You are nine.


Nine years ago our family was born.

Your dark brown eyes opened.

Your brow furrowed.

Our lives changed.

Every day for nine years you have changed our lives…

with Ryan force.




There is no gray.   There is no sneaking by.   There is no making do.

You hold the world accountable.

And it will listen.

or else.

Happy Birthday Ryan!

Thanks for changing my life.


  1. yay! I’m following you now! 🙂
    It’s fun to meet up with fellow Texas (not to mention DFW) bloggers! 🙂

  2. no! no no no no. when will they stop this insane aging?

    happy birthday to ryan!

  3. Happy Birthday, Ryan!

    I hate that we can’t even pretend they’re babies anymore.

  4. LOVE it! Happy Birthday

    Love the new blog design! I am waiting on mine – sigh – patiently 🙂

  5. Happy birthday, Ryan! : )
    Sounds like a young man who knows his own mind. That’s a good thing. : )

  6. Happy Birthday to him!!

    Glad you came over to Texas-Blogging Gals! Will get you on the next updated list.

    Come see me at my personal blog, too.

  7. What a gorgeous birthday gift for your son. Print it and put it in his scrapbook.

  8. My son is 12 yrs old and sometimes I just stare at his beautiful face and wonder how we have all made it to this point. What a darling you have.

    I am the creator of Snail Mail Notes, which features several Texas-themed notecards and magnets; also scriptures on many notecards. A giveaway is going on now through March 15. Go by my blog to see how to enter. Glad to see you on Texas Blogging Gals.


  9. Happy Birthday to him and I love the new look!

  10. Thanks for stopping by my blog and Happy Birthday Ryan!

  11. “Nine years ago our family was born…. ” YOU MADE ME CRY!!!!!

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