make that two

What was your favorite Vancouver Olympic memory?

Being woken up at 2:30 AM  and given a 15 minute window to get dressed and then driven to Vancouver to catch the Gondola up Whistler Mountain to see the Today show ..
was way up on the top of the list  along with watching that final hockey game and sharing those cheers with friends.

Even I can't say with a straight face.  . . ."well that was a dull year".

What I can say is that I have embraced all the new experiences that God has placed into my life.
I've added a few new wrinkles around my eyes and for the most part they have been from smiling.
My skin has a tad less elasticity but that is okay too because part of adding another year to my life means that blessings are being added too and an additional grand came into the world this last year.

I've met some pretty famous people this last year but more importantly .. .
 I've made some new friends that have added a dimension into my world that I never expected.
The friends I have in my life who walk the journey along with me  have become more dear and more precious.
The family I have is mine. . .and I love them for who they are in each of their unique personalities.

I will be spending this day a little like last year.  ..
 with the one I love. . .
and that makes me a very happy girl.

all for now . .


  1. Happy Birthday to you, Lovella! It just seems like yesterday that you were starting your Year of Jubilee and then a minute later that you were up there starring on morning TV.
    I'm glad to know you, through your blogs - you give a lot of pleasure to a lot of people!

  2. Happy Birthday Lovella! What a great day to have a it is mine too! :0) Hope you have a wonderful day!!!

  3. Happy Birthday.....enjoy your day together. I remember your last years birthday experience.

  4. Bound to be another wonderful year don't you think? As long as God is in His heaven and Jesus is in your heart, how could it be otherwise?

  5. Happy Birthday, Lovella! I remember the year that I spelled that out in Scrabble letters for you. :D

    Have a wonderful birthday and a great birthday week and keep right on celebrating all year through.

  6. Happy Birthday, Lovella. I'm not sure you can top last year's birthday celebration...but have a fabulous day! 51 is fun...52 is too. Many blessings in the year ahead.

  7. Happy Birthday Lovella! Have a wonderful day dear friend. Today is totally your day..celebrate to the fullest. Then go on and have a great year too!

  8. I remember those shots and they were my favorite. Enjoy another day, and another year.

  9. Happy Birthday, Lovella. I hope you have as much fun this coming year as you did last year!

  10. Happy Happy Birthday dear Lovella!
    I'm glad you have a leisurely day planned doing whatever you and your beloved want to do! Enjoy...

  11. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOVELLA Aren't February birthdays the best mine was yesterday. I hope you have a sun filled day and may the year ahead bring you much love, happiness and great health

  12. Happy Birthday, Lovella! Enjoy your day! Wishing you many blessings for the coming year!

  13. Happy Birthday Lovella.
    It was fun to see you on the Today Show last year...loved all your Olympic posts.
    I so enjoy your blog and your wonderful recipes.
    Debbie :)

  14. Happy Birthday Lovella! May our heavenly father give you a wonderful day and a healthy happy year! Appreciate so much your blog with inspiration and encouragement to walk with the Lord. Your group looks like so much fun. Much like our circle of friends at our church. I visit everyday - much happiness to you!

  15. Happy birthday, Lovella! It has been wonderful getting to know you through your blog this year. May everyday of your life be a special day full of blessings.

  16. Happy Birthday Lovella! I hope you have a fantastic year ahead!!

  17. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I need to make a note of some of these birthdays in blog-world because they sneak up on me and I've forgotten the exact date!!! Hope you have had a wonderful day celebrating together!

  18. Happy birthday to the queen of blogland - and I mean that in the nicest way!
    Many blessings for the year ahead!!
    They're getting harder & harder to top with all your recent travels and accomplishments.
    You go, girl & remember, I knew you when...


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