Are We Walking to Alaska

Are We Walking to Alaska
Are We Walking to Alaska - A True Story

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Tuesday's Treasures

Today is Don's birthday - we will celebrate quietly this day - and then on Thursday we are off to Lopez Island for a combined anniversary (52nd) and birthday get-away.  A cabin right on the beach - sunsets - stars across the sky - lots of beaches and State and National Parks to explore.  Just an hour's drive from our house and another hour on the Washington State Ferry.
 He's my treasure 
 and has been for over 53 years now
 With his grandpa from Poland - Grandpa Jablonski
 Don and his cousin Bob playing in their inflatable "swimming pool" in Milwaukee
 Going fishing with his mom - in Northern Wisconsin - one of my favorite photos.
 At Halibut Point picnic area - when we first met in Sitka, Alaska
 The next year we were married in Arlington, Texas - where his father lived
 And in a few years - we were three
 Then we were four
 And our family complete with five of us - treasures all!!

 And then grandsons - Ben
 And Jahn-Zyel
 Donnie Ray

They are growing up fast
Donnie started kindergarten this year
Ben started Middle School
And J-Z is in High School
 Ben and Jahn chasing Grampy
Happy Birthday my love, my treasure!


Tom said...

JoAnn, what a wonderful post! When you find a good mate you are a a blessed persons. Congratulation to the both of you. Thanks for sharing your inspirational story, may you continue to write new chapters daily. I hope that you will stop back again soon.

Prairie Pines Sewing Room said...

What a beautiful post; and a beautiful family. Happy Birthday Wishes to your treasure...and wishing you both a wonderful Anniversary. Sounds like a great get away. Enjoy.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Happy Birthday indeed! Lovely potted history.
Have a lovely break away.

Julie Fukuda said...

Such nice family pictures ... and I love the birthday picture with a twinkle in his eye,
Have a wonderful anniversary trip. We all await the PICTURES.

Candy S said...

Your post for Don's birthday is beautiful. I was so touched that I teared up a little as I saw each picture. Happy anniversary Don and JoAnn - Enjoy your get away trip... Hugs, Candy

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Happy birthday to your handsome husband and enjoy your anniversary getaway!

Peggy said...

Happy Birthday to Don! Wishing him a wonderful day, and you both a fabulous get-away. And happy anniversary, too, to both of you!

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Congratulations and very best wishes for a wonderful celebration of your years together.

Small City Scenes said...

What a wonderful tribute to the treasure of your life. May you have many more years together---and you will. Have fun at Lopez.

eileeninmd said...

Hello JoAnn, what a wonderful post for your Hubby! Happy Birthday to Don! Happy Anniversary to you both! Have a great trip and getaway!

Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

Lorrie said...

Birthday greetings to Don and Happy Anniversary to you both. I hope you enjoy your time away. It's fun to see how your family has grown through the years. They go by so very quickly, don't they?

Mary said...

Happy Birthday Don, and may the two you enjoy the lovely anniversary trip ahead!
You are definitely a special and wonderful couple.
Awesome family history shown by these great photos.

Hugs and congratulations - Mary XX

Amy at love made my home said...

Happy Birthday to your husband and Happy Anniversary to you both!! xx

Maggie said...

What a lovely set of photos. Happy Birthday to your husband!

J said...

What beautiful people, - from one generation to the next! Having read your book, I feel like I've known you from "way back" - even before you met Don! Happy Birthday to Don, and Happy Anniversary to you both!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy Birthday Don! I hope you had a wonderful day and got lots of special treatment...and birthday cake! Enjoy your week...keep celebrating! Hugs, Diane

Carla said...

Thanks for sharing those wonderful family pictures. That one of little Donnie Ray... Oh my he made me smile.
Hope the Man in Your Life had a wonderful Birthday.