Wednesday, November 2, 2011

THURSDAY FAVOURITE THINGS BLOG HOP - MY FAVOURITE BIRTHDAY MEMORY

    Janine and I were born on November 4. This is another birthday that she won't be with me physically but I know she will be with me in spirit. Over the years we enjoyed celebrating our birthday with our family. At times we would journey to various parts of our island,Jamaica. 
      As I think about a favourite birthday celebration I think Janine would agree that it was the celebration of our 21st birthday at the Trident Hotel in the parish of Portland. 
      When one visits  this parish one can see why it is renown for its beauty as the eyes are graced with lush green vegetation and the picturesque John Crow mountains.  It is also the home of the Blue Lagoon and Somerset and Reach Falls. 
     A must for many tourists is rafting on the Rio Grande. In addition it is a haven for those who love hiking and bird watching. One can also enjoy wonderful beaches and coves. It is no surprise therefore that it has been a popular tourist resort for famous writers and movie stars like Errol Flynn and Ian Fleming. 
          As bird enthusiasts we were thrilled to see birds there especially peacocks. It is only a pity that I did not get a picture of this bird boasting its beautiful tail.
  
 I take this opportunity to say a big thank you to Katherine from Katherine's Corner for choosing me to be the co-host this week. Katherine I am glad I met you in the Blogging world and you have helped me to focus on good times as I approach another birthday without my twin.   

Thursdays Favorite Things Hop is where you can link up your favorite post to share with old and new followers!
Here are the rules, yes there are rules. But just a few:
You must follow Katherines Corner. If you’re a new follower, please let her know and she'll follow back. Please also follow my blog too before you start hopping.
Leave a comment when you follow so we all know you stopped by.
No adult content blogs.
Blogs only please.
Follow as many other blogs in the list as you can. Just click and go.
Leave a sincere comment or message on each of the blogs you visit and follow so they know you stopped by.
Now hop on and lets share our favorites. If you’d like to post this blog hop on your page please just grab the linky code . Or if you would like to be a co-host please contact Katherine.


Please grab the hop button to share with others, you can copy and paste the image with a link to KatherinesCorner.com OR grab the code from Katherines Corner. It is on her blog's right sidebar.
It’s always nice to have the hop button on the post you link up.But it is NOT mandatory.






53 comments:

Evie J said...

Wonderful memory, Judy. I know this Friday's going to be tough for you. I wish Meri would have been here for my 21st this year. But I know our twins our with us still. So much love to you. <3

Sandee said...

What a wonderful memory indeed. I would bet Jamaica. Someday I'll go there.

I'm sorry you lost your twin. I know you'll always miss her too. I think this blog is a wonderful tribute to her.

Have a terrific day. :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Evie. Birthdays without out twins can be really difficult. As a twinless twin you know exactly what that is like. However as you so rightly say our twins are still with us and it helps us during this time. The twin bond lives on. "Once a twin, always, a twin." Thanks a lot for all the help you have given me. Take care and lots of love and best wishes to you.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much for your kind comments Sandee. Take care and have a good Thursday.

Nicole [The Lovely Poppy] said...

love birthdays, stopping by from the lovely poppy- i'd love for you to visit and check out the huge ($100) giveaway ending soon! http://thelovelypoppy.blogspot.com/2011/10/blog-follower-giveaway.html

Maria said...

Judy, you will always be in my thoughts and prayers. i will be sending extra love and prayers your way on friday. i wish you an early VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY...
the love and compassion you have expressed for Janine is constant. and it's evident, without a doubt, that she will be with you in spirit that day. i look at your pictures and they speak for themselves...the amazing friendship and bond you shared...so touching.
you are beautiful, wonderful woman and i wish you peace, joy and happiness. you deserve it each and every day.


thank you so much for your comment today. <3 i will definitely have to post some pictures of our honeymoon sometime. :)
<3
lots of love to you
xoxoxo
maria

itin said...

Advanced Happy Birthday Judie! Thanks for sharing a piece of yourself on this wonderful blog. You have given us wonderful photos that cherish your good times with your twin. This blog is a tribute to her. You're very selfless. Stay happy!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much for your kind words and birthday wishes Itin. I am truly grateful. Take care and have a good day.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much as always Maria. You have certainly brightened my day. I am really happy that we linked up in the Blogging world. It would be great to see the honeymoon pictures you took here in Jamaica. Take care and have a wonderful day. Lots of love always!
Judy

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Nicole, Thank you very much. I will definitely stop by your Blog. Take care and have a good Thursday.

claudia b said...

I am so sorry for your loss, I had my first birthday without my darling dad last year and it was rough, I'm sending you prayers and good thoughts.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Claudia. I am so sorry to hear that you lost your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you also. Take care.
Judy

mamas*little*treasures said...

