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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

















It's my little barely-christmas-eve baby's birthday (he was born at 12:04 am on the 24th). As this is published he is officially 16 years 3 hours and 4 minutes old and I officially think that sounds redonkulous. And I have officially used the word redonkulous on my blog because it's that crazy. And in case you are wondering redunkulous is officially spelled with an "e" rather than an "i" - i looked it up. Yesterday we went downtown to see Santa Claus and the tree in Pioneer square, as always this tradition doesn't disappoint. I'll have more photos to share after Christmas, as much as I am  ready to move on from the holiday posts, I will have to at least have a recap, or maybe two

For now I just want to say Happy Birthday to my boy! 15 is over, woo hoo! You made it. I might have neglected to mention last year at this time that 15 is, well, 15 (sorry!). And if you have ever been 15 you know what I mean. It seems to be at the apex of growing pains - rhyme and/or reason apparently not necessary for this phenomenon. But maybe it's because 15 is a bit of an ending of one phase, which is always difficult even when it's positive. And if that is true I think 16 is a little like a beginning. I feel pretty far away from being 15 myself, but I still feel (maybe a little too) close to my 16 year old self. It was a really good year for me and I hope it's an even better one for you. Happy Birthday my friend.  


And happy holidays to you all!! I hope you have a wonderful and magical couple days ahead. Cheers! xo


That last photo is of fisher when he was about 4, we took the train all the way across the US, one stop was in North Dakota, it was snowing and he was so excited. This trip the two of us took together all by our little lonesomes (which wasn't lonesome at all) is one my most treasured memories - except for the part when we were on our way home, both crying from our 9th whole entire day (and night) spent on a train and he spit applesauce in my face. Actually, I take it back, I even treasure that bit of the story too. 

11 comments:

  1. Oh happy happy day to you all! Happy happy day to Fisher, and even more a happy #16 ahead! Such exciting times ahead for you, I feel sure! What a wonderful present his birth must a been.

    These years, these teen boy years, are filled with such delight and hard, hard work too. I'm always so proud of our kids who do this hard work. Proud of you too, Momma, for raising such a fine young man.

    (Love these photos too!)

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    1. it's true that december birthdays are kind of the pits, but as a mom, man, there is really is something about having a new, newborn at christmas that is just the most wonderful thing. though taking my very newborn to christmas dinner was one of my more stressful moments. oh my goodness everyone wanted to hold him and love on him and i just wanted to scream "he's mine! i just had him! give him back!"

      and thank you for your kind words. xoxo

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  2. Happy birthday Fisher and may 16 be full of those wonderful things that is what being a teenager is all about. Enjoy and Christine give them some extra hugs from me today on Christmas Eve!

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  3. Merry Christmas!!! Gosh 16! drivers license!! I can't even imagine Nora being 16 because I know I would probably be bawling my eyes out on every birthday. Even just thinking about a string bean growing up gets me a lil misty eyed.

    Hope you have a wonderful holiday and hope your twins don't wake you up too early.. I know I woke up my parents at 5 am on Christmas Day from years 2-18 lol :)

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    1. i think this year was the first year i didn't cry because i was just so happy he didn't have to be 15 anymore. 15 seems like some rite of passage all teens must get through and then the fun begins. but trust me i don't linger too long on thinking that he's only 2 years away from being 18 -that freaks me out and starts the water works.

      haha, i wake everybody up! . . . but not at 5 am ;)

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  4. oh, wow, he can drive now. and get married. and if he was over here, he could do both of these things drunk. well, he shouldn't, of course. but you get what I mean. crazy, no? happy bday to your boy. and merry christmas to all of you. I hope you are having a most wonderful time xoxo

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    1. haha, he still doesn't have his permit. so different than me, i wanted to start driving when i was 5. and i am not sure he got get married here in the states, well, maybe if we moved to kentucky or something. but yeah, there are so many times when i am like 'holy shit' he is like an adult. of course i think this silently in my head because i don't want him to realize this fact yet ;) xoxo

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  5. A belated happy birthday to your boy! One of my very best friends shares his birthday, and I think the world of her so I know Fisher can't be too different given their shared birthday. And from what you share on here, he certainly seems like such a good young dude. He's 16 now! 15 was the pits, you were right about that. 16 has so much more promise! You FEEL like an official teenager now. This is a good year. I just know it will be for him. I love your train ride story (you are insanely brave to undertake a cross-country train journey! with a toddler! you never cease to amaze me). I hope you and all your boys had the most wonderful of holidays together. xoxoxoxoxo

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    1. well, i happen to really like capricorns myself too. good people those capricorns.

      our train journey was so fun. that's one of the perks of having an only child, or having just one child for a very long time. it much more adventurous than brave (plus it was actually because i was terrified to fly and refused - so it was kind of opposite of brave). now taking M+L that would be brave. or maybe just foolish. i pretty much never leave my house now ;) xoxo

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  6. Happy belated to your sweet son! Redonkulous is right...I don't know what I'll think when my kids turn 16. I hope you all had a lovely holiday Christine. I adore the photos...especially of your two sweeties holding hands. Melts my heart. xo

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