Sunday, August 17, 2008

Happy Birthday Cody!!!

Yes, my baby turned 18 yesterday. Cali asked me "Does it make you feel old now that all your children are legally adults?" Hmmm.... As I ponder this question let me tell you what Cody did to celebrate his birthday. This boy... (because he will always be 'my boy' no matter what his age) ..... Who is adored by his sisters and readily admits that they spoil him and he is the luckiest brother on the earth....

Celebrated turning 18 by climbing this...... The Middle Teton ! (The one on the right).
He helped guide a scout troop of 30 up to the top, and when the lead guide had to take a sick boy down the mountain at the half way point Cody was given the responsibility to get them to the top. Elevation 12,804 Ft. It was a difficult hike and only 16 of the 30 made it to the top (only 3 of the 8 leaders made it.)
At one time, as he helped the other young men up the steep trail, he was carrying two backpacks besides his own in his desire to help others reach the top. He is that way with us, his family. His desire to see us become an eternal family is so great that he would be willing to carry us through this life if it would help us be together forever.
After the hike up the mountain he came to the Ward Camp out at Reunion Flats in Driggs.
He also had a few friends over for cake and ice cream and a movie projected on the side of the house .
Tamrie wasn't able to stay for the movie, so earlier in the day he took her skeet shooting instead. That's an intimate date, don't you think?


He has had a busy but wonderul summer. Working in Morocco, serving in Nauvoo, and helping with the Rodeos.
I would tell you how very proud I am of him, but I would probably start bawling and not be able to finish it...
Just know that he is one of the best that God sent to this earth.....
And I am glad that he is mine!


6 comments:

Elaina said...

Dang! I can't believe how big he's gotten. Last time I saw him he was a little boy about 7 years ago. HAPPY BIRTHDAY CODY!!

Jacob and Cami said...

Is the dog sniffing his crotch? happy Birthday Cody. I love you, even if you do smell funny:)

Darryl and Cindy said...

The dog started to jump on him just as I took the picture.

Cathy Shields said...

Happy Birthday Cody. It's hard to believe the years that have passed so these kids of ours are the ages they are.

benweger said...

I can't believe he's 18. And I love the chick magnet shirt. I have to get one of those. :-)

~* Laura Ann *~ said...

Happy Birthday Cody!!!
Sorry I couldn't be there, but it sounds like you had SOOOO much fun!!! Enjoy being 18!!! ha ha! (At least you don't have to move out now that your 18... I miss my mommy!!!) ha ha!