Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Taking the Week Off to Celebrate


 And, yes, as the title of this post says, I'm taking this week off to celebrate a few assorted holidays.

First is tomorrow (Thursday), my birthday. I'm hitting a milestone this year but I'm not admitting which one. My birthday has been bittersweet the last few years because for most of my life I shared birthdays with my Dad.  I miss him terribly and "our day" will never be the same. But I'll always remember those cakes we shared with both our names on them, and having his help blowing out the candles.

 Friday is another biggie - but with a different fella. This guy and I are celebrating 50 years of wedded bliss. Or at least something reasonably close to it.  I've already renewed his contract for 50 more. (It was a no-brainer.)  And, yes, I was a child bride.

And Sunday, of course, is Mother's Day. 

Our moms have both been gone for quite a while and we were very blessed to have had them, but there are a couple other moms I'm delighted to share the day with... my two daughters-in-law, the moms to my grandkids. 

This picture of our crazy clan was taken during a lovely professional photo shoot a couple years ago. There were lots of more traditional poses, but this is one of my favorites. It's just

(Can you count the bunny ears?)

So, if you'll forgive me, I'm going to spend this week celebrating, remembering, and enjoying.

Oh, and working on wedding preparations. Someone in the picture above is getting married later this month. Can you guess which one?

Happy Mother's Day to all you moms. Enjoy your day.

See you next week.

Thought for Today:

I am so blessed.


Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi LD - congratulations ... love the photos. Just enjoy the week ... all the memories, the fun times you'll be having - and no, I can't guess who will be celebrating their own marriage later this month ... too many blues and turquoises!

Happy Mother's Day to all mothers and then to the family as you celebrate and remember birthdays, 50 years more together and all happy times - cheers Hilary

Mason Canyon said...

Congratulations on so many levels. Hope your celebrations are filled with love and laughter and not too much hard work as you prepare for the wedding. Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary and Happy Mother's Day!!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Happy birthday and congratulations! Fifty years together is awesome.

Carol Kilgore said...

You are blessed ♥
Love the photos. So... Happy Birthday and Happy Golden Anniversary!!
And congratulations on being able to add another wonderful person to your family before too much longer.

Donna B. McNicol said...

Fantastic reasons to take the week off, Hapoy Birthday, Happy Anniversary and Happy Mother’s Day!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Bless you and your family. Happy birthday. What wonderful memories you must have of celebrating that with your dad.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Big congrats! Enjoy your time with family as you celebrate all those milestones.

Stephen Tremp said...

Linda, Congrats! and enjoy your time with your family!

Maria Zannini said...

Your birthday snuck up on me this year. Though now that I think of it, my birthdays have been sneaking up on me lately too. LOL.

Happy birthday, my friend, and many congratulations on your anniversary! Hope you whoop it up this weekend.

Mike Keyton said...

Hope you have a truly lovely week

LD Masterson said...

Hilary - I asked everyone to wear pastels for the family photo session, thinking there would be less chance of clashing colors. I have a good friend you calls them the "Easter egg photos".

Mason - Thank you all around.

Alex - And amazing how fast we got here.

Carol - You can bet there'll be wedding pictures coming.

Donna - Thanks so much.

Susan G/K - He always said I was the most expensive birthday present he ever got. LOL.

Diane - Thank you. I will.

Stephen - Thank you.

Maria - This milestone snuck up on me. How did I get here so quickly? And thank you.

Mike - Thanks so much.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

LOTS of stuff to celebrate! I hope you guys have an awesome anniversary. Yeah... I decided to renew my hubby's lease for another fifty years, too... :)

That's gotta be one of the BEST family pictures ever! It even makes ME smile, so YOU'VE gotta love it!

Happy Mother's Day!

LD Masterson said...

Susan F.S. - Happy lease renewal to you, too. And thank you. It's not your traditional family portrait but it works for me.

Weaver said...

It's nearly a month later. Are you still enjoying your time off? Happy thoughts to you! Love the photos.

LD Masterson said...

Donna - I just put up a quick post explaining my absence. Thanks for the nudge.