223: Turn around and he’s 17….

223: Turn around and he’s 17….

What follows is a brief montage of my oldest child’s 17th birthday back in February ( If I don’t get it posted soon, I’ll turn around and he’ll be 25 or something)  Noel wanted an “all-meat” pizza, and then he gave Linda a list of what meats that included:








Linda was very concerned of a grease fire in the oven, but the cheese, besides seeming to glue this concoction all together, also seemed to keep the spraying grease confined to the pizza’s internal core.  It was a most interesting meal that is for sure.  I knew we should have fed him more than just hot dogs the year he was 3!!  


Here is my little boy’s first day on the planet….. 


And here is my little 6’5″ boy now….it is so weird putting my head on HIS shoulder.  He is so wonderful though. Recently he did not get a summer internship at Microsoft that he had been hoping for.  He was pretty devastated at first, but you know what he said, after he calmed down a bit?  He told Linda, “you know Mom, there’s that verse in the Bible about all things working for good for those who love God……I know there is a reason it didn’t work out”  When I was his age, I would have been upset for weeks I am sure….took him a few hours…


I guess we did something right in the last 17 years….(this of course, does NOT mean that he can’t be a butt-head at times, but Generally he seems to be doing okay)……..looking forward to see what other wonders await us….Parenting, it’s not just a job, it’s an adventure!

Until next time, my friends,

Peace out!!


  • You are so right parenting is an adventure and you seem to be doing a great job!!

    May 1, 2010 at 8:42 am
  • Ah you are doing such a great job that meat pizza is hilarious! My babies are going to be 12 and 10 this year it makes me stop and shudder and not want to blink!

    May 1, 2010 at 1:18 pm
  • Jeanette


    “Parenting, it’s not just a job, it’s an adventure!”
    Priceless! Happy (belated) Birthday Noel!

    May 1, 2010 at 6:37 pm
  • I once interviewed for and didn’t get a job at Microsoft. I’m grateful I didn’t… it would have been a very stressful job for me and I never would have met my hubby!

    It’s amazing he could get over that so fast….

    I know, I was amazed at how well he handled it too. When I was in college, I started in architecture, switched to English, then ended up with the current dayjob gig….the only reason I can see for all of those was meeting my wife…she was and is the best thing to happen from all those decisions…

    May 1, 2010 at 11:38 pm
  • You and Linda have obviously done a great job! Congratulations on raising a son you can enjoy! It goes fast doesn’t it??

    May 2, 2010 at 2:38 pm

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