Let your soul stand ajar, always ready to welcome the ecstatic experience. ~ Emily Dickinson

Sunday, December 10, 2017

~Special Birthday Wishes~

December 7th is always a very special day in our home
as it is the day my dear husband Jeff made his debut
to our world!!

I have personally known Jeff for 39 years and have been married to him
for almost 37 years, and been able to celebrate each of those years
 with a thankful heart!

My husband is a very kind and gentle man,
with a great sense of humor
and he works
 very hard each day as an online professor!!

His office is his special haven, filled with many treasures that bring him comfort, encouragement
and joy!!

His desk is always neat and he plans out his days with his trusty
Daytimer AND a cup of coffee!!

Jeff likes to decorate it for Christmas and even has his own little tree!

This Santa is one I made over 20 years ago and though my style has changed over the years
he always brings it out and gives it a place of honor on his desk!!

Jeff was an art major in college and LOVES ART, so he has several prints on the wall that he really loves, plus a photo of me when I was still a young wife!! 
Can you believe those curls were natural??

Another favorite print above his desk!!

One of the few paintings from his art school days
that he gave to his mother!
When she passed away she left it to him!

He loves books and has bookcases to hold his collection of them!!
Notice his graduation picture on the left and his father on the right!!

I made him this Christmas stocking a number of years ago
and it hangs on the door!

All his diplomas from all those years of college!!  
I'm so proud of him for all of his hard work!!

We celebrated his special day by going to breakfast, seeing a movie, walking around the Antique Mall, and then dinner with Janelle and Austin at Cheesecake Factory!!!
Of course, I forgot to take a picture of our delicious dinner, but believe me,
it was AMAZING!!!

Chicken Madeira is one of his favorites and we love to share it on special occasions!
Topped the evening off with Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake
and that made the night just perfect!!!

Jeff is a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, friend and an AMAZING MAN!!
I feel truly blessed to be part of his life and know how much he loves and cares for me
and his family!!!

Happy Birthday, dear Jeff, and may this be a year filled with good health, hope, and joy!!!
I'm so happy we can share this adventure together!!

With Love~



Julia said...

Oh dear Julie, what a wonderful man you married. You are truly blessed in so many ways. His office is so very
neat and remarkable. Happy Birthday to your hero and Merry Christmas to you and yours.
Hugs, Julia

The Eveningstitcher said...

Happy Birthday, Jeff!!! Wht a wonderful office you have!!

denise said...

Happy Birthday! December babies are special. My mother was one,both of my grandmothers,my daughter and myself.My mother in law was also a December baby.

Merry Wind Farm said...

Hi, Julie, is this you? I went to the Primitive Hear - decorating and there weren't any recent posts. So I went on a search, and found this. I just followed you. Merry Christmas!

marly said...

What a wonderful day you had with the birthday boy. His office is just so organized! Attention to detail!

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Hi Julie, you are both blessed to have each other. Sounds like you have lots in common. That office is so neat and tidy, nothing like mine, most of the time.
Happy Birthday Jeff... as the saying goes, 'and many more'.
Warm Regards,

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Ladies,
Jeff said to tell you all a "Big Thank You" for the Birthday wishes!!
He really is very organized and is such a help to me with all things "technical" or I would not even have a blog!! I am really grateful for his attention to detail!!!
Many thanks to each of you for visiting and taking the time to comment!!
And Yes, it IS ME, Melinda!!! So happy you found me!!!
Wishing each of you a wonderful week, my friends~
Heart Hugs~

Rugs and Pugs said...

What a beautiful post. You can just feel the love you two share.
You are one organized guy. I am envious. Happy birthday to you.
Hugs :)

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Lauren,
Jeff was a bit embarrassed but I am so proud of him and wanted to "toot his horn" because he is my soul mate and best friend!! I am so happy you enjoyed reading this post!! We feel very fortunate to share our lives together and don't take it for granted!!
He really is VERY ORGANIZED and I have learned a lot from him! I wish I could be as organized, but being creative IS MESSY, and THEN I clean it up!! lol
Thanks for your sweet comments!!
Hope you enjoy your week!
Heart Hugs~

Farmhouse prims said...

Happy Birthday Jeff, you need to come and organize my house. So thankful that you are home and doing well. Lecia

acorn hollow said...

What a wonderful post to your husband. I hope he has a wonderful year.

Jan Conwell said...

What sweet images and sentiments, Julie. You guys look so beautiful together.

Jessica said...

Such a loving post for your hubby. Happy birthday to your Jeff!

Mugwump Woolies said...

Happy Birthday, Jeff! Hope you had a wonderful day with your beautiful family!

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Ladies,
Jeff is truly appreciative of all your Birthday Wishes!! I thank each one of you for taking the time to comment and share in his special day!! It truly does soften the blow of growing one year older! lol
He really does have a gift for organizing and I have certainly benefited from it!! Maybe he should think about developing an online course??
Wishing you all a wonderful week, dear friends!
Heart Hugs~

Winnie Nielsen said...

Awww, Julie, what a splendid tribute to your beloved Jeff on his birthday!!!My hubby and I recently celebrated our 38th Anniversary and like you, I feel so very blessed to have had so many wonderful years together. The photo of you as a young woman is very sweet. Oh my, the lovely curls~!!

Glad you both has a fine day to celebrate and enjoy lots of memories and new adventures!

Have a wonderful week!

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Winnie,
Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your sweet comment!! Jeff really feels so special this year!! Congratulations on your 38th Anniversary and what a blessing for you!! That photo was taken in Japan on a Mission Trip and has always been one of Jeff's favorite pictures of me!!
Take care and hope you enjoy your week!!
Heart Hugs~