HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JOE

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

50 IS NOT OLD | HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JOEToday’s blog is going to be a little different. Part of my blog is talking about my family and that is what we will be doing today. Most of you, if you have read my blog before at all, know my husband, Joe. He is so supportive of my blog and I couldn’t do it without him. Just last night he brought home pizza because he knew I was going to be working late and be pushed for time. So, everyone, meet Joe.50 IS NOT OLD | HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JOEToday is Joe’s birthday!!! Wasn’t he the cutest little thing. He was quite the Dapper Dan. Look at that buttoned up shirt and those cool white shoes. He was a sharp dressed man even then.50 IS NOT OLD | HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JOEI swear he still has this haircut today. Lol! Don’t let that short haircut fool you, he is not an angel. When I first saw him I thought he was a fuddy-duddy because of that military cut. I think he has used that to his advantage with his teachers and parents. I wish I had loaded the picture of him in his later teens when they called him, “Hair Bear.” Then he had lots and lots of hair.50 IS NOT OLD | HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JOEThis is the man I dated. This picture has been on my computer desk for years. I think this was when he was graduating from college, for the second time. Still a sharp dressed man. πŸ’œ50 IS NOT OLD | HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JOEI had to include this picture. This was made around the same time as the one above. He kept his bicycle in his apartment. We both lived in the same apartment complex. Can you believe those shorts he has on? I mean come on, gurls. Now you see one of the reasons I married him. Lol! Those were the OP corduroy shorts. Do you remember those???
50 IS NOT OLD | HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JOEThis was his favorite jacket. You could sure see him coming. We still have this jacket somewhere in this house. I have no idea why it was so special, he just thought it was cool. You can just see the meannessΒ oozing out of him. Haha50 IS NOT OLD | HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JOETalk about babies. Oh my goodness, look how youngΒ we were. This was made about a week or so after we got married. It doesn’t look like I have on any makeup and that is probably my natural hair color. Even thought I was white headed as a child it got darker as I got older. This was Joe’s normal look. He almost always wore a white or blue button-up shirt and khaki pants. He still wears the khakis but he has moved on to polo shirts.50 IS NOT OLD | HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JOEAnd then the babies came along. Ashleigh looks to be close to three and Joseph close to one. I told you he kept the same hairstyle.50 IS NOT OLD | HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JOEI thought I would show you a few of his hobbies. He loved his ping pong. He always told me that he was pretty good at ping pong and one day he decided to prove it by beating me to smithereens. I wasn’t that much competition for him so this table didn’t get to hang around for too long. It is a little hard to play by yourself. Lol!50 IS NOT OLD | HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JOEAnd then there was fishing. He used to love to go with his friends to Putin Bay and fish. I never went but I understand that it is somewhere close to Michigan, Ohio, or Canada. Does that narrow it down for you?Β 50 IS NOT OLD | HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JOEHis other love is flying. When we moved to Grundy he decided he wanted to learn to fly. He took lessons and now has his pilot’s license. This was the first plane he ever bought. This is a V-Tail Bonanza, aka The Doctor Killer. He assured me that we had nothing to worry about because he wasn’t a doctor. Boy, that reassured me!!! He called me one day while I was gone to a festival and said are you sitting down. “I sold my boat and bought a plane.” Somehow I wasn’t surprised. Lol!50 IS NOT OLD | HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JOEHappy Birthday, Joe Stephens! I love you more than a farm in Georgia!

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  • Renee
    March 15, 2017

    Happy Birthday Joe, mine was yesterday . Have a good day.

  • Deb
    March 15, 2017

    Happy Birthday Joe! Have a wonderful day! You two are such a cute couple. 😊

  • Barbara
    March 15, 2017

    I loved your blog today! It makes me happy to see couples that have been together for a long time, meeting challenges, weathering disappointments, celebrating the good times, supporting each other through the not so good times, working together to make a lifetime together.
    Happy birthday to your wonderful husband, and congratulations to both of you for choosing each other!

  • Caroline
    March 15, 2017

    Happy Birthday Joe! What a handsome man 😍 You’re just perfect for each other 😘 x

  • Jayne
    March 15, 2017

    That is the sweetest!

  • FunkyForty
    March 15, 2017

    Happy Birthday Joe – such an adorable post Tania, he must be very happy to have found such a lovely wife!!!

