Thursday, August 13, 2009

So Dak How Do You Really Feel About It ....

So Dak tell us, how do you really feel about starting the first day of your Junior Year of High School on your birthday.
Go on son don't hold back....
real nice!!!
Here is my sweet, handsome boy young man ready to go to school.
I mean really, have you ever?!!
So cute!!!!!
Yes mom, we do wear stripes and plaids before Labor Day!!
(Or is it after?!! I always get that confused.)
Apparently it is before ~~

These next few pics were taken Tuesday evening, just before we headed out the door

for Open House at School ~~

Dak being completely and utterly ADORABLE!!!!!

Gotcha mom, Gotcha....

Yes you do my boy, yes you do!!!

Yep, he is all that and a bag of chips!!!!!

And here I am, ready to go....

well kind of.

Can you believe that this is the next to the last time I will be going to Open House for High School

with my boy? I mean seriously!!!!!

Next year he will be a Senior. Wow time seriously flies!!!!!

This morning we read Psalm 139 before school, as we have done every year the child has been in school. Since Kindergarten we have read and prayed together. I was just thinking this morning, that next year will be the last time that we will read Psalm 139 together on his first day of school. sigh. It is a precious time together. This morning he looked at me after I read and he said, "I should have this memorized by now." So precious.
Mama's make God's Word a priority in your child's life. Pray with them, read with them, make sure they see you do it. You may not realize it now, but you are a HUGE influence on your child. They will do what they see you do. IT IS IMPORTANT!!! Teach them in the Way they should go, and when they are old they will not depart from it ~~ THEY WILL NOT!!! It is a promise from God!!!
I would just like to say a note to my son:
You are a joy and delight to our hearts. This has not been an easy year, but you are pressing on in Christ, the Author and Finisher of your faith, and we are so proud of you son. You make everyday remarkable. Thank you for being a kind and considerate young man. And thank you for making sure that life doesn't get in the way of your humor. You are so funny and just so stinkin' fun to be around.
So kick back and enjoy this day ~~ your 17th birthday. And eat some Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake, per tradition, for crying out loud!!!!! Keep living out loud for Jesus son, Keep living out loud!!!
Love you,


  1. Dawn,

    Please pass along my birthday wishes to Dakota! Happy 17th! Wow! That is amazing just how quickly time does fly.

    You should be getting his card today, fingers crossed!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  2. Hoping my card makes it today too...

    Happy Birthday to your amazing boy! And personally - I love the stripes & plaid... its a statement! :)

  3. Happy birthday Dak! What a great looking young man you are!

  4. Dawn,

    Love the picture of you on that post! And Dak is just a hottie-even the stripes and plaid haha :) I can't believe it's that time again for school to start back. Hope he had a HAPPY Birthday!