05 January 2013

Happy Birthday Carrie and Marian, We Love You!

Our Beautiful Leader, Carrie Fancett Pagels


BIRTHDAY WISHES FOR CARRIE

Bring out the cake and blow up the balloons,
Carrie’s birthday is coming really soon!

Tell her your well wishes and send some love her way.
Let’s break out in cheers all around for her birthday!

She’s an angel from Heaven above sent down to earth below,
She spreads God’s love to each and everyone she knows.

She does so much for all her friends and her family too,
That’s why when you meet her you will love her through and through.

Happy smiles and encouraging words Carrie loves to share
She’ll brighten your day and bless your heart just by being there.

So today as we celebrate Carrie F Pagels’ Day,
Let’s raise the roof and have some fun and shout out HOORAY!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CARRIE!!


Carrie we want you to know how much we love you and appreciate all that you do here on Overcoming With God.
 We are thankful that you are a willing servant of our Lord and that you listened when He asked you to start this blog for it has truly been a blessing to many people.
We love you,
Diana, Marian, Noela and Teresa




Isn't this a beautiful cake Carrie and Marian are sharing ?


Our Beautiful Marian all the way from the Netherlands



Marian Baay is our birthday girl today. She's
Always there with a helping hand.
Reaching out to others when she can.
I love the way she always smiles, cheering us up
Across the miles.
No one knows how much she means to us, she’s
Busy always helping us without a fuss.
Always posting pictures to brighten our day 
And sending cute little chocolate nut eating squirrels our way. 
You can see we love you Marian a lot it’s true, and we are sending a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!


Marian what a special person you are. You are like a ray of sunshine always smiling and spreading good cheer all the way from the Netherlands. Thank you for all you do on Overcoming With God.  You are a blessing to us!
We love you!
Carrie, Diana, Noela and Teresa




GIVEAWAY: In celebration of Carrie and Marian's birthdays Diana, Noela, and Teresa are giving away a $20.00 Amazon gift card. If you leave a lovely birthday wish for both of our Beautiful Birthday Girls you will be entered into the drawing. 
Don't forget your email address so we can contact you!







116 comments:

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY CARRIE AND MARION!!! I pray that you both have a wonderful day filled with joy and laughter. Here are a couple of birthday clowns for you lovely ladies! Hugs and God bless!!!!!!

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    debsbunch5[at]jesusanswers[dot]com

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    1. Debbie, you have blessed me SO much by reading my MS. I am SO glad that you enjoyed it and I thank God for sending you into my life! We all need encouragers and I am used to being the encourager so it is GREAT having you encourage ME!!! HUGS!!!

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    lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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    lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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    1. Kathleen, What an awesome singing voice you have! Oh, I love that blessing! Wow!!! Hugs!!!

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  4. CARRIE and MARIAN
    I hope you both the best birthday ever! I love y'all beyond words...I will be forever grateful that God chose to put us all together here on OWG!! He is so GOOD!

    Hope y'all don't mind that I "borrowed" a picture from your FB pages! lol

    LOVE YOU LOTS AND LOTS!

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    1. Thanks so much TERESA and DIANA for posting this wonderful birthday encouragement and the great poems!

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  5. Thank you so much for the wonderful poem for Carrie and me! You are so gifted, my dear mom. This really makes my day special!!
    Love you all--C, D, N & T
    Big hugs!
    ♥ ♥ ♥

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    1. Of course I was giggling when reading about the chocolate nut eating squirrels. ;)

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    2. MARIAN so glad you liked your poem...seems I couldn't help myself, the part about the squirrels just seemed to write itself! Could it be because your mom is a little squirrely?! :D

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    3. I LOVED the squirrel, too, in the poem, lol!!! Love you, too, Marian!!! So glad God put us all together for His glory! I pray our readers are blessed by our content.

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  6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY CARRIE AND MARIAN!!!

    I thank God just about every day for these two very SPECIAL people! I LOVE you both very much!!

