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Happy Birthday, Nathaniel.  You are a joy and blessing to Dad and I and a host of other people.  We love you and we are proud to call you our son!  Have a wonderful day.  I pray that God will shower you with His best in the coming year.

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 25 years ago today, you entered our world.  What a joy it has been to have you brighten our lives.  You are still our sunshine.  Love you BUNCHES!



Dedication Day with Grandpa Layne, Dad, YOU, Grandpa Hurst

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On Graduation with friends Tiffany and Justin


All Grown Up 🙂


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Matt and Nell 🙂


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Happy Birthday to my dear husband, Nathan Joseph Hurst!  You are an incredible man.  This weekend has been filled with fun, friends, family, joy and happiness.  It is amazing the turns life can take.  When we looked back the other day and talked about how different we are at 50 then when we first married and even before, it was quite a change. 🙂  However, one thing has always been a constant in your life and that is, God has always been number one with you.  I have always felt secure and confident that you were following the mind of Christ, therefore it has been easy for me to follow you.  I can’t say I have always been “thrilled” about some of the choices but I always knew (and still do know) that you gave every decision much thought and prayer before you made it. That means the world to me.

As I was going through our many bins of pictures and memories so we could put something together for your 50th Celebration, I was once again made to realize what a blessed woman I am to have you as my partner.  You have been an incredible husband, father, pastor, friend and confidante.  I listened to Nathaniel and Danelle tonight reminisce about some of their memories while growing up in our household and they were precious to me. They have always felt that same confidence that I have.

We are privileged to have your folks, one brother and one sister in our church here in Hollister and listening to them tell the stories of your growing up years is quite hilarious. However, that same theme carries on even with them…how once you gave you life completely to God at the age of 15, you have never looked back.  God has been number one!

I know that you are not just looking back.  In fact I could tell that you are glad the looking back part is over and you are looking to the future of what God is going to do with your life and ministry.  You are in the prime of life and it is amazing to see how things are unfolding for you now. I pray that you are blessed with God’s best in the coming year.  That He holds nothing back from you, in anointing, love and wisdom!  I love you. BUNCHES!!!


Friday Night I totally surprised Nathan by having some of his friends come to Hollister for a party.  The look on his face was priceless when he walked in the house and saw them all here and screaming “SURPRISE”, “HAPPY BIRTHDAY”! We had such a great time talking and laughing and eating.  Thanks again to you all for coming and making Nathan’s 50th so special.


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Stephen Hill, Todd Johnson, Paul Carasco, John Nelson, Rick Keyes, Matt Silveira, Nathan Hurst, B.J. Hurst, Tim Flowers, Nathaniel Hurst


Saprina Flowers, Pricilla Carasco, Sharon Nelson, Dorothy Hurst, Danelle Silveira, Sharon Keyes, Susan Hill, Cherish Hill, Pat Keyes, Kim Johnson, Nathan and Ronda Hurst.


Saturday Night we celebrated with our church family and we celebrated as only The Pentecostal Church can do it.  🙂  They are awesome and wide open.  Since my husband was a teenager during the 70’s they threw him a 70’s theme party. My! My! My!  Did they ever “put on the dog”.  When we got to the fellowship hall there was a rainbow beaded door hanger.  Remember those?  We walked through and everyone was dressed in 70’s garb.  The wigs, the moo moo’s, the platform shoes, double knit and head scarves all came out tonight.  You will see by the photos that they really had it all together.  Kyle, Matt, Sabrina, Jason, Todd and Marcus really did a bang up job in portraying their pastor.  Bro. Kirk, Bro. Rodney, Bro. Gary, Bishop Hurst, Nathaniel and Danelle did a bang up job talking about their pastor, brother, son and dad.  It was great.  From the decorations and food to the warmth and friendship with our church family, it was par excellence.


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IMG_8946 Hope your birthday is just the beginning of a year full of happiness!

