Monday, December 22, 2008

The wheels on the bus go round and round


















In exactly 3 hours my first-born child, my baby boy, my now grown-up son - will turn 18.

All I can say (besides, how the heck did that happen?) is... wow.

Brandon, your mom and I couldn't be more proud of you. You are one of the brightest, most thoughtful people we've ever known. You are destined to do great things, and we have no doubt you will.

We love you Brandon, and hope you have a wonderful and VERY

Happy Birthday!

26 comments:

Dave2 said...

Happiest of birthdays indeed!

yellojkt said...

How did two young guys like us both end up with 18-year-old kids?

Happy Birthday to a son you can be proud of.

Charli aka Mom said...

Dear Brandon,
18 years ago today your dad and I brought into the world one of the most beautiful/wonderful people on earth. You are such a gift. Besides being thoughtful and kind your are very generous and caring and I couldn't love you more. I am so glad you have been a part of this family and I am not quite sure how we got so darned lucky! Happy Birthday and welcome to adulthood - you know what? I think we did just fine!

Elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great day!

Gette said...

Happy Birthday, Brandon!

Mom Thumb said...

I remember him when he was a little dude, hard to believe he's all grown up. Happy Birthday, Brandon!

Babs (Beetle) said...

Have a great eighteenth birthday Brandon!

Bill said...

You will change the world, just continue like you do. Remember how many good deeds it took to make your reputation, yet it only takes one bad deed to ruin it forever. Happy Birthday!

Jacki said...

Awww...he's cute. Happy Birthday, Brandon!

April said...

Your pride is bursting in this post. Happy bday, Brandon!

grandma said...

Happy Birthday, my darling grandson! I am so proud to be your grandmother!!! May God bless you with a wonderful year ahead.

Anonymous said...

I remember your mom and dad sitting on grandma and grandpa Lee's couch with you--when you were 2 days old! Dare I say...yesterday?! My, how you've changed!! Ya, I'd say you turned out pretty good!! That's because you take after your aunt Cindy!!You have a great birthday--keep up your good life and I cant wait to see what your next thing is!!
Happy--happy!!

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday!!

VE said...

When are you going to get him working on that head tilt...like Dad?

Happy Birthday.

(one down...)

unfinishedrambler said...

Happy birthday to your son, and congratulations to both you and Charli.

And if I miss you somehow during the holiday season here, happy holidays to all of you. May you have a merry Christmas and a happy new year.

rick said...

Happy Birthday Brandon. It's so sad about your car, but it could have been worse. For your Birthday present I will offer a Billism that comes to mind. "Experience is a grim teacher, but it's a good teacher!" Drive safely, Uncle rick.

Kathy at The Junk Drawer said...

Happy Birthday, Brandon! I'm lucky to have met you and I agree with your parents, you are destined for great things and I'll have the pleasure of saying "I knew you when..."

Have a wonderful birthday!

Doug at Taunt Vortex said...

Let me guess - a lot of Brandon's birthday presents are wrapped with festive Christmas wrapping paper, right?

And some of the less sensitive relatives will give him one "combo" birthday/Christmas present, while everyone else gets two presents, right?

How do I know this? My long-suffering wife was born 3 days before Christmas.

CC said...

Hope you have a very spercal bithday Brandon!
That was my word verification....spercal....it just somehow seemed to fit :)

Heather said...

Happy Birthday Brandon!

Drowsey Monkey said...

Happy Birthday Brandon! What a cutie wootie ... in both photos :) Oh, okay - I mean that in a manly way for the 2nd photo.

VE said...

Hey Jeff, hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas!

Elizabeth said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Michelle said...

Aww, I missed it, but ... happy birthday! I hope you had a great day -- and don't short him on Christmas, Jeff! :)

Windyridge said...

My oldest is two years away.

Happy birthday Brandon!

but Momma said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

So, Jeff, no sigh of relief after they turn 18? :)