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Sunday, August 07, 2011

Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting. ~Author Unknown

What a bargain grandchildren are! I give them my loose change,
and they give me a million dollars' worth of pleasure. ~Gene Perret

Grandmothers are just 'antique' little girls. ~Author Unknown

Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild.
~ Welsh Proverb

A grandmother is a babysitter who watches the kids instead
of the television.. ~Author Unknown

Never have children, only grandchildren. ~Gore Vidal

Becoming a grandmother is wonderful. One moment you're just
a mother. The next you are all-wise and prehistoric. ~Pam Brown

Grandchildren don't stay young forever, which is good because
Grandfathers have only so many horsy rides in them. ~Gene Perret

When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window.
~Ogden Nash

Grandma always made you feel she had been waiting to see just
you all day and now the day was complete. ~ Marcy DeMaree

Grandmas never run out of hugs or cookies. ~Author unknown

Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while, but our
hearts forever. ~Author Unknown

If I had known how wonderful it would be to have grandchildren,
I'd have had them first. ~Lois Wyse

My grandkids believe I'm the oldest thing in the world. And after
two or three hours with them, I believe it, too. ~Gene Perret

If becoming a grandmother was only a matter of choice, I should
advise every one of you straight away to become one. There is
no fun for old people like it! ~Hannah Whithall Smith

It's such a grand thing to be a mother of a mother - that's why the
world calls her grandmother. ~Author Unknown

Grandchildren are God's way of compensating us for growing
old. ~Mary H. Waldrip

You do not really understand something unless you can explain
it to your grandmother. ~Proverb

An hour with your grandchildren can make you feel young again.
Anything longer than that, and you start to age quickly. ~Gene Perret

The best baby-sitters, of course, are the baby's grandparents. You
feel completely comfortable entrusting your baby to them for long
periods, which is why most grandparents flee to Florida . ~Dave Barry

I wish I had the energy that my grandchildren have - if only for
self-defense. ~Gene Perret

Grandmother-grandchild relationships are simple. Grandmas
are short on criticism and long on love. ~Author Unknown

Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do
Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of
little children. ~Alex Haley

Grandmother - a wonderful mother with lots of
practice. ~Author Unknown

A grandparent is old on the outside but young on
the inside. ~Author Unknown

One of the most powerful handclasps is that of a new
grandbaby around the finger of a grandfather. ~Joy Hargrove

It's amazing how grandparents seem so young once you
become one. ~Author Unknown

If your baby is 'beautiful and perfect, never cries or fusses,
sleeps on schedule and burps on demand, an angel all the
time,' you're the grandma. ~Teresa Bloomingdale

Grandparents are similar to a piece of string - handy to have
around and easily wrapped around the fingers of their
grandchildren. ~Author Unknown

What is it about grandparents that is so lovely? I'd like to say
that grandparents are God's gifts to children. And if they can
but see, hear and feel what these people have to give, they
can mature at a fast rate. ~Bill Cosby

Grandchildren don't make a man feel old; it's the knowledge
that he's married to a grandmother. ~G Norman Collie

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LIGHTHEART09 8/9/2011 10:22PM

    Love it and the sweet pix
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ROZEEROZ1 8/9/2011 7:51PM

    This is a wonderful blog. Love it.
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WENDYSPARKS 8/8/2011 1:22PM

    I love this!!!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 8/8/2011 10:36AM

    Love it.

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IAMWINNING 8/8/2011 10:11AM

    Thank you, Missy.

Never have I seen so many truths about grandparents in one place. emoticon

And, yes, Captaincookie, grandpuppies (and especially grandkitties) 'count' - at least until you get little humans. emoticon

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KNITTABLES 8/8/2011 1:01AM

    What a very sweet blog. Thanks for sharing

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    What a PRECIOUS blog! Thanks for posting it, Missy, and for encouraging me on mine! emoticon

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CAPTAINCOOKIE 8/7/2011 10:52PM

    How Sweet. Do Grandpuppies count?

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SANDYBRUNO 8/7/2011 10:37PM

    Thanks so much for sharing this. It is so wonderful.

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SERVINGTHRUPT 8/7/2011 10:22PM

    WONDERFUL blog, THANKS! I'm a VERY grateful Grandmother & I've never given birth. Love that I can still be blessed with Grandchildren.