    CARRIE, I don't think I'll ever stop thanking you for listening to God in bringing us all together! :) And thank you also for your kindness and encouragement, and the tireless work you do here and on Colonial Quills - May God bless you a hundredfold!!! Have a VERY, very Happy Birthday CARRIE!!

    MARIAN, you really are the sweetest!! Thank you for your ever so patient help with everything and all the extra work you do on the Blog!! Thanks also for all the smiles and laughs and squirrels!! :) Hope you had a wonderful birthday!!!

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    1. Thank you, Noela! I thank God for the awesome I had yesterday! :)

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    2. Thank you, Noela! I just try to listen to His still small voice, pray, and try to be obedient to His call. And when I do that He blesses me and others. So glad He brought us all together!!!

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  7. Happy birthday Carrie and Marian! God bless you both :)

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    1. Thank you, Nathan. So nice to see you here. :) Blessings to you.

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  8. Love the poems for two of the MOST SPECIAL ladies! I sure do hope y'all have fantastic birthday's, CARRIE & MARIAN. You're both such a blessing to me! God bless you both throughout this year and may He bring you many, many more!!! Love y'all :)

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    1. Thanks so much, ANNE!!! You are such a doll and I thank you for your prayers and blessings!!! Hugs!!!

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  9. Happy Birthday to you Carrie and Marian! You both are wonderful blessings that God has put in our paths to help us along our journey. What great inspirations and God loving people you are. When we need prayer, encouragement, laughter, you never disappoint. My prayer is that each of you receive many, many, blessings from God today and always. Living for HIM is what it is all about!

    Blessings!
    Judy
    sweetpea.judy(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thank you for your beautiful words, Judy! Blessings to you, my friend.

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    2. Exactly, Judy. That is what life is--living for Him every day. Unfortunately I got sidetracked on my bday morning by being only concerned about myself. Sigh... but my boys are doing a little better this afternoon. Am sitting by sweetie boy who is under the weather.

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  10. Happy Birthday to two of my favorite girls. Teresa said it so much better than I ever could -- boy did she ever! LOL CARRIE literally came into my life and had confidence in me that I didn't have -- showing me I could do something I didn't think I could ever do! I love her kind and encouraging ways, her funny little giggle, and generous spirit. And how she listens to, and seeks to obey the voice of God. Love you, Carrie!

    MARIAN and I started talking on FB about a certain author's books and instantly a bond was formed. Who knew when we had that first conversation, MARIAN, that we would be working and playing together on the blog? She is precious and funny, gentle spirited and kind, and has helped me many times on the blog. I knew NOTHING about blogging! Thank you, sweet Marian for being such a good friend to me. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I love you!

    Now if I could just rhyme all of this stuff...haha!

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    1. I remember that first conversation. You were so surprised to learn I am from Holland. Thank you for your kind words...they sound beautiful even without rhyming. :) Love you too! Hugs!!

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    2. Yes, I was! That bonded us together even more, I think. Awww -- well they are from the heart! Hugs back!

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    3. I loved your reviews, Diana, and I knew we enjoyed the same type of books. Plus I loved your heart. And then when I got to meet you in person--wow, the Holy Spirit just went crazy, didn't it? I have Holy Ghost bumps thinking about it. And how the enemy tried to keep us apart with that horrid storm and the GPS sending me in circles! Paul was such a sweetie.

      Haha about my giggle! We do get good giggles on the phone, don't we?!! Blessings!

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  11. CARRIE Happy Birthday!! I hope it's a beautiful day with many blessings. So glad to know you. Thank you for blessing me with who you are!
    Hugs!

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    1. Thank you, Marian, and happy bday back--I am glad you had a great day and I think Murray really blessed you with his presence, too! So very glad God brought you into my life. You are such an intelligent young woman with a strong heart for God. I just love reading your "take" on things and how you love so many different types of books. You really have a knack for picking phenomenol authors!

