I couldn't be more proud of the two of them. They make parenting teens look easy. (Truthfully, it has not been easy - parenting just isn't - a lot of time, love, nurturing, holding on and letting go, and prayer, and God's grace, have made them the wonderful teenagers that they are). Thank you Lord for entrusting these two precious people to John and I. They make me smile and teary...if you know me, I get teary a lot...it's what I do...
Drew's b'day was first and we had all his favorite foods, John made him a really cool guitar speaker, and he got lots of money from family that went toward an amazing vintage guitar. We took the whole family out to an old favorite (a place that, since our family has grown, we don't get to go to these days). Sakura is a "fancy cooking" place (that was what Drew called it way back when he was a toddler - the name has kinda stuck with our family). We took along his girl-friend and our family took up a whole table. It was so fun. It's been years since we have been (the little girls had never been) and the cool thing is that everyone likes the food now! There were years before when the kids only ate the chicken, or one kid only ate white rice. Luckily for us, the little girls split a dish, so did Kate and Zoe. It was totally fun - and no one but John and Kate caught the tossed shrimps!
|The invisible man??|
|Singing "Happy Birthday" outside|