You have always been so special. I am so very proud of you. It’s easy to feel nostalgic about the little boy you used to be. However, it’s even easier to feel proud of the man you’ve become. You outgrew my lap long ago, but you will never outgrow my heart! You bring joy to the heart. You are a blessing. It is truly a gift to have a son like you who grows more precious with the years!

A son is:
the happy memories of the past,

the joyful moments of the present,

the hope and promise of the future.

Nathaniel, my pride and joy, as a boy and now as a friend.

Happy Birthday!

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Happy Birthday!

Copy of 100_2964 Happy Birthday to Matthew Silveira! Matthew is our son-in-law and we are so proud to have him as part of our family.

Matt, you are a prince. We love your personality. You are fun and have a great sense of humor. However, you know when and how to be serious too. 🙂 You are a very balanced young man. We also appreciate your work ethic. We love and appreciate you. Hope your day is blessed beyond measure and that this year brings you God’s richest blessings. Happy Birthday!

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On Thursday Linda, Karla, Danelle and I met Bobbie and Nanci on Santana Row at the Left Bank Restaurant. After a good meal we strolled around and “shopped” for about 5 hours. We then stopped in at Ben and Jerry’s for the ending to a perfect day.




Friday rolled around and we just relaxed. My uncle called and said that he was in town to see me. 🙂 Linda, Karla and I met him and Gloria and Valere for a quick bite at Foster’s Freeze. Then at 7:00 p.m. we went to the church for a PARTY! All I can say is my family and church family know how to put on a party. They did a superb job. The flowers and balloons were absolutely beautiful. The cake was so pretty and good. The food tables were outstanding. My church family gave me a Nikon D40 for my birthday. WOW! It is awesome! However, the really fun part was being with all the people that make my life a joy. Below you will see a glimpse of my 50th and how precious it was to me. Enjoy! 🙂

More Pics at my Flickr account. Just go to the link at the right, “More Pics to Enjoy.

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Last Wednesday Night after church I was talking to Brenda in our church about a great thing that has happened on her job. She is very soft spoken so I was intently listening to her and not letting anything around me distract. When all of a sudden I kind of looked beyond her with a flicker of my eye and caught a glimpse of my two sisters, Linda and Karla standing right behind her. OH MY!!! I started jumping and laughing and kind of whooping all at the same time. They came out to surprise me for my 50th Birthday. I’ll have more on that later. We have had so much fun this week-end.

Here’s a few pics of the Wednesday Night Surprise. 🙂






Thanks Tena for having your camera!

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Copy of 100_1304 Today was my mother’s-in-law birthday. I’m thankful that she is here with us so we can celebrate with her. At dinner tonight she asked us all to tell a story about us and her, and oh my, did we have fun with that one. Looking back over the years was very colorful indeed. From the youngest grandchild to the oldest sibling everyone had a story to tell. I am delighted to have my mother-in-law living here now. I am still gleaning tid bits of wisdom from her. She just has a way of saying things that you would have to know her to understand. Happy Birthday Mom! I love you BUNCHES!

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Happy Birthday to my baby sister! It’s hard to believe that just last year I was flying to Texas to “surprise” you for your birthday. I wish I could be with you again this year too. Even though you are 9 years younger than me we have become best of friends and I’m thankful. I have always been super proud you are my sister even though you took the baby of the family place away from me. 🙂 You were always such a joy to our family. Oh the laughs! I wish we had written down all your cute sayings. Mother and Daddy were kept young for many years because of you and were so proud of you. I could go on and on but just let me say that I love you more than I could ever say and am proud of the woman you have become. Happy Birthday to my baby sister!

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I want to say a big Thank you to our church family for honoring my husband on his birthday. He loves the bookshelf’s. He will now be able to get the rest of his books out of storage. Hopefully we will have it finished this week and you will be able to come by the office and see it for yourself. He was able to get a few books out of storage and put them in the home office when we moved here. However, when you have over 25 years of study books, etc you have collected then that is quite a library. Thanks again! The Pentecostal Church family is AWESOME. You are a blessing to us and we love you dearly.

p.s. The photos did not turn out good so that is why they are not posted. Sorry.

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