24 August 2014

Happy Birthday TERESA S. MATHEWS!

Teresa and Carlton

Teresa's son's - Joshua & Daniel

Noela has compiled a lovely photo collage for Teresa's birthday, with help from Marian. Aren't these pictures lovely?

Celebrate this beautiful mother and wife's birthday with Teresa's wonderful family!






HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Teresa's beloved dog Millie
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Making melodies unto the Lord



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Teresa, here is your deserted island! Expect lots of visitors tho!


She may need to fight off  pirate rogues!


This one may not be fought off :)      


Birthday balloons for the birthday girl!



Teresa, we hope you have a very blessed birthday as we share in your day with lots of love and laughter and cake!! We love and appreciate you so much, and thank you for your wonderful reviews and your treasured friendship!
From the OWG Angels and all our friends! 
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My friend, Christy Zumbrun, is a professional cake baker, and here's a pretty one she made a few years back.  Where is Teresa's 40 layer cake, you wonderum, we sure wouldn't want the birthday girl to make her own cake now, would we? Or maybe we could, but that's a secret! 


Here's a little rhyme for our poetess:
Most violets are purple,
And many roses are red,
If you think I can bake a 40 layer cake,
You are out of your head!

How do you like that, Teresa?!!!


Sit down and enjoy a cup of hot tea or we'll pour you some lemonade. This little teapot has its own teacup on the bottom. One of our followers won this cute combo last year. Who doesn't like pink and hearts?



Some birthday flowers for Teresa's birthday
picture by Carrie Fancett Pagels






While you are visiting with us, enjoy the pretty flowers and inhale their lovely scent! 
I bet all your prayers to God for healing for Teresa's husband, Carlton, are like sweet incense to our Lord.








GIVEAWAY: We are giving away a copy of any book that Teresa has reviewed. Winner's choice of format (international winner ebook only or paperback available through the Book Depository.)

Leave your words of blessing and encouragement for Teresa!

56 comments:

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TERESA!!!!! Hoping that your day is special, my sweet friend! BIRTHDAY HUGS TO YOU!!! :)

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    1. ANGI, my sweeter than sweet tea friend.;-) Thank you for the sweet wishes and wonderful (((Birthday Hugs))). I am sending (((HUGS))) right back to ya!! Thanks for celebrating with me!!

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  2. Happy Birthday Teresa! May your day be filled with joy and laughter! That is a gorgeous cake and teapot/teacup! And I love the pictures! Hugs and God bless!

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    1. CHAPPY thanks for coming by and celebrating with me...today is actually my son's birthday. **Wink Wink** Nineteen years ago he was born on my birthday so I have officially given it to him! I will forever be **mumble mumble** 30 something **mumble mumble**!! ;-)

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    2. Yer funny! Well Happy Birthday to your son and to you as well! I saw the pictures you posted on Facebook....very cute young man. :-)

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  3. I guess it paid off to be a night owl tonight!! Thank you my sweet Angel friends for this great party!! I love you and all our friends here on OWG!! Thank you for kicking my birthday off in style!

    I LOVE the poem, I think it will give me lots of inspiration while writing my next poem, or maybe baking my next cake. I did bake 2-24 layer chocolate cakes and a lemon cake yesterday for a fundraiser our church had for Carlton. Funny you should mention me baking my own cake, I think I will do just that!! I am thinking of a nice purple cake with roses all over it!! ;-) I promise I'll post a picture on my Facebook page when I do.

    I'll be back after Church to visit again! Love to you all and thanks for making my birthday fantabulous!!

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    1. MARIAN and NOELA thank you for my birthday "pirate" and my island!! lol Now to grab one of MaryLu's books and head there for my birthday! Nothing makes my day like a good pirate story!! ;-)

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    2. And soon you will be able to read a mermaid book by MaryLu as well! ;-)

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    3. Oh Chappy you are right...I had forgotten about that!! Wish I had it NOW!!! lol :-)

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  4. Happy birthday Teresa! I enjoy reading your book reviews and following this blog! Hope your day is special and wonderful!

