Sunday, December 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Honey, I Love You!!!

This handsome guy is RussMyHoney. Today is his 52nd birthday. He doesn't look 52 does he? We've been married for over 23 years now. Russ is a wonderful husband and father. He loves his family and he loves God's word. He's pretty fond of surfing too ;-) We grew up by the beach, and he still goes out and surfs now and then. I think we have 4 surfboards stacked against the wall in our bedroom. Try decorating around that ladies! You can't store them in the garage here in the desert, the wax would melt.

Russ is a diligent worker who has worked two jobs for much of our marriage, just so I could be home with our kids. In fact, (a little more bragging here) he began working for the phone company in 1991 and has still never taken a sick day. Seriously! Russ has played the part of Jesus in quite a few church productions, and a few years ago he was asked to pose for the cover of a book. He is a also a wonderful example of what God can do with a life. I will share that story sometime, but for today I just want to say "Happy Birthday Honey, I Love You!!!"
Blessings,
Marcia

26 comments:

Brenda @Just a Bed of Roses said...

Happy birthday to russ and he would make a nice Jesus with those loving eyes and great smile!

Never tried surf board decorating!

Tracy said...

Send my Happy Birthday wishes to Russ. He sounds like a wonderful guy! :)

katie said...

Happy Birthday Russ. What a wonderful testimony to your husband and father of your children. May God richly bless you all.

Andrea said...

Sending Birthday Blessings!

andrea

Marla at Always Nesting said...

So sweet. Happy Birthday! You two are certainly a beautiful couple!

I'm married to the very same kind of man and I'm so thankful.

Mimi Sue said...

Happy Birthday, RussMyHoney! He's a cutie pie all right. Love those pics of all the beautiful quilts. That must have been a great show. Mimi

Heidi said...

Sending Happy Birthday wishes to Russ today!

Marcia, we really do have thing in common...I immigrated 23 years ago last September and was married 22 years ago so these important things were happening in our lives around the same time.

Hugs ~
Heidi

Kimberly said...

Happy Birthday to your Hubby! Wowza, 23 years of marriage!! No, I've never decorated around surf boards, just sewing machines, a piano and scrapbook stuff! Have a great day.

Lorilee said...

Hi Marcia,
You have a wonderful handsome man! Definitely a keeper! Happy Birthday, Russ.
Blessings,
Lorilee

Nancy said...

Hi Marcia!
What a lovely tribute to your hubby! Wishing him more of God's richest blessings on his special day.

Have a blessed Sunday!

Nancy

Julie Harward said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your handsome husband! You are beautiful to there next to his side. A good man is hard to find nowadays I think...you are so blessed! (So I can see why you put up with the surfboards!) You two have a great day! Come say hi :D

Karen said...

Happy Birthday to your handsome husband! With a great guy like that I guess you wouldn't mind decorating around surf boards propped up against the walls ;) God bless you both!!

Amy Kinser said...

I love to hear a wife speak so lovingly of her husband. If we don't build then up, someone else just might. I always try to remember that.

Happy Birthday to him.

God bless you both.

LLJ said...

Wish him Happy Birthday from our family too! : )
Leanne

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

Happy Birthday, Russ! I am also 52.
Brenda

Beverly said...

What a handsome man and couple, the two of you make. He doesn't look 52, and you don't look old enough to have kids in college.
23 yrs. is a milestone in a marriage these days. This was a nice tribute to your honey, I hope he reads it. Your children are blessed to have such dedicated parents.
Was gone yesterday and missed part 2 of your quilt pictures. Enjoyed them today, especially the one of your aunt, that is a treasure for sure.

Kelli said...

Hope your honey has a happy and blessing-filled birthday! Such kind eyes and a beautiful smile! And 23 years of marriage is definitely to be celebrated. :) God bless!

Colleen said...

Great tribute to your hubby. Happy Birthday!

My name is PJ. said...

Happy Birthday, Russ!

Remember when we were little and people in their 50's looked old, dressed old and acted old?

You two look like kids!

BailiwickDesigns said...

Happy Birthday to Russ! I hope the day was wonderful, and I wish you many more years together. ::Jill

outdoor.mom said...
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outdoor.mom said...

Happy Birthday to him!! What a super great man :-) We would love to hear his testimony.

Also, the quilt photos are stunning!

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Happy Birthday to you wonderful hubby! Seems like these mid December guys have wonderful work ethics. My DH worked at his first job out of college for 32.5 years and in all that time, took less than 12 days sick time - despite 9 days in the hospital gravely ill one year. He hasn't taken a sick day in the last 15 years now!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Love the hari cut and shave...Happy Birthday to your husband!

Where do you live in So Cal? I grew up in the San Fernando Valley...lived in Thousand Oaks before moving to Oregon. My entire family lives down there!

Hugs, Carrie

Gloria McQueen Stockstill said...

A belated Happy Birthday to Russ. No, he does not look that old. I just had a birthday yesterday. Tell Russ he should be thankful he doesn't look his age. Some of us do!!!

Love,
Gloria

SueZq said...

I love you guys, all of you high desert dwellers... my family dwellers that is :). And to you Marcia, thanks for sharing your site with me! Like you, I intended so many times to get the addy to your site but would think of it after logging out... sheeeesh huh!! It is a wonderful site, you've done a great job- love it!! <3