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Sunday, August 9, 2009

August 5th, 2009---BIG DAY


George and I are home from a busy but fun vacation to Florida. We saw new waterfalls both going and coming; we visited my brother in Jacksonville; we toured the fort in St. Augustine; AND we celebrated my 67th birthday at Ormond Beach. Today I will share with you that wonderful day this past Wednesday when this OLD woman had another birthday!!!!! Above is a picture taken that afternoon when we met Cousin Bonnie and hubby Dave for dinner at New Smyrna Beach. I "caught up" (in age) with George on that day --and now we BOTH are 67... Yipes!!! Below are more pictures from that special day.





The first thing that morning, we stood out on our balcony in our oceanfront room and saw a beautiful sunrise... Is that not amazing????? I felt as if God was smiling down on ME on my birthday.





Part of that glorious day was spent at the beach--enjoying the sand and surf.. We even got into the water (ocean) on that HOT Florida day.





George enjoys reading when we go to the beach. I enjoy sleeping --but I also enjoy 'people-watching'. The building in the background was our motel. We were on the 5th floor--so we had a great view.





Two cousins, Bonnie and me, (who share the same birthday) met for a delicious seafood dinner at Blackbeard's Inn in New Smyrna Beach. Our husbands made sure that we enjoyed that 'double' celebration!!!!!!





Bonnie and Dave took this cute picture of George and me---after Bonnie and I had accused him of putting the camera bag down in some water.. He was trying to find out what we were laughing about.... Hmmmmmmm???? What was he really saying?????? (The camera bag was NOT in water--even though it looked like it was!!!) ha ha





After that delicious dinner and wonderful company, we headed back to our motel. Once we got there, guess what we saw????? The moon was just fabulous--over that water... WOW!!!





The darker it became, the prettier the moon's reflection was. SO---can you tell what a wonderful birthday I had????? I truly felt as if the sunrise and the moon over the water was there just for ME on August 5, 2009, along with my wonderful husband who was definitely also there for me!! What can I say??? Life is GOOD!

Hope you had a great week. I look forward to catching up with your blogs this next week.
Hugs,

57 comments:

Cedar ... said...

How nice Betsy! Happy Birthday, although a bit late. I really like that new pic of you and George at the top of your blog. That moon was truly beautiful.

Rocky Mountain Retreat said...

Well, it sounds and looks like you two had an absolutely delightful time!!
Looks like you could not ask for a better birthday, what a terrific place!
The sunrises and moonshots and lounging on the sands is fabulous...
Happy belated birthday Betsy... ♥
Hugs
~Michele~

Kirigalpoththa said...

Hi Betsy,
Happy belated b'day wishes and what a place to celebrate your b'day!

Beautiful sunset pictures!

NatureStop said...

Happy belated birthday Betsy!! Looks like your really enjoyed your day and the pics are all so lovely.
A big birthday hug for you.
Shantana

Jayne said...

Sounds like a wonderful birthday Betsy!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Betsy: It looks like you had a great time and got some neat photos.

Arkansas Patti said...

Aw, you guys are so cute dressed alike.
So glad you had a great Birthday. I too like and miss the sunrises and moonshots over the Atlantic. Just beautiful.
I will be putting my toes back in the blogging water tomorrow. Hope you enjoyed the time off from blogging. Just glad you are back.

SmilingSally said...

Welcome home, Betsy. You and George look so happy in these pictures.

amelia said...

What a wonderful birthday!! I can't imagine anyone having a better one!!
I hope you have good weather now you're home. We are having heat and storms this week.

Deb Murphree/Alabama Politics said...

Girl...your pictures tell a true story, of you and George and also show the love you have for one another...Truly splendid in a world we live in, nowdays. You both look GREAT...and your beach pictures were so exciting. Now, you make me wanna go back to Panama City Beach AGAIN lol...(that's where I came back from Tuesday). You brighten up my day whenever I read your blog, and I missed you while you were gone!

Janie said...

I'm glad you had a fun trip. You and George look so happy. The sunrise, sunset, and moonrise made for excellent photos.
Your positive life attitude keeps you young no matter what your birthday candles say!

Mary said...

Happy belated birthday! Glad your trip was so great and welcome home.

Jo said...