    LOL Yvonne
    http://www.funkyforty.com

  • Nancys Fashion Style (@nancybaten1)
    March 15, 2017

    Happy Birthday Joe!πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆβœ¨πŸŽ‡πŸŽ†πŸŽŠπŸŽπŸŽ€

  • Hanka
    March 15, 2017

    OMG, in the picture with his bike and in the yellow jacket your Joe looks exactly like Jason Segel (Marshall) from the “How I met your mohter” series! Unbelievable! :O
    Happy birthday!
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  • Bernie McIntyre
    March 15, 2017

    Happy Birthday Joe πŸŽ‚

  • Pauline
    March 15, 2017

    Happy BIrthday Joe. What a handsome chap.

  • Lisa
    March 15, 2017

    Happy Birthday Joe!!!! πŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸŽ‰πŸŽ
    You did great Tania, writing about the love of your life. Y’all look fabulous together. I hope the both of you have many more happy and healthy birthdays. ~Lisa~

  • Naomi
    March 15, 2017

    Happy birthday to your Joe! Same day as my beloved sister πŸŽˆπŸŽ‚ I’m fixin to fly and see her! Woo hoo! Happy birthday and blessings for good health!

  • Janet
    March 15, 2017

    Happy Birthday Joe! I love hearing the stories of your life together. The best gift in life is having someone you love to share it with! πŸŽ‚

  • Petra Swart
    March 15, 2017

    Happy birthday to Joe!!!! You two are such a great team!!!!
    Enjoy the day and eat lots of cupcakes!!!!
    Hugz

  • Ruth
    March 15, 2017

    What a cute couple you two make!! Thank you for sharing. And, Happy Birthday, Joe!

  • Mary Beth Culpepper
    March 15, 2017

    What a wonderful birthday tribute! Birthday Blessings to Joe!

  • Karen Shelton
    March 15, 2017

    I am new to your posts so just learned about Joe. Happy Birthday Joe! He is so much like my husband except we had the airplane first and now a boat. We live on our sailboat in the Caribbean and love to fish and scuba dive. I am really enjoying your posts and have learned a lot about fashion. Thank you so much! God’s Peace, Karen

  • Debbiecz
    March 15, 2017

    How wonderful you both accept & celebrate the uniqueness of each other…but thank goodness those OC shorts went the way of bell bottoms. Happy bday Joe

  • Cristina
    March 15, 2017

    Happy birthday Joe! Wishing a fellow Pisces a great day, you already have been blessed with a beautiful family so enjoy it!

  • Frances
    March 15, 2017

    πŸŽ‚ Happy Birthday Joe!
    Love today’s blog.

  • dianneslucasbellsouth
    March 15, 2017

    Happy Birthday Joe. Hope you have a great day.

  • beth b
    March 15, 2017

    What a great post! You and your husband are a lovely couple!! May you both celebrate many more birthdays! I must correct you, though. The name of the fishing place you mentioned is Put In Bay (not Putin which is the name of that horrible man from Russia — haha). It’s located in the western part of beautiful Lake Erie here in Ohio. The Lake Erie islands are awesome and a great place to visit for fun and relaxation!

  • Marlene
    March 15, 2017

    Happy Birthday to your husband. Love reading your blog. I just came upon it.

  • Maxine Bower
    March 15, 2017

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOEπŸŽ‚πŸ˜πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆβœˆοΈY’all have a great day!

  • Alicyn
    March 15, 2017

    So sweet! Made me smile! Happy Birthday to the Hubby!

  • Sondra Koons
    March 15, 2017

    Happy Birthday Joe!! Both you and Tania are just the ‘bees knees.’ Have a wonderful day! πŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸŽ‰πŸ‘πŸ»

  • Leslie
    March 15, 2017

    Happy Birthday Joe

  • Lisa
    March 15, 2017

    Yep, hes a good lookin one! Happy Birthday Joe.

  • Paula
    March 15, 2017

    Happy birthday! March is a great month for birthdays, my hubby’s was the 4th! Thanks for sharing the pictures, loved them. I still think I have a pair of OC shorts around here somewhere!!! πŸ™‚

  • Brenda
    March 15, 2017

    Ha-ha!! I am laughing over the shorts. My husband had some when I met him and I loved them! I wouldn’t let him throw them away and he kept them in the closet for over 25 years! Finally, I let him get rid of them last year when we finally admitted he could only get one leg in them and would never wear them again. Kind of like some of those favorite outfits I keep holding onto that I will NEVER be able to fit in again!!!! Yes, as someone mentioned, Put-In-Bay is in Ohio. It is a great weekend getaway for those of us living in this State. Tell Joe he should consider flying up some winter to go ice fishing. It’s an unforgettable experience. Happy Birthday Joe!!!

