Monday, February 9, 2015

February 9: Family Day and Matthew's 26th birthday

Today is Matthew's 26th birthday.
We spent it together as it was a holiday, which is something new here in BC and the first time it fell on his birthday. Isn't that cool? We drove out to Fort Langley BC and browsed in the Village Antique Mall, about the only one left in this area. Matthew spent his birthday money in a hurry. Tee hee...he found a set of Bohemian style cocktail glasses, and a crystal decanter. I bought a vintage 1960's Valentine and two pretty Avon Asian style perfume bottles, suitable for 18" dolls.
We had lunch at a 1950's style diner, eating delicious homemade style hamburgers.
After having coffee sitting outside in a little cafe's courtyard under the overhang while the rain gently cascaded down, we headed to Ikea in Coquitlam, where Matthew found a few household items he needed, including pot racks for the kitchen. Later we went downtown and ate supper at the Noodle Box on 4th Avenue. It was a really nice day. 

December 1991. These few photos are about all I've scanned in so far from the 1990's.
I dislike scanning. Isn't this a cute one showing Matthew talking with his Gramps?
This is our house at 3349 Monmouth Ave. Gramps and Grama lived down the street.
Those were such happy days.

August 1991; Matthew and I at White Pine Beach in Port Moody.
I made our matching outfits. Matthew has always enjoyed beach time.

October 1991; Matthew and his little tractor and trailer set.
He enjoyed our big yard at this house.
These times seem so long ago, like some golden dream.
I'm glad God blessed us with one son. Of course I always wished for more but it just wasn't in the plan. Matthew, I wish happy days and golden dreams for you too in the years which lay ahead.
Happy birthday!
Loretta Houben

1 comment:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's so nice to have photos to help us remember the past. What a nice post. Happy Spring, Diane