Happy birthday Betsy;) glad you had such a wonderful time. Your photos are WOW. The sunrise, moon, the beach all were for you, my bubbly friend. I love your new header pic. I'm glad you had a good holiday and very glad you are back. (((Hugs))) Jo

Thistlebrooms said...

Hey Betsy...
First I need to say 'Love the NEW Banner'!!!...
What a Marvelous trip to Celebrate your Birthday...
The Beach, Moonlight & Your Love To Share...Couldn't ask for more...

My Best...Marilyn

The Incredible Woody said...

I'm so glad that you had a great birthday and a wonderful vacation! Those shots are fantastic!

Mildred said...

Pretty scenery and happy smiles. Hope your birthday was great!

Sunny said...

Welcome back, it looks like you had a great time.
Lovely pictures!
Sunny :)

Ocean Girl said...

I love the smiles! Yes Betsy, some of the pictures are really alike and I especially love the moonlight.

Small City Scenes said...

My oh my what a splendid birthday day you had. Happiness to you always.
Sun, surf and sand---wonderful memories.
I love the new header.

The birthday girl had a grreat time.
glad you are back too. MB

Dorothy said...

Looks like you had a wonderful birthday! (did I tell you that my granddaughter shares your Aug. 5th birth date?) Love the pictures of the moon and its reflection in the water! How often do you get a chance to make a picture like that!

cherie said...

look who's back - happy belated birthday, ms. betsy! i've missed you! the florida sunrise and sunsets were lovely! so was mr. george right there with the hand on his hip! oh boy, we have gotta catch up! the birdies are getting ready to fledge! hugs, ma'am!!

jlshall said...

Welcome back! It's great that you had such a wonderful birthday. Just remember, 67 is NOT old. And the closer I get to it, the younger it seems!

Snap said...

Betsy,
Happy Birthday!
Your pictures are just gorgeous -- sun, moon and people! Everyone so happy and having a good time and you blessed by nature! Wonderful, wonderful!

Welcome home!

Bonnie Bonsai said...

You are one Sweetest Person on earth I've met on the blogosphere Betsy. I love your header and the post birthday reticence along with some beautiful photographs. You and your hubby George looked like twins in the same outfit.

Happy Birthday and may you have many more. Many Happy Returns of the day!

Here's a belated one for You.

Cheryl /Ashton said...

Love your new header. And a belated Happy Birthday to you! I love how the sunrise and sunset wished you a very happy birthday as well. How much better could a day be than that? Glad you had a wonderful trip and enjoyed your photos.

♥ Kathy♥ said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Looks like you and George had a blast. Your pictures are wonderful. You have been missed and I am glad you and George are back home safe and sound. =)

Busy Bee Suz said...

Happy Late birthday Betsy! It looks like a great day...hoping you have a fantastic year to come. LOVE that picture of you and George on the header..but I really, really, love the picture of you and George 'almost' having a tiff. :)
Love to you both, Suz

Heading to CO today...pray for our safe travels.

mountain.mama said...

I'm so glad you're back and had a wonderful birthday. Those are some great pictures. My favorite is the one of you and George laughing together.

My daughter was looking at your pictures and says you look 55 not 67! Way to go!!

Carla said...

Welcome back to Tennessee! Looks like you had a wonderful birthday and a geat time! You did get some beautiful pictures. And I also love your banner photo.

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Happy Belated Birthday to you, Betsy! I can see that the two of you had a great time..oh, how I do miss that fresh seafood. :0)

Have a great day,
Stephanie

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Welcome back! And I love your new banner: very well done!

Rose said...

Glad to see you made it home safe...what a wonderful birthday you had. Happy Belated Birthday1

Tammie Lee said...

Betsy, Happy Birthday!
I wish you a wonderful new year! It looks as though you had a wonderful celebration and those moon shots, ooh la la!
Spirithelpers

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Betsy,I do believe that God arranged that sunrise and moonrise just for you.He knew you would take time to enjoy this beauty.Isn't that just like our Father to do this? Glad you had a fabulous day and hope the year ahead is filled with much joy.
Blessings,Ruth

dot said...

A late Happy Birthday! I enjoyed seeing the pictures. Did you get any pictures of St. Augustine? I can vaguely remember touring the fort back in the 60's.

Joy said...

What a great place to spend a birthday. The sun and the mooning were smiling on you that day. I have a cousin that shares my birthday too. We're the same age.
So glad you had a fun time.
You and George are too cute.

