Thursday, March 5, 2009

20 Already? Happy Birthday, Colt!

I can't believe that my baby boy is already 20 years old.......as of yesterday March 4th! I had a little trouble with my scanner, so I'm just now able to get this post on here. I wanted to share some of my favorite photos of Colt with you.

First Birthday


This was his "Oh, no...Girls...face"


It's amazing for me to think that this special boy, our son, was born across the world and God was preparing him to come home to us...his family, anxiously awaiting his arrival. Actually, at this point, only God knew he would be ours. We were awaiting assignment of a child (our child) and wouldn't know for another month or so that our son was born on this day and going through all the legal processes necessary to bring him home to us!

Our little baseball player


Our little man all dressed at church....


Mr. cool...with his guitar....


What a blessing (and adventure) it has been raising this guy! As you can see from all "the faces of Colt" in the pictures throughout this post, we were never bored. He has always been a bundle of energy, lots of fun, and he has thoroughly entertained us!

I think this is my VERY favorite picture...I love this expression I captured...


Our little cowboy....right before riding in one of his horse shows.


Now a young man....One of his senior pictures (taken by me).....


Colt,

We're so proud of the young man you've become and so very glad that God chose you to be ours! I know God has so many plans for you and it's exciting to see them unfold. We love you with all our hearts! We hope you enjoyed your birthday celebration at The Olive Garden. I know we did....as usual you entertained us all!
Happy 20th Birthday, Son!

~ Mom and Dad ~

40 comments:

CozyCoops Corner said...

Happy Birthday Colt ! Loved all the pictures Tammy ! Have a great day !

Shellmo said...

A cute boy grown into a handsome young man! Happy Birthday to Colt!

Leslie said...

What cute pictures and great memories! Happy Birthday, Colt!

Leslie

wrcdgc said...

Happy Birthday Colt!

Tammy,

Doesn't time fly by? Funny Jessica and Colt being 20 almost a month apart. I love the pictures he is definately handsome then and now. It's exciting to see them grow up but also sad. What a blessing from God.

Donna

Karen said...

Happy birthday to Colt! I enjoyed seeing the pictures so much. What a handsome young man. God bless.
Karen

Janene said...

What a handsome young man!
You took that senior picture? That looks so professional and fantastic!
Your favorite is my favorite picture too! So adorable!
Happy Birthday Colt! And congratulations on raising such a wonderful son!

Blessed Beyond said...

Happy Birthday, Colt! All the pics were great! Hope your day was super special!

Hugs and Blessing,

Sharon said...

Happy birthday to a handsome young man.

In His service, Anne said...

What a great day for you! Happy birthday to a nice young man.
anne

Susan said...

Happy Birthday to Colt! He is a cutie.

Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Happy Birthday to your handsome son. I love the Mr. Cool picture Tammy. Your message to him was so sweet.

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Awwwwwwww! I love all the pics of Colt! Happy Birthday!
Turning 20 is quite a milestone. Do you remember turning 20? I do! And when our daughter turned 20, I remember how that felt too!
We really have to enjoy our kids all we can in the short time the Lord lends them to us. Life goes by so fast!

Jo-Anne said...

What a wonderful post! Congratulations on raising a fine young man. No wonder you are so very proud.

Happy Birthday to you, Colt!!!
oxox,
Jo-Anne

Rosemary said...

Thanks for sharing those adorable pictures!

Happy Birthday Colt!

Blessings,
Rosemary

Angie said...

Ohhh...he was the most adorable little baby..what a little ham! Happy Birthday, Colt..now how is it that you have a 20 year old, Tammy? Just doesn't seem possible..you look wayyyy too young!

Kath said...

What great pictures, Tammy!
He was so cute, and is a very handsome young man!

Happy Birthday to Colt.


Hugs-Kath

Kindra said...

Happy Birthday to Colt! My hubby's is today. Watch out, 21 is just around the corner! Loved the pictures you shared, Tammy!

Zaroga said...

Happy Birthday Colt!

He is so cute in all the pictures. I especially like the last picture. You did a great job.