  • Mireille
    March 15, 2017

    Very sweet post! And fun pics! Happy birthday to your hubby!

  • Glenda Braun
    March 15, 2017

    Happy Birthday Joe. Thanks for sharing all the pictures.

  • Sharon
    March 15, 2017

    Happy Birthday !!!πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ

  • Crystal
    March 15, 2017

    Happy Birthday Joe! Love to look at old pictures…just to see how styles have changed…and how we have grown up…lol

  • Patti Karshis
    March 15, 2017

    Happy birthday Joe! 🎈🎈🎈🍰

    What a beautiful tribute Tania! The pics were great and the story priceless!

  • Debbie
    March 15, 2017

    Happy Birthday to your hubby! Love seeing the photos!

  • Gina Cates
    March 15, 2017

    I loved this post, thank you for sharing your life with us! Happy Birthday Joe!

  • Melanie W.
    March 15, 2017

    awww!!! Happy Birthday to Joe!!! I gotta admit…I burst out laughing when I saw the shorts….priceless!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  • Angie
    March 15, 2017

    Happy Birthday Joe!! You two are the CUTEST! Thank you for sharing your family pics!

  • Judy
    March 15, 2017

    Tania, Thanks for sharing your beautiful family! Happy birthday to your husband, Joe. You are a blessing and gift to your blog family! Hope you enjoy Joe’s special day and have lots of cake. Lol

  • Carole Prisk
    March 15, 2017

    Handsome man…happy birthday, Joe!

  • Cherie'
    March 15, 2017

    Happy birthday,Joe! Love this blog! Maybe Joe could start a blog for men’s fashion? They need help!
    Will you share how you can eat pizza and stay thin?

  • Linda
    March 15, 2017

    Thanks for sharing your sweet Joe with us! He’s a cutie and a keeper! Happy birthday, Joe! Hope all your birthday wishes come true!

  • Sema
    March 15, 2017

    Happy Birthday Joe! I love your blog and look forward to it each day. It is so good to see a couple so happy and willing to show it to everyone. Blessings to both of you and thank you for the sweet encouragement each day :o)!

  • Sally Bauman
    March 15, 2017

    Happy Birthday Joe! The funny thing with those pictures is you could put any of our faces in the pics as we all looked & dressed the same way! My ex father in law had a v tail Bonanza plane as well….did a couple of trips in it with him…was always an interesting time!

  • Virginia Pfeiffer
    March 15, 2017

    What a great tribute to a man you are so obviously in love with – still. Happy birthday, Joe. It feels like we know you.

  • Teresa
    March 15, 2017

    Happy Birthday Joe. Pisces are the best (my birthday is tomorrow)! This was a sweet tribute to your husband. Thanks for sharing. Have a blessed day!

  • Lisa Neighbors
    March 15, 2017

    Happy Birthday to Joe! I wonder how many times he’s had to hear “Beware the ides of March” on his birthday?

  • DEB LAW
    March 15, 2017

    Love Love Love Your Blog Today!! Joe seems to be such a Good Looking & Good Man!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOE………KEEP ON A FLYING & YA’LL BE HAPPY, BE VERY HAPPY!! GOD BLESS TO YA’LL & MUCH LOVE TO YOU BOTH & YOUR FAMILY…..HAVE YOURSELVES SOME HAPPY BIRTHDAY FUN!!

  • Ellen Shugrue
    March 15, 2017

    Beautiful post!!! My husband’s birthday is coming up and I’m going to follow your lead and create a slide show of memories. Love your blog!

  • bellsonme
    March 15, 2017

    That is sweet. Happy birthday!

    I confess that I laughed out loud about the “farm in Georgia.”

  • Susan in SC
    March 15, 2017

    Loved hearing all about Joe! Happy Birthday Joe!!
    (BTW Tania, my hubby is a private pilot too, but instead of buying a plane, he’s building his!)

  • Pam Hodge
    March 15, 2017

    Happy birthday to your handsome Joe!

