Monday, March 30, 2009

Happy Birthday to Josh!

6:00 p.m. Monday Evening-EDITED to say:
(I hear they're all going out for Mexican Food tonight. My Josh had lunch at the same restaurant on Friday. Word is he was real tickled to find some of "HIS REAL PEOPLE"!! The restaurant is owned and operated by real Mexicans and the food is authentic!)
Next weekend, my first born will turn 22 years old! I can't believe it really, and he'll be out of state on his birthday!
He left for a job in WV Tuesday, so Monday night we had a few of his friends over for a quickly thrown together "party" at our church fellowship hall. My hubby cooked Josh's favorite Mexican meal. We all ate like pigs and had a wonderful time. We adults had the most fun watching these young people, ages 19-22, (oh and Shane, age 11) play hide and seek in "THE HALLWAY OF DEATH"! What is the HALLWAY OF DEATH you ask? Well, it's located in the back of the educational building in the church my dad pastors. The back of the church was built with that wall to an alley. There are no windows back there, so if you close all the classroom doors on the front side of the hall, blocking all daylight or street lights from shining through, that hallway is the spookiest place on earth! The kids have had many fun evenings over the years, turning off all lights and hiding in the church nurseries and classrooms. I didn't know until recently that Josh and his friends had named it THE HALLWAY OF DEATH! That's a fitting name for it due to the many bumps and bruises they come out with, due to running into things and each other.
They screamed and giggled like young children, making me feel younger as I watched and listened to them. They had so much fun playing this game of hide and seek for about two hours, and would come out occasionally into the fellowship hall for air, where the more mature adults were! Speaking of mature - Oh did I mention I made Tiffany's mom run the gauntlet with me leading her by the hand? At each door we'd scream and squeeze each other's hands a little tighter! I mean - it is so dark in that hallway that you feel as though you can slice the darkness with a knife. Finally after Peggy and I giggled so hard (and dribbled *shhh, don't tell anyone!*) we took refuge out in the lighted fellowship hall with our hubbies who, um, were acting a lot more mature than we were! Oh it was fun! If you ever come to visit me, remind me to take you through THE HALLWAY OF DEATH!

Agustin, Shane, Josh Daniel, Naomy, Josh Rios, Tiffany, Alysha, Josh Luckey (who leaves for Marine Boot Camp in Sept.), Leslie

YES! In this small group, we had three Joshes! Group Photo before we closed up shop and headed home. I think it was around midnight thirty!

I wish I had thought to take the above photo before Shawn got away.

Mexican Josh with his Senorita, Tiffany!

My nephew Josh and his wife, Naomy.

I LOVE this shot!

Peggy and Ray Wright, Agustin, my mom, my dad.

Great conversation if Ray is around!

He requested apple pie for his birthday treat!

Carvel Ice-Cream Cake for everyone else!
Here Josh is blowing out the candles and making a wish for sure!

I LOVE this picture!

Alysha, Tiff, Josh R. Josh L. Shawn
Looking at Josh's baby photo albums I had on each table. I think they just found the photo of Josh being "potty trained"!
Photos below are of our Red Envelopes we're sending off to the White House tomorrow for
Red Envelope Day. People all across America are trying to get a message to President Obama and his administration to rethink their stand on abortion.
On the back of an empty, sealed, red envelope, you were to write the following message and mail it by March 31.
"This envelope represents one child who died in abortion. It is empty because that life was unable to offer anything to the world.
Responsibility begins with conception."

Address the front to:
President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20500
Be sure to include a return address if you do this. If it does not have a return address on it, it will simply be trashed. You have until Tuesday for the postmark, so go ahead, get on board and send your red envelope in today!
This is the one Shane addressed and prepped. I used the tiny slip of paper at the top corner to cover up our address on the return label. We are sending out a dozen of these Monday morning.


Jungle Mom said...

that was so fun to see everyone. I love Tiff's hair cut!

Betty said...

Happy Birthday to Josh! Sure looks like y´all had a really great time.
And it´s good to be silly sometimes! :)

Susan said...

You can tell you all had a grand time. I sent my red envelope on an earlier campaign but my tea-bags are ready to be mailed out April 1st. We've all got to do what we CAN!!!!! This is a critical week with all that is going on internationally. Israel's new prime minister, Netanyahu, taking office Tuesday, AND the U.S. & Iran begin talks in the Netherlands for the first time since 1979. Thursday G20 summit in London & discussion of Russian & Chinese proposal of creating a new, single common global currency!!! HELLO!!! Is anyone listening?


They all looked like it was a GREAT time. The picture of you, and him and his girl was so sweet. Aren't we blessed to have sons.

I had not heard about the red envelope. I will do this. I am sending a tea bag on April 1st. connie

Lori said...

Happy Birthday to your son Josh.
Great pictures. They were fun to see.

MightyMom said...

oo fun!!