Friday, June 19, 2009

Big Days

Family Vacation 2009
Originally uploaded by paynehollow
Sorry for the sparse posting of late. We've had a lot going on.

My beloved son is now a high school graduate, soon to be college bound! Woo Hoo!! I'm so very proud of him, he is such a wonderful, smart, groovy young man.

My beloved wife and I just celebrated our 24th anniversary! And, believe it or not (Donna, are you reading htis?), the 24th anniversary is the Musical Instrument anniversary! Woo Hoo! (You know, like the 25th is the Silver Anniversary and the 50th is the Golden Anniversary...?)

How cool is that? I'd MUCH rather have a Musical Instrument anniversary than a Silver one - what can you do with silver? Ya sure can't play it or sing along with it (with apologies to Yukon Cornelius).

(And along those lines of anniversaries, according to Wikipedia, the 50th is Gold, the 55th is Emerald, the 60th is Diamond (DANG! No wonder people don't stay married - who could afford this crap?), the 70th is Titanium (titanium? Really?) and then, if you make it ALL the way up to your 80th anniversary (it skips 75th!), do you know what that year is? Oak.


Anyway, we celebrated Jordan's graduation and our anniversary by taking a vacation to the ocean, near Assateague Island (where wild ponies roam free and the deer and the antelope play, except for the antelope part...). All of that to say, I've been busy and am still busy.

Happy anniversary, sweetheart.

Congratulations, Jordan.

Love you, Sarah.
You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you.

~Desmond Tutu

It is not from ourselves that we learn to be better than we are.

~Wendell Berry

And the world cannot be discovered by a journey of miles, no matter how long, but only by a spiritual journey, a journey of one inch, very arduous and humbling and joyful, by which we arrive at the ground at our feet, and learn to be at home.

~Wendell Berry


Geoffrey Kruse-Safford said...

Congratulations, Dan and Donna. Many blessings on many more years of love and happiness.

John said...


Geoffrey Kruse-Safford said...

Happy Father's Day, Dan.

Dan Trabue said...

Thanks, fellas.