There was no big party with a hundred people Tom knows best.
There was no expensive trip or loads of gifts.
There was simply a quiet weekend spent with genuine friends and a small party with Tom's immediate family.
It was just what my husband wanted.
I caught some flack for the lack of fan-fare, but rather than spend my husband's money and my time on a big production he didn't want, I simply held my ground and said less is best.
He ended up having a wonderful birthday and was reminded of what true success is...people to love and people to love you back.
Tom and his nephew, Joshua, and his favorite cake, Geman Chocolate made by his mom. And please look at his new shirt because it just CRACKS ME UP!
Sandy, Tom's momma
Grandad Gary...his dad, who thinks they look more like brothers!
His dad got him some suspenders to hold his pants up in his old age
I told him to push his belly out!
Oh my...boy cousins...they are somethin' (and yes those are flip-flops with socks Alex is wearing!)
Adalee & Caleb...the "babies" of the family
Judah learning a little TKD
Alex and Josiah, born a month apart
Hadassah and her lil sister
Lydia & Joleen
Hadassah & Alexander
Nanny & Nikki
Nanny & Grandad
Garrison & Julianna...also born a month apart
Julianna & Hadassah
My goodness they are growing up!
Garrison & Zeph
Joe and Alex
11 of the 18
Dusty & Julie
Jason & Erin
Rob & Rebekah
Tom & Mindy