Sunday, June 24, 2012

The Big Birthday

The day after DH's big birthday last Sunday, he went off to climb another of the CO. Fourteeners just to prove that he could!
 Here he is on top of Red Peak, 14, 034, he said it was the hardest climb yet, about 12.5 miles round trip from the trailhead, 8.5 hours all told. Phew, he's a tough old fellow!
This is the actual peak,
and this is some of the challenging ground that slows progress and makes the footing very undependable.
Last night about 30 close friends and our family gathered to celebrate this milestone. Our renovated kitchen/dining area made it so much more fun and infinitely more convenient.
I forgot about photographs until we got to the cake thing and someone said "who is taking pictures?!"
I hastily unearthed the camera from under a pile on my desk and snapped these few pics. Some people had already left so I didn't get to record everyone's presence, sorry!
Everyone seemed to be having a lovely visit, you can usually tell by the level of noise and it was very noisy! Walt was very blessed to be surrounded by long- time friends and our family, it was delightful to see so many dear friends together.
I do hope and pray, God willing, that we have the opportunity to celebrate like this many more times for many more years.
 Now if we can just get through all the left over food...............


Khristina aka Khris said...

Yummy looking cake there too....happy birthday old fella...wink wink...hugsss Khris

Linda said...

Looks like a wonderful time was had by all! Congratulations to Walt for reaching that milestone and being in such good health!

farmlady said...

Happy Birthday to your husband. We are heading toward 70 years too. It's a really milestone.
So was that climb. Hiking that far, at 70 yrs. was quite the accomplishment and definitely a
milestone in his life.

bev sievers said...

Hi there, It sounds like you are doing great. I decided to see if I have time to be back on MQP list, and saw your name. VBG..
We are doing ok here. I have had some health issues, with the bones that are trying to hold my body together. VBG... I am doing great for now. I am very busy quilting yet, and giving classes for Nolting. Just thought I would take a couple minutes and say hi. I am waiting for a friend to show up and we plan on piecing for awhile.. Check in when you have some time... Bev

Miri said...

Wishing DH a Happy Birthday!
LOL! My DH's birthday was two days ago...we just went to Tel Aviv and had dinner with our youngest son-a lovely sushi restaurant.