Friday, May 1, 2009

Happy Birthday to My Sweet Guy

I have spent a good portion of an hour of this evening driving the main thorough fair in our fine city...Highway 74. I have driven East to West and back again...under the direction of my, as of today, 17 year old! He has come to a place of pointing to tell us which direction to turn, in order to get where he wants us to go.

Todd's mom, Ashley and I were in the car with Jackson, looking for the place where he wanted to have his birthday dinner. Pizza? No. Chilli's? No. McAllister's Deli? No. Ashley's giggling, Nana is giving suggestions and I am losing my mind (invision low blood sugar, Friday night traffic on the main road to the beach, Jackson trying to communicate, two other women giving their input into "translation"...YIKES!!!). Finally, El Vallarta? YES!!!!! He practically jumped out of the car.

So, tonight we feasted on Mexican Food. We were just so thankful that Bubs was happy...estatic really.

To my "not so little" guy...Happy 17th Birthday! What JOY you bring to those around you. The smile that lights up the world, the laugh that you laugh to let us know you are in BIG trouble, the way you sit so near, just being close...your life blesses ours and we can't imagine life without you.

Happy Birthday Mr. Big Shot! We love you. We are so glad there is YOU!!!


Amy Spahr said...

aw this brought tears to my eyes and a smile on my face! i cant believe he's 17.. and what amazing taste, Mexican... yeaah, Jackson!
Happy Birthday, sweet boy!

Karyn said...

I love, love, love this picture of Jackson! And I could listen to his BIG trouble laugh all day long. Thanks for letting us celebrate Jackson!

Teri said...

Happy Birtday Jackson!! This post just made me smile. So happy to still be a part of your lives after all these years! Seems like just yesterday he was born!!

Leslie said...

Happy Birthday Jackson!! This is such an amazing picture! "17", my how time has flown by. When I first met you and your amazing family, you were so young. CELEBRATE!!

Kristina Schnepf said...

I love this picture!!!!!!

The lady of the house... said...

i see it now, 8 x 10 black and white, framed with matte. oh, how HANDSOME he is!!!!

Angela said...

Our family loves seeing Jackson's beautiful and creative artwork everytime we are in Alice Jule's! That is a blessing indeed :)
Happy Birthday!