Monday, September 20, 2010

Happy Birthday, Joe!

Twenty-one years ago, we welcomed this beautiful, bouncing baby boy into our hearts. Twenty-one years ago! Is it possible?

We prayed that he would grow up healthy and strong, and that he would know God. . . 


We smiled when he took his first hike with Daddy . . .

Took pictures of his first haircut at Pop-pop's barber . . .
And we thought he was as cute as a button. . . .
We were amazed by his curiosity and intellect at such a young age.  We thought he walked on water.  (And the entire family knew we thought so!)

He was so proud the day he became a big brother. . .

And filled with excitement the day he finally got to start school.

He has kept us laughing and continues to laugh at himself. . .

And to this day, he has an insatiable curiosity for how the world works and how he can best serve it.

We couldn't be prouder of the young  man he has become.


We love you to pieces, Joey! xoxo

12 comments:

Sherri said...

Happy Birthday to your son! I hope he has a great day!

Joanne said...

Raising my coffee cup in a birthday toast to your son ... Enjoy your day!

Anita said...

There's nothing like a mother's love...a father's, too.

Joey is very blessed.

Bill said...

Happy Birthday, indeed!!!
Thanks for sharing the pictures. I love the one of Joe sitting on the steps in his blue shirt, waiting to go to school.

Becky said...

He's still cute as a button, although he'd likely prefer hottie but I am old enough to be his mother so I won't say that.

Happy birthday Joe!

Rizzi said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOE, YOUR CARD IS IN THE MAIL....HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY. LOVE, AUNT RIZ
KAREN, I REMEMBER JOE WHEN YOU TOOK THE TRIP OUT TO NJ, HE WAS SIX MOS. OLD. WE MADE A SPOT ON THE DINING ROOM TABLE SO YOU COULD CHANGE HIM, AND HE TURNED OVER ALL BY HIMSELF.
YOU WOULD HAVE THOUGHT GOD ENTERED THE ROOM WE ALL GOT SO EXCITED. HE WAS SO PRECIOUS, AND HAS ACCOMPLISHED MANY GOOD THINGS IN HIS LIFE. HOPE YOUR DAY IS FULL OF JOY. LOVE, AUNT RIZ

Susanne said...

Happy birthday to your son! Love the pictures!

Country Dreaming said...

Super post--Happy Birthday to the birthday boy.

Melinda

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Wonderful pictures! Happy Birthday to Joe, hope it is a fantastic one this year :)

Judy said...

Congratulations to you!

You have successfully raised an adult.

That's something to celebrate.

Oh, and Happy Birthday to your son too!

Frog Hollow Farm Girl said...

Hi Karen, and happy birthday to my second cousin who happens to be a very handsome young man! Karen, you did a lovely job putting together those photos - your dad looks so cute crouching down with Joe at the barber's! Hope all is well, I think I'm back into the blogging world after a few very busy weeks! Ciao, bella!

From the Kitchen said...

Happy belated birthday to your special young man! We have two boys and realize just how amazing they can be--and are! And they grow up so very fast. Thanks for sharing him.

Best,
Bonnie