~Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy New Year~
One big week beginning December the 18th...my husband will turn 70 years of age. Then on the 21st I will catch up with him. The day following will be our 48th wedding anniversary, with the beautiful family Christmas celebration at the end of the week of celebrations...
Remember to double click on the first image, to view a larger slideshow presentation after you have read the narratives~
I am joining in the fun with Eileen at:
I'd Rather Be Birdin'Linking to I'd Rather B Birdin'
Maggie's MOSAIC MONDAY
This was my first life memory when I was 3 years of age... the Oregon coastline with my mother and twin sister. In 1994 my husband, three daughters and I went there for our vacation journey, and when I saw the great monoliths once again, I broke down in happy tears~
My mother was always there for us...I miss her every day~
I met Bill in high school and we began dating around March of 1963. After our 1965 graduation he went off to college and when he stayed out a semester to visit his family who were on sabbatical from SBTS, the draft got him. He was in Vietnam for one year October 4, 1968-1969. We planned to get married in our hometown of Louisville, KY, but we ended up eloping and were married in Dallas Texas at the smallest wedding just about ever, but I like to say we are just as married as any of the Royals~
One of my most favorite photographs ever!
We were so happy, and yes that is a little wiglet atop my own hair...didn't it match perfectly ;)~
Our wedding was in Dallas, Texas in the Criswell Chapel that seated around 100, at the First Baptist Church, with myself, Bill, our friends Kris and her beau, as well as Rina and Joe who all lived in the same complex I had. There was of course the minister and the janitor stood in the doorway and watched. That was it, that was all, our little wedding party~
Our first German Shepherd was named Belite'. Now we are on numbers 5,6 &7~
Our changing faces over the first decades~
A Pileated Woodpecker in our backyard~
The sunshine rising and reflections dancing in the windows~
First year Red-Shouldered Hawk down the lane~