Sunday, November 14, 2010

Happy Birthday Ben ~ Week-End To Remember~!

Happy Birthday to Ben ~! He is 4 years old and oh how I miss not being at his house on his special day.We went to weekend to remember seminar.. I called him and he told me all the things he got and Thanks GranAnnie for the Jessi toy story doll and the puzzle and game that we had gotten him... What a boy. He is talking much better each time I'm around him.. At least he is now talking to me on the phone.. He loves Toy Story 3 Movie, and all the charactors.

Dave and I went to Cedar Rapids, Iowa and attented Family life weekend to remember.. Yikes there were 800 people (400 couples) there. The talks were centered around unlocking the mystery of marriage. How to have oneness with each other, helping each other, marriage after dark and you mate is NOT your enemy.. I think the most important thing I will remember is Strive for progress not perfection and Success means nothing if you don't have someone to share it with. I can't imagine going through life without Dave. even thou we don't always see eye to eye on somethings we still deeply love each other even after 50 years. I want to leave a legacy ~ what kind of legacy will we leave to our children , family and friends after we are gone.. Hopefully a good one.
I met this wonderful couple, I just have a picture of Deb.. they live in Guttenberg, Iowa.. I loved her hair and she had a loving spirit. We had a great time visiting with them. She has 3 children and has been married 27 years... We had a great time talking and sharing stories of our children and our lives..
Here we are~! Hello everyone... hubbyDave, Nikki and Don Simmons, waiting for our week-end to remember seminar. We had a good time... If you have one of these seminars in your area ~ take the time to go.. It was worthwhile.
At the end ~ Dave and I even joined in with all the other couples in repeating our wedding vows..
It was a good feeling.. After all these years we have loved each other through ~ the good ~ the bad~ the ugly and we are still in love and together... That should say something about us..
Ta Ta For's 34 degrees cloudy and just a chilly day..~~!


Dawn said...

Oh Happy Birthday to Ben!!!!!

Sounds like you Marriage "thingy" went well...especially if you said your vows over;)))
Hope you have a wonder-full new week!

rex22lbs said...

Happy Birthday to Ben, Happy Birthday to Ben. Love the pictures - he looks sooooo happy. Glad you two enjoyed the weekend.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

happy birthday to ben.
how cool 50 years...
sounds so fun :)

varunner said...

Happy birthday Ben! Looks like he had a great one!
That conference sounds really neat.

Home In The Hollow said...

Annie, got any of that cake left over????...:)JP

Sherri said...

After 59 years and your still working on it!!! That is why your at50!!! I love it!!!

I'm in Iowa too!!!!=)

Denise said...

Awwww, what a darling and handsome little boy. Happy Birthday Ben. How about that, 50 years of marriage? Outstanding!

Thanks for stopping by on my duck post. I can tell you that these were most definitely not eaten but well taken care of by the San Diego Zoo. Hubby and I were in southern California for a week back in September. It made me smile you giving your neighbor a talking to. I would have been there right along with you ;) Enjoy the rest of your week.