Thursday, October 20, 2016

Happy Birthday to my best friend!

 My he is 63!
We started dating when I was 14 and he was 15...
that's a long time.
We've definitely had some adventures together...
He's my best friend,
the best dad,
the best Papa...
I love him!
This first picture is in Mississippi...
we definitely look a bit younger!
We used to hike when we first moved to the Pacific Northwest.
This is how he often carried Joshua!
 This was Easter Sunday of 1979.

On October 2, 1978,
we welcomed Gabrial Ryan into our lives!
 On February 19, 1981,
we welcomed Lindsey Nicole!
 These two pictures are special for a different reason.
This was a couple of weeks before we almost lost Ron in a car wreck.
 I have chosen not to put the photos of him after the wreck here,
but I still thank God for sparing him!
 We don't really hike,
he is always hiking for his job.
But we do enjoy taking walks together.
Maybe after he retires, hiking will come back into the picture for us.
He loves crab..
He loves to cook crab, especially if Joshua is going to be here.
 Ron is the middle of 3 boys.
His older brother, Larry, and his younger brother, David.
Going to visit his mom at the farm is always something he looks forward to.
He and Joshua often go together and they work with Larry to fix things, plant the garden, and just do whatever needs to be done!
I have no idea what year this guess is 1976.
He definitely wore his hair a bit longer...
but he had more hair to wear longer!
I just thought I'd throw this one in!

Now, he's also loving being a Papa to 5:
                                        Thalia, Emerson, Benjamin, William, and Walt!
 With Thalia...
 With Emerson...
 With Benjamin...
With William...
With Walt...

This is a more recent photo of us...
now we've been married for close to 40 years!

Happy Birthday, Ron!
even though I know he'll probably never see this!


Anonymous said...

Great pictures. Happy Birthday, Pop. You're the greatest!


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Dad!
Love you,

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Papa Ron! I absolutely love this blog and we absolutely love you!
Emily, Emerson, Walt and Gabrial

Anonymous said...

Happy bday pop!

Love Gabe