Thursday, August 20, 2009

Happy Birthday, Nick!!!!

Today is my oldest son Nick's 29th birthday. Can't believe that so much time has flown by since he was a tiny, little baby. Here's a recent picture of Nick taken by his wife Jodie in Okinawa. He's such a handsome boy man, isn't he? (And I can say that with all confidence that I'm not just prejudiced because I'm his mom. lol) Here he is at Christmas, teaching his younger brother Kaleb that he can still whoop him.
And here he is, holding his youngest daughter Kara. (Nick's a great daddy, too. Always involved, always hand-on.)
And here's a picture I took off of Jodie's account. This is actually a fairly common look for Nick. lol It's his "I'm the James Bond kind of cool" look.
Happy birthday, son. I can't tell you how proud I am of you, or how much you mean to me. There were plenty of times when you were growing up when I knew I hadn't a clue as to how to be a parent, but you were a tough kid and managed to turn out all right in spite of it. :) You are everything I ever could have asked have a strong moral code, you show tremendous courage every day in your job, you demonstrate great compassion for your fellow man (your brothers have taken note of that and it's left a huge impression on them!), you have deep feelings and a ready smile. And a really smart mouth. All qualities I appreciate. I'm counting the months and weeks until you, Jodie and Kara return to the states and we can all see you. Can't wait to torture you with regular visits, once you're within driving distance again. lol
I know you're TDY right now so I can't talk to you to wish you a happy birthday voice to voice, but I hope you have a good one. Know how much you mean to all of us back home and call me as soon as you can. I love you, son. Love you, love you, love you.


  1. Um, why YES, you are right. He is sort of cute (in a should have gone to Hollywood or been a male model kind of way)... :)

    Happy Birthday to Nick!

  2. Hey, brag away about your baby! Happy birthday to Nick. Best wishes to you all.

  3. Happy Birthday, Nick! Your mom's right. You look like the perfect son and she has every right to be proud, as do we all for your service and sacrifice to our country!! Call your mom and give her a phone kiss! :) Many blessings and prayers for your safety.

  4. Happy birthday to Nick! Hhe's a handsome fella!

  5. A handsome fellow for sure. You have every right to be so proud of him. Thank him for serving and protecting our country.

  6. Yes indeed, he is very handsome! Sounds like you have a lot to be proud of. Happy Birthday!

  7. Happy Birthday to your sweet, handsome son!

  8. Happy Birthday wishes! Sounds like a great son! I have one that gave me some trouble too, but he's grown up to make me proud and he's getting married Sept. 5!

  9. Happy Birthday Nick!

    Your Mom truly is very proud of you! When she speaks of you her eyes light up. I know she will be thrilled when you and your family come home.


  10. Happy birthday to your handsome son!! You have one devoted Mama, but then, you know that already huh? I hope it won't be too long until you and your family are back so she can spoil ya'll rotten!
    Have a sweet weekend!

  11. Happy belated birthday wishes to that handsome son of yours!

    Hope that all has been well with you.

  12. Happy Birthday Nick(a bit belated :-) You should be proud of a son like him Kari and he's mighty cute too. Hope you are doing well and Summer's almost over and before you know it you will be up this way for a visit.


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