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    2. Yes, I had a great day yesterday. Murray really was a blessing to me yesterday.
      I'm humbled by all the great things you see in me. :)

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    3. CARRIE, there is no reply place up yonder, but yes, from the get go the Holy Ghost was present with us. When you called me during that storm, my heart sunk, b/c I thought you weren't going to be able to find me and not come! When we met it was love at first sight! LOL And yes, we have shared quite a few giggles on the phone. Loved the one where Paul told me during my pity party, "Carrie does!." I really got a giggle out of you on that one! haha

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  12. I hope you had a wonderful birthday, Marian. And I agree with Diana. You are kind and funny and encouraging, too. Glad you're a part of this blog group!

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    1. And you have been such a help to me, Marian--you are so talented and helpful to all of us on this blog. And as Noela said, patient--more thorough and patient than me for sure!!! Thank you!!!

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  13. Happy Birthday, Carrie and Marian! Hope you guys have a great one. Thank y'all for all you do!
    Amy C
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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    1. Amy, thanks, I have had a wonderful birthday few weeks!!! God has blessed me SO much!!!

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  14. WHOO-HOO!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO TWO OF MY FAVES!!! And let me go on record to say that KATHLEEN FROM LANE HILL posts some of lovliest birthday comments EVER!! I feel dull after that. :)

    MARIAN ... I am SO thrilled you are a part of this wonderful group and I hope your birthday is the BEST ever!!

    CARRIE ... just gotta say that I count your friendship as one of the greatest blessings I've had as an author and if I don't ever sell another book, I go away FAR, FAR richer for knowing you, my friend.

    I wish you both a birthday brimming over with His blessings and love!!

    Hugs and more hugs,
    Julie

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    1. Thanks so much, Julie.
      Blessings and hugs!
      xxx

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    2. JULIE usually makes me laugh! Now this time she makes me cry. No wonder I love her books so much!

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    3. Julie, you are such a beautiful example to me of how a godly author should behave and walk in faith. I try to emulate you because you are such a loving Christian woman whose work reflects the passion you feel for Christ as evidenced in marriage especially. Your recent offer, echoed by our other mutual friends, simply knocked me to my knees and humbled me and I feel was a manifestation of the Holy Spirit through you. And I know you love it when He does that!!! Thank you so much my dear friend!!!

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  15. Happy Birthday Carrie and Marian. From Joy Ross Davis...
    jessarb@aol.com

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    1. hey Joy, great to see you here, my angel friend! Thanks for the bday wishes. :)

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  16. Happy Birthday Carrie and Marian! You both are such great supporters of Christian Fiction - authors and readers alike. I love the way this blog touches people's hearts and helps them see how God's love and grace can help them overcome any issue they face. I hope you are blessed this year as you continue to love and serve Him.
    Blessings,
    Carrie
    www.carrieturansky.com
    Snowflake Sweethearts 12/12
    The Governess of Highland Hall 10/13

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    1. Carrie, That is exactly what we want to do!!! Thank you so much because that is our ministry and what we asked to be annointed to do and your reinforcement of that encourages me!!! Hugs!

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  17. And Happy Birthday to Carrie, giver of gifts, accountability, and encouragement. I appreciate you and hope you have an awesome celebration today and an amazing year.

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    1. Thanks, Julie. I very much appreciate your leadership which directly impacted my ability to complete my MS last year. God put you in my life for a reason and I am grateful. Hugs!!!

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  18. Happy Birthday to the both you! Wishing Carrie and Marian many blessings throughout the year.

    By the way, that is a gorgeous cake.
    -Janella

    arieljo12(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks, Janella, and I agree--beautiful cake!!

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    2. Thank you, Janella. I'm sure it also is a yummy cake.

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  19. What a beautiful cake!!! What creative, lovely poems!!!Happy Birthday Carrie! I put a wish for you on your timeline as I did Marian's yesterday but my wishes go on!!!!! :)

    I'd love to win a gift card so please enter my name in the drawing. Blessings! Darlene

    spangldlady[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Darlene, Don't I have some talented gals I get to hang out with? Did you see Teresa's poem in The Book Club Network's ezine this month? Thanks!!!

