The boy turns 8! {Personal}

Wow, 8 years old.  I can't even say it out loud, it doesn't seem real.  Every year goes faster than the last. 

This year's favorites:

Food: Mommy's Chicken and Dumplings
Sport: Basketball
TV Show(s): Once Upon a Time and Shark Tank
Best Friend(s): Ryan, Samuel, Jacob H, Kenan and Kalon
Teacher: Miss Seamster (hasn't changed since last year)
Song: ANY Beatles song
Singer: Paul McCartney
Book(s): "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck"
Toy(s): LEGOs
Movie(s): LEGO Movie, I am Sam, Saving Mr. Banks and Frozen
When he grows up he wants to be: "A world changer, just like Walt Disney"
As I went through pictures over the last year I realized how many great memories were made.

This year you:
  • probably read close to 100 books, no joke.  
  • grew in your faith with God.  I've never seen a child so devoted. 
  • tested straight into the AIG program at school. 
  • volunteered 50 hours of your time to help others (we love your generous heart)
  • learned how to master the front flip on the trampoline
  • visited:  Myrtle Beach, Wilmington, Boone, Spencer, Blowing Rock, Asheville and Grandfather Mountain
  • played baseball and basketball
  • lost: two fur babies, Kona and Haley
  • discovered The Beatles and have a deep rooted passion for them and their music
  • researched Walt Disney and in that research discovered someone to look up to

Yes, there were temper tantrums, attitudes, tears and more in between but those are the highlights. You amaze us every single day and remind us how lucky we are to be your parents.  We can't wait to see what the next year will bring!


  1. Happy Birthday to him! What a wonderful way to chronicle the past year.

  2. My little guy just turned 8 as well. I write a letter post every year, but I like your list of favorites and accomplishments. I've got to add that in!


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