sooo mesmarising and all yappy faces. Your Mom is super awesome. I wish your beautiful may shine righter together forever with hood health, joh n happiness always. Thanks for sharing n I am super happy reafing these precious moments of you dearest Cindy. Loads of love πŸ˜‡πŸ₯°πŸ€—β€β€β€πŸ™πŸ™

Suma Reddy
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

It’s so my sweet pleasure always β€πŸ€—πŸ™πŸ™

Suma Reddy
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
27 days ago

WP sends us anywhere in the world not only spam. πŸ˜…πŸ™

Suma Reddy
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

Of course πŸ˜…πŸ˜… Queen is Royal πŸ’ƒπŸ₯°β€πŸ€—

Suma Reddy
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
27 days ago

Vice versa my Sweet Queen ❀

Shweta Suresh
1 month ago

Oh wow. That was a lovely secret and a surprise. Congratulations to the lovely couple. Lovely family pics, my dear. I’m so happy for all of you

Shweta Suresh
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

You’re most welcome dear ❀️

Shweta Suresh
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
30 days ago

β€οΈπŸ€—πŸ˜Š

inspirechief
1 month ago

Congratulations!! Your family is getting bigger and bigger. Beautiful story and pictures.

Sep
Sep
1 month ago

Oh wow! That’s so good to hear! Congratulations to all of you!!

Ishita Gupta
1 month ago

Oh yes, that’s a wonderful news!! Congratulations to the happy couple and to you as well❀❀

Ishita Gupta
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
30 days ago

❀❀πŸ₯°πŸ€—

Lokesh Blogger
1 month ago

I am not good at keeping secrets secret πŸ€ͺ

Lokesh Blogger
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
30 days ago

I do not interfere in others work.

ben Alexander
1 month ago

MAZAL TOV❣️

(I thought maybe somebody in your family was pregnant!)

<3
David

Lokesh Blogger
1 month ago

Thanks for sharing the story.

Lokesh Blogger
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
30 days ago

I’m attending classes online, wish to join offline classes in October.

Lokesh Blogger
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
27 days ago

It’s okay.πŸ™‚

SamSahana
1 month ago

Aww Congratsss to the amazing couple! I am so happy for your daughter. You must be really excited! Well, I am, this is a beautiful surprise! Reading your blogs for the past 1-2 months, it’s like I already know you and I feel so happy for your family! πŸ˜€ Your mother sounds very cute πŸ˜„ Sending you all my love πŸ’–
PS: Adorable pics! β˜ΊοΈπŸ’—

Offshorewriter
1 month ago

A surprise becomes a great joy!! Congratulations to the lovely couple ❣️❣️ Pictures are beautiful like the joy on your faces. It’s amazing to see new member added in your family ❀️❀️

Timothy Price
Timothy Price
1 month ago

Nice surprise. Congratulations to the lucky couple. Wonderful array of photos.

Angela Reinertson
Angela Reinertson
1 month ago

Congratulations to you all!❀️ So exciting!

marlene ford gf Sesse
marlene ford gf Sesse
1 month ago

What a great post. You covered all the ground of a fabulous start to a love laughter and happily ever after relationship.what a beautiful daughter and handsome son-in-lawn. I couldn’t be happier for you and your beautiful family.it is very obvious that you and your husband have truly supported each other in the rearing of your lovely children ,instilling excellent values of love and loyalty. I look forward to the post after the wedding πŸ‘° πŸ€΅πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ’’πŸ’–πŸ’žπŸ’πŸŽŠπŸ’

A Star on the Forehead
1 month ago

Congratulations Cindy!
I love seeing all the pictures – thank you for sharing them!
I thought there was a baby on the way.
Blessings to the whole family! β™₯β™₯

GraceoftheSun
1 month ago

Yayyy!!!Congratulations to you all. Everyone looks so happy! Love the pictures!❀️❀️❀️

