This is my oldest child, Joe (18y). He is a really good kid. He has always been headstrong- most people who know Joe would be surprised that I'd say that because he is always looking just like that picture- smiling and batting those ridicoulously thick eyelashes...but I am just so thankful that he seems to be headed, fullsteam, in the right direction! He is a sweet and thoughtful guy- a real problem solver. He drives a big ole truck and wears steel toed boots, but don't let that fool ya. He's extremely creative- notice a trend? Joe's a writer and most days he has to write at least a few pages of a fantasy novel he is working on- so when he's published, you can say, "I knew him when..." He also draws these amazing pictures, full of detail. Must take after my Mom, with the writing and drawing. He's as steady as a rock and once he makes up his mind, it's a done deal.
His feast was a Mexican fiesta. No big surprise as Joe is easy to please and he knows what will please his brothers and sisters. The kitchen was decorated with green and red crepe paper. He wrote their names on a piece of crepe and draped it over their plates- looked very artsy. He had nachos and cheese. Tacos, with all the fixin's. For dessert he had brownies with ice cream, hot chocolate sauce and whipped cream. He gave everyone their own Xmas cup with snowflakes on them. His drink was juice mixed with Sprite.
Joe has a sweetheart. Her name is Laurie. Aren't they an attractive couple? But they are so sweet and good to each other. She thinks he hung the moon. What mother could ask for more?