Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Two Reasons to Celebrate

We have two special occasions today.

Second son, Mark Allan, was born 45 years ago today. Boy does that make me feel old!

He was such a cute baby and unfortunately, as I've mentioned before, we took VERY few pictures in those years. Now I regret that so much.

And he continued to be a cutie... this is age 11. Guess I not only didn't spend much money on pictures, but haircuts didn't happen all that often either. On the other hand it was 1975.

His 11th birthday cake. Mark is an artist and Charles Schultz was an idol for him. He loved the Peanuts comic strip and spent hours drawing Snoopy and the rest of the characters.

As I mentioned in my Memorial Day post, Mark enlisted in the Army and went to Basic and AIT training the summer between his Junior and Senior years of high school. Then he came home, graduated early (December) and started active duty in January 1982. Here he is with his grandmother, mom (me) and great-grandmother at his H.S. graduation reception at our home. He was on leave and attended the ceremony in his Army uniform rather than cap and gown. Goodness he looks so young to me now. He turned 18 that same week.

Mark and Stephanie were married in 1989 and on their 10th wedding anniversary they held a renewal ceremony with Tom presiding. Their two daughters, Ashley and Caitlin were attendants.

Stephanie and Mark about five years ago?

The years keep flying by. In 2003 Mark became a grandfather when Jeramiah was born.

As you can see he loves it!

Maison came along in 2005 so now he has two grandsons to spoil.

Mark is also a musician, plays guitar and sings. In 2003 Tom and I designed this guitar quilt for Mark's 39th birthday.

And he received this Turning Twenty sofa quilt with a flannel back in 2005 for his 41st.

Happy Birthday, Mark! We love you so very much. We wish you many, many more birthdays to come!

Second celebration................

In 1994 Mike and Lindy chose May 27th for their wedding day.

It's been 15 years

and they are just as much in love as in the beginning.

Happy Anniversary, Mike and Lindy. We love you both!


Crispy said...

Awww such nice pictures of your boys and family Mary. Is Mike actually smiling....well sorta LOL.

Geta Grama said...

Happy Anniversary to Mike and Lindy !
And Happy Birthday to Mark !

Barb said...

What a wonderful certainly have alot to be proud of...your one son didn't even look like he was old enough to time flies...

Sunna Reyr said...

You have such a nice family. Congratulation on both sons and daughter in law.