Happy 20th Birthday Joe!

My step-son is 20 today!  It’s hard to believe, but I have been in his life for half of it!  I met him when he was a buzzed hair cut little boy at the age of 10.  His Dad never introduced many dates to him, so I think he was a bit apprehensive when Hannah and I started hanging around a lot!  Here is our very first family picture.  And believe it or not, it was taken only THREE WEEKS after we met!


And while I am sure it wasn’t easy for you Joe seeing your Dad with someone else, I am happy and proud of the young man you have grown to be! 





The above picture is probably one of my favorites!  We plan on meeting him for dinner tonight – if you have a chance, leave a Happy Birthday Comment! πŸ˜€


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  • Jenn@slim-shoppin
    September 21, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Happy Birthday Joe! I remember you when you had the buzz cut. Time goes by so fast. Have a wonderful dinner tonight with your family!!

  • Lara (Thinspired)
    September 21, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    What a sweet tribute to your stepson! Happy Birthday to Joe πŸ™‚

  • Shelley B
    September 21, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    Happy Birthday to Joe – what a handsome young man! Love the “strong arms” pictures through the years – y’all look like a fun crew!

  • lowandbhold
    September 21, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    Your fam is so sweet! Happy Birthday to Joe. I hope he has a great one!

  • Gina
    September 21, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    Yeah Joe!! He’s a very handsome young man πŸ™‚

  • A
    September 21, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    He’s a cutie!! πŸ˜€

  • Christina
    September 21, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Happy Birthday, Joe!! πŸ™‚ Enjoy those cookies on my behalf! πŸ˜‰ They sound delicious!

  • TheKitchenWitch
    September 21, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    What a handsome boy! He is lucky to have you in his life!

  • allijag
    September 21, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    AWww such handsome boys! πŸ™‚ Happy Birthday Joe!

    Um – Tony totally looks like Christopher Noth! πŸ˜€

  • Andrea (Off Her Cork)
    September 21, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Happy Birthday Joe! πŸ˜€

  • ksgoodeats
    September 21, 2009 at 6:29 pm


  • Maggie
    September 21, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Aww, so sweet! Happy Birthday Joe!

  • Mel
    September 21, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Happy Birthday to Joe! Love the tribute

  • Pubsgal
    September 21, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Happy Birthday, Joe! πŸ™‚

  • Kimberly@Living Free
    September 21, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    Happy Birthday to your step-son. He sure has been blessed to have you for his step-mom.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! It’s nice to have fellow blogger that is older and has older children. I am almost 40 and have three teens!

  • Erica
    September 21, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    awwwww so sweet! Happy Birthday Joe!!

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    Great photos!! Happy Birthday Joe! I LOVE the re-creation pic and I wanna do the same thing with a pic I have of my brothers and my Aunt and I! Such a nice post:)

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