Random Five Friday

Two birthdays, two fawns,  a recovered helicopter, horses….all in today’s R5F:

1.) Yesterday was Marshall’s birthday.  For over ten years, we’ve celebrated his birthday every year at a restaurant in the Williamsburg area.  And each year, “my two guys” oblige me by posing for a family picture.

marshall db jr 6-16-2016 9-15-59 AM

2.) Marshall’s isn’t the only birthday this week.  When Gypsy adopted us, the vet estimated her to be about two months old and gave her the birth date of June 15. Nearly every morning, Motor Man sends me a selfie of him and Gypsy.  She doesn’t do this when anyone else is at the shop, but when the two of them are there alone, she demands his attention. Spoiled? Not much.

jr and gypsy

3.) Tuesday morning, a Navy helicopter crashed in the James River, which connects our county to the city of Newport News.  The three crew members weren’t injured and were rescued by a nearby boater.  Wednesday evening, Motor Man and I went to dinner in Newport News.  We just happened to be driving back across the bridge as the barge carrying the recovered helicopter was passing under.

helo on barge2 6-15-2016 5-26-00 PM

4.) A couple of weeks ago, I shared pictures and a video of a newborn fawn in our yard.  Earlier this week, I glanced out and saw that we actually have two fawns. I’m not sure if they’re related, but they’re cute.  I’m hoping they don’t care for SSS.

2 fawns 2 6-15-2016 7-17-57 AM

5.) And now, a sneak peek at one of next week’s posts….horses, the beach, a thunderstorm.

horses running 6-12-2016 6-22-13 PM

Happy weekend!

~These Days Of Mine~

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12 responses to “Random Five Friday

  1. Happy birthday to Marshall! I like family traditions. The same restaurant photo series should be in one album. . . My Mom got a unique, pretty birthday card that lit up.
    For a whole year, I gave it to each family member, they opened it and I put pictures of their faces in a small 36 page album. When Mom got it back, the “Story of the Traveling Birthday Card” was revealed. The grandies were so little! ❤

  2. Happy Birthday to Marshall! That’s a great photo of the three of you.
    Aw…the fawns are so sweet! Happy Weekend!

  3. As always – a fun read – I love how you find awe in little moments – that really are the most meaningful – have a great weekend – and Happy Birthday Marshall, and gypsy too!!!

  4. Happy Birthday to Marshall! And Gypsy… 🙂

  5. I didn’t realize I almost share a birthday with the Gyps !
    Thanks to all for the Birthday wishes … it was a good one !

  6. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Happy Birthday, Marshall!! You are a fine young man and pride to your parents. How amazing to get a picture of that crashed helicopter. Thank the Lord no one was hurt. Those pictures of the fawns and horses are wonderful.

  7. 1) Happy Birthday to Marshall! Great photo of your happy family celebrating such a special day.
    2) Happy Birthday Gypsy. Gypsy is so sweet. It’s amazing how far she’s come from that little kitten who stole your heart not so long ago.
    3) Thank God no one was hurt in the helicopter crash. Your photo is perfect timing. That’s so neat.
    4) Great photo of the cutie-patooties fawns. I figure they’ll be detered by SSS. At least I hope so, they got a lot of eating to do to grow into great big beauties.
    5) “…horses, the beach, a thunderstorm” sounds like a peach of a pictorial. I look forward to the post.
    Have a great week end. 🙂

  8. Beautiful fawns and horses! Happy special day to the birthday folks.

  9. Whew, it is so fortunate that the helicopter crew members weren’t injured or worse. It’s interesting to see how they rescued the helicopter.

  10. You have the most fantastic array of events and photo ops in your life Dianna! Any one of these would make a detailed all in one post. Can’t wait to see the horses in a storm photos. Your twin fawns are adorable. Happy Birthday to Marshall. Happy Day for Gypsy. Amazing helicopter shot. Kudos to you for a great blog! 🙂

  11. A Happy Birthday to Marshall – great tradition! Glad the helicopter crew wasn’t injured. Precious picture of Motor Man and his Gypsy. The fawns are cute, but……….And LOVE the horse teaser for next week. I’ll be watching.

  12. Last photo is the “tail end?” It’s amazing how all the cool happenings coincide with you and MM being on-the-spot reporters!

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