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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    1. HEIDI thank you so much for joining my party! It always brings a smile to my face to see you drop in!! :-)

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  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SISSY!!!! Enjoy your party, cake, and pirates! ;) Love you enormously!!!

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    1. Love you too my sweet Aussie Sissy!! You all out did yourselves!! Great Job!! I have been staring at the cake wondering if I should have a piece now or wait until later? I guess I'll wait!! lol

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  6. Happy birthday, dear Teresa!! What a beautiful celebration!! I loved listening to you play the piano while strolling through the beautiful pics and enjoying the tea, cake, and flowers!! Hoping to hear you play that piano, in person, when we finally get to meet each other - and perhaps harmonize on a song or two. That poem gave me a laugh - I would be out of MY head, also, to entertain the idea of having enough patience to make one of those 40 layer cakes!!

    I'm wondering if you and your son have anything planned for a joint celebration today?? Just don't think about taking off for that deserted isle without me - I'm long overdue for a beach/water vaca and have plenty of MaryLu books ready to bring along for a read.

    Thank you for your wonderful reviews, sweet friendship, loving kindness, and godly spirit - you are a joy and blessing and so appreciated!! Continued prayers for you, Carlton and family!! Love, peace, joy, blessings, and hugs!!

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    1. Oh Sweet BONNIE...I have been so blessed to have met you!! You are so precious to me and I LOVE you lots and lots! GOD has been so good to me to give me such a sweet friend!!

      Josh and I had a rough start to our day so we didn't even get to have lunch together. I guess that happens when your "babies" grow up!! lol We did just share his birthday cake, I couldn't resist buying him an ice cream cake!! YUM YUM... I think I might have to bake myself one tomorrow! After baking all those yesterday for the fundraiser I took the day off from baking!! :-)

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  7. Happy Happy Birthday, TERESA!!! You have a beautiful family and I know you will be treated like a queen today. Lots of love and best wishes in this coming year. You are blessing from the Lord!!! {{hugs}}

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    1. Hi Dear ANNE thanks for the beautiful thoughts!! I'm still waiting for the royal treatment!! It sounds like a dream come true, maybe it will happen next year! ;-)

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  8. Happy Birthday to the dearest friend anyone could wish for. Hoping and praying this year brings many blessings, divine health, and everything that makes you smile! Love you!

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    1. DIANA my bff,,,I love you to pieces! I am looking forward to all those wonderful things, especially the divine health!! :-) I know this coming year is going to be much better for all of us!!

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  9. Happy Birthday!! Praying for a shower of blessings on the year ahead for you and your family. Also happy birthday to my lil brother. :)

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    1. Hello Mama's Beautiful Girl!! It just doesn't seem fair we can't exchange a birthday hug today!! Love you lots, and I'm so blessed to have your as my sweet girl!! ((((BIG HUGS))))

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  10. Happy birthday to you! I pray your day and upcoming year is filled with many blessings! And continued prayers for your husband.

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    1. NANCY thank you so much for coming by and for the birthday blessings!! I appreciate your prayers for Carlton, don't know how we would survive without the prayers of our friends and family!! :-)

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  11. Happy Birthday, Teresa!!!!! Hope you have a simply fabulous year:)

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    1. JEN thank you for dropping in and making me smile!! I know my year will be fabulous as long as I have another one of your books to read!! ;-)

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  12. Happy, Happy Birthday, Teresa!!!!! Have a great day and many, many more birthdays to you!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Aww thank you MELANIE for all the sweet birthday wishes! So glad you dropped it! :-)

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  13. Happy Birthday, Teresa! May your year be blessed with love, joy and dreams fulfilled!

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    1. MERRY so glad you came by to share my celebration! Thanks for the lovely wishes. :-)

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  14. Hope you have a wonderful Birthday!!!
    Blessings
    Diana

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    1. Thank you DIANA, it was off to a slow start this morning but it got better as the day went along!! Thanks for coming by..hope you grabbed a slice of that lovely cake!! ;-)

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  15. Hope you had a blessed day birthday girl! And have a blessed year ahead.

