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I am happily married to an amazing military man who spent 9 years enlisted and is now an Officer in the US Army. We have two amazing boys who are not so little any more! They still infuse every moment of every day with creativity and energy, and make my life an adventure.  I was educated at home, and am now teaching our children - second generation homeschoolers! I try every day to become more like Jesus Christ, and to love like HE does. If you want you can try and catch me at bethylovesandy@yahoo.com

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"For the Lord gives wisdom. From His mouth come knowledge and understanding." Proverbs 2:6 NKJV 
The Message translation puts it this way "God gives out Wisdom free, is plainspoken in Knowledge and Understanding."

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Happy Birthday Canaan


Six years ago, right now, I looked like this...

(this is actually the week before I delivered... false alarm)
 I did not truly understand the amazing, wonderful gift that I was about to receive. I was excited about giving birth for the first time, but I really didn't know what I was taking on. How absolutely he would change my life for the better. 

 Just four weeks later, Canaan was happily passed around to nearly every relative we have at his Aunty Em and Uncle Kevin's wedding. 

 Time flew by, his daddy deployed, then returned and we were a family again for his first birthday. 

 By his second birthday, Daddy had shipped out for a year long tour in Korea... but we didn't let that slow us down!

(Uncle Kevin teaching him to ride his first bike)
 On his third birthday, Canaan was a proud big brother, and had a very newly returned (from Korea) daddy.
 
Zion was fascinated by that hat!
 Sadly, at this exact moment, I can't really even remember his fourth birthday. I am pretty sure that Andy flew home from Iraq the day AFTER his fourth birthday, so we didn't celebrate it until late. 

 His fifth birthday was for Lego's, a big boy bike, and for planning a big event, because just 9 days later Uncle Travis joined the family. 
 

Canaan was the Bible Carrier for Kelsey and Travis

 And now, our baby is six. Technically, not until 1:35am California time, which is about two hours from now... but still, he is six. My little knight in shining armor. 


 He's had a busy little life already, but seriously, Where has the time gone?

 The partying doesn't start until Sunday afternoon, but let me tell you, plenty of planning is going into it. This birthday will not be one to be quickly forgotten! 

7 comments:

Carrie said...

Awesome pictures!!!! He has had a VERY busy life! ha ha! But so many fun memories!
We love Canaan very much!

(I see that he is wearing a camo shirt in this pic...is that part of his uniform for the party or is that up for grabs (borrow))?

Anonymous said...

Where has the time gone????Have a wonderful time this weekend(as I see the family has frequently-via your blog-love the pics) & "enjoy" almost "all" the family-love ya' guys! Indiana Diana

EmileeHopeBinkleyTurner said...

Happy Birthday Mr. C!!! Wow! I sure do love that little guy!!! Can't wait till Sunday's big party!!!

Southern Wife said...

Happy Birthday to Canaan!! This makes me want to find the picture of me holding him when he was around ten months old - boy does time fly!

Karen said...

What a cute timeline of pictures! Little boys (and girls) just grow up so quickly....

Katie and Noah can't wait until Sunday...

Mandi said...

Thank you for giving me a glimpse as to what I have to look forward to in the coming years. Happy birthday to your sweet boy!

Nikowa@KHA said...

Happy Birthday!