UPON A HILL said...

Happy Birthday to your son! They grow up to fast.

Wendi said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures. Your cute little guy sure grew into a handsome young man! Happy Birthday, Colt!

Michele said...

Happy Birthday Colt ~ you truly are a very handsome young man!

Cute pictures!

Hugz,
Michele

Susan said...

What adorable pictures.
Susan

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Happy Birthday, Colt. That young man is the lucky one ---to have a family like yours. I know he knows that!!!! God Bless ALL of you.
Hugs,
Betsy

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

What a handsome young man...great photos and happy birthday!!!:)

Cricket said...

Wow! What a handsome man that sweet little boy turned out to be!! We have two little boys that we adopted from South Korea that are now 7 and 5...I can't imagine when they turn 20, but I'm sure it will be here before I know it!

miss mary said...

happy birthday colt...I love the pictures. time does fly by. enjoy the year to come. God Bless

Tammy said...

Oh, happy birthday to your son, Colt!!!
What a cutie pie he was! And it is amazing just how fast they do grow up...sigh...
But what a handsome young man he is and I can just imagine how proud you are of him!

(Be sure to stop by at my latest Anne post when you can!) :)

Hugs,
~Tammy

Cathy Cobblestone said...

Happy Birthday to your son, Colt. What a sweet post - I too, love that picture with him looking so bashful in that chair. I hear you, where does the time go? It simply goes to fast when we are all having fun. Many continued blessings to you and your precious family. Cathy

The Whites said...

Sweet pictures! Hope ya'll had a great celebration!

Blessings,
Mandy

KATHERINELLEN said...

Tammy....
Happy Birthday to Colt.....So precious and priceless memories. What a handsome man he become. My favorit is the "Mr. Cool" lol. Thanks for stopping by and sweet comments. i had this stuff to make...since last July...LOL. This project events will motivate me to finish my project..lol. Have a wonderful day...Kathy

country gal said...

Hi,

Ahhhh.....next picture you show he'll look like an old person! =D SOrry, Colt! HA HA HA! Alright, maybe 20 isn't THAT old.....hee hee.....happy birthday, Colt!

Love, Joy =D

Deb said...

Hi Tammy! Lovely post! I love all the faces of Colt! He's grown into quite a young man! To answer your question about how long before my husband notices the picture? He won't because it's back safe and sound in the closet, I only took it out for my post. Don't know when I may ever change what I have in the kitchen already so we'll see. Deb

Katy said...

ADORABLE pics!!! I love them!!! I hope he had a wonderful birthday!!!! :) My husband turned 30 on Mar. 4th! How neat to think my hubby was turning 10 the same day your sweet boy was being born...with God knowing all along he would be in your arms one day!!! ;o)

Farm Chick Paula said...

Happy Birthday, Colt!

Colleen said...

Happy Birthday, Colt!

Thanks for sharing so many sweet photos and remembrances with us, Tammy. My little guy turned 18 months on March 4th. How quickly time flies...

Enjoy the celebrating!

Raggedy Angel said...

He is soooo cute! My little boy turns 18 this month...unbeliveable!
Beth

Marcia said...

What a wonderful blessing. My older brother was adopted after my parents had been married for 9 years. Three years later they had me. My mom has always said that God worked it out and during those years when she thought they'd never be parents, God was planning it all. My parents have now been married for 60 years, and along with me and my brother, they have 10 grandchildren. Happy Birthday to your wonderful son and beautiful blessing from God.
Marcia

Terry said...

Awwww...what a cute little guy, who grew up into a handsome young man.
Happy Birthday Colt!
I love the senior picture you took.

Thanks about the Arks Tammy.
You asked about the painting, and no I didn't paint it. It was an artist from NH. He use to sell on Ebay. His name is Tim Campbell, and I think he went by Tim Campbell Art.

I loved the story on how you met your sweet hubby.

Terry

Dawn said...

Happy Birthday Colt! Enjoyed all your pics! dawn

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

They grow up so fast don't they? Love the pics so glad you shared them with us!
Rondell