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I want to wish a very Happy Birthday to my wonderful sister-in-love, Gay, who is also a very special friend!  She is one of the most generous, loving people you would ever want to meet.  She would give you her last nickel if she thought you needed it.  She is always looking out for the needs of others, and finding ways to minister to whomever God brings across her path.   I pray God’s blessing on her for her birthday and everyday!  I love you Gay, you’re AWESOME!!!

Love, Velvia


Gay and her sweet little dog, Abby.


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We’re back at home after a wonderful visit with family on the coast.  We had a pleasant surprise Wednesday morning before we left to go down, Natalie and Joey called and said they were coming down also.  They came in Wednesday evening and stayed until early Friday morning, so we were able to spend some time with them as well.  It was such a great visit with everyone, the only thing that would have made it better is if Phillip, Beth, and their little ones could have been there also.

We celebrated Ashley’s mom’s birthday Wednesday evening with a Lowcountry Boil, that’s shrimp, sausage, corn, and onion boiled together with seafood seasoning, it’s a regional dish.  I had the most delicious deviled crab made by a friend of my mother-in-law (I don’t eat shrimp), there is nothing like Lowcountry seafood!  I don’t even want to get on the scale, I can only imagine how much weight I’ve gained over the past few days.  We had so much yummy food while we were there.  Now, it’s back to reality and trying to eat healthy again!

Thursday afternoon Ashley, Drama Queen, Cupcake, and I went for a walk on the beach.  It was a little chilly so we had to wear our jackets, but it was beautiful.  We collected some shells and watched a seagull that at first we thought had an injured leg, but it turned out it was just standing on one foot, like a flamingo.  I can’t wait to go back this summer and build sandcastles and soak up the sun.

We spent Friday with my mom, and visited my sisters who live in the area.  Mom was having a good day and was feeling up to getting out, so we took her to lunch and then went to see my niece’s new baby.  He’s so adorable!

Saturday and Sunday we enjoyed just hanging out with Ashley’s family and going to church.  Drama Queen drove the golf cart around every chance she got. It was such a wonderful visit, we hated for it to end.  I feel just like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz when she said, “there’s no place like home”.

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One of the goals I set for myself this year is to learn more about blogging.  I started my blog this past November and having been flying by the seat of my pants ever since.  I really enjoy reading blogs and have a few favorites that I try to check in with as often as possible, and when I get a few extra minutes I like to check out new ones.  It’s great to meet new people all across the country and even the world, people you would never get to know otherwise. 

I would like to make my blog more appealing, but I have no idea how.  I have been researching sites with information about blogging, but since I have no experience with html I have no idea what they’re talking about.  I feel as though I’m a visitor from a foreign country and no one speaks my language and I certainly don’t speak theirs.  There must be an easier way to go about this, right?  If anyone out there reads this and can offer me advice or recommend sites to help me,  please leave me a comment and let me know.  I will be eternally grateful!!  

On a lighter note, I want to wish my wonderful sister-in-law the happiest of birthdays.  She is truly an amazing woman!  She is a single mom to her seventeen year old son who is physically and mentally handicapped.  She is the most dedicated mom I’ve ever met, and if anyone deserves to have a great birthday, it’s her.  So, Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday to you!

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Whenever I post in the evening the crazy computer dates my post with the next day’s date.  I have no clue why it does that or how to correct it!  So even though this post will have tomorrow’s date of Dec. 1st,  I actually posted it Nov. 30th.  I said all that just to clarify that I am posting this on Spiderman’s actual birthday, just for future reference.

Anyway, we had a great time today celebrating his birthday.  Our son, daughter-in-love, Spiderman, Ladybug, Drama Queen, and I went to Chuck E. Cheese’s and had lunch and played games.  We had a blast!  Afterward we went to the mall and had their picture taken with Santa.  Santa was on his lunch break when we got there and we had to wait around for an hour, so as you can imagine, Ladybug (she’s only a year old) was tired and didn’t really want to have her picture taken.  But we persevered and got a great picture anyway.  She’s crying in the picture, because she was tired not scared, but it’s adorable anyway.  Spiderman didn’t want to sit in Santa’s lap so he stood beside him for the picture.  He told Santa what he wanted for Christmas, and was very happy with the chocolate treat Santa gave him after the picture.  We congratulated him for being so brave.  

I convinced Drama Queen to have her picture made too.   Although she’s eleven and thinks she’s too old,  she did it anyway and it came out beautifully.  I’m sure this is the last year I’ll be able to convince her to do it, so this one will be extra special.  She’s growing up so fast!

It was so much fun being able to celebrate Spiderman’s birthday with him today.  He had a great time, but was tuckered out at the end of the day.  Come to think of it, so am I.  Goodnight!  

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