Wednesday, March 21, 2012

38 years ago...

It was 38 years ago that I met the man I would eventually marry. 
At the time, I was 3 years older than him ...
he was 17 at the time and thought he needed to fib
about his true age to get my interest. 

Little did he know, I was already smitten
with this young GI stationed at Ft. Riley, KS.

Within a year, we were living together
 and then in 1980 while we were living in Colorado,
we got married in the front room of our mountain home. 

It's been a lifetime of experiences ...
some sad, some bittersweet, but for the most part
wonderful memories that we went through together
and survived to grow even closer together.

So today, we are celebrating his 55th birthday
and I just want to say I love you more than ever. 
You are my knight in (mostly) shining armor. 
You are my protector and my confidant.
I trust you implicitly and look to you so often
for wisdom, direction and assurance.

Happy Birthday Darrell! 
I love you, babe ♥

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Someone special just turned 2!

Time passes so quickly ... I remember when our little Sully was born two years ago, what an exciting time it was for everyone!

There were some complications when he was born that caused him to spend a number of hours in the ICU. As hard as this transition was for him,
I do believe it was even harder on all of us!   
But we made it through, Sully made it through just fine -
and grew and thrived into a little chunky monkey,
so full of love and the sweetest temperament.
And now, we find ourselves celebrating birthday number two
with this special little guy.

He has managed to capture the hearts of everyone
that has ever met him... or even seen pictures of him
 growing up and I'll share a few pictures
of his birthday celebration over the weekend. 

He was excited to show off all the cool stuff in his bedroom...

 But then, it was time to eat ...

  And Sully says it's good, too  :)

Sully had so much fun with all of his friends and family
and loved all of the balloons that everyone brought to celebrate the day. 
His little hands could only hold so many ...


Unlike last year when he was covered in cake,
this year it was a cupcake, eaten very carefully!

Mommy and Anna made his cupcakes and they were sure good!

Sully can't remember.... is this 2??  
Anyway, after lunch and birthday cuppies, it was time for a little cruise! 
He got a car and a new trike and a sandbox and lots of great toys!

when his friend Taylor tried to take a little spin,
Sully wanted to ride with her but they figured out pretty quickly
 that it worked better when Taylor pushed and Sully steered!

We had alot of fun on Saturday and
Sully hated to see all of his friend leave  :(

The morning after revealed an aftermath of deflated balloons
 and scattered toys ... not to mention one tired little boy  :)

But we're all looking forward to a fun year ...
Sully will start talking soon and boy o boy... I cannot wait for that!

Happy Birthday Sweet Sully... I love you very much ♥