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SUSAN134 8/7/2011 9:57PM

    Beautiful quotes! Unfortunately, I am not a grandma and so hope that one day I will be blessed. Loved reading all these....my fave? "Grandmas are 'antique' little girls"


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4MRSDAND123 8/7/2011 9:57PM

    How very precious!

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PASTORMIKE7 8/7/2011 9:55PM

    This is really a true blessing!!

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PMFISH 8/7/2011 9:35PM

    Now looking forward to being Great Grandmother! Good news it will be awhile, even tho all are grown, none are married. Except for my little adopted Polish granddaughter that I am missing since they went back to Poland. Long distance grandparenting just doesn't cut it.

Enjoyed your blog and think it is something that should be sent to ALL grown grandchildren!

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FILLANGES 8/7/2011 9:03PM

    Great quotes! LOVE IT! I'm not there yet, Praise God, But I know it will be pure JOY to be a grandpa! emoticon

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MOMFAN 8/7/2011 8:56PM

    My day is always complete when I see the grands, just doesn't happen very often.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/7/2011 8:48PM

    This is wonderful and so very, very true!!!

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PEPPERLEAH 8/7/2011 8:36PM

    LOVE this!

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DIVA14K 8/7/2011 8:35PM

    I'm a new grandma and I love this!

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A preacher gets a set of false teeth

Monday, August 01, 2011

I posted this on some of my teams but for those who aren't on my teams, I had to share it here, too. lol

The first Sunday after he gets his new teeth, he talks for only eight

The second Sunday, he talks for only ten minutes.

The following Sunday, he talks for 2 hours and 48 minutes. The congregation
had to mob him to get him down from the pulpit and they asked him what the
heck happened.

The preacher explains the first Sunday his gums hurt so bad that he couldn't
talk for more than 8 minutes.

The second Sunday his gums hurt too much to talk for more than 10 minutes..

But on the third Sunday by mistake he put his wife's teeth in and couldn't
shut up.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/7/2011 8:49PM

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 8/6/2011 12:03PM

  Oh this is so sweet and funny LOL emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ROZEEROZ1 8/2/2011 4:21PM

    LOL LOL this is funny.

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SUSAN134 8/2/2011 12:15PM

    Hee..that is cute!

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CARRIEANNE1027 8/2/2011 7:10AM

    Hahahahaha.. cute!

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    Thanks for the laugh!

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PEPPERLEAH 8/1/2011 11:28PM

    Tooooooooooooo funny. Hmmmmm......guess there must be a lot of preacher's out there who wear their wife's teeth? LOL


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LIGHTHEART09 8/1/2011 11:21PM

    too funny

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WARRIORGIRL9 8/1/2011 6:10PM

    LOL! I gotta share this one with my Pastor.

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1GROVES2 8/1/2011 4:02PM

    LOL...Really, thanks for sharing.
Hugs and giggles,

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BIGDAD1211 8/1/2011 3:52PM

    LMBO!! Funny Hawt!! emoticon

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JACQUISPAGE 8/1/2011 3:32PM

    Lol!! emoticonthanks Missy.

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SCORPION1352 8/1/2011 3:04PM

    emoticon Thanks just too darn cute

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AUNTC321 8/1/2011 2:13PM

    Thanks for sharing.

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Beautiful Birds You Will Seldom See

Sunday, July 31, 2011

I have no idea if these are the correct names for these incredible creatures, so feel free to correct the captions that came with these photos in an e-mail. A big thanks to Ms. Rosalie for sharing them with me. They are SO cool!! What an awesome Creator we have!!

Himalayan Monal

Formosan Magpie


Golden Pheasant

Green Jay


Lady Amherst's Pheasant

Bleeding Heart Pigeons

Nicobar Pigeon


Winson's Bird Of Paradise

No Idea What Bird This Is, But It's Totally Rad


Sup, Polish Chicken

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SMARGED 8/10/2011 6:04PM

    These are beautiful! I love all nature, so thanks for sharing!

emoticon Marge

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TINKERBELL200 8/7/2011 2:56PM

    Isn't it amazing the details that God thinks of? Do you think He designs beautiful things just for us to see? Wow! They are very unique and beautiful! The last one looks like they are wearing a prom dress! LOL!

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SANDYBRUNO 8/6/2011 11:52PM

    God makes some truly unique creatures. It is truly a wonder how he made everything in this world.

