Monday, December 22, 2008

My baby is 19!

It is hard to believe, but the caboose of my Great Eight, is 19 today! A difficult time of year to have a birthday to have given birth, and a difficult one to have for a kid, 3 days before Christmas! He inevitably gets slighted, and overlooked. But here we are with a young adult son, who is preparing to go on a mission. Skyler is entertaining to say the least!He is Jackson's favorite Uncle, by virtue of how much time he spends with him, and how much he loves him. Whenever Jackson is around, Skyler is his favorite person to be with. They have so much fun together. It started day one, and continues today.... Skyler still asks why Heidi and Matt and our baby J have to live so far away!
He has a few hard and solid passions - one is that he is a fisherman extraordinare! Whether it be at the beach catching a shark, Or at a lake waiting for that catch,Or, at the side of a stream while we are camping,His other passions are skateboarding, and dirtbike riding. I am not usually with him when these activities are taking place, so hence no pictures, we will have to remedy that.
Skyler has a quiet soul, but his personality can come out loud and clear around his immediate family. Hard to believe?...believe. He has been one that needs to know why things are as they are, and sees inequalities in all facets of life for all mankind and lifeforms. He loves nature and is quite a bit like his dad. He has an unshakable spirit, and though life may not always hand him the easiest of roads, he is up to the challenges and keeps doing his best to become the best he can be. We love our boy (man), and we are all so blessed to have him in our lives. Love you Zook!

10 comments:

Lisa said...

WOW 19 thats a biggie! Skylar needs to give landon some tips, he's got the day after Christmas birthday, its a tuffy for sure! They could start a support group!

Marie said...

Happy Birthday to Skyler! He sounds like a great lad!! December birthdays are hard ones. I have two of my children that celebrate Dec birthdays, two days in a row, no less, which makes it even harder, but not impossible. Hope he had a great day! Happy 19!

Ashley said...

I think that Brett and Skyler should get together. Brett LOVES to fish too!

Kris said...

Happy Birthday Skyler!! It is hard to believe that he is that old!

jeanine said...

Happy Birthday Skyler!!!

Heidi said...

happy birthday (little) Brother! we all miss you so much, especially right now. we will be seeing you soon though!

Grammy Staffy said...

Happy birthday Skyler!!!!

I love the great pictures of the temple that you put on your last post.

Thanks for the potato recipe.
I have a Christmas poem that I wrote for my blog friends on my last post. I hope that you can drop by.

Have a wonder Christmas.

Love, Lura

Sundbergs said...

That was so sweet. I bet time just flies. Hope it was a great day.

Emily said...

19 is a GREAT age and so much fun! Happy Birthday to Skylar!

Sara's Memoirs said...

wow, Happy Birthday Skyler! you were born just a 2 months before Phillip and i got married. I can't believe you are 19 years old! Always a sweet and kind boy. Good job Sheryl, you did it! all 8 of them made it to adulthood. Is 19 adulthood? Seems like it should be. love you.