This is my wonderful nephew that is attending college in Dallas. It’s SO nice to have him close by and we do our best to spend every Saturday together . . .when he doesn’t have other plans. However; it’s been tough since the beginning of this year because we have been sick so much. Therefore, we *made* him stay away from us so he wouldn’t catch all the flying germs in our house!! LOL Even though we’re still climbing out of the sickness, I gave him the option of whether he wanted to spend his Saturday with us or not. And he was brave and said "YES!" This time, we did keep one family member away from him though – my Mother (she’s visiting from Iowa). She has been battling the flu and now an upper respiratory infection and we really didn’t want to chance having them in the same room together. She was extremely disappointed, but Lucas did get to say hi to her and we’ll show her the pictures of our little birthday party so she won’t feel she missed out toooo much.
Even though we celebrated yesterday, Lucas’ birthday is actually today – he is now 19!! Wow!! I can’t believe it myself because I can vividly remember when he was born. So, here is Lucas – the first one that made me an aunt, and absolutely and of course I am PROUD!!! I have more to share later, but this is it for tonight.