Thursday, September 25, 2008

Happy Birthday Jonathan!

Today is my son Jonathan's birthday. I can't believe how fast the years have gone. It just seems like yesterday that I took a semester off from teaching to stay home with him while he was an infant. I well remember how much I enjoyed that time with him. He was such a happy baby!

Here are a few of my favorite pictures...they bring back lots of memories!

Jonathan was just a few weeks old in this one. My dad is holding him with Kelli looking on.
He is 3 in this picture. His grandparents got him this little firetruck for Christmas. I think Connor looks a whole lot like Jonathan. Lots of others think that too!
He was 7 in this picture. We had a local vet dress up like Santa and bring this puppy. I love the expression on his face...but hate my hairdo. LOL I can see Cooper in him in this pic...I think it is the smile!
Jonathan with Lucy, our beloved pet. He picked her out from a litter in Pearl, MS. Jonathan once won a look-a-like contest with Lucy at an event called 'Bark in the Park' ...the color of the hair I guess!
Jonathan enjoying a laugh with Connor....
And Jonathan at his graduation from Mississippi State. Sorry this one is a little blurry!
We are so proud of him. He is a graduate student in New Orleans working on his master's degree in Arts Administration.
Please leave a comment wishing him a happy birthday!
Thanks for stopping by!

24 comments:

Southern Lady said...

What a sweet post, Diane. I enjoyed "getting to know Jonathan" and wish him a very happy birthday.

I know you are very proud of him and his accomplishments.

Sincerely,

Janie

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Happy Birthday Jonathan!!!

It's true...time just seems to fly!! Great pix and great tribute to Jonathan!!

~Blessings,
Jan

Darlene said...

Great pictures of Jonathan.

Happy Birthday to you....
Happy Birthday to you....
Happy Birthday dear Jonathan....
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOOOOO YOU!!!!!

Hope you have a GREAT one!!!

Grandma Faith said...

Happy Birthday Dear Jonathan! I enjoyed your pictures. It is so much fun to relive those precious moments from our past. Thanks for sharing your son's birthday with us, Diane. Have a great day. Take care.

Brown-Eyes said...

Happy Birthday handsome Jonathan! I agree Conner looks so much like his dad at that age...precious boy.
I envy the amount of hair you had in that photo...LOL ;-) Bo

Marie said...

What a sweet post today! Happy birthday to your son!!

MARIA said...

Thank you for this beautiful post, Diane. Your son is very handsome.

Happy Birthday to Jonathan!

Smilingsal said...

Diane,

What a Pretty boy he was, and Connor does look like him! I love dachshunds too! Our last one lived to be 15 1/2 years old. What special dogs they are!

Happy birthday, Jonathan!

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Happy Birthday Jonathon!!! He sounds like a remarkable young man! ...and a handsome one too! Love the picture of him with the puppy! Just precious!

Times goes by so fast! Ashley got her 1st college literature/brochure in the mail yesterday and it just broke my heart! ~Rhonda :)

Nola @ AlamoNorth said...

Happy Birthday to Jonathan; I do see the how Conner resembles him! I had a friend with beautiful red hair and was always so jealous. I love red hair, but never had it until I was grown and it came out of a bottle!

linda said...

Happy Birthday Jonathan! Enjoy your special day!

I'd say you've made your parents proud!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Happy Birthday Johnathan ! Sweet post Diane. And I think your hair looked fine.

The Berry's Patch said...

Happy birthday to your son! I can't believe how his hair color changed over the years. My son has the same color hair Jonathon had when he was young. I've always wondered if his hair would change color. Maybe my son will also give me a red headed grandchild. :-)

jeanne said...

Diane, sharing Jonathan's pictures was great. All the photos are such a treasure. He looked so handsome in his cap and gown. I know you are proud of him, and he deserves it. My dh and I wish him the happiest of birthdays today. Good for you Jonathan, you have made your parents very proud.

Hugs, Jeanne

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Happy Birthday Jonathan!

Love the post Diane-So nice!

Jerri Lynn @ Southern Sassyness said...

Happy Birthday, Jonathan! I, too, have a Jonathan in my life - my sweet brother.

Have a wonderful day!

Gretchen said...

Happy Birthday Jonathan! I know your Mom must be incredibly proud of you and all your accomplishments. Always make her happy. She is a very special lady.

Gretchen

nikkicrumpet said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHNATHAN! Wow how the time flies huh? It was fun watching him grow up in super speed!

The Brenda Blog said...

Oh, I wish him a most happy birthday! What a good looking boy!
Brenda

Sue said...

Happy Birthday, Jonathan! Time really does go by so fast. Seems like only a few years ago when my two were small.

Picket said...

Oh girl what a precious post!!! Happy Birthday to your 'baby' and let him know he will always be your baby even when he is 90 & toothless! lol Happy Birthday to you Jonathan and congrats on graduating...follow you dreams son...God will not with hold any good thing from you as long as you keep him first...I love and admire your mama so much and I know there is greatness in you...just look where you came from!

Natalie Jane said...

Great Pics! Made me a little misty.

Pat said...

HAPPY belated BIRTHDAY Jonathan!

I can see you make your mom very proud, and for good reason!

Conner and Cooper do look so much like him!

Diane, that hairdo you had back then looks lke the one I have now --lol--I have curly/wavy/frizzy hair and there is not much I can do with it unless I want to spend hours straightening it, which I don't...lol

Hugs, Pat

Dawn said...

A very happy belated birthday to Jonathan! I loved looking at the pictures. When I saw the one when he was three the first thing I noticed was the resemblance to Connor.

take care,
Dawn