Thursday, January 8, 2009

Oh No! Dave's the Big Five Oh!

It's official! As of January 7, 2009, I am now married to an
Old Geezer!
Yep. Hmm... I guess that makes ME an Old Geezer's Wife! Yikes!

When he turned the Big 4-0...I had a lot of fun and threw him not one, but two surprise parties. One for all our friends and one for family. I really went all out with the Over the Hill stuff. But not this decade! I think I am more depressed he is turning 50 than he is!!!

In honor of turning HALF A CENTURY! ... here are a few shots of his Passing Youth

What a stud muffin!
Those big hands were made for playing basketball.

This is a newspaper shot of him ↑ (the tall one in white jumping in the center) when he was playing MY HIGH SCHOOL. We wouldn't even meet for another four years. We aren't sure if he is playing at his high school or mine. If it was at mine, I was for sure in the crowd watching!

Senior pictures↨
(soon to be senior citizen pictures! hee-hee)

←This was taken the night we announced our engagement. Dave's expression looks like a deer that is caught in the headlights! ☺

(Sorry - you will have to click to enlarge the small one...
I was having issues with Picasa!)
A couple of our college dance photos.

This was at the Hill Cumorah Pageant in New York. He played the part of Christ. We were both in the cast while we were engaged.
↓Niagra Falls ~ We did a lot of touring after the pageant.
Our Engagemant Photo↓
Our wedding day...
No longer a free man!

Our Honeymoon ↓
Med School Graduation ↓

Residency ↓

And now with his OWN basketball team ↓
complete with the Ref too!

Happy Birthday Dave!
I still love ya even if you are a HALF CENTURY!!!!

The boys and I gave him a Shuffle Board for achieving such a mature status. After all...shuffle boards are for Old Geezers!

Actually this one is a blast and we have wanted one for a while. Here they are assembling it. I don't have a shot of it all completed but I will post that when I do.

We went to his favorite restaurant (UTAH NOODLE) for lunch to celebrate on Tuesday.

And then last night we all went out to Maddox for dinner to mark the sad passing of his youth. He officially turned half a century yesterday.

This will help to keep it all in perspective:
1. Kidnappers are not very interested in you.
2. In a hostage situation you are likely to be released first.
3. No one expects you to run into a burning building.
4. People call at 9 p.m. and ask, "Did I wake you?"
5. People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.
6. There's nothing left to learn the hard way.
7. Things you buy now won't wear out.
8. You can eat dinner at 4:00 p.m.
9. You enjoy hearing about other people's operations.
10. You get into a heated argument about pension claims.
11. You have a party and the neighbors don't even realize it.
12. You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.
13. You quit trying to hold your stomach in, no matter who walks into the room.
14. You sing along with the elevator music.
15. Your eyes won't get much worse.
16. Your investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay off.
17. Your joints are more accurate meteorologists than the National Weather Service.
18. Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can't remember them either.
19. Your supply of brain cells is finally down to a manageable size.
20. You can't remember who sent you this list. (It's're reading it here on my blog!)

And if that's not enough, check out 50 Reasons To Love Being 50 HERE.

when it's all said and done...

Happy Birthday Hon!☺
And thanks for being the greatest, most wonderful, amazing husband on the planet! I know how very lucky and blessed I am to have you (even if you are an old geezer! - JK!♥)

Oh, and here's a little song to keep in your head all day...

On top of Old Frosty, All covered with fudge, Stand more birthday candles than a forklift could budge.
Each one stands for good times--And bad times, as well--Each one symbolizes a year shot to hell! H- E- double hockey sticks!
Don't lose your old gusto, Don't lose your old snap, Don't stay out till sunrise--You'll sleep through your nap!
Put the bad times behind you, Let the good times shine through, Just remember your prune juice, Whatever you do.
No use bein' grouchy, No need feelin' glum, The tough part is over, The best's yet to come.
Your friends will all love you, And care for you still, So gee ain't you lucky,
Your Over The Hill!


Allison said...

Congrats to your man hitting the halfway mark :-D

I've always loved the wedding dresses from the 70's. They're modest and tasteful, and a lot of them are down right gorgeous. I don't see the need for all the frills and skimp of today's dresses (I do like the actual frills on yours, I'm talking the outrageousness of some of the creations today). Of course, the weddings were actually a lot simpler back then too. I like that (this coming from someone who wore her Class A's to get married, and whose wedding had all of 9 people at it. 6 of which were the wedding party and minister. My parents weren't able to come...long story. And when we renewed our vows---just one person more!).

LarryG said...

too cool =- Happy B'day Big Guy!
50 is way cool!

sal said...

Whew-hoo! What a milestone!

Happy Birthday to your man!

Jeppsons said...

Happy Birthday Dave!!! I still have about 2 months left before I am married to an old geezer too! Where oh where have the years gone!!

Jen said...

Happy Birthday, Dave! Loved the pictures, you can sure see your boys in his younger years. McKay and Bryce mostly. I still can't get over the dark hair. Just doesn't look right. And the engagement picture is so cute. I also loved the joys of being 50. Too funny.

Mel said...

Oh my gosh! Brad and I were cracking up over the old Box Elder Bees pictures and a few of the faces we recognize! What a great tribute to a great guy! I will never forget when Brein was turning 8 years old and was getting baptized and she was soooo sick. Dr. Dave met us down at the clinic after hours and checked her out and gave her meds so she would be well enough to get baptized. What a great guy! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Shannon H. said...

Happy Birthday Dave!

Yvonne said...

Just so you know--I DON'T THINK 50 IS OLD AT ALL!!!!

Your hubby sounds like such a great guy. Hope it was a great birthday.

(I've got to steal some of those things about turning 50--too funny ; )



Jodi said...
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Jodi said...

Yvonne, I heard "old" is always 15 years older than you are!!! Soooooooo.....technically '50' for me it should be REALLY YOUNG!!!! :D

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Tiffany said...

Happy Birthday to Dave! It looks like you have had some wonderful years together. What cute baby pictures and a handsome young man. Isn't it amazing how men just seem to grow more handsome and distinguished with age?:D
50's not old at all!

Dawn said...

Happy Birthday to Dave! My son's birthday is also on January 7th. Of course, he turned 5...not 50. :-)

Kelsee said...

Happy 50th!

palmtreefanatic said...

happy birthday to him! thats a great post! fun memories here!;)

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Dave said...

Thanks Jo,
Not sure how turning 50 ever happened. Where in the world did you ever find those pictures? Got to love the basketball shorts. They were great! Being married to you is more than I could have ever hoped for! You're the best. Now just wait till you turn 50!

My Wonderful Men said...

Happy Birthday to your Dave! Hope it was the best Birthday ever!

Lisa said...

Hey Happy Birthday Dave! My Dave just had a B-day yesterday! lol--he's not 50 yet anyway LOL--however I have something to look forward to in Sept. Yes! I turn 50! Yiikes!!! lol!

Shultzybabe said...

Happy birthday, Dave!


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