Hi Judy - thank you so much for sharing your beautiful memories of your twin. I know that tomorrow will be a difficult day, so my prayers will be with you. Thank you, too, for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I appreciate your kindness! Wishing you a blessed birthday and a joyful Thursday celebrating your favorite things! Nina @ mamas*little*treasures and Ruby for Women www.rubyforwomen.ning.com

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you so much Ruby! I really appreciate it. You have certainly helped to brighten my day. Take care and have a wonderful Thursday.

Marina said...

Beautiful memory, dear Judy, thanks for sharing it with us..

LC Hunt said...

I'm sorry that you lost your twin, Judy, though feel honored to share this precious memory with you.

Happy Birthday my friend.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Marina! Have yourself a great Thursday.

CREATIVE MIND said...

Hi, Thanks for the follow, I am following you back :) Have fun!

cheerfulnuts said...

Hello Judy. Happy happy birthday! And also to you twin Janine who is now happily celebrating her birthday in heaven!
I've drawn a picture of you two. It's not that great, but I did my best.
http://cheerfulnuts.blogspot.com/2011/11/happy-birthday-judy-and-janine.html

You can click the picture to enlarge it.:)
Have a great day!

athelda said...

Happy (early) Birthday!!! Enjoy the day.

http://speedoflife-times.blogspot.com/

Cajunlicious said...

Wonderful Memory Judy, love the photos!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Cajunlicious! Have a wonderful Thursday.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Athelda! Take care.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hello there cheerfulnuts! Thank you so much. I am going to head over to your Blog. You know how much I love your cute artwork! Your comments have certainly brightened my day. Lots of love and best wishes to you always.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Creative Mind. Take care.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much LC Hunt! I appreciate it.

couponingfromFL2MI said...

I am your newest follower via GFC from Katherines Corner blog hop, stopping by from Couponing From Florida to Michigan. I would love a follow back.

http://couponingfromfl2mi.blogspot.com/

What a wonderful memory!

WarmSunshine said...

Hey there! Thanks for visiting and linking up with me on the perfect line. I'm already a GFC follower too, so now I'm following you at twitter and NetworkedBlogs :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you couponingfromFL2Ml! I will follow back. Take care.

Angela said...

Happy Birthday for 4th precious woman, don't feel alone rather know that God is with you always xxx

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much WarmSunshine! Enjoy the rest of your day.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks so much Angela! My faith in God has really helped me.

melody-mae said...

What a beautiful and touching memory. What a lovely tribute to your sister.

I am a new follower, a wandered here from Katherine's corner!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much melodymae.Take care and enjoy the rest of your Thursday.

Lucy said...

What sweet memory and so sorry you are missing your twin. I hope you enjoy your day. Happy Birthday!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Lucy! Take care.

May said...

Beautiful pictures Judy. That is why i love to take pictures because it takes me back to memory lane.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks May. Pictures are really important. Take care.

Grace InAZ said...

Great post, Judy! Happy Birthday wishes to you! Time to hop on to the next friend! I hope your day has been blessed! Hugs, GraceinAZ

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Grace. All the best to you.

Sheri said...

Congratulations on the co-host! I was just over by Katherine and saw that. Yay!

Birthdays should be special, top of the world days for us. I hope you can find some sunshine on yours knowing your beautiful sister must be so proud of you and missing you just as much as you miss her.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Sheri! Always great to hear from you. Take care.

JuJu and Family said...

I'm sorry for you to experience this day without her. You're in my prayers.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you so much JuJu and Family. I am truly grateful.

seriousnuts said...

Hello Judy. I just want to wish you a very happy birthday, and to Janine as well who is always with you in spirit. I'm glad to have met you through blogging.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much seriousnuts. I am so glad I met you and your twin cheerfulnuts. I have been telling my family about you both. Tomorrow I will write a post about the wonderful birthday greeting that cheerfulnuts wrote on her Blog for Janine and me. I have already shared it on Facebook and Twitter.

A Gracious Home said...

I'm sorry you are twinless. Your post is so beatiful. Your pictures are beautiful. I would love to visit your island.

Sonja said...

Hi there! I'm a new follower from the blog hop. Would love a follow back at http://www.toeuropewithkids.com/
Thanks!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Sonja, I will definitely follow back.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much A Gracious Home.I hope you get to visit my country some day.

Katherines Corner said...

a beautiful post, thank you for being my co host this week. Smooches!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Katherine! I really enjoyed co-hosting this week. Lots of love and friendship to you.

Candice said...

What a beautiful memories to cherish :) And I absolutely love peacocks...so gorgeous!

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