My Family


Sunday, November 8, 2009

a birthday celebration and a beautiful fall day!

friday was josiah's birthday. he did not want a party. he just wanted to have his dad cook steaks on the grill and have his grandparents over. that sounded much less expensive than a big party, so we gladly obliged. so, aaron went to the local meat market and got him a 12 oz filet and grilled it to perfection for him. he also grilled sirloin steaks for the rest of us. they were very delicious too! after dinner, he opened his gifts.

an ipod touch! yeah! now maybe he won't need my laptop as often!
                                                                                                    nope! wrong again!

                                                                            jacob is patiently waiting for his cake!
then he enjoys a view from his big brother's broad shoulders as he attempts to hide the remainder of his cake in josiah's ears. we had a wonderful evening celebrating his 16th birthday!

                                      the next day was such a beautiful day. we used it to finish some outside fall clean up.

                                                                 as soon as jacob heard the tractor start up, he took off...

                                                                                          ...and found his spot for the job.

                                                                             then he decided to try his hand at raking leaves

                                                                                     until he got a phone call

                                                                            after that, he was thirsty and done for the day!!

it was fun watching him enjoy a beautiful fall day helping clean up the backyard!


Jenilee said...

sounds like a great birthday and totally something that Jeremy would ask for for his birthday: steak! :) really cute pictures of your kids. :)

Adeye said...

What a beautiful weekend, my friend. STUNNING pics of your family.
Okay, so are you seriously still wearing shorts and t-shirts in your neck of the woods?
So. Not. Fair.


KEE said...

Beautiful pictures Christy. So glad your family had a great day and birthday celebration.
They grow up so very fast.


Loren said...

What an awesome day.....Steaks sounds wonderful!!! What a great idea and how wonderful to just spend the day with family :)

Jacob is just precious!! Thanks for sharing Josiahs bday with all of us

Love you my friend

Kristin said...

I'm glad Josiah had a good Birthday. I just love that picture of him and Jacob! Jacob is so precious!!!

momstheword said...

I love the big brother/little brother picture, so adorable!

My youngest didn't want a big party on his 16th either, so we just had a family thing too.

The Real Me! said...

Your son looks so sweet. An iPod touch. Nice. Can I have one for my birthday? LOL I promise I won't ask for a party! LOL
Loved all the pictures.

Bridget said...

Steak and an ipod touch-sounds like a perfect birthday to me!!

Andrea said...

Happy Birthday, Josiah! What a beautiful, strong name!
Blessings, andrea

RCUBEs said...

I shouldn't have come over here yet as I only had coffee. Now, steak sounds so goood!!! Drooling :)

Glad your son had a wonderful time with his family on his special day! And your little adorable!!!Blessings to you sister!

Tara said...

Wow, I love Josiah's low key celebration. You were very lucky that was all he wanted!

I need to get Andrew out in the yard with me to do some work!

~*Michelle*~ said...

OK, so I don't know what to tell you first about what I love about this post.....the photos.....your beautiful family....Jacob's infectious smile.

I think what made my heart burst open was the fact that your son "just wanted to have his dad cook steaks on the grill and have his grandparents over."

makes my heart go thumpa thumpa


E @ Scottsville said...

Well, Happy Birthday to Josiah! Looks like a wonderful way to celebrate.

I want an Iphone AND a laptop!!!

Joanne@ Blessed... said...

What a sweetheart....both of your boys are.

I LOVE the picture of Jacob on Josiah's shoulders. It will be one of those family treasures for all of you. Frame it friend!

I'm going now to read your birthday post...better grab some kleenex. Make sure to stop by tomorrow. My daughter is turning 18!

Love your heart Christy!

Karen said...

Your son's choice of a birthday celebration speaks so loudly...he is blessed and so are you...the pictures were precious....

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

A beautiful way to spend a fall day... celebrating life in all its fullness.

Again, a beautiful family you have.


He & Me + 3 said...

My oldest wants and ipod fun. sounds like the perfect birthday to me & Jacob is precious.

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

Can I steal Jacob's sweater? Adorable!

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Sounds like you were blessed with a low maintenance kid! Happy birthday, Josiah! Jacob is too cute.

Twincerely,Olga said...

wow! your kids are so gorgeous!!!How old is your little guy?

LisaShaw said...

Happy Birthday to your son. Your family is so precious! Handsome photos!

Thank you for sharing your most precious with us, your children. I'm always blessed in all you share of them.

Jennifer said...

Steaks and grandparents... you couldn't ask for a better birthday!!

Crown of Beauty said...

Happy BIrthday to Josiah...the pictures are lovely. Josiah really looks so happy. And Jacob's growing by the day!


Anonymous said...

What a happy, smiling birthday! If I could get all my guys to smile at the same time, I think the world would end and we'd be raptured up! What joyful pictures - what a totally beautiful family. I think I'm going to send my teens over to your house so you cana turn them into happy smiling teens (well, my 14 year old smils a lot, but the 17 - if he smiles more than 2x a week, it's amazing!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Josiah! You're growing up way too fast!