Friday, August 23, 2013

15, 25, 50...

August is a big birthday month for our family -- we have three of them within 10 days, and while we try to celebrate at least a little on the actual date of each one, it has become tradition to do a really nice dinner for my three August men.

Dan's 50th came first, and I posted all about it here in case you missed it. Jeff's 25th came just four days later. We skyped with Jess who got to watch him open his present (a beer mug) from Germany.

And just six days later, our youngest boy, Daniel, turned 15. Another skype session was in order for gift opening. :) 

It is interesting how different Daniel's birthday requests were this year from last (although he did still ask for Legos which he purchased with gift money he received). Our boy is growing up...

The Hobbit soundtrack from AnnaLynn
An autographed copy by one of his favorite authors from Mom & Dad
For a writing journal. He wants to be a writer...amongst other things  :)
And when we finally settled on a date, we feasted!

So thankful for God's goodness!

So I commended enjoyment, because a man has nothing better under the sun
 than to eat, drink, and be merry; for this will remain with him in his labor
 all the days of his life which God gives him under the sun. 
 ~Ecclesiastes 8:15 (nkjv)


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  1. Anonymous8/23/2013

    Wonderful family fun! Happy birthday to everyone!

  2. how wonderful! God grant each of yours many many years and all of His blessings!

  3. Skype is a wonderful invention! A very Happy Birthday to your 3 men! God bless :-)

  4. Happy Birthday Dan, Jeff & Danny!

    1. Looking forward to seeing you when you get back to WA!! :)

      xo, ~Lisa

  5. Anonymous8/23/2013

    Happy Birthday to your men! :) m.

  6. Thanks, ladies, for the b-day wishes to my August guys! We do have one more with a birthday in May, but it's been a long time since we got to celebrate with him. They are all a great lot! :)

  7. Happy birthday to everyone! My kids love b&n gift cards for books or journals. Don't forget to go out and buy THE writing pen-it's almost as important and the blank pages :)

    1. What a wonderful idea! Thanks, Karen!! Daniel will love picking out pen to go with his new journal...they have the coolest ones ever at B & N. :)

  8. Happy birthday to you husband and two sons!!! I like the Ireland shirt Daniel is wearing. Glad your daughter could Skype in. I am so thankful for Skype, especially when my sister was in Costa Rica for five months. I had a virtual tour of her apartment.

    1. That shirt. Believe it or not, it's a Goodwill find -- with tags still on from Target! It's one of his favorite shirts. I think he wishes he were a bit Irish, but not a drop in his blood. Skype really makes the world seem a bit smaller; technology is such an amazing blessing!


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