Joy

SquirrelQueen said...

A belated Happy Birthday. What a great place to celebrate and relax. I love the ocean, any ocean, any coast and your photos of the sunrise and moonlight are just beautiful.

It looks like you had a fantastic time and I can't wait to see more of the photos of you trip.

Hugs,
Judy

COUNTRY MOM said...

Betsy, Thank You for reading my blog. I love yours. I LOVE your header from your beautiful pic, to the words written. You look so happy in all your pics. I really enjoy reading and seeing what all new is going on. Many Blessings,

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Welcome back! It's wonderful to read about the happiness you and George bring to each other. The two of you make 67 sound truly golden. ;-)

Becky said...

I don't have anything on you..You travel more than I do.

A (late) Happy Birthday to you. Glad it was such a wonderful day.

Pat - Arkansas said...

A belated Happy Birthday, Betsy! I'm so glad you had a wonderful time!
67? You're just a Spring Chicken! :)

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Oh, Betsy. Life IS good! So glad you had a marvelous time on your birthday. Can't wait to see pics of the waterfalls you saw. You've been missed here in the blogosphere!

Diane AZ said...

Welcome back Betsy, your new header photo is wonderful! Glad to hear you and George had a great trip. Those are some gorgeous sunrise and moon shots!

Robin's New Song said...

I believe God WAS smiling on you for your birthday! What a lovely sunset and moon over the water! and such a lovely new header picture! I'm so glad you had such a great time, and glad to see you're home, safe and sound..
Life is Good!
Hugs,

Robin :)

Wendy said...

Happy Happy Birthday Betsy!! The sun, the moon, the surf, the sand, and George - how wonderful is that??

Your pics say it all. What a wonderful holiday you had. I'll bet it's nice to be back home and in your own bed once again too.

Thanks for sharing your holiday with us.
Hugs

Karin said...

The love and joy and energy that flow from you through your blog is totally amazing! I'm so thankful that you had a wonderful, blessed time and are back safe and sound. What a terrific memory you have made. Love your new header! Your photos, as always, are truly great but I bet you had to be there for the real thing! Blessings!

Bird Girl said...

I'm so glad you had a happy, happy 67th! You sure are a young 67, girl! I guess George is keeping you young ;-) or is that the other way around??? I just LOVE the picture on your banner - you guys look just gorgeous and the picture itself is so lovely with the waterfall behind and your matching Tee's - how neat!!!
I think God was smiling down on your and the moon, too!
Glad you are home and safe and sound once again!

Susie said...

Glad you guys made it back home safely. Love the new header. Looks like an absolutely wonderful trip Betsy. I know your birthday had to have been great!

Daisy said...

Oh what a wonderful day you had, Betsy! So glad your birthday was such a special one for you. I love the pictures of you and George. You two are so cute together.

Shelley said...

I just love your new blog header Betsy! Such a great photo of you and George against that magnificent scenery! I'm so glad you had a great birthday - may all your wishes come true my friend!!
Love you,
Shelley

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

I'm so glad you had such a wonderful and beautiful birthday Betsy! You are a blessed woman and yes, I think God was smiling down at you with love! xoxo

Kelly said...

Well welcome back....and my oh my....what a birthday! I'm glad you had so much fun!! Life is GOOD! Today was my mom's 70th, and we had a party at our house...fellow Leos! Happy Belated. I missed your happy posts...
Hugs...Kelly

cherie said...

ms. betsy, i was ready to sleep when i remembered you - the birds have fledged! and they are wrens! come on, hop over after you've rested and see! love, cherie

Tootie said...

Betsy, I love all of your beautiful pictures. I especially like the last one I looked at with the moon's reflection on the water. It's amazing!

Sharing your scenic travels, brought a smile to my face.

Now I'm off to see what George has on his blog. :-)

Rambling Woods said...

A very Happy Birthday Betsy...Michelle

Pam said...

Belated Happy Birthday Betsy!
What a wonderful way to celebrate with a trip to Florida.
It certainly looks like you and George had a delightful time on the beach and visiting with family.
Hugs, Pam

ROSIDAH said...

Magnificent post for a very special occasion! I'm so sorry I have missed your birthday, Betsy. Wishing you even more joy and blessings as you step into another year. Hugs and love from Indonesia :)