One December Evening

holding hands quote and photo 2014

I don’t know what other couples do, but my husband and I make it a point to remember those smaller events that led up to the wedding day, and today is one of them…our first date 30 years ago. We were 26 & 27 at the time, and we vividly remember that evening…the amazing restaurant for dinner, then driving up the mountain to The Baldy Lodge for dancing.

If you’ve followed me for awhile, you no doubt know that I’m a big hopeless romantic, and this night was definitely a magical one. During that evening of romance, we both experienced the incredible feeling that we might be “the one” for each other. That may sound silly, but…

As it turned out, we were “the one” for each other because six months following that night, he proposed. Then six months after that proposal, we were married. And here we are…grateful to still have each other and our two beautiful children, who are now 22 & 26 years old.

our wedding

This isn’t a post to brag though. We’ve experienced loss throughout our years together. So, we don’t take anything for granted because nothing is guaranteed. Instead, we cherish each moment of every day and continue to count our blessings. 

So, I’m wishing my Husband and Best Friend a very Happy 30th-First-Date Anniversary!!

🎉🎈🎉🎈

“I thank him for making my life the best and for bringing out the best in me. I love him even more now, and I hope we have the chance to celebrate many more anniversaries as the calendar pages continue to turn.” 

summer patio time 2016

❤❤❤

 

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More than a Party

bday candles

Let’s hang the streamers
a rainbow of colors
then dress the tables
and add some flowers

Get the cake ready
for sweet, sweet frosting
and top it with candles
with everyone watching

What a day to remember
of wishes and laughter
yet many want the hands
of time to move faster

It’s the aging of souls
another turning of a page
focusing only on gray
they’d rather disengage

Each day, though, is but a gift
unlike “store bought” with dollars
Tomorrow makes no promise
for any of its followers

Let’s not take for granted
another chance to make a wish
Celebrate another year of life
and be happy we exist

Lauren Scott © 2014

Happy Birthday to my Hubby,
who is very grateful for another year
and his family is very grateful for him!
♥ ♥ ♥

Over the hill and still a kid!

Candles yesterday

Burned brightly for fifty-one

Another life year!

Secret surprises

Gifts of love, hugs and laughter

Celebrating life

© LScott 2012

My family blindfolded me, yesterday, on our way to my birthday lunch.
Our destination was seafood on the bay, exquisite!
And…the best cheesecake and apple pie, ever! 🙂

I wish you all a blessed and peaceful Monday~xx

 

Imperfection

Why must I see
the flaws surrounding me
a laugh line here, a crow’s foot there
the endless pulling
of each gray hair
the muscles that have flipped,
to say the least

either way, they’re not
where they’re supposed to be
Those youthful pages
of our precious photo albums
portray an image
that was once okay
now, the magnified flaws
have definitely found their way
Yet, your soul doesn’t see
what my mirror shows me
You see the blue-green ocean
when you look deeply into my eyes
You feel my long, soft hair
and marvel in its silkiness
My laugh lines joyfully remind you
of our endless happiness
When our hearts beat
as close as can be

all that matters
is our loving connection
Your adoration runs deeper
and through your devoted actions
seeps absolute affection
So blessed am I
to have found complete
Perfection

Copyright 2011

Inspired by

http://terri0729.wordpress.com/2011/12/09/what-i-see-this-weeks-fwf-take-a-good-look-at-yourself/