In honor of your milestone birthday, here are 30 pictorial remembrances of your life year-to-date. Get ready for some picture overload. And even narrowing it down to 30 was difficult. You’ve had an eventful life, and we’re looking forward to seeing what the next 30 years brings!
May 16, 1983
Your blessing day – July 3, 1983
Scenes from your first year
Your first BYU graduation – August 1984
An early start with the headphones – Thanks Aunt Julie!
Your first “first-day-of-school” photos
Another early start with the educational/electronic games – 1989
First Grade play – The One-Eyed, One-Horned, Flying Purple People Eater
Baptism Day – June 1991
Pinewood Derby – 1992
Many, many years of camping and hiking
Poor Dad was sick on the Sunday after your 12th birthday, but Grandpa was in town, so the bishop allowed your priesthood ordination to take place at home.
Camp Wolfboro – 1996
You went fishing in San Francisco Bay and caught a shark that was actually quite tasty, and your little brother’s school class loved the shark-head for Show & Tell!
High School Sports – soccer, track and football
2000 – a very handsome high school senior!
2001 – Eagle Scout!
2001 – High School Graduation
2002 – Orlando Temple and grandparents
2002 to 2004 – Utah Salt Lake City South Mission
Fun times at BYU
2007 – Your 2nd BYU Graduation!
2007 – time to fall in love 🙂
2008 – I think you can figure this one out.
2010 – Yet another BYU Graduation – this time a double master’s
2010 – Time for another 4-generation picture
2011 – You’re an awesome husband and father!
2012 – and an awesome host as well.
2012 – Samuel’s blessing day
2013 – All grown up, with a wonderful little family.
Enjoy all the special moments of today and the next 30 years. We love you!!
P.S. Just in case these weren’t enough pictures, you can find more here and here!
I'm a wife and mother of six children, and grandma to 16, who lives in the paradise called South Florida. I may be happy, sad, overwhelmed, excited, content, or any other emotion, but I am NEVER BORED.