20 years ago…

How can it be that 20 years ago today that we brought home this adorable little guy…

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We were young (16 and 18) and scared to death…

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Many, many people said we wouldn’t make it…Sawyer 29 5 Sawyer 29 8 Sawyer 31 20 Sawyer 31 17 Sawyer 28 1 IMG_2330 127-2737_IMG


(Reserve Champion market steer and Grand Champion Showmen)


(Shooting at Nationals for small bore pistol in 4H.)


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But, oh how love grows…


By the good grace of God.

Happy 20th birthday wishes to Sawyer! Β We are so proud of the young man you are…


9 comments on “20 years ago…

  1. Anne Payne says:

    You have a lovely family!

  2. Margaret says:

    Hi Erin I have been away so just getting caught up on the posts. This os a wonderful post and when I look at you when you first had your son, you were just children! However, you love has lasted adn you have a wonderful family and this post is a lovely tribute to your first son. Margaret

  3. Pat says:

    What a beautiful post. Happy birthday to Sawyer!

  4. Help Me Help Holly β™₯ says:

    A wonderful post πŸ™‚ You guys were so young when you had him! You have an amazing family and I’m so glad you proved the naysayers wrong. How many children did you actually end up with by the way?

  5. We have 8 and will be adding a daughter-in-law next May!

  6. Help Me Help Holly β™₯ says:

    That’s amazing! I have one little girl but I’m hoping to be blessed with a few more πŸ™‚

  7. Wow..you were young and still are… This is a wonderful post. Happy Birthday…. Michelle

  8. Great set of family pictures, (and the bears are a great family too).

    We started our family at the other end of the age scale – so now I have a 8 and a 10 year old!

    Stewart M – Melbourne

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