GraceoftheSun
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
30 days ago

My pleasure, Cindy.I’m sure she was.πŸ’•β€οΈπŸ’•

GraceoftheSun
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
30 days ago

πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ’•

Samreen Asad
1 month ago

Heartiest congratulations Cindy πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’ May the couple stay in their best of health and their life full of love and happiness. Must be soo exciting for you all, now you all got to do so much planning for the big day. And pre-wedding times are the most fun. Best wishes to you all.
Love and hugs β€οΈβ€οΈπŸ˜˜πŸ€—

Samreen Asad
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
30 days ago

You are most welcome dear 😊May all your wishes come true❀️ Thanks so much dear πŸ€—πŸ€—β€οΈβ€οΈ I forgot to mention the photos, you all look sooo amazing, beautiful πŸ˜πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜Š Stay happy!! Is the wedding sometime early next year?? If I may ask.

Samreen Asad
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
27 days ago

It’s better dear but still a bit problem in walking. Thankfully though am back on my legs πŸ™‚ Seems too many couples are awaiting their marriage. Oh that’s so good to hear, then you all must be busy planning. Good luck. β€οΈπŸ˜€ Aww that’s sooo sweet and kind of you😘
Take careβ€οΈπŸ€—β€οΈπŸ€—β€οΈπŸ€—β€οΈ

Samreen Asad
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
27 days ago

Yes, it actually is taking sooo long.
Oh, that sounds so fun, yes you must not be getting enough time, that’s fine perfectly, family comes first, no matter whatβ€οΈπŸ€—πŸ’–β€οΈπŸ€—

Samreen Asad
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
25 days ago

🀣🀣 Take care dear β€οΈπŸ€—β€οΈπŸ€—β€οΈπŸ’–πŸŒΉπŸŒΉ

~M
~M
1 month ago

What a blessing! So much excitement in your life these days. πŸŽ‰πŸ˜ƒπŸ’–

Michele Lee
1 month ago

So sweet! Beautiful photos with some sarcasm sprinkled in. 😁 Congratulations to the adorable couple!πŸ’•

Deepak Sharma
1 month ago

Congratulations, that’s fantastic!

Jeff Flesch
1 month ago

Awww, how lovely, dearest Cindy! Congrats to the soon-to-be newlyweds! How lovely; and the pics are amazing! Lots of love. πŸ₯°β€οΈ

Anisha
30 days ago

That’s great news! Congratulations to the couple. Happy to see the happy smiles of your entire family! ❀
Has the wedding been planned yet?

akshita1776
30 days ago

Congratulations!! That’s amazing!

Cynni Pixy
30 days ago

Congratulations to you both and thanks for sharing these moments with those lovely pictures you have added to your post!

Cynni Pixy
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
30 days ago

You’re very welcome 😊

radhikasreflection
30 days ago

Thanks for sharing the good news with the WordPress family. Such lovely pics of happiness..God bless your family and best wishes Cindy ❀️

Ingrid
30 days ago

How exciting Cindy! πŸ’• congratulations to the happy couple πŸ€—

Ingrid
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
30 days ago

I am sure you will have plenty of exciting plans to share in future! πŸ’•πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•

Ingrid
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
29 days ago

I imagine so πŸ˜…β€οΈπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Clive
30 days ago

Many congratulations to the happy couple! It looks like you had a wonderful time celebrating the engagement, and I hope the rest of their lives together are as good 😊

KK
KK
30 days ago

Wow! That was really a surprise secret. Congratulations to young couple. God bless them. My regards to your lovely mom.πŸ˜ŠπŸ’–πŸ™

boundlessblessingsblog
30 days ago

Hearty congratulations to the young couple, Cindy. The pictures were so full of happiness and joy. God bless you and your family with lot of health and love. Thanks for the awesome share.

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
30 days ago

You are most welcome dear Cindy and you will be busy from now for the wedding preparations. Hugs and love to you too.

