Sunday, October 30, 2011

A Happy Birthday with Family..

Guess whose Birthday is coming up that we celebrated yesterday? I’ll give you a hint.
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Now I bet you know.  This is not a cake, it's Lisa's specialty dessert....Chocolate Pie :-)

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Now the secret's out... Ms. Pat’s Birthday will be next week on Nov 2ND. So since we are leaving Monday morning, the kids surprised her Saturday. Being with most of her family was the most enjoyable Birthday she could have.

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The Birthday party was hosted by daughter Lisa and SIL Randy. Lisa cooked a blueberry pie and lots of other good stuff....plus there were Balloons and Ribbons hung everywhere. Great Job Kids!!

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Son Scott, the local county Deputy Sheriff, took time off to bring and cook some of his Gator meat.  The kids know our love for Seafood and our lack of it in the Midwest, so they like to please us with as much of it as they can while we are here.  We sure enjoy it!  There was Seafood everywhere, including Fresh Oysters, Stone Crabs, fresh Amberjack…..and Gator…… What a FEAST!!!

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Ms Pat shows the size of the wonderful tasty Stone Crabs they had…….  Boy were they good!  Thanks to Grandson James for bringing them. 30 Lbs!!

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Ms Pat had a ball playing games with the kids.

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Here is me and Ms Pat with daughters Terri and Lisa with 6 of Ms Pats Great Grand Children.  We're waiting for Josh to perform his "Nunchuck" (also called "nunchakus") routine.
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 Here's Josh with his Nunchucks.  It's hard to see them but they are "flying" in all directions.  Josh has been studying martial arts for several years and has a "Black Belt".  He is also an instructor at his school.
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 Here's Josh all dressed up for Halloween!  Pretty scary if you ask me!!
HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYBODY!

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Another great picture of the Great Grandkids and grandson Josh, Lisa, Randy and Ms Pat. I have never seen Ms Pat much happier than this.

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This is Ms Pat's grandson Jeremy. He and I spent a lot of enjoyable time together when he was a young boy. He used to come over to our place when his Mom, Terri ,and Ms Pat worked. We did lots of interesting things together. Jeremy was a good kid and helped me a lot.  He enjoyed doing mechanical work and so did I.  He didn't make it over to last week's cookout so it was sure great seeing him before we have to leave.

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Here is Jeremy, Ms Pat, his Mom Terri and his two beautiful boys Bentley and Chance…
   
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This is granddaughter Megan and friend Robert. Megan and I became quite close as she used to spend almost every weekend at our house for years and years….. many fun memories I will cherish all my life. She is a special girl in my life.

It was a Grand Day to say the least and the weather was PERFECT!!   I took dozens more pictures and would love to show you all of them but this has gotten too long as it is.  For you kids that want to see the rest of the pictures, I made a Web Album so you can see them all. 
Here's the link:  Birthday with Family in Florida

It was a GREAT WEEK!!!!   WOW, we really Praise the Lord on this one….. We are so Blessed!

Tomorrow morning we will head on West….   It makes us sad to leave and makes us realize that we just have to get back more often. Tomorrow night we will stop in DuFuniak Springs, Fl and visit Ms Pats oldest sister.  Then we will move on West to Slidell, LA and visit Gus, the oldest Son.  How excited she is....it's been a while since she's seen him.

I will let you know on Wednesday’s Blog where we will spend the weekend!! We are very excited and looking forward to it....

Thanks for stopping by and "Kids, it was so much fun and enjoyable seeing you. Thank you for the wonderful memories.  We Love you all!"

Mike

Thought for the day:
"You know why a banana is like a politician?"
"He comes in and first he is green, then he turns yellow
and then he's rotten."


This Blog is Published every Sunday and Wednesday..

9 comments:

FULL-TIMERS...OCT. 17, 2009 said...

What a wonderful day with family! I LOVE Gator meat! When we get to Houston, I want to go to Razzos. They have the best Gator meat! I enjoyed looking at the cake...so cool.
We just drove through Slidell yesterday. All look great! Safe travels. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Ms. Pat! Hope you have another great day on Tuesday.

~~Sue and Doug~~ said...

looks like there was smiles all around!!!..Happy Birthday to Ms. Pat!!!

Jerry and Suzy said...

Happy birthday, Ms Pat! You didn't know it, but you have just been added to a November Birthday Group here in Benson: Suzy, Sharon DelRosario, Jeanne Albers and Kay Damkaer -- SKPs all.

Jerry and Suzy said...

(Just in case the first one didn't get through)

Happy Birthday, MS Pat! You have now been inducted into a November Birthday Club -- Suzy, Sharon DelRosario, Jeanne Albers, and Kay Damkaer, SKPS all!

Malone said...

Loved reading about Ms Pat's family birthday celebration. Those gatherings are the very best. Happy Birthday to you, Pat!!

Happytrails said...

What a beautiful family!!!
Happy birthday (a little early) to Ms.Pat!!! I know being with family made it a very special time.
It might be hard to beat that on the 2nd!! Truely, what a wonderful blessing to have such a fantastic family. :-)

Janna and Mike said...

I bet we can guess where you are spending next weekend!!!

Anonymous said...

I AGREE. NEVER SAW MS PAT LOOK SO HAPPY & YOUNG. I BELIEVE YOU WERE PRETTY HAPPY ALSO. SUCH A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY. MS PAT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE SHE COULD NE A GREAT -GMA. WHATEVER SHE'S DOING, KEEP IT UP. MISS EMILY

Sharon Del Rosario said...

Happy Birthday, Ms Pat, from another Scorpio! Suzy and I have celebrated our birthdays (2 days apart) together in past years but will have to do it later this year. Celebrate early *and* late - birthdays are always great! It's wonderful that you two got to spend some time with your beautiful family. That's a memory that all will cherish.