Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The weekend....And Happy Birthday Brother!

This baby, dear readers, was my 8th Birthday present. I got him the day before my birthday. I never asked for a baby for my birthday. If you click on the picture and make it bigger, you'll see the look on my face. I'm so ashamed! Of course, my older brother, who is behind me didn't look so happy either! However, my older sister is looking on adoringly, while my younger sister is smugly thinking "I'm not the baby anymore!" My mother, well, she looks like a woman who's just had her FIFTH child. Enough said.

Happy birthday little brother. I'm glad, now that we're old, that I got you the day before my birthday. Tomorrow I'll go into what else I got! So stay tuned........really, y'all come back tomorrow now!

My sister's friend died last week along with a 94 year old dear and close family friend, filling our weekend with two visitations and two funerals. Both were believers, so although sad, we were comforted to know they are both residing in heaven today.

Sad events often bring about family reunions as was the case last weekend, bringing two sisters and various cousins home.

Sister Debbie.......who, incidentally recently told me to stop putting her picture on the internet! Sorry, Sissie, but why ever would you want me to stop when you're so stunningly gorgeous. (What woman could resist that compliment?)

Following are pictures of various family members who were here for the weekend.

Oh, another stunningly gorgeous sister AND the one who gave us the DNA to make us so gorgeous, my mother!

Stunningly gorgeous family!

Proud marine cousin..........notice my dog saluting and thanking a marine!

Stunningly handsome brother and gorgeous sister in law.......yes, yes, I am sorry I started the stunningly whatever thing, but where would YOUstop????? Can't make anyone mad you know!!!! :)

Finally, THE BIRTHDAY BOY!!!!!!! with my dear husband. They are certainly gorgeous!

A friend, looking at my family pictures, made the comment that I am truly blessed with family. So, I would like to end this post by saying.......thanks be to God who gives us more than we could ever ask or imagine. Ephesians 3:20 (my paraphrase)


Sheryl said...

First of all thank you for your words on my blog and your prayers for my family!!

Now, onto you. That picture of you as an 8 yrd old. Priceless!! What a wonderful family you have, thanks for sharing them with all of us. And your sister...she should be proud to have her picture on the internet!!

Love ya,

Theresa said...

Happy Birthday to you and your brother!

You do have a very handsome family.

nancygrayce said...

Thank you Sheryl and Theresa.....3 years later, I got ANOTHER brother! Today the 6 of us are all very close! It's a joy to be a member of a big you're always assured of a good crowd for any ocassion.

Keetha said...

I think the fact that all of your family members ARE gorgeous makes reusing the word OK

Tonja said...

You fit right in there with the beautiful people! Happy Day to you and him!

Praying for you and decisions. God will lead you.

Cathy said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday, Dear Sister, Happy Birthday to you...........and many more!!!!!!