Monday, September 24, 2012

Celebrating 64 AMAZING Years!!

Today I turned 64 years old!
That amazes me!
 I don't FEEL least not all the time!

Louis Dean and I celebrated yesterday by going to Galveston after church.

There are some renowned seafood restaurants in Galveston but I ALWAYS want to eat at Benno's. It is Cajun seafood - not expensive - casual atmosphere - and just says BEACH to me!! I ALWAYS get the Pasta/Shrimp Salad and I love how they serve wine in frosted beer steins!

After we ate we drove down Harborside. We were looking for the
the USS Fort Worth. It was commissioned on Saturday and was supposed to be at Pier 21 but we were a day late!

We DID spy this ship!
I It IS on my 'Bucket List' however!

We stopped for coffee at this coffee/candy shop on The Strand.

Oh, the candy!!

AND the ice creams!!!

The place was packed!

I picked a good spot! It was by the candy maker who threw out freshly made and wrapped pieces of taffy right to us! The only thing I bought was an iced coffee!
Talk about SELF CONTROL!!

I took this picture as that lady was buying ice cream for her three small children.

Aren't they adorable??
Right after I snapped this the mom discovered she had lost her cell phone.
Louis Dean gave her his phone and we said we would sit with the kids while she went back to a couple of stores in search of it.

We had a good time with the kids but the mom didn't find her phone!
She DID come back for the kids, though!
While she was gone I got cups for them to put their dripping cones in and spoons so they could eat them. AND I cleaned the children up a bit since their faces and hands were covered in sticky messes!! The little boy asked me, " You've dealt with children before, haven't you?"

From there we headed to Seawall Blvd where I parked the Mister -

 while I strolled the beach and waded in the water.
I cast a pretty long shadow to be such a short lady!

I joined him for some final 'sit' time before we headed back to the RV Park.
Houston is so big it still took an hour and a half to get down to Galveston.

My celebrating continued today when this edible bouquet from Summer was delivered!
I LOVE fruit and often put some in my tea!

I should have worn my Grandma Quad shirt Amber and Mike gave me for my birthday!

As it was I wore my 'uniform' today. A denim jumper and a t-shirt!
Comfy and at my age I totally enjoy wearing clothes comfortable enough to sleep in!
This is Kailey Lee watching her very first YouTube song!
I was showing her Levi's all time favorite video -

I think she liked it!!

I am humbled by the goodness of God to me!
I have friends and family who love me.
I received cards, messages, emails, Facebook greetings, phone calls all day long!
I have a dear wonderful husband and we are devoted to each other.
I enjoy good health.
This is a GOOD time in my life!
I still have my mother living and a brother and sisters I am close to.
I have 8 sweet grandchildren and my youngest son is not married yet so I anticipate having a few MORE in years to come.
It seems that God has saved the BEST years for last!
I am looking forward to at least 20 MORE!!!




  1. Glad you had an awesome day and weekend. You deserve the very best. Wonder WHY that little boy thought YOU might have experience. LOL :-) It HAS been a good day!

  2. Happy Birthday Linda; you are a very dear lady.

  3. Happy birthday mom!! That photo of you and Kailey is soooo cute! I think a cruise might be in our future....we haven't been on vacation together in awhile! One day, one day. In the meantime, I'm loving sharing my babies lives with you and having you here on yet another exciting chapter in our life. You've never missed a single important occasion in my life and I don't take for granted a single second that you're here with us now. Love you!!!

  4. Happy birthday Linda. You look amazing! Looks like a good way to celebrate. I hope you go on a cruise. You deserve it. Wonderful photos with loved ones.

  5. Happy Birthday Linda
    You are one very special person, while we have never met, I can tell thru your writings you Love life and live it to the fullest, you are a true inspiration.
    Hope you have many many more wonderful Birthdays:)
    Did my first cruise last would Love it, hope your Bucket wish list comes true:)

  6. Happy birthday, Linda! So glad you had such a nice day. Birthdays are for taking it easy and having fun in my book.

  7. Wishing you so many happies. Looks like you had a nice day. Hope your next year is great - and maybe not quite as eventful as the last - no more quads for a year or two! Cheers

  8. What wonderful way to spend your Very Special Day !!

    Happppp-y BirthDay !!!

