Monday, January 12, 2009

Happy Birthday Allan

A picture from Allan's first birthday!
A picture from Allan's 19th Birthday

Our first born entered the world on January 11, 1990. We celebrated his 19th birthday yesterday!! I can't believe it has been that many years. A few things about him:

First, he doesn't much like having his picture taken, therefore, at the moment, I don't have a good picture for this post. Hopefully tonight I will get one and add it later. He's quiet, content, thoughtful, a great helper, a hard worker, and fun to be around. He loves the Lord.

For his birthday, we took him out for lunch at Logan's Roadhouse after church yesterday. He loves steak!! Friday at work, they gave him a cookie cake (one of his favorites!!) so he asked me to wait until today to bake his birthday cake. It will be a chocolate cake with white buttercream icing, FROM SCRATCH. You see, my kids usually pick what kind of cake they want: cookie cake, bakery cake, home baked cake, etc. Well, I have made lot's of birthday cakes over the years but usually I started with a box mix ; ) For my birthday in 2007, I had been gone for the afternoon and came home to find that Allan had baked a cake for me - FROM SCRATCH. There wasn't a cake mix around so he used the recipe from the box of cake flour! Homemade chocolate cake with chocolate icing. It was THE BEST birthday cake. So, he raised the bar, and now I have to keep up! I'll be in the kitchen later this morning baking his favorite.

Allan is such a good kid and a joy to us. I am so thankful for the blessing he is to our family. I can't wait to see what the Lord has in store for him in the coming years!

Happy Birthday Son!