Saturday, March 20, 2010

My Baby...

 my youngest son is celebrating his
17th birthday today!!!
here he is dancing with me just three
summers ago,

and dancing with Mom again two years ago!
These days he dances with his young
lady friends,

(Alex & Brittany @ her Sweet 16)
It's amazing how in just a few short
years he went from boy to man,

helping Dad at the firehouse where Dad has
volunteered for 40 years.

Here he is painting a house during a ten
day trip last summer where he
to help those less fortunate.
Every year my son and I travel across
the country and volunteer for a
Christian organization called
 Group Work Camps,
we work alongside other Christians
to refurbish, paint interiors and exteriors
of homes in need of TLC,
build wheelchair ramps, whatever the
homeowner needs.
Recipients are selected by local
agencies and Group Work Camps
organizes the details.
We camp out at local schools in
the area we are working in and stay
 for just over a week.

Here he is last summer with friends,
 eating at the host school's cafeteria.
Each year our Youth Group at
church take approximately 70-100
Jr./Sr. High kids to wherever
we are needed.
We have traveled to MI, CT, VA, NC, SC, PA
Ohio, Idaho, Arizona,
this year we are headed to NH.
I am so proud of my son for doing this
and for all the kids who give up
part of their summer and pay their
own way to help out
people in need.

Here he is enjoying an Eagles game
with my oldest son.

My 'baby' is all grown up,
I am truly blessed to
have him in my life.


  1. He sounds like a great young man. :) Happy Birthday to him! Good job, Mom!!

  2. happy birthday to alex!!! you have such a sweet family, diva.....and many, many reasons to be proud! you are truly blessed, indeed!! xox, :))

  3. happy birthday are an amazing person i can tell!!! continue on your path blessing others with your presence!

  4. Very handsome young man, you are fortunate. He is fortunate to have such a good mom too! Happy Birthday!

  5. Happy Birthday, Alex.
    What a lovely family you have, Diva. You are truly blessed.
    Happy Spring to you and your loved ones!!
    ♥ audrey

  6. Happy Birthday to Alex. He sounds like a remarkable young man!!

  7. what a fabulous young man he

  8. Happy Birthday to your Alex. It looks like you have raised an amazing person. Congratulations!!

  9. Diva,
    You son is not only a cutie but a boy any Mother would be proud of. Great role model for young boys today. I hope mine turn out as well. Happy Birthday Alex! Lisa

  10. Born so close to his dad's birthday! He was quite a present!!

    Diva, you're such an inspiration with all the good works you do! And that you've raised your son with that same goal in mind is beyond wonderful! There is a ripple effect and it's just what the Lord had in mind!

    Happy Belated Birthday to your son! As usual, I'm always one day behind on blog reading!!

  11. Most of our birthdays fall in February!
    Its a crazy birthday party, cake and present month for us!
    Happy Birthday Alex and to your hubby too!

    Hugz, Dolly

    come visit again soon!

  12. Happy birthday to your son. What great pictures, I love the one of you two dancing.

  13. Happy birthday to both of your men ... hope you enjoyed lots of cake ;o)

  14. You're such a beautiful family! How wonderful to be so involved in helping.
    Happy birthday!



  15. Happy Birthday Alex! What a handsome young man, and as beautiful on the inside as he is on the outside! What a fine looking bunch you all are, Diva! xo's Paulette