Thursday, April 02, 2009

The Prince of time

















"Friendship's the wine of life"  (Edward Young - Night Thoughts)
Today is a special day.  I came across this photo of (my guy on the right) and Prince Albert (on the left.)  They were in college when this photo was taken.  My how time flies when you are having fun.























Last Summer we were in France for a celebration and had the pleasure of touring a Champagne Cave for a tour where we learned about what goes in to making a bottle of champagne.  It is the turning of the bottle over time that creates the bubbles.  Just like our life, it is the turning of years or the rite of passage that we find "sparkle" in our life.  














"Happy Birthday Dad" - We wish you a day full of love and kisses! (your children)
Simple joys multiply to make life richer, fuller and add meaning to our years.  A kiss, a smile, a call from a friend, a kind and gentle touch to remind us of just how precious time is.














"The Grande-Prix Racers" making a pit stop to wish you a "Happy Birthday Dad!" (your sons)
The years go fast, so we must remember to slow down, to enjoy the ride and the thrill of each day.  Today, I wish my Prince of a guy a day full of slowing down, and stopping to enjoy the time of his life.  Fifty is a magical number and I wish you the love of family, friends and good times.
Leave a Birthday wish for my Prince of a guy.

40 comments:

M said...

Happy birthday to the hubby!!!

pve design said...

M-
Thanks! Now can you make a "dutch" birthday wish!
pve

M said...

Here it is a Dutch birthday wish:

Van Harte gefelicteerd en nog vele gezonde en gelukkigen jaren toegewenst!!!

C.T. said...

Congratulations!!! Have a great day.

And gjee...you really want to lear Dutch, don't you?!
Since M already said it in Dutch I'll say it in Italian:
Tanti Auguri! Buon Compleanno!

pve design said...

CT-
Merci!
pve

Purple Flowers said...

You are so right about the passage of time. Life comes and goes so quickly, but it's the small moments that make the biggest impressions on one's heart.
Happy B-Day to your Hubby! If the
5 0 number is bothering him, tell him what someone told me on my last B-day (which was 50) "age doesn't matter unless you're wine or cheese." That set me straight.

pve design said...

purple flowers-
true. age does not matter.
I will pass on the good bits, of cheese and wine.
pve

suzanne cabrera said...

I love this post. Happy Birthday to your sweetheart!

pve design said...

suzanne-
thanks - your package will be sent on friday!
pve

Kwana said...

Happy Birthday To The Dear Hubby and our Dear Friend. We send you a big cheers from our home to yours with much love.

P.S. Love that pic. So smooth!

heidi said...

Happy Birthday Mr. PVE!!! Those pics of the kids are delish! xoh

Frau said...

Happy Birthday Mr. pve hope its a hppay one filled with memories of joy!

Joyce said...

Happy Golden Birthday Mr. V!!! May the next 50 years be as aged as perfect as a fine bottle of bubbly.

Since I had my super duper party last year. My advice is to enjoy the ride, because there is nothing you can do to stop it. Besides just think you have created more golden memories. My dermatologist gasped when I mentioned I loved my little wrinkles!

Enjoy your birthday cake and embrace the day, dance like no other day!!

xoxo

Debra said...

Happy Birthday JCvE~ I hope that your day and evening are filled with your loved ones close-by, good food, even better wine and many, many good wishes. Enjoy it all.

CashmereLibrarian said...

Happy Birthday Mr. VE and congratulations on your beautiful family!

LindsB said...

Aw, what a cute post- a very happy birthday to your hubby!

Deidra said...

Happy, happy birthday!
(I only speak English. Sorry.)

Ellen Gerstein said...

Happy birthday to the Big Guy! I hope he has a most special day!

Steve H. said...

Happy Birthday to the best ref I know!

N said...

Happy Birthday to your prince, a lucky guy, at that. Best wishes for a great day!

Karena said...

Wonderful photos. I wish your prince a happiest of birthdays and the two of you many, many loving years ahead!

Carey said...

"Most of us can remember a time when a birthday--especially if it was one's own--had brightened the world as if a second sun had risen." (Robert Lynd, The Peal of Bells)

Happy Birthday, Mr. VE. It feels nice to say it even to a stranger. Like clapping after the waiters sing to someone in a restaurant.

Rachel said...

That picture is so wonderful! I love it.

GrannySmithGreen said...

Oh I just love it when I hear a great story like that of the champagne. Life can definitely get better with more turns!

It's kind of like baking a cake--a birthday cake for Mr.VE that is! You may not want to taste all of the ingredients individually, but when it's been turned and mixed--and even put to the heat--look at the beautiful, delicious results.

A very happy birthday to your hubs--yall have baked a great cake!

please sir said...

Happy Bday! Great photo!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Happy birthday to the king of your castle (I decided to give him a regal upgrade, if you will. ;-)

Have a great day. Hopefully there will be a cake from that faboo bakery in your town involved in the celebration!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

A very Happy Birthday to the Prince from both Edward and me!!

jae said...

love this post....wishing mr. ve the best of days. there is something really exciting about getting older. with age does come knowledge. here's to the knowledge of knowing how to live life so it is filled with turning bubbles. oh, and the pictures of your kids are wonderful.

London Calling said...

Happy Birthday to your Mr. !!

Kotori said...

What a sweet post - love it... and happy birthday to your prince.

annechovie said...

Great photos, Patricia! Wishing your Prince a very Happy 50th Birthday!

Liz said...

JC wins the keep your hair award!

Tara said...

Patricia

Happy Bday to your guy...doesn't time fly and aren't you glad you are flying with him?? :0)

Renae said...

Patricia...
What a lovely post, beautiful family and wonderful sentiments to you Prince. I hope the day was all that he hoped for!
Blessings,
R

A Day That is Dessert said...

Beautiful post; I really enjoyed these photos and learning more about you. Birthday wishes to Mr. VE!

tyler said...

words of wisdom. love the champagne analogy. warmest wishes to you and you prince for many bubbly years ahead. cheers!

Michelle said...

Time does fly by...my kids are now 21 and 19, and some days I don't think I'm needed at all; good and bad for me.

Sounds like a great life Patricia..no wonder you turned out so beautifully!

Best,
Michelle

qerat said...

Happy birthday to your prince :)

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday to a wonderful Dad and Husband! Children do remind us of how time can fly. It is so good to slow down and remember what you have all brought to each others lives. Always a good thing to celebrate!
Have a wonderful weekend.
Lisa

Easy and Elegant Life said...

A belated many happy returns of the day. A lucky man in so very many ways.

Happiest of birthdays and many more to come.