Sometimes we look at sights in nature but don't really see. While hiking in the woods the other day, it became a realization that we need to open our heart and eyes to see the beauty of the simple things in nature with each season. There is so much order and purpose in His creation. God has given us awesome beauty in this world to see and enjoy... if we would but stop to see and feel it. Join us as this blog is about stopping to see the real beauty around us...to touch and feel it... "Through the Lens".

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Friday, September 3, 2010

A Great Birthday

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Yesterday Gerri and I went to Pizza Hut for my birthday.  I had a taste for pizza and we have not been to a Pizza Hut in a good while so I thought it would be a nice change.  We ordered a medium pan pepperoni pizza and boy was it good!  The best part of the pizza dinner was being with my best friend, Gerri.  She is such a special wife, and I am a very fortunate man.  We didn’t get a birthday cake because my doctor wants me to cut way back on sugars; seems I am pre-disposed for diabetes.  Man that stinks, I love eating sweets.

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Tonight Stephen and Jennifer are coming down and we are meeting them at our favorite Mexican restaurant.. San Marcos.  And the celebration continues; it’s so great to spend that time with family, we are so blessed.

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We   would like to say a special thanks to our new friends and thanks for joining along with us.  We hope each of you have a great Labor Day weekend and be safe. 

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24 comments:

Randy and Pam Warner said...

Beautiful photos! And Happy Birthday. Nothing like being able to spend one with your kids --at any age!

Cindy said...

Happy Birthday friend!! Mine was this past weekend!! How is your sister doing? It is great when we can be with our best friends!!

Cindy and Walker

PS Bird and butterfly pictures..awesome!!

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

Happy Birthday!

Weldon and Sandy said...

Great photos. Happy Birthday! Your camera must be a good one as the pictures are so sharp and clear.

Kimberly and Jerry Peterson said...

Always nice to have a great birthday.

Your photos are magnificent...really love close up shots, not always an easy task to accomplish, but you did it well!

Rick and Paulette said...

Happy Birthday, Mike! I'm sure one tiny, little piece of birthday cake would be o.k. today!

Judy and Emma said...

What interesting butterflies! It's been years since I've been to a Pizza Hut. Enjoy your continued celebration. :)

John and Carol said...

Happy Birthday Mike. I love pizza too. I'm glad you got to spend it with your best friend!

Sue and Doug said...

so happy you had a great birthday!!!..Cheers!!!

Gail Durham said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!

Sam&Donna Weibel said...

Your Birthday snuck up on us, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, hope that's loud enough, Pizza goes great with any birthday and a cold one to go with it, And yes you do have a special wife. Sam sats the camera would do a great job with a train. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.

Carol K said...

You are a photo expert, Mike, What a great hobby! I'm glad to hear that you had a nice birthday.

Rod and Connie said...

Happy Birthday Mike!
Great pictures.

Bob said...

Happy Birthday! You have more control than I do when it comes to sweets.

The Gypsy G-Mas said...

Happy Birthday Mike! Sounds like it was a perfect birthday, spending it with the ones you wanted to the most. And what a sweet tribute to your wife! Although I have yet to meet you in person, I already know that you're both very special people!

pidge said...

Hope you had a great Birthday!! Loved your pictures in this blog. What bird is that?

Merikay said...

Excellent pictures!

I join in with the others to wish a Happy Birthday To You....

Margie M. said...

Happy Birthday Mike! I hope you enjoy your evening celebration with Stephen and Jennifer as much as you liked that great pizza. :) I know you will.

Your bird pics really rock, as usual. Nice work. Have a good weekend.

Kathy and Robert said...

How precious to spend your special day with your best friend! You two are delightful to be around, even if for some of us, it's simply thru your words and superb photos.
Blessings, Kathy

Mike and Peggy Evringham said...

Glad to see you two are continuing to fare well. Happy BD Mike! Isn't it great having our best friend with us "full time"

Jim and Sandie said...

So - you're getting older.(hee hee hee) And I really don't like Pizza Hut cause I don't eat pizza or I should say I don't eat cheese.

Okay - I feel better. Everybody else was being way too nice. I really am happy you had such a great day. I, too, love celebrating with my best friend and hubby. Just makes those days even more special. And those pictures are magnificent. WOW.

Now go out and celebrate again just because.

B.W. and Carol said...

A belated "Happy Birthday". Thursday was a Road Day for us so we're sorry we missed it. Ya'll take such pretty pictures, I have to ask, what kind of camera do you have? Carol and I are fixing to upgrade ours and we're gathering information.

Jessica said...

Happy birthday Mike! :) Sounds like you had a great day. Nothing better than spending a special day with the people who mean the most!!

Pj & Melissa said...

Happy Birthday!!