Saturday, 12 November 2016

A Very Special Day.....





Today is a very special day...

My boyfriend is 70 today!

Who could have imagined all those years ago...

That we would be celebrating this!!

I have known this man for 50 years...

Married for 44 years...and now...celebrating this milestone!

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I must tell you about the candles above...

When my Mom passed away, her dining room furniture came here...

In her tea wagon drawer, I found these 2 candles...they have remained in that drawer all these years...and today we get to celebrate with them!! How cool is that? They will be atop the Key Lime Pie..(i know...an odd choice...but boyfriend likes it!!) He is not a birthday cake eater! hahaha!!

I have made 2 pots of chili...regular and veggie...kids are all coming over later...Boyfriend's sister and brother stopping by...should be a grand day!!

 

One of my favorite photos of himπŸ’“

Another fav photo πŸ’•










We made it out here on Thursday...it was soooo windy and rough...80km winds!!

I will share more photos later... 




This is the birthday card I made him...

He loved it!! 


This was the Moon last night...on Remembrance day...Beautiful!!

Hope you are all well...

         Have a great day!! 

           Chilly but sunny here...

                Gonna jump in the shower!

                     Cheers!

                        linda ♥️

42 comments:

  1. Happy birthday to the boyfriend! How wonderful that you have spent your lives together. I hope the day is just great. Have fun!

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  2. 'PARTY TIME' Hope the day is fun and do wish him a big "Happy Birthday" from me.

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  3. Neither one of you looks your age! I love that picture of the two of you when you were younger! I also love that you saved those candles until today. I think key lime pie is a perfectly wonderful choice, as well. Happy birthday to your boyfriend. -Jenn

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    1. Thanks for the compliment Jenn...some days we feel really old!
      Pie was delish!

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  4. Yay.. have a great day and very best wishes to the Birthday Boy!

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  5. Happy Birthday to Boy friend . . .
    So you are glad you said, "I do!" then . . . hahaha!

    I guess you will be eating his cake portion . . :)

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    1. Hi Eddie....
      No regrets....he had pie with Miss V....she asked for seconds!❤️

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  6. Happy, happy day to him! What a fun celebration and I love the story of the candles!
    Love key lime pie....hey, you get to choose when it's your day! We've had pie before....and
    cheese cake....on birthdays! Yum to it all!

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    1. I didn't burn the candles! We couldn't do it! We will use them on my 70th....YIKES!

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  7. I found a birthday card for me in my mom's drawer after she died..my birthday is in February..she died in December..beautiful card,I still have it..
    Sweet that you found the 70..love that pic of you 2:) And the card etc..Have a ball.

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    1. Oh Monique...how wonderful to find that! You are making me cry....
      We had fun....ate....laughed....hugged....πŸ’•

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  8. A very Happy Birthday to lovely boyfriend, Linda. What a great card you made - just perfect. It makes everyone smile. I love Key Lime pie too, and can't think of a better birthday treat. The candles you found are just the right colour for it too. Have a great time.

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    1. Thanks so much Patricia...we had fun!

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  9. Aw, Linda, what a wonderful post! It brought tears to my eyes. Happy birthday to your guy!

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    1. Don't cry Martha! It was a lot of fun....for sure!

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  10. How delightful to have been in love with your boyfriend for so long, and now to share this milestone. He was so cute as a young man....and still is. The chili looks so good, and what a precious story of the candles in the drawer. Happy Birthday and enjoy that pie!!!

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    1. I am sure you know the feeling Wanda...you 2 love birds!
      Loved the pie!

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  11. Happy Birthday to your boyfriend!
    We had a birthday celebration too. We had pie and apple crisp.
    :0)

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  12. What a blessed day! Hope it was perfect

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  13. Happy Birthday Mr Boyfriend of lovely Linda!!! Hope that it was a wonderful time! Here's to many more happy birthdays and great years of marriage for you both together!! xx

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  14. Happy Birthday to your boyfriend! Your mother must have known you would need those candles, one day. Love that story. 44 years of marriage, in this day and age, is a great accomplishment. We've been married 36 years. We're in it for the long haul! Your chili looks delish. πŸ˜‰

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    1. Ha......you think Laurie? For some reason I left them in the drawer all these years...perhaps it was her way of being part of the celebration. She was very fond of my boyfriend...
      Chili was a hit!

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  15. Happy birthday to the boyfriend, a wonderful milestone. Key lime pie sounds delicious and how lovely to use candles from your Mom. Enjoy the day.

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    1. The candles got a lot of attention for sure! They are back in the drawer....for the next 70 year old....me?

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  16. Beautiful wonderful post . . .
    Happy Seventieth Birthday "Boyfriend!"
    Loved the candles and card Linda . . .
    And your creativity, loving and care . . .
    Happy day beautiful person with your family and birthday boyfriend . . .

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    1. Lynne....you are too kind....😊
      Thank you....

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  17. Glad you had a fun time for the BF's big 70th. Love the story about the candles. And I really love the photo of you both "in the good old days." Gosh, you're both so cute! :) Have a good week...

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    1. We are cute, aren't we? Hahaha! 😊

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  18. and who knew you would just get more gorgeous?
    and have a spectacular wonderful life!
    and i love your card too. perfection! XOXO♥
    happy belated birthday boyfriend!!!

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    1. I love that card! When I make cards...I search for just the right photo...this filled the bill!
      Thanks for coming to the party Tammy!

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  19. Ooops! Late to the party! Happy belated Birthday to the Boyfriend!! I read your reply far above that said you didn't burn the candles afterall ... haha! Love the early & more current photos. And the card! Too funny. I hope you had a great party with all the family dropping in. Key lime pie sounds perfect for non-cake eaters.
    Wendy

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    1. Better late than never Wendy!
      The pie was fabulous!

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  20. Happy Happy Birthday to Greg!! alias "the boyfriend". LOL

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    1. Thanks Pam....I will tell him! Hahaha!

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