Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy Birthday EZ!

Photo by our good friend, John Carter

I can't believe my college sweetheart is 60 years old today! He was born Ernest Baker, on New Year's Eve, at home, in Buffalo, New York in 1951. He is everything I ever dreamed of in a husband, best friend, father, and grandfather. He is generous, kind, thoughtful, loving, funny, strong and smart. He loves the Lord and models what it means to walk by faith. He has worked hard and provided a wonderful life for our family. He has shown us all how to overcome adversity and make the most of what we have. He has made us so proud in his battle with cancer.

On this day I wanted to share some of my favorite photos of Ernie back in his 20's when he first caught my eye. Though he majored in Electrical Engineering, he loved to be outside playing racquetball, fishing, four wheeling (and getting stuck) in his Chevy Blazer, and exploring the great outdoors. Handsome then in his long shag, and handsome now with a buzz cut. Love you Ern and Happy Birthday!


  1. This post brought back great memories. Love that smile, with or without the "stash." Happy Birthday Ernie. Love You.

  2. Wishing you a very happy birthday and a happy and healthy 2012!!! - Susan

  3. Happy Birthday, Big EZ . .yeah, Linda I can see why he caught your eye and why you've held on to him! His smile is fantastic.

  4. What a "hunk" Linda, HAPPY BIRTHDAY BIG EZ