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SUSAN134 8/2/2011 12:16PM

    Most of these birds look like they are straight out of a fantasy story! Gorgeous pics - thanks for sharing Missy!


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PONYFARMER 8/2/2011 12:26AM

    I have actually seen three of the birds above, the Polish Chicken and the Peacock (actually owned one) and the Golden Pheasant. But the rest of these beautiful birds make me long for heaven so that I can see them.

How can anyone deny our Heavenly Father as the Creator of Heaven and Earth.

I first had complete validation of God's presence when working with dogs and cats in surgery. Does anyone believe that for a second that it is random that organs are color coded. It would be so much more difficult to operate on humans or animals, if all the organs were the same color.

Sorry I get so carried away. I am just so passionate on this subject.

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LIGHTHEART09 8/1/2011 11:20PM

    God is so amazing to create so many varities of birds and colors!

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IUHRYTR 8/1/2011 10:49PM

    Wow! Isn't nature astounding? -- Lou

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PURPLELVR7 8/1/2011 10:40AM

    emoticon pics, thanks for sharing

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IAMWINNING 8/1/2011 10:21AM

    God definitely likes color, doesn't He?!!!! emoticon How beautiful these birds are, and thank you for sharing.

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PARAEAST 8/1/2011 9:20AM

    Wow so beautiful colors!!

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WARRIORGIRL9 8/1/2011 2:34AM

    so beautiful with all of the colors, and that last guy has quite the 'hair' do emoticon

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CHAR1970 8/1/2011 12:17AM

    Truly amazing!

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SCORPION1352 7/31/2011 11:47PM

    Got that e-mail last week I was in awe of these birds they are beautiful

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TEMPERANCE88 7/31/2011 11:47PM

    Beautiful pictures!

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SECRETMUSIC 7/31/2011 10:42PM

    I enjoyed seeing these -- thanks for posting them!

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NELLIEC 7/31/2011 10:38PM

    A white peacock! Wow!

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CARRIEANNE1027 7/31/2011 10:38PM

    Wow.. they are stunning creatures for sure!

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PEPPERLEAH 7/31/2011 10:18PM

    How awesome are these pictures! Wow, isn't it amazing to see more of God's creations? Beautiful!


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Polar Bear Attack

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Bear Attack in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada!

These are pictures of an actual polar bear attacking a man.

The pictures were taken while people watched and could do nothing to stop the attack!

Reports from the local newspaper say that the victim will make a full recovery.

The photos are below.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 7/31/2011 12:31PM

    He is adorable!!! Glad he is still smaller than a peanut...can't do much damage. Thanks for making me smile this morning.
Love and hugs!!!

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IUHRYTR 7/29/2011 12:52AM

    Let's call it "Killer." emoticon -- Lou

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LIGHTHEART09 7/29/2011 12:37AM

    Awwww he is so little and cute...

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SANDYBRUNO 7/29/2011 12:04AM

    That little polar bear is so cute.

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CHAR1970 7/28/2011 11:41PM

    Awww, I want one!

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IRMA46 7/28/2011 4:01PM

    Awe so cute and cuddly. I'm glad the mother wasn't around. Thanks for sharing I needed a reason to smile today. emoticon

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    How adorable! emoticon

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ROZEEROZ1 7/28/2011 1:35PM

    Neat pics!

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JULIEFRANCES112 7/28/2011 12:37PM

    So cute!

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GODDESSELLIE07 7/28/2011 12:04PM

    So cute :)

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BREEZY85 7/28/2011 11:29AM

    aww that is soo cute! thanks for sharing!

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IAMWINNING 7/28/2011 11:22AM

    I gather 'Mama" was nowhere around? : ) What a cute little bear; but like all cute little animals, they grow up and aren't necessarily so cute any more. Thanks for posting this, Missy.

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1GROVES2 7/28/2011 10:09AM

    Baby bears are so cute...well...baby anythings are so cute! I even buy "mini" oreos, crackers etc....cause they are so cute!

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PARAEAST 7/28/2011 9:50AM

    So very cute!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 7/28/2011 9:36AM

    Too cute emoticon

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ANGELCOWBOY1 7/28/2011 7:21AM

    Very cute!

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CBEVNOW 7/28/2011 4:20AM

    It is cute, hope he is ok.
Carole-- caroline

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PONYFARMER 7/28/2011 12:58AM

    So adorable! Hope the guy has a full recovery. LOL!

