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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Back to Blogging....and a lot of it! Post #1

Is This Really My Boy....

Brian assures me it is! It was a big birthday year for Christian, the big twelve!

In our home
, that is the official "you're a big kid now" marker, and at church as well. Christian now begins his service as a Deacon, and has the opportunity to serve and watch over The Lord's Church and His people. Our little... ummm, I mean big...guy has been preparing for quite some time, and was thrilled to have his dad put his hands on Christian's head and confer the priesthood upon him. A special, special day! Doesn't he look handsome and so grown up in his new "I'm a big kid suit"?

And for such a big birthday year, Christian got TWO celebrations! The first one was a big surprise...the night before his actual birthday, some of Christian's favorite people came and kidnapped him to go ice skating while the rest of us set up the fun surprise! He had no idea, but sure loved every minute!

Friends, aunts, uncles, cousins...and it's not often you get to have BOTH sets of grandparents around for your birthday celebration!

Pretty special! Add a super duper double chocolate cake, and it was just about the best night ever!

And really, the only thing that could top that off was mom's super duper quadruple layer chocolate cake on the actual big day! Almost as sweet as you are, cute boy!

Happy Birthday, wonderful boy! We all love you so much, and are so happy to have you in our family! You fill our family with laughter, our walls with dragon pictures, your imagination with adventure, and our hearts with love!

You are so loved!

May all your wishes come true!


Katherine and Andrew Bettilyon said...

wow!!!!! 12 years old!!! I wish I could have been there. Happy B-day Christian!!!

kim said...

Oh My Goodness! Happy number 12 there big guy! You are moving on to great things! I just feel it. (It's cause the force is with me.)

P.S. I'm loving Briella in that mermaid costume!

Catherine said...

I'm sad I wasn't invited! It looks like he had a fun couple of days!

Cothran Family said...

WOW! 12! That is so great! Congrats on a big year Christian Eli! My favorite memory of you is watching you turn in circles as a 3 year old. Your body went one way and your eyes went another. Ask your mom to demonstrate. It was very entertaining :) You are so handsome and grown up. We wish you a wonderful 12 year old year full of fun and happiness. Love you so much Bucky boy!

Lynne said...

And, Happy Birthday, again, Christian!!! What a grand treat it was for us, too!!!! We love you, Deacon!!!!!!xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

The Washburns said...

What a handsome young man. We are so proud of you Christian!