Thursday, May 20, 2010

Time passes

My oldest son Brandon turns 25 today. Wow. Where on earth did the years go?

It seems like yesterday I was pregnant with my first child - 
anxiously awaiting this new little person. 
Me and Mom . . . 
The first year  . . . 

5th grade promotion . . . 

First prom   . . . 


high school graduation . . . 

college graduation . . .
Out to dinner last Sunday . . . 

Time just keeps passing. 
No way to slow it down. 
Just enjoy the days we have 
with every ounce of our being. 
And love strong with all our heart. 
Happy Birthday Brandon. I love you with all of my heart.

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20 comments:

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Happy Birthday, Brandon! Hopefully you had a wonderful day and a lot of fun! I wish you all the best for your next year of life!

Thanks for sharing those lovely family pictures, sweet Karen!
Have a good night and sleep well!
xoxo,
Julia

Home and Heart said...

I had to let you know how close to my heart this post is to me! I feel the same way about my kids! My oldest turned 18, and graduates this year. He found his first job, and I cried!! Funny how I can remember every detail from the days my 3 were born, but can't remember where I sat my cup down five minutes ago!! You have a handsome young man! Thank you for the post! Jody

Theresa said...

Sweet post my friend! I love seeing pictures from so long ago, how we dressed and the color of our hair:) Time does fly by and there isn't any way to slow it down, sadly... we just have to enjoy each and every moment!

That Brandon is so handsome and I see why you are proud of him! Happy Birthday Brandon, I hope it is a wonderful day! Hugs!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

AWWWW!
I love the pics! I swear Karen, I had that same red dress and I think my hair was in a similar style. What a handsome son you have! Happy Birthday Brandon! Tomorrow is my son Josh's birthday and I have been trying to get something together to post. I love your hubby's mustache. My ex had one like that too! Your right, time marches on and all we can do is appreciate our time together.
Hugs,
Cindy

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

You are such a proud Mom! :) And you have every right to be!

...is that a glass of wine in front of you???? You are totally busted Karen! ;)

Too much celebrating for you...
Are you birthday-ed out yet?

ps...I'm with T on the color of your hair...hmmm. hahaha

Nancy's Notes said...

Happy Birthday to great looking Brandon!!

What a great post, I love to see family photographs, thank you for sharing Karen!

Nancy

Lisa said...

He's adorable! Time does fly when you're raising kids.:) Happy Birthday Brandon!!!

Joyce said...

I love the 80's family photo...I had a dress so much like that one...the bows at the neck were the thing : )

Happy Birthday to your son!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Happy Birthday to your handsome young man! Fun to see the pictures of his growing up!

Mimi said...

HI!!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRANDON!!!!
wow, time does go by so fast, MY BABY will be 25 years old this July!!!!Makes me sad how fast time goes, like you said enjoy every minute and Love them with every ounce of your being!!!!SO true!!!!
I also think I had a dress made like the red one, only mine was pink!!!!Same hair as well!!!!haha
Oh what great pics!!!!
he is a very handsome guy!!!!
Mom you should be Proud!!!!
hugs,
jamie

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Happy Birthday, Brandon! What a handsome boy. Looks just like his mother. Yes, the time does seem to fly.
Brenda

Shelia said...

Hi Karen! Oh, happy birthday to your dear son! He looks so much like you! I loved seeing the pictures of you through the years!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Connie said...

Tell Brandon "Happy Birthday" from all of us! Loved the photo history. I can't believe our boys are 25! Sure wish they had stayed in touch.

You are blessed and your family sure is loved by you!

Connie

zandra said...

Happy Birthday! It does go to fast! Looks like a grand time!
Hugz, Z

icandy... said...

Hello Karen!
Happy birthday to your son!!! Mine will be 21 in a couple of weeks~ where DOES the time go?
God bless our children always!
oxo
Christina

June said...

Karen I love seeing pictures of my friends years gone by. What a cute little mommy you make.
Happy Birthday to Brandon!
hugs

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Happy birthday to Brandon. Wonderful pictures, Karen!!!

Have a great weekend.

Hugs, Barb ♥

Nina Diane said...

oh Karen...happy birthday to your son. They sure grow up fast huh. My daughter turned 23 in April and my baby, well he turned 22 just a couple of weeks ago!! dang...I'm getting old...

Manuela@TPOH said...

Oh I know! Where does the time go? Happy Birthday Brandon!

Manuela

Dawn said...

Happy Birthday to your handsome young man!

I'm finally getting to visit a bit. Not much progress on the house yet. It's been kind of two steps forward and one step back! I'm hopefull for the next couple of weeks to be easier.
Hugs,
Dawn