Thursday, July 10, 2008


We tend to do our special days all in a wad in this family! the 8th was Mom and Pop's anniversary...they have been married.....I don't know...close to 60 years, I think! Then Pop's birthday is the 9th and Ian's is the 10th...which is today!

I just have to tell you that this is a very special young man. I have seen God's hand on him throughout his life. He loves to have fun, works hard, loves his grandparents, and is always willing to lend a helping hand...well, unless he has a more pressing engagement...or if he's sleeping in...but, he will get around to it eventually! ;-) Most importantly, he loves the Lord. He lives true to himself in all situations, and follows a stict moral code. I never worry about his behavior, or actions when he is away from us...he has proved himself too many times.
He is the last of my children...and a surprise blessing from the Lord! He is adored and treasured by all those who know and love him!

Happy Birthday, my son!

[pictures with: Santa, Aunt Joy, brothers, friend, Houston.


Paula (SweetPea) said...

Wonderful photos...makes me think back to looking at my mom's "old" photos of when I was a kid.

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

Happy birthday to Ian!

LivingTheLife said...

Oh! I love all the pictures but I really love the picture of Ian with his Aunt Joy...what kind of trouble is he getting into in that picture with that mud pot?? Too cute...especially the expression on his face...don't his eyes just tell the story and it goes something like this..."I am mischeiveous and I am up to something...possibly something NO GOOD!!! Love it!

Happy, Happy Birthday, Ian. What a blessed family you have and what a blessing you are to them! By the way, Ian...hug your mom, today...we all love her...and after all she is the BEST of moms!


Ang baylis said...

Happy Birthday to your wonderful baby! The thing I admire most about him is that he loves the Lord! I think he should meet my daughter... he sounds perfect for her! :)
Thanks for sharing his birthday with your girlfriends!
Angie xoxo

Sherrie said...

Happy Birthday Ian!!! What a wonderful day of celebration!! I have received and sent my signed letter of approval back to the agency today. Opened it signed and sent it right back!!

I am so glad that you finally saw my blog...I have been dying for you to know!!! You are one of my greatest supporters!!! I wish you were going with me!!!!
Love ya!!

Musicaljean said...

Oh, Tonja, I just love looking at those old pictures! Your Ian sounds like such an awesome guy. No wonder - having you for his mom. I bet Joy loves that you posted that picture of her. Come on, Tonja! We want some old picture of you too!!