Another Milestone Hodgepodge

Another Milestone Birthday is on it’s way (March14th). Boy we’ve aged in 10 years but…that’s the way it is supposed to be. Cheers! The photo above is from one of my 60th birthday celebrations.

Time for Wednesday Hodgepodge and Jo From This Side of the Pond has some deep questions for us this week.

1. March 9th is National Get Over It Day…what’s something you need to ‘just get over already’? 

For years we’ve all been able to live under the radar when it comes to people not holding the same convictions as us. Today there is blatant disagreement on how to live our daily lives. I’m working on how to respond to those who are polar opposites. Most of the time no response is the best response. Sometimes it is good to engage in some dialogue.  Wisdom and discretion are needed.

2. Something you’re currently ‘over the moon’ about? 

I’m looking forward to March 14th through the 22nd when some celebrations will be happening on this side of the mountains. See #5.

3. What’s something you’re ‘chewing over’ these days? (meaning-thinking over carefully)

Christ’s substitutionary atonement for believers; “He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him” (2 Cor. 5:21)


“God’s gift of redemption brings salvation from both sin’s oppression and sin’s consequences-and one day from its very existence. Hence, we no longer need to fear our former master; neither should we fear the wrath of God. Christ defeated sin and Satan at the cross, and He also bore the full punishment of God’s wrath for all who believe in Him. His death set us free from sin, condemnation and fear.”

Quote from the book; Slave-The Hidden Truth About Your Identity In Christ by John MacArthur

4. The last thing you cooked or ate that was overdone? 

Can’t think of anything. We have had some under seasoned meals at one of the restaurants in town.

5. In celebration of hitting volume 411 in the weekly Hodgepodge, give us the 411 on something happening in your life in the next 30 days. 

On Sunday, March 14th, I’m hitting a milestone birthday, turning 70! How did that happen? Dear and I will celebrate with a couple nights in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho at a nice Inn and with some nice meals out in open restaurants. On Friday the 19th our Coast kids are flying over and we will meet up in Spokane for a birthday meal with all of us except for Andrew who has to fly somewhere for his job. Then on Saturday we will celebrate little Addy who turns 4 on the first day of Spring. The kids will be around for the whole weekend so there will be lots of fun and frolic. It will be good to be together.

In the next few days we will have a new grand niece join the world. She’s due on my birthday but she’ll probably come sooner.

Also within this time frame Spring arrives! Aren’t we all ready for Spring?

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

These photos are from March of 2011 when we celebrated my 60th birthday. We had a delicious meal in downtown Seattle. Our son Dan hadn’t met his bride to be yet. Our daughter Katie was in North Carolina marrying Andrew at the Justice of the Peace before he was deployed to Afghanistan.

We had a wedding for them a year later on their anniversary in Seattle after Andrew returned from his tour of duty and got a few days leave. Their 10th Anniversary is tomorrow, March 11th!

Happy 10th Anniversary Andrew and Katie!

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

17 thoughts on “Another Milestone Hodgepodge

  1. Wow, those past 10 years sure went by quickly! I thought you were a few years younger than me, but it’s only 5 months (I guess I forgot….a “senior moment” on my part)! Welcome to the big 70. It is a mind-boggling age, just trying to realize it has actually arrived! Enjoy your celebrations. It’s wonderful to be alive.

  2. It’s hard to believe it’s been ten years since we imagined that time … the bitter/sweet of romance and separation, along with celebrating your 60th with you! Life keeps moving one day at a time and before we know it, we realize a lot of time has gone by.
    On another thought, I love that quote about God’s gift of redemption and what it means for us. PTL

  3. Happy Birthday to you! We turn 70 later this year. You have so many celebrations to look forwards to. Enjoy the parties!

  4. Hello,
    Oh my, I love the photos and the story of your Andrew and Katie.
    Happy Birthday to you my blogging friend. It sounds like a lot of fun will be happening!! ENJOY!! 🙂

  5. 10 years sure go by fast. I will be following you in May for my 70th too. Sounds way too old for us doesn’t it!! 🙂 Lovely photos and memories.
    Happy Birthday to you and Happy Anniversary to Andrew and Katie.

  6. Truly a wonderful way to celebrate your milestone – with a nice get-away and family fun and frolic! May you be abundantly blessed. Enjoyed reading your hodgepodge answers. Happy anniversary to Katie and Andrew – another awesome milestone!

  7. Wow, Ellen, that’s a lot of celebrating! Major birthdays. anniversaries, new souls! I hope you enjoy your special milestone, and that it’s a fun time in CDA!!!

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