Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Special Days

Yesterday was PopPop's birthday....that would also be my hubby :)

The kids wanted to make him a cake. 



Aren't they adorable?

We decided to decorate it....a cake decorator I am not!!

I promise you, that is a saw and not a carrot!!
We should have listened to Zoe who suggested making the blade gray and the handle orange :) We had fun!

I ordered pizza (a salad for me) for dinner. Cake and ice cream for dessert after Ellen came home from work. I will join him at 63 in March....how the heck have we gotten so old??!

Today is our 43rd anniversary.

Oh my, we were so young!

With our parents. 43 years later and they all are now living in Heaven. 

Here we are with the bridal party. 

One of those benches (maybe you would call them pews) is sitting in my basement living room. I'm thrilled to have it because  I tend to be very nostalgic....but let me tell you, they were probably the most uncomfortable church benches ever!!

The man that did the flowers for our wedding was later (much later) a resident at the nursing home where I was the Activity Director. I loved telling him how my mother and I came to his shop and how he listened to my ideas. He knew just how to make our flowers look Christmas-ey and beautiful! He would lean forward and smile as I told him my story. Not sure he ever got it that I was talking about him and that's just fine. It obviously brought great pleasure to us both. 

Today I decided to just take it easy. I've had a sore throat for two days now and a cough that just isn't going away. My energy level is at 0. Today it seemed especially so. I'm snuggled in a cover on the day bed in our living room....I'm snoozing and watching HGTV and Food Network.....something I never do during the day. Hope I can kick this to the curb soon!! 

Hope you are well and enjoying the day. If not, pull out a cover, relax and take a snooze ;-) 


8 comments:

Jean Stauffer said...

Lovely celebrations and memories!

Now make sure you have Zicam Rapid Melts, Emergen-C, and drink lots of our favorite tea. And no kissing babies. 😩

Doris said...

And no kissing a husband :))

Jean Stauffer said...

That too!

Kathy said...

So your husband is two days older than me. How about that! Tomorrow I turn 63.

Love the pictures of your wedding. Everyone was a lot younger 40 years ago. You look like you are a child bride. And we thought we were so old back then. Hope you have a wonderful anniversary. Congrats!

Feel better. My sister is a pharmacy tech and she swears by Airborne. Maybe it will help you.

Linda Eller said...

Sweet memories and loved seeing the pictures of 'back when'. Sure hope you get to feeling better soon.

Theresa said...

What a sweet post! Love the cake WITH THE SAW:) Memories of years ago are priceless! Happy Birthday to PopPop and Happy Anniversary to you both! Have a blessed day and I pray you feel MUCH better today! HUGS!

Karen said...

I enjoyed your pictures today of the kids making a cake for your hubby. Your wedding photos are so nice. I have a similar memory of a man at the florist who listened to what I wanted for my 1972 Thanksgiving wedding - bright orange colors.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Wow, Doris, a double celebration for you and Dale πŸ’Yes, you both looked and were young, but have shared so many years of happiness and family memories....Happy Anniversary wishes to you both. And belated Happy Birthday wishes to Dale. The cake lookd wonderful and obviously the grands had fun with the baking and decorating. We hope you are feeling better soon. Happy πŸŽ‰ New Year to all!