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
29 days ago

All will go smoothly don’t take any pressure. Take care and stay safe ❣️❣️❣️❣️

katiemiafrederick
30 days ago

Greatest Wish
For You To Be
All of You Nice
Lines From Wisdom
You Share Cindy

Applause

For A

Flowering
Marriage
Beautiful Now
To Be Who They
Truly Uniquely Spring
ToGeTHeR With SMiLes..:)

katiemiafrederick
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
30 days ago

SMiles Dear Cindy
β€œThese Days” Marriage
Is A Greatest Gift

Out of
Masked
Reality
For What Is
Real to Hold onto😊🌈

katiemiafrederick
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
26 days ago

Thanks So
Much Dear Cindy☺️

katiemiafrederick
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
26 days ago

πŸŒˆπŸ˜ŠπŸ™ŒπŸŽΌ

katiemiafrederick
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
25 days ago

πŸ€—πŸ™Œβ˜ΊοΈβ€οΈ

Daphny Aqua
30 days ago

Congratulations to the happy couple πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ And such lovely pictures 😍 Hope everything goes well and wishing you and your family the very best for all the days to come ❀️
But Cindy I’ve got to tell you, you really do know how to keep a suspence πŸ˜…

Daphny Aqua
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
29 days ago

You’re gonna have a busy busy day ahead preparing πŸ™‚ Do keep us posted 😁 And hope everything goes well ❀️

ThinkTalk
30 days ago

Hearty congrats to the couple and the family. Pleasant surprise n secret. How long did you keep the secret for? Thanks for sharing such occasion with us. πŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎ

ThinkTalk
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
29 days ago

Wow thanks!

D. Wallace Peach
29 days ago

What a wonderful post, Cindy. Congratulations to the entire family and especially to your daughter and son-in-law to be. I loved the photos and seeing everyone smiling and celebrating. Also the poem by Oriah Mountain Dreamer is amazing. I used to give that to my counseling clients. It’s perfect for the coming occasion. Congrats again!

D. Wallace Peach
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
28 days ago

I hope you’re still glowing!

Lisa at Micro of the Macro
29 days ago

Awww, this is precious! I so appreciate how loving & supportive you are with your family, Cindy. And creative! You rock! Congrats to the kids & thanks for sharing with all of us! πŸ’›πŸŒžπŸ₯‚

Ritish Sharma
28 days ago

Give my warm wishes to the lovely pair.
So so so happy for you, Cindy.

Phil
28 days ago

What a beautiful surpriseβœ¨πŸ’žπŸ₯‚ The secret is finally revealed & that’s wonderful news, Cindy ~ Congratulations to your daughter and soon to be son-in-law πŸ™πŸ˜Š

jonicaggiano
28 days ago

Yea, what a blessing. I am so happy for all of you. What a blessing of a post. I loved the pictures that you shared with us, I felt like I was there. Thank you as always Cindy. Love to all of your precious family. Hugs and love to you always, xoxoxoxox

jonicaggiano
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
28 days ago

I am so happy for your whole family. What a blessing. Yes I definitely felt the love. Love and hugs to you β€οΈπŸ€—πŸ¦‹πŸ™ my dear friend.

rothpoetry
28 days ago

What a wonderful surprise and celebration. Looks like a fabulous fun time together with family. Congratulations to your daughter and future son-in-law! Love your beautiful flower haiku!
Dwight

rothpoetry
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
28 days ago

You are welcome…. no rush on the book.

Goff James
27 days ago

Ah, those Secrets! Congratulations everyone. Have a great day, Cindy.

Goff James
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
27 days ago

Thanks.

Goff James
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
27 days ago

Happy Hearts Day!

Maria
Maria
27 days ago

Congratulations to the couple! Nice pictures Cindy, you look great!

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26 days ago

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joycemaryj
26 days ago

Such a lovely surprise and photos… Congratulations to that beautiful couple 😊

joycemaryj
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
23 days ago

It’s always my pleasure.😊

Webb Blogs
26 days ago

Congratulations to the beautiful couple! πŸ™‚

Pooja G
24 days ago

Big congratulations to them both and I wish them lots of happiness and joy!

Pooja G
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
23 days ago

πŸ’–πŸ’–