Category Archives: Special Occasions

Happy Birthday to my BFF!

The first day of high school (Fall, 1974), the girl sitting in the desk in front of me in my first class (German II, with Herr Suhr) turned around and said, “Hi! I’m Becky.”

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Happy 88th Birthday, Dad!

Today is my Dad’s 88th birthday. I can’t tell you how very glad I am that he is still here to celebrate with us – Paul lost his father a few years ago, and it is a loss that he … Continue reading

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The Best (Belated) Valentine’s Day Ever (a.k.a. “Boy Meets Girl”)

. Just a couple of kids….. . It all started in a lecture hall at Texas A&M University in January, 1979. Yours truly was a freshman who started out in Pre-Med, but after one semester – and a tearful call … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Rachel!

. It was 33 years ago today that our lives changed in the space of an instant. One second we were a couple, and the next we were a family. It still never ceases to amaze me how seamlessly that … Continue reading

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For Bev – “Again Someday”

. Today would have been my little sister’s 57th birthday. Miss you like heck, Sis…. . (“Again Someday” by Blackmore’s Night – available on CD or MP3)

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Happy 27th Birthday, Sarah!

. Twenty-seven years ago today, a spirited whirlwind of a girl blew into our lives: ….and we have never been the same.  Where has all that time gone? God has a wicked sense of humor – ask any family that has … Continue reading

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Still Crazy (In Love) After All These Years

Thirty-nine years ago today, two starry-eyed kids said “I do”…. To my wonderful husband, Paul – thank you for all of the special memories, and for making me so incredibly happy.

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