Tuesday, August 2, 2011

TODAY IS MY SWEETIE'S BIRTHDAY!





Yep, just a few decades ago (well, he's just a baby in Galapagos tortoise years), my Sweetie was born. 








(Photo by Jerry H. Carpenter)





I'm very thankful for his presence in my life. (Even if he is a bit silly at times!)





(Photo by someone on the Galapagos trip Jerry took in May)

Oh, and what did he get for his birthday?  Well, we spent several hours yesterday at the Apple Store and he came home with a new IPad2 with a pretty blue cover and something for the camera hookup.  And, yes, it already has Angry Birds on it! ha ha

17 comments:

Sadami said...

Hi,Happy Rhonda!
Happy birthday. Hey, you have to tell me how you could win such a handsom guy's heart? Anyway, have another wonderful HUNDREDs years with Sweetieʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ !
Cheers,Sadami

Teresa Palomar Lois said...

Happy birthday Jerry!!!! For a moment I thought you gave him tha shell, it fits him perfectly! lol I honestly hope he took it home from the galapagos.
When do you plan on stealing that ipad2? *nudge nudge*

RH Carpenter said...

Sadami, the first time I saw my Sweetie, he had just returned from Mexico and had a wonderful tan and white-blonde hair = made me look twice! He says I won him because I was so nice to everyone (he was watching me, too).

He had a great birthday and a great birthday present. No, it's his toy and IPad, so I won't do much with it - may get one of my own for my birthday next year if he really likes it and convinces me :) The shell was from the Darwin Research Center for the people to try to lift to see how heavy those things are - but definitely not to bring home! ha ha

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Happy birthday, Sweetie! (I mean Jerry). Congrats on the presents.

Regarding "Angry Birds", I am just about to take that app off my smart phone. I am stuck and cannot go farther and I hate this app! I want it to let me go past the one I am stuck on and let me attend to that one later, but I can't. For my mental health (I don't need ANY more frustrations in my life!)I may have to remove it!

MB Shaw said...

Happy Birthday to Jerry!!! Love these pics, so much fun. Hope you both have a wonderful celebration.

Gary L. Everest said...

Morning Rhonda,
Please pass along my congratulations to Jerry. Are you going to bake him a delicious birthday cake? Or will you just toss some lettuce leaves on the ground for him?
At any rate, it sounds like he's had a pretty good day already!
May the party continue!
Sincerely,
Gary.

Suzanne McDermott said...

Hello and cheers for your Sweetie (and for you!) Love the shell and the story of how you first met!

debwardart said...

Give my regards to Jerry and tell him that I'm glad he came out of his shell! (ha,ha) So, let's see, he's how old in human years???

Caroline said...

A lovely romantic birthday to you both!

RH Carpenter said...

Susan, I can see where that game would drive me crazy and then make me feel like I'd wasted A LOT of time!

Thanks MaryBeth, Gary, Susan, Suzanne, Deb and Caroline for the birthday wishes - which I will pass on :) He's going to celebrate all month!

AutumnLeaves said...

Happy birthday, Rhonda's Sweetie!

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

One more Happy Birthday wish for your sweetie! Great pics! My sweetie's b'day is Saturday.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks Autumn and Pam, for the birthday wishes - I'll pass them on. And say Happy Birthday to your Sweetie, Pam, for me - hope the weekend is great for you both :)

Carol Blackburn said...

That photo is too funny Rhonda. I bet you smile and laugh alot around your house.

RH Carpenter said...

Carol, if you can't laugh at life, what can you laugh at? ha ha

Carol King said...

Happy Birthday to your sweetie! He looks like he's a lot of fun. Love the shell and am envious of the iPad2.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Carol, I'll pass on the birthday greetings :) Yes, I may end up envious, too, but so far I'm not! ha ha