Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Tomorrow is my birthday!  Do you all think I'm goofy for still getting excited?  I mean, at 41, it isn't a number that we've waited for all of our lives, the way 13, 16 and 18 are!

Anyway!  Wanna give me something great for my birthday??? 


I knew you did-that's why I asked!

I'd love to have you leave me a comment!  Yep!  I'm still begging and grovelling for comments, and this seems like the perfect opportunity to do so!


I want to work on making my blog better by adding more pictures when I post!  I don't have a brilliant post to share this time around (other than delighting all of you with the opportunity to celebrate my birthday with me by leaving a comment!), but want to share some pictures!  =)

Do you recognize these two young ladies?  Laura is a dear friend, and Amber of course, is my growing girl!  Both of these girls have blogs if you would like to check them out!

Laura's blog is at  Laura is an extremely bright young woman with wit and charm-it's been four years since her 18 year old brother went home to be with Jesus after a car accident.  Here is a letter she wrote to him (In case you wonder, Mary Kay is their little sister).  Laura is a lovely young woman-you'll enjoy getting to know her!

Amber's blog is   Often times, Amber's blog covers serious subjects, and I've got to say, I'm proud of my daughter.  She has a heart for people, and for what is right, and when she enters this great big world as an adult, I'm confident that she will be one who fights for the protection of others, and who will help those in need of being lifted up.
This post was written a little while back, but I'm very proud of it.   She did an excellent job.  At 16, she has a heart of compassion, and I am very thankful and proud to be able to say that about my child. 

This girl is thrilled to pieces that she has a very GOOD camera coming to her at the end of the week!  Elissa is very talented with the camera-it will be nice to share some of her photos with you all!  I'm going to have her do a family photo shoot, and I'll be posting shots after she does!

This is my brother Bryan.  Have you seen the two pages of his gorgeous photography that I have on my website?  If not, go here:

And last one-this is my brother Chuck and me.  He came for a visit two weeks ago, and it was wonderful!  Wanna know something interesting?  We only met about 9 years ago!  He's my half brother from my dad's first marriage.  I cannot tell you how THRILLED I am to have him in my life.  It was truly a dream come true! 

Stay warm and safe, everyone!  It's cold, icy and nasty out there right now!  Be careful!  And see you all next time!


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Eve, Josanne! I'm sure there will be cake and Breyer's in your future...along with some quality blogging.
Mary T.

Amber said...

Aww thank you for the referral Mama!!=D Here's a comment for you sad and lonely blog;) Happy birthday early! I'll be here tomorrow to tell you Happy Birthday for there may be some relaxation in it for you;)

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

It's cold but not icy yet, here!! I'm hoping for snow. The weatherman actually used the "s" word yesterday so - who knows. It just seems like such a waste to get so cold and then not produce any snow. Other than freezing all the little bugs so we won't have a buggy summer - what good is it.

Happy Birthday!!! Celebrate each and every one!!!

Faye said...

Happy Pre-Birthday!! I really enjoy reading your blogs and your website. You are doing an excellent job on them!!

Josanne said...

Thank you Mama! I appreciate your compliment! I do try! lol

You're welcome Amber! Love you!

And thank YOU, Mary! The cake and Breyers will be a surprise for sure, seeing as no one wants to brave the storm for me! =P

Donna, I hope you all get your little bit of snow-it really is beautiful! But for those of us up north, it's more like someone took a bucket full of snow and dumped it on us-a bucket that is 100 miles wide and 100 miles deep! Then they turned the spray hose on and added that too! lol Beautiful, but treacherous!

Thank you all for the birthday wishes! I do appreciate it! =)