  • Sherrie
    March 15, 2017

    Very lovely blog about Joe and doesn’t he take some of your photos ?
    Happy Birthday Joe !

  • Susan Stancliff
    March 15, 2017

    Happy Birthday Joe! Beautiful post Tania for a man you truly love and adore.

  • Shelley C.
    March 15, 2017

    Happy Birthday, Joe!

  • Dana
    March 15, 2017

    Happy Birthday, Joe! Thanks for sharing the pictures and your life together!

  • Dawn
    March 15, 2017

    Happy Birthday Joe! Mine was on the 8th. Loved the pictures. You two are so cute.

  • Charlcy Green
    March 15, 2017

    Oh my goodness, I almost cried asI was reading this tribute to your very handsome, sweet husband! You two make the cutest couple! Oh my, the pic of him in the dark suit!! Made my heart flutter! Happy , happy birthday to the man who loves and takes care of my friend, Tania!

  • Cynthia Kendrick
    March 15, 2017

    Happy Birthday Joe! Thank you Tania for sharing him with us! I hope he has a fantastic day!

  • Regina
    March 15, 2017

    LLove all of the pix! Happy Birthday to You, Joe!

  • Cheryene
    March 15, 2017

    What an awesome Birthday tribute! Happy Birthday Joe!! Mine is today too! The funny thing is I have a pair of OP royal blue cordoroy shorts. They’re stashed in a drawer in my room at my Mom’s house. Now I’ll have to get them out when I go to visit this weekend. I wonder is they still fit….Haha! Enjoy your day and have a wonderful birthday month!

  • recordsmom
    March 15, 2017

    Happy Birthday, Joe!

  • Jeanne
    March 15, 2017

    Happy Birthday JOE!! Enjoy your day and love the pictures, and have an awesome Birthday month, we are all
    going to enjoy it with you!! (ordering more Plunders, for the “discount”) LOL πŸ˜‰

  • Robin Staley
    March 15, 2017

    Happy Birthday Joe! We used to live in Ohio that is where Put-In-Bay is. Used to love to party there way before children. Hope you made his day special!!!

  • Debbie
    March 15, 2017

    What a sweet tribute to your hubby. You convey so much love for him!

  • Kim
    March 15, 2017

    March 15th is a great day for a Birthday! My son turns 20 years young today! He is a very kind loving & total outdoors young man! Happy Birthday to Your Hubby & may he enjoy the day!!

  • Stacey Mieske
    March 15, 2017

    Happy birthday Joe! The picture with the bike looked like “Risky Business” to me, I thought he was pantless, lol. You make a great couple, have a wonderful day!

  • Teri Getler Matthews
    March 15, 2017

    Happy Birthday Joe and many many more!

  • blackberrywintergirl
    March 15, 2017

    Happy Birthday to Joe! We live near Grundy in Bluff City, next to Bristol Motor Speedway! Hidey-Ho, neighbor! Just found your blog and I’m loving it!

  • Elizabeth Raymond
    March 15, 2017

    Happy Birthday to your Joe! Love your blog!

  • Shari Och
    March 15, 2017

    A very happy birthday to Joe!

  • Mary Lou
    March 15, 2017

    Happy Birthday Joe! Excellent post today Tania. We love Put-in Bay in Ohio. Its on Lake Erie and known for its abundance of walleye and perch. YUM!

  • Lisa Covey
    March 15, 2017

    What a special birthday tribute to Joe! That pic of Joe Jr.’s smile is soooo cute! I am so excited to have discovered your blog and really appreciate Joe’s support of you.

  • Sheela Goh
    March 15, 2017

    Hahahaha!! I’ve never ever heard of that expression before – more than a farm in Georgia :p

  • NickiM
    March 16, 2017

    Happy Birthday Joe ! I hope you had a wonderful day! You guys are the cutest couple. Thanks for sharing
    Nicki

  • Michelle Seeberger
    March 16, 2017

    Sweet couple! Keep celebrating forever!β€πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸ’

  • Tracey
    March 16, 2017

    Happy birthday Joe! You are both such a lovely couple, congratulations.
    And yes you were and are a good looking man!

  • Suzy
    March 16, 2017

    Happy Birthday to Joe….what fun pictures!

  • Aly
    March 16, 2017

    Hope Joe had a wonderful birthday!

  • Rebecca
    March 16, 2017

    Happy belated birthday, Joe. I enjoyed hearing a little about him as well.

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