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  20. Happy Birthday Carrie and Marian. May your birthday be filled with many happy hours and your life with many happy birthdays. HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!
    Katie Johnson
    johnsonk133[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. Hey Katie!!! Thanks! It has been a great bday and I am so blessed!

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  21. Happiest birthdays ever to Marian and Carrie! What a wonderful tribute with those great poems! Really thoughtful and so fitting. You are all special at this blog and a blessing to many!

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    1. I am glad they did NOT make me laugh, Carla, like your hilarious Colonial Quills bday post did! I think my sides still ache!!! Thanks so much!!!

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    2. Thanks, Carla. I also enjoyed your post for Carrie on CQ. It was hilarious!

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    1. Thank you so much, Jennifer, and thanks for all your help with the technical side of this blog!!!

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  23. Wow, how great to celebrate TWO of my favorite ladies and bloggers today!! Carrie & Marian, WHAT A BLESSING YOU BOTH ARE!!!!

    Wishing you BOTH a tremendously, happy, miraculous, enjoyable, breathtaking, unique, every wish coming true, inspired, beauty filled, surrounded by angels and holiness, royal gem covered crowns on your heads, with new friends and seasoned ones loving on you, HAPPY BIRTHDAY with the promise of a magical year FULL of grace, health, prosperity and favor on you and your precious loved ones.

    Love and appreciate both of you ladies and it's SUCH a privilege for me to share books and the awesome power of God's love here on this blog with you. You have both encouraged me, inspired me, blessed me, and become dear friends to me in a short time and I praise God for you :) Thanks for all you do and for being such lovely women, what a difference you both make without even realizing it!

    All that said, please don't enter me for the giveaway :) Just needed to send more love to you both, best wishes to the other entrants because this blog is soooooo generous. *waving to Diana, Teresa, and Noela* Looking forward to sharing MORE great books and the love of God on this blog in 2013 with you all, but an EXTRA SPECIAL happy birthday to Carrie and Marian :) LOOOOVE the photos, the cake, and the beautiful birthday messages on today's post! How creative and lovingly done :) Also like the new format on the comments today. Hugs and blessings my wonderful girls!

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    1. Waving back to you, KARA! What a kind and uplifting post! WOW! Not sure this format is supposed to look like this, KARA. If so, me no like! lol

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    2. And you are one of our favorite bright spot visitors here, Kara! I pray your writing goes GREAT this next year! Wonder if I will get to go to the FL conf and if I will get to meet you there? OH, I LOVE your BLESSINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Woot!!! I feel like I got rained blessings upon!!! THANKS!!!!

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    3. Kara, I agree with Carrie...it feels like I got rained blessings upon!! Thanks so much for your uplifting words. You are such a blessing to us.
      We love you!!

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  24. Huh? You're having a party without me? Toss me a hat and a noisemaker, I want to join in. :) Happy, Happy Birthday, ladies!!! I'm so grateful to you both for your dedication to authors and readers. Have fun, be lazy, and EAT CAKE!

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    1. No noisemakers. Or hats. But yummy cake, Marcia! I am a mom so I still did laundry today and am sitting with my sick boy and cuddling right now. Hugs and thanks!

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    2. Thank you Marcia!! I can see no more cake! I had too much. I'm not a mom, but also did laundry on my bday, Carrie.

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  25. Happy Birthday to Carrie and Marian. I hope you both have a great day.

    griperang at embarqmail dot com

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    1. Thanks Angela. It has been great!

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    2. Is this Angie from my home town? Thanks so much!!!

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  26. Don't enter me.. I'm just dropping by to wish a HUGE Happy Birthday to both Carrie and Marian!!! Love you both and hope you're having a GREAT day!

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    1. ML, You have made my last several of weeks so special! You have been so kind to me! Thank you again for reading my MS and for suggesting my name for that group. Bless you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  27. Happy Birthday Carrie and Marian! Praying God's abundant blessings upon both of you through this coming year.


    winterrose(at)comcast(dot)net

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    1. Thanks for the blessings, Louise!

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    2. Thank u Heather! Love all these blessings!

