birthday surprises…

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We all had a surprise this a.m.  Our teens bought Andy a canoe for his birthday!!!  I can’t even believe it!!!  Just last Sunday some found out how badly Andy has wanted a canoe.  They asked when his b-day was because they wanted to get him a canoe, and I though no way they can get it in 1 week.  I’ve been looking for mos. because I wanted to get him one for his b-day, but it’s all about timing with getting a used canoe–when we’ve seen them for a good deal, we haven’t had the money, vice versa.  Anyhow, they must’ve spent hours working on this and just this a.m. when a group was leaving for MS, they took us outside to show him a canoe with his name on it.  Guess what we’ll be doing on his birthday!  This is special not only because we’ve wanted one for so long, but because some teens took so much time and effort to do something so meaningful for Andy. 

It’s also special because here’s a pic of our engagement…
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Wish I had more time to write.  We just sent off a work-team today for Hurricane Cleanup in MS.  (Andy and I will leave with some more teens next Fri.)  Miles and Jack wanted so bad to go to Mississippi.  They kept climbing in the vans and asking to go…Yesterday when we said goodbye to the Eglis and Gibsons, they were wanting to move to Philadelphia.  I guess we’ve been home 3 weeks in a row–they’re getting antsy.  Well, we leave for Ohio Tues., so that’ll help their roadtrip itch. 
Here’s my b-day boy!  Miles bought Andy peanut M&Ms and Jack bought him a smiley-face balloon for his b-day.
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And I know I’m a little late on sleeping pics, but I just walked in to check on Jack, and this is what I found.  What a funny kid.  This is so his personality–legs crossed, “ahhh, this is the life” look with hands behind his head and a book hidden under his blanket.
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8 thoughts on “birthday surprises…

  1. JAMBender

    ~Love the picture of your engagement-how did it happen?  Happy Birthday to Andy!  How wonderful that your youth bought him a canoe-you’ll always have special memories and thoughts with this canoe ๐Ÿ™‚ ~

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  2. SinginMama

    What a cool present!  You guys are gonna have SO much fun on that thing!!!  I’m happy for you.  Happy belated birthday, Andy!  from the Olsons.

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  3. brahamcrackers

    Wow! I can’t believe they were able to find a canoe in only one week. Those are some determined teenagers. It’s wonderful! Jack’s sleeping picture is seriously adorable. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. tsdg

    That is so special–what a great group of teens. THat is such an awesome picture of your engagement. Happy times on the canoe.

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