Friday night was the first game, and Saturday was my birthday.  The boys and I have made a decision to stay
home from church today.  I know…the place may fall apart, but we just decided to have our own service here
and take a breather from all of the busy-ness.  I know you all are dying to see pictures from Friday night’s
performance, but first you must see my birthday!!!  Also THANK YOU to everyone who made my birthday
just the most special ever!!! Mother, Kim, Laura, Patti, Margaret, Melida, Dianne, Carol R., David (though I kept missing his
calls due to band duty), my sweet lunch bunch, my Friends in Fellowship, my most precious family, and sweet
Elizabeth–who called me and made my heart swell with joy.  God is so so good to me!  Even when I don’t see
it, He’s still good, but times like this, I especially know how very good He is to me. 
Oh, and I must share this–at Friends in Fellowship Saturday night, they had a birthday cake for me.
  It was a beautiful Red Velvet Cake, and someone said, “We heard it was your favorite.”  “Well,” I said. “It’s
really Bernie’s favorite.”  It turns out, Bernie was the one they asked, and he just told him his favorite because I
don’t really have a favorite.  Isn’t he a mess!  I sure am glad he’s mine—and I’m especially glad he loves me so much. 

Beautiful yellow roses, my favorite, from Bernie…Under Counter TV/Radio…..A Balloon on the mailbox!!!
I love birthdays!!!!  I’ll have as much fun with your birthday as I do with my own, though!!
OK, now for Friday night……

 The Guard led the way,
as the instruments came behind.  People really must remember that the guard and instruments
are what make up the band. 

Of course, I think this trumpeter in front is the best-looking one in the bunch!!!  I’m aloud to brag…it’s MY Xanga!

Special thanks to those pit-packing Moms and Dads! 

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  1. Anonymous says:

    sounds like you had a grrreat birthday! cya later

  2. Pretty flowers! And pretty balloon!!

    I see the reflection of you taking the picture!

    *laughs* You took a picture of the trombones!

  3. I so hope that you had the best birthday ever! I just love you with all of my heart, Ms. Steen! You are so very precious to many people, including me and my family! Have a fabulous Sunday, and I’m sure I’ll see you next week!

    Love, Elizabeth

  4. <TABLE class=blogbody cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=1 width=”100%” border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TD width=”5%”>  <TD vAlign=top> this means that u r loved! Send this to 15 ppl in the next 143 minutes, and tomrrow will be ur best day ever! Hurry!! Tonight at midnight ur true luv will realize they luv u. Something good will happen to u at 1:00-4:00PM tomrrow. It could be anywhere phone, outside, school, anywhere. Get ready for the biggest shock of ur life. If u break this chain u will be cursed w/ relationship probs for the next 10 years NO PASS BACKS

  5. aww firday was so much fun!! happy birthday ms steen! you rock!


  6. me132 says:

    HAPPY BDAY MRS SUSAN!!!!!!!!!!!

    youre the best!


  7. missbev says:

    Well, Happy Belated Birthday to you!! The band pics are great! I get chocked up hearing a good band play…… is so impressive that they are just kids.

  8. Happy Birthday Mrs. Susan!!!!!!!
    we love you!!

  9. hey Mrs. Steen!!!

    i hope you had a blessed birthday! your so AMAZING!I haven’t talked to you in SO long!i miss you and i hope everythigns going awesome for you and your family!



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