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  28. Happy Birthday Carrie & Marian!!! I hope you both have a wonderful day and may God bless both of you!
    makeighleekyleigh at yahoo.com

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    1. I had a great day. Thanks for the blessings!

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    2. Thanks Megan! I have been celebrating for a while!

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  29. Happy Birthday, dear Carrie, who has become such a great encourager and accountability partner to me! Have a great one!
    And happy Birthday to Marian as well! Hope you day is the best!

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    1. Mel, u r a doll! Enjoying our little accountability group! And you are a great encourager, too!

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  30. Happy Birthday Carrie and Marian, I hope you both have a wonderful day full of fun and many blessings.

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Thanks, Wendy. God has been blessing my bday for the past several weeks! I am so grateful for all these online celebrations and real life ones, too!

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  31. Happy Birthday Carrie and Marian! I love reading your reviews and appreciate all the time and effort that you put into this blog. All the best to both of you. May the Lord bless greatly in the upcoming year.

    Patty
    pattymh2000(at)Yahoo(dot) com

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    1. Great to hear that you appreciate our work on the blog! Thanks for telling us. Blessings!

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    2. Thanks, Patty! It does take some work! We ask you to keep us in prayer!

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  32. HAPPY BIRTHDAY CARRIE AND MARIAN !!!!!!!!!!! May the good Lord bless you with health and happiness in 2013 !!! I am so blessed to be your friend Carrie and I sure hope to friend Marian.. Have a blessed day !!!!!!!!!!! xo Chicki

    Rosemary Foley rfoley@salemstate.edu

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    1. Thank you, Rosemary! I'm always happy to make new friends, so send me a friend request on facebook if you'd like to friend me. I looked for you, but couldn't find you.

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    2. Chicki, great getting to know you better too! Thanks for coming by to celebrate with us!

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  33. Happy Birthday, Girls!!!! I hope you both grow closer to God this year and that His will wiil be done your lives!

    marissamehresman(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Thanks for the birthday wishes and blessings!

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    2. Oh yes, Marissa, I pray for that, too, that Marian and I will grow even closer to our Lord and His will be done!

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  34. Happy Birthday ladies, so glad I found this blog - haven't been a follower for very long but love it already. You're all doing a great job.

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    1. That's great to hear, Becky! Blessings.

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    2. Ohhhhhhhhh, that is so sweet, Becky! Thank you!

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  35. Happy Birthday! That cake is GORGEOUS!!! :)

    ~ASC

    P.s. no need to enter me, just wanted to say happy b-day. :)

    Thanks, ASC

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    1. Amada, I loved the little FB graphic you put on my wall! So cute! Yes, Marian found that great cake! Thanks!

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  36. Happy Birthday to Two Very Special Ladies !!
    May the Lord Bless You Both & Keep You in His Care.
    Janet Estridge
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. Happy Birthday Marian & Carrie. Sounds from FB like you both had special days. Praying God's blessings for you both in the coming year. Susan Fryman susanngarrylee@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Susan! I hope your hubby's bday is awesome, too!

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  38. Happy Birthday to both of you! Thanks so much for all the hard work you do here on the blog. I hope you have a great week! shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thank you, Veronica! I pray your week is great, too!

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  39. WE HAVE A WINNER!!! Congratulations to JOY ROSS DAVIS!! I'll be sending you an email shortly.

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  40. Hope both of you girls had very good and Happy Birthdays! You are good friends to have, and, all of you other girls. Sorry I missed this. Didn't know it was just the 1 day until I saw the winner! Congratulations to you, Joy. GOD bless you all! And, a special blessing for the Birthday girls! Maxie

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  41. I've had the privilege to "meet" Carrie but not Marian. Wishing you both every happiness and joy for the upcoming year. Hugs to you both!!!

    Diane :O)
    www.dianeestrella.com
    dianemestrella at gmail dot com

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  42. Happy Birthday Carrie and Marian!

    I hope you have a wonderful week!
    Melissa
    readinginks ( at ) gmail ( dot ) com

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  43. love birthday parties thanks for chance to win this wonderful giveaway

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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