Monday, August 29, 2011

Birthday Dinner

Our youngest turned 19 a few weeks ago and I realized I forgot to post the "Birthday Dinner Photo".  This is about the only time we get Holt to agree to go anywhere with us - promise him a Red Lobster dinner.  lol

19th Birthday

Sorry for the quality - took this with my iPhone and the lighting was not great where we were seated.  I don't get just is what it is.  lol  (Their smiles do not represent how they really felt at the moment being asked to pose.  lol)

Here is last year's photo -

18th Birthday

Same restaurant.  lol  He got an inch taller this year at least....wonder if he is done growing.  6'1 and counting.....

Ryan, 22, is looking for a job and may have found one...crossing fingers!

In other news, work is going well (ended up working 4 days last week instead of 2) and we are house hunting.  I'm surprised at how mentally worn out I am...thought I'd be more physically tired than I am.    I'll adjust, though.  Loving being back out in the world! I was organizing my sock drawer and guess what I found?  The shirt I got Andy for Father's Day!  I clearly found a really good hiding place.  Ha!  Hope he likes his belated present!

Do you ever do things like that?  Makes me want to go organize some more and see what I might find.  lol



  1. I think your pics look awesome. How cute they are. I have gotten terribly behind in comments but have been following your blog. The job sounds great. I am a real estate agent in both MO and KS and worked in new homes for a couple of years until the building came to a screetching halt here. I don't find the current resale market all that fun. Here we are knee deep in short sales and forclosures. I am trying to decide what I would like to try next but haven't had any huge revelations.

    Glad everything is going well.

  2. Cheryl, I know what you mean. Our market here is picking up and really surging the last 2 months. (We are looking for a house to buy currently and the ones we like aren't staying on the market very long, which has shocked us.) I love this job as the builder (if I segue into sales) pays a base salary PLUS commission, so no "working for free". lol I'll take less commission to be paid no matter what. Haven't heard any other builders offering this. I am glad to not be back in to general real estate - it can't be fun right now. Good luck with your decision process!

  3. What handsome boys, Cheri!

    Must tell you... losing a gift or a card is something that happens to me a lot!
    I have a big gift drawer in the living room. I stock up on hostess gifts and small gf birthday gifts and put them all in there. If they don't fit the drawer, I put a note in the drawer telling me where I put the bigger gifts!!!
    It works for me. I know... kind of sounds like I am senile or something... not even fifty yet, but I am a multi-tasker and do things without thinking... on auto-pilot!!!
    (Ok... that's my story and I am sticking with it!)

    Hope he liked the shirt!

  4. Cheri,
    Your boys are so handsome. My son just turned 20. Sons stir our hearts in so many ways, don't they?
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley


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