  9. Linda,
    I am so glad you had great day on your special day! I am looking forward to many more years celebrating with you through blogland, at least.

  10. Happy Birthday. Looks like a great day in Galveston. Can't wait till I can make it down there again. My parents live on Bolivar Pennsula just a short ferry ride from Galveston. Sherri

  11. Happy Birthday. Looks like a great day in Galveston. Can't wait till I can make it down there again. My parents live on Bolivar Pennsula just a short ferry ride from Galveston. Sherri

  12. happy birthday. when i saw the post title, i thought she is not old enough to be married 64 years, i thought anniversary... LOL

  13. Happy Birthday! You make 64 look fantastic!! We have had such chuckles over your being the Pied Piper and Kailey at the computer with the same little grin that a lot of us wear I'm sure. What a fun post! (Oh, at the very least another 20 years... many more if you can take the joy.)

  14. A Very, Very Happy Birthday Wish, even though it's a bit late.

    What a lovely day, you had!

    Oh that picture of you showing one of the sweet little Quads, a video. Oh so precious.


  15. Happy Birthday and what a nice day you had:) Love you and baby with video.

  16. Happy Birthday Dear Friend!!
    Sounds like your day was absolutely wonderful. I'm so glad, you deserve it

    Hubby & I was just talking the other night about possibly doing a trip to Galveston for Christmas. What is the weather like there in December?

  17. Happy belated birthday Linda. What a beautiful way to celebrate a special day and wow, you sure don't look your age (always a good thing in my opinion!) you look fantastic! I love the peace, joy, and serenity I see in you... you really are a beautiful lady through and through.

    I love what the boy with the ice cream said to you, out of the mouths of babes! lol

  18. Happy Birthday! You are a wonderful, positive, happy person and bring a lot of joy to everyone you meet. Thanks

  19. Happy Birthday Linda..even though I am a day late. You look very healthy. Those children will keep you young. I was amazed the lady left her children with you..I don't think I could , no matter how swet you and LD look.:):) So nice of you to clean them up some.LOL. You must have been born to be a mommy. I think I was also.Smiles, Susie

  20. Happy Birthday Sweet Lady! Your happy outlook and passion for life keep you young! I'm so glad you had a great day, I'd love to visit Galveston! It looks like a wonderful place to visit!

    You look lovely in all the pictures. Have a happy day!


  21. Oh Linda! A very happy another year to you!! You are truly blessed! What a rich life you live! You would love a cruise!!

  22. I love it! What a beautiful day you had with your sweetheart. You are a blessed woman and so are the people in your life. Very cute remark by the little boy.

  23. Happy Birthday from across the Atlantic!

  24. I'm so sorry to be so late to wish you a Happy Birthday! You are an exceptional woman! I get a great deal of pleasure from reading your blog posts. They affirm my belief in true love, the fulfillment of dreams, the importance of family and the necessity to enjoy life to the fullest - all the things that show up regularly in your posts.

  25. Happy look 64 years young.:) Love the look on little kailey Lee's face as she watched the video. It was very kind of you to help the mom out...she could not have been any luckier than to have you and your husband there in her time of need. I am glad you had such a nice birthday celebration.

  26. Happy Birthday!!
    This is a wonderful time of year to have a birthday, and I'm so happy you were celebrated by so many. I've loved getting acquainted with you. What a lovely person you are and I always enjoy your pure zest for life!!

  27. Hi Linda,
    Well Happy Birthday to you! A lovely post...You have been blessed.
    Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

  28. Happy Birthday to you!!! You look great for your age and I love your gratitude for your life. That is such a wonderful trait to have. That will keep you young itself. Glad that you had a great day on your birthday and were surrounded by love. You certainly deserved to be treated special. You do so much for others, so it's nice that it came back around to you.

  29. happy birthday linda, you sure don't look 64, you look amazing!!

    i just read your last three entries and i must say that the rv looks so festive!! you have such a wonderful spirit!!

  30. You certainly don't look 64 and your energy and outlook on life is amazing. Glad you had a nice birthday.

  31. I missed this post earlier...but happy belated birthday wishes to you! Have you been singing '...when I'm 64' lately? You look amazing...and it sounds like you had a great day. I have been to Galveston several times...always a good experience.

  32. Happy belated birthday!!! What a fun day for you.