Wednesday, August 14, 2013

celebrating his special day...

Our oldest son is having a birthday today...
and that is a good reason to celebrate.

 It's actually a special birthday...
a milestone for sure!

We are in far away Maine today...
and won't be there to sing 'happy birthday'...
or share the cake.

But we started the celebrations before we left home...
with a birthday dinner in a revolving restaurant...
high in the skies above the city of Vancouver.

 How is it possible that our firstborn is forty already...
when it seems just yesterday we were celebrating his first??

The years have gone by...
too quickly...
it seems!

The Lord bless you
    and keep you; 
 the Lord make his face shine on you
    and be gracious to you; 
 the Lord turn his face toward you
    and give you peace.
Numbers 6: 24-26

Happy 40th Birthday, Kris!

(and Dad, too)


  1. Happy birthday to your son. Our oldest is 40 as well! Time certainly does fly by. Enjoy your day!

  2. Happy Birthday to baby turns 40 in October so I know what you mean! have a great trip anyway...

  3. Isn't it amazing how our kids keep aging and we don't?! haha Happy Birthday to Kris!

  4. Happy Birthday to your eldest. How is it that you have a child that has turned 40? That just doesn't seem possible for someone who is still so young.

  5. Happy birthday to your firstborn! Amen to the Lord blessing and keeping him! Our oldest niece turned 40 this year and we were trying to figure out how that happened!

  6. Happy Birthday Kris. Blessings and hope it is the best year ever!! Love, Vern and Martha

  7. Adorable lad! Bless his middle aged little heart...hee hee..

  8. How thoughtful his parents are to celebrate early! I really don't know how he can possibly be 40 when you and Elmer are 46. I note that I am not first today. =D

  9. What sweet pictures of your son so many years ago. And a great picture of you and Elmer too! Love the long hair (on you both). :)

  10. Awww what a great story and picture of your son's hippy oops happy parents! How does the time fly so quickly??? Yikes! Hope your travels are going well....

  11. Happy 40th to your son Kris! We have a daughter who will be 36 years old in a few days. We are getting old aren't we? The pictures of you two as young parents with Kris, is so good! Oh, the memories we hold in our hearts.

  12. Such a great the old photo's

  13. How can it be that you have a son who is 40? Time seems to be doing weird things as we age. Happy Birthday to your son - what fun to see the old photos.

  14. Happy belated birthday to your son, Kris! You and Elmer look like children yourselves in the photo with him. Time passes so quickly, doesn't it? May you all have many many more happy times together!

  15. Happy Birthday wishes are still warm when sent across the miles....and don't we all love to be remembered by those who love us.


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