Today, Saturday, May 13th, is my beloved's birthday. Without telling his age, let's just say he's over 50, but not on the dark side of it. =)
Himself is pictured here in his favorite outfit (more on that to follow) sometime during his first year. Isn't he sweet?
Here he is in some Easter finery, not of his liking. When I first told my daughter, big-mouth Kate, that I thought he was good-looking after seeing him working in his yard when I dropped her at his house to visit Sarah, she replied, "You should see him when he's dressed up for work." She was right, of course, he did clean up really well, but his favorite outfit other than his birthday suit is shorts and a T shirt, and who can blame him?
Here he is at 17, all dressed up for Prom, 70's style. Don't you love the ruffled shirt? Wasn't he adorable? What a hunk--wish I had been his date, but better late than never, I suppose.
He is pictured here in 1992 at his mother's 60th birthday party with his children, Scott and Sarah, then almost 12 and 13. Hopefully, they will not be mad at me for posting this picture, but pictures of him with both kids are somewhat rare as he was usually behind the camera.
He loves his furry babies, too. He is hanging out here with Julie, the Miniature Schnauzer he acquired when his Mom moved to Carmel. Julie lived to be 16 years old and was very smart and sweet according to family lore.
Fast forward a few years and here is the birthday boy in 2002 with Sarah and Scott, now 24 and 23. He is at Lake Tahoe in December, where we celebrated our nearly annual alternative Thanksmas/Christgiving get together.
Finally, here we are last December, near the eleventh anniversary of our first date.
My husband is the most honest and accountable person I know. He always calls it like he sees it, and while it may not always be easy to hear, it is a very good thing. I waited almost a lifetime for you.
So, for you, my favorite person in the world to hang out with and my best friend, I wish you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY and MANY, MANY MORE !!!
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