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    1. ROBIN my day was very blessed, thank you so much for popping in to my party!! It's always fun to see a beautiful FB friend come by! :-)

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  16. Happy, Happy Birthday Teresa! And Happy Birthday to your son as well. Hope you have had a wonderful day and wishing you a most blessed year ((hugs))

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    1. Hi BETTI thank you so much for coming by to visit and wish both Joshua and myself Happy Birthday!! (((BIG HUGS))) back to ya!! :-) See ya later aboard ship! ;-)

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  17. ♪♪ Happy ♫ birthday ♫♪ Teresa! I hope you are having the best one ever.

    ~Cindi Altman

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    1. Thanks CINDI for the lovely birthday music and wishes! So glad you came to my party, hope you grabbed a slice of that beautiful cake and had some tea! ;-)

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  18. Happy Birthday!! May all your wishes come true!!

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    1. Aww thank you MARY, having you and all the other sweet viewers to come by today and wish me happy birthday made quite a few of my wishes come true today!! :-)

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  19. Happy birthday, Teresa, and I sure hope you enjoy your 40 layer cake! Sorry you're having to make it yourself, esp. after being so ill, but it is for a good cause!!! Hugs and love!!! Wish I could celebrate with you!!!

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    1. CARRIE you are the BEST!! Thanks for preparing all the goodies for my party. I am a little tired after making those cakes on Saturday. so I am going to make my cake tomorrow.

      I wish you could have been here today too, it would have been the perfect day! Hopefully soon we'll have a reunion and I'll have to make another of those gf chocolate cakes and it just might be 45 layers!! lol I will have to find the world's tallest cake cover so the cake will fit in it, we wouldn't want it to get stale! :-) (((BIG HUGS))) to you and lots of love!!

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  20. Happy Birthday, Teresa! I hope you a special one.
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    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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    1. AMY I had a very nice birthday! Thank you for dropping by my party! I hope you were able to have a sip of tea and some other goodies the lovely ladies of OWG prepared!! :-)

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  21. Felicitous salutations on your birthday! God bless your upcoming year with an outpouring of favor on you and your household!

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    1. RACHAEL thank you for such a marvelous birthday greeting, I am looking forward for GOD's favor to be bestowed! I'm so glad you dropped in! :-)

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  22. Happy Birthday Teresa!I hope your birthday is filled with sunshine and blessings.

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    1. Hi JACKIE so glad you could come by and join the celebration!! I hope you were able to grab a bite to eat and some of CARRIE's delicious tea! Thank you for the lovely birthday wishes!! :-)

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  23. I want to say thank you again to all the lovely OWG ladies for making this exciting party possible! Also to each and everyone of you, our dear, sweet viewers that came by to greet me and share your beautiful birthday wishes!! YOU ALL really made my day super fantabulous!! :-) (((BIG HUGS))) are being sent your way!!

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  24. Hello sweet Teresa. Hope you had a wonderful Birthday and many more. So, i didn't have a baby on my birthday, but on Christmas. She is now gramma to 5 precious little ones. I love hearing you play the piano. I've always wished I could do that. But my left hand only wants to copy my right. I have always loved to sing "How Great Thou Art." Great birthday party. GOD bless you and your family. He will see you through these days. Maxie

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  25. Yay, happy birthday, Teresa!!! I hope it is a very blessed day of remembering all the adventures and love you have had in the past years. :)

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  26. Looks like I might be a day late with my birthday wishes Teresa, but I hope you had a wonderful day and a great upcoming year!

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  27. Happy Birthday!!!! :D And I'm with you I'm not sure I would fight Jack off either! ;) He has surprisingly good teeth for a pirate! :D LOL!

    Many Blessings, Amada (pronounced: a.m.a.th.a)

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  28. Happy Birthday, Teresa! What a wonderful collage of photos! What a wonderful tribute to someone for their birthday! I am trying to get this posted for the second time! I sure would love to win one of your books! Sincerely, Mary Lou K
    flowersmarylou85(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. God has blessed you with 40 years. I can't bake you a cake with 40 layers but have my Grandmother's recipe for chocolate cake with 13 layers.
    Will that do?
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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