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There is a Birthday in the House… Happy Birthday to Hood #1

September 22nd, 2015 · 22 Comments

And just like that I became the mum of an eighteen year old. I cannot fathom how that happened but I can say I am beyond thrilled about celebrating…

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To the guy that can almost always be found behind a camera, or drawing or reading… you can find him on instagram.

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Taking incredible photographs like this one:


Or in front of a camera…

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Or balancing…

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Who climbs mountains for fun…

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And cleans beaches…


And plants trees…

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Did I mention cameras…

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And knows all about rock pools…

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And loves sharing it…

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Really sharing…

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Did I mention the camera…

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And incredible photographs…


And really the camera… day and night…

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Really incredible photographs…


The king of LEGO…


And his brothers’ keeper…

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To the guy who’s feet are not often on the ground…

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Happy Brilliant Birthday…

I have no idea how time has flown or how you have grown so fast… eighteen years sure did fly by.





Wishing you the Very Best Year Ahead…

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22 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Christine // Sep 22, 2015 at 2:44 am

    Isn’t it just amazing! Somehow I’m the Mom of two grown men, and I’m still surprised!
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  • 2 se7en // Sep 22, 2015 at 3:16 am

    Christine, You have no idea how thrilled I am to hear from you. And yes, it is a complete mystery as to how those little round toddler cheeks turned into grown up faces so fast… I tell you is way beyond comprehension!!! Sending love across the ocean!!!

  • 3 Corli // Sep 22, 2015 at 6:43 am

    Wow. I just can’t believe it myself! What a milestone! Happy wonderful birthday to one of the best big brothers I know! May this milestone year be a wonderful launch into your adult life. It has been amazing to see you grow up!
    Congrats to mom! You have done it!!!
    Lots of love!
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  • 4 Zoe // Sep 22, 2015 at 7:25 am

    Congratulations – what a milestone.
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  • 5 Cassey // Sep 22, 2015 at 7:43 am

    Happy birthday to him 🙂

  • 6 Nita // Sep 22, 2015 at 9:24 am

    Wishing you a Happy amazing 18th 🙂

  • 7 dvs // Sep 22, 2015 at 10:04 am

    Happy 18th Birthday! Have a fabulous blessed year ahead!

  • 8 Christi {Jealous Hands} // Sep 22, 2015 at 11:46 am

    Happy Happy Birthday! We hope 18 is the very best year!

  • 9 Marcia (123 blog) // Sep 22, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    Oh my word, Hood 1, I can’t believe you’re 18!!!! You share a birthday with my amazing friend Robyn 🙂

    I adore the baby/ little kid pics!!!

    Hope you’re having a wonderful day with lots of God’s creation speaking to you to capture their beauty!
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  • 10 Wendy // Sep 23, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    Gosh, time flew. I still have him as the kid at the Kid Lit Quiz way back when! Happy birthday.
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  • 11 se7en // Sep 24, 2015 at 3:07 am

    Thank you Corli… It is quite a milestone, I cannot believe it is eighteen years!!!

  • 12 se7en // Sep 24, 2015 at 3:08 am

    Thank you Zoe… it just seems somewhat unbelievable that I have a child that is eighteen years old!!! Hope you have a had a fabulous week!!!

  • 13 se7en // Sep 24, 2015 at 3:08 am

    Thank you so much for the birthday wishes Cassey!!!

  • 14 se7en // Sep 24, 2015 at 3:08 am

    Thank you Nita, time sure does fly when you are having fun!!!

  • 15 se7en // Sep 24, 2015 at 3:09 am

    Thank you so much dvs, for always remembering and being there for our kids!!!

  • 16 se7en // Sep 24, 2015 at 3:10 am

    Christi, Thank you so much… I have a feeling that eighteen is going to be a year full of adventures – for all of us!!!

  • 17 se7en // Sep 24, 2015 at 3:11 am

    Hay Marcia, can you believe – eighteen – I have to sit down just to think about it!!! It really is quite incredible that time has dashed past and suddenly we are thinking about things like drivers’ licenses!!!

  • 18 se7en // Sep 24, 2015 at 3:13 am

    Thank you so much Wendy, honestly how do these kids grow up so fast… remember that, I had quite forgotten his first Kid Lit Quiz… a world of memories. Hope you have had a good week… full of the wonderful excitement all round!!!

  • 19 MrsFF // Sep 26, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    Hope he had a wonderful birthday! May he continue to grow up in the way of the Lord
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  • 20 se7en // Sep 28, 2015 at 8:56 am

    Thank you Mrs FF, it is amazing how quickly these little ones grow up…. like how does the time fly so fast!!! Hope you have a beautiful day!!!

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