Friday, February 27, 2009

Happy Birthday Dear Derek...

Today is my oldest son's Birthday! Derek. He is 26 today!!! Incredible. Yes, I was 13 when I had him, LOL!!! Standing still at 39 over here!!!


Derek, you are such a wonderful son! I love you SO SO SO much!
Let me tell you a little bit about Derek. Derek was premature, born 5 1/2 weeks early, weighed in at 5 lb. 7 oz. His first word was ball. He played a lot of sports his whole life and still LOVES them! Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Football, and Golf. He played baseball and was very good but did it ONLY for me... he never really enjoyed it. He had 2 College coaches contact him to play for them, one was Southern Virginia University, but he decided to go to BYU Idaho. He still loves and plays basketball and golf at every opportunity! We think he should be a sports announcer!

Anybody remember when bleaching your hair was in? (High School)

He would be great and would love it! He served his mission in Sao Paulo Brasil. His 1st baptism...

With the Mission Pres. and his wife... (he is standing next to Sister B.)
After the mission.... Family Vacation... Devin, Dallin, Derek, Blake, and Chad.

Then Derek headed up to BYU Idaho. And, look at what he landed!
Brittany and Derek were married March 22, 2008. They are fixin' to have their 1st anniversary! She is wearing her Valentine's gift... Yep, a Laker's T-shirt, TOLD you he is obsessed with sports! (and about as romantic as his daddy, LOL) Derek has been very blessed, Brittany is the light of his, or should I say OUR life?!!!Derek is a wonderful son, I am so very proud of him! He is a wonderful big brother! Thank you Derek for being who you are! Happy, Happy Birthday! I wish I was there to take you to dinner!


13 comments:

Shauna said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEREK :)

Lisa Loo said...

Happy Birthday to Derek--don't forget to tell your Mom thanx for having you!

tammy said...

Cuet son, cute couple. Although I know he doesn't want to be called cute.

Wow, he was good sized for being that early. My Taylor was 4 1/2 weeks early and weighed 4lbs 11oz. Something else we have in common!

wonder woman said...

Derek was probably at BYU-I the year after I left. If I hadn't got married that summer......*I* could've been your daughter-in-law!! :o) J/K, I'm sure it's better this way! ;)

Happy Birthday!

McEwens said...

Happy Birthday Derek!

I still just love that picture of Brittany! She is sucha gorgeous girl inside and out!

KC Mom said...

Your kids are just gorgeous inside and out! Happy Birthday to your Big Boy!!

Mechelle said...

What beautiful kids. You are blessed and they are blessed to have you in their life. m

Lisa said...

He sounds like a great big brother. Nice that he kept playing baseball for you since you so enjoyed cheering for him. With all your boys I bet you're the best cheerleader. :) Some of my favorite times are watching my son in sports!

Joneel said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the picture of your boys, where they are sitting showing their profiles. I would enlarge that and hang it in my house if I were their Mother. = )

Bren's Life said...

Happy Birthday Derek. His wife is Beautiful! Josh was early too & weighed 5 lbs 11 oz.. Allie was really early & 4 pds something.. Felt like a feather when we got her.

linda said...

Happy Birthday to your adorable son! He's darling...and his wife too!

Tanja said...

Happy birthday to Derek!

::Jan:: said...

Yay for Derek. Happy Birthday all year long.