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 7/28/2011 12:55AM

    cute bear cub!

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BUSYMOMMABEAR 7/28/2011 12:54AM

    emoticon Too cute!!

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PEPPERLEAH 7/28/2011 12:37AM

    That is adorable! LOL


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    LOL! Cute!!

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Meet the two newest members of our family!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Well, they've been members of our family for a couple years but now they're part of our household and we are so thankful that they are! I am sharing this blog on behalf of PepperLeah and myself. As some of you already know, she and I have been praying over the possibility of them moving here to Louisiana for a long time. It took a series of miracles for it to happen, but it happened, thank God!! We went to Florida and helped them get their moving truck here on Friday. We wanted to share this blessed event with you!

In accordance with scripture, Leah shook the dust of their past life off of her sandals.

Welcome to It Ain't Florida Anymore!

It wasn't ALL blue skies

There were some AWESOME rain clouds, though

And there's light at the end of the storm tunnel!

HELLO, Louisiana!!

Welcome to Louisiana!

The happy Louisiana couple!

May God bless every single moment of your days here with His love, His grace, His mercy, His wisdom, His direction, His anointing, and His abundance. We love you!!!

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1GROVES2 8/3/2011 12:37PM

    Wow! This is great! I did not realize that you all jknew each other...I guess I just think everyone here is like me...not knowing a soul personally...
The pictures are great and the blog is heart warming! Really!

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1COUNTRY_GAL 8/1/2011 12:22AM

    I agree with Nan! All the Best to you all! God Bless You,enjoy this blessing x2! emoticonDiana

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BE-THE-CHANGE 7/26/2011 3:56PM

    How wonderful for all of you!

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PEPPERLEAH 7/26/2011 2:07PM

    How thrilled we are to be here, and to have begun our new lives! God is so good, and we are so thankful how He demolished every road block and hurdle we faced for so long!

We love you so much!

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LIGHTHEART09 7/26/2011 11:46AM

    How wonderful to have your spark friend close! Now everyone move to Washington and call it done!!!
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    How wonderful and exciting! When y'all were headed to FL, I should have had a clue why, and now it all makes sense! I'm SO GLAD that you can be closer to your dear friends and be able to see them all the time now! Love you and your heart the size of TX! emoticon

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CARRIEANNE1027 7/26/2011 7:17AM

    May God bless Pepper and Leah in their new home!

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 7/26/2011 1:36AM

    I am so glad God opened up the door for them to move away form their past life and begin a new one with you guys.......it is also awesome to finally have a face to go with the names of Pepper and Leah!

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SANDYBRUNO 7/26/2011 12:00AM

    How exciting. I hope they are very happy in their new state. How nice of you to be able to help them come here.

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AUNTC321 7/25/2011 11:31PM

    I love the shaking the dust off your feet. Very symbolic and a great way to start a new beginning.

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NORTHWOODSMOM8 7/25/2011 9:08PM

    Missy, I was SOOOOOOO blessed by this blog!!!!! God is SO, SO good!

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IUHRYTR 7/25/2011 9:00PM

    We never know when we're going to be turned in a new direction, do we? Won't it be nice having your friends close by? emoticon -- Lou

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GOSPELCLOWN 7/25/2011 8:36PM

    A precious start to a great number of happy events, I do hope!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 7/25/2011 8:25PM

    May God continue to pour his abundant blessings upon both your families!!! How great to have dear friends close to you!!!

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LISAWILLBEFIT 7/25/2011 8:05PM

    How wonderful.I hope thye love their new home

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IAMWINNING 7/25/2011 8:00PM

    emoticon I know you both are going to enjoy being physcially near each other.

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HAPPYWRITER7 7/25/2011 7:40PM

    That's so wonderful! Im so happy that you'll be close together, having good friends is one of God's richest blessings!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 7/25/2011 7:38PM

    Too cool, what a blessing. emoticon

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PARAEAST 7/25/2011 7:38PM

    Great blog and pictures, thank you for sharing and I hope and pray tehy adjust well to Louisanna!

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4MRSDAND123 7/25/2011 7:33PM

    God bless all of you! emoticon

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DANCINGRITA2 7/25/2011 6:50PM

    I'm glad your prayers were answered. Enjoy your time together. emoticon Rita

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