Monday, March 03, 2008

Happy Birthday Cody!

My Cody boy is 15 today! I dropped him off 2 large pizza's for him and a few friends for lunch. He was so happy! He called me later to say thank you and to tell me that his girl friend surprised him with a birthday cake she baked for him. He was so excited! We had already taken him shopping for his presents because this year he wanted to pick them out. He got a watch, spiderman 3 video game, an electric razor, a couple of shirts and some smelly stuff. (when boys are teenagers, mom's rarely put up a fight if they want something to make them smell good) Tonight I will make one of his favorite dinners. Cody has been a happier boy the longer we live out here. He's had the same sweet girl friend for a real long time (as far as teenagers go), he's making more friends, and participating more in youth activities. He smiles more, he is trying harder in school, he gives me a hug every single day and tells me he loves me. It's been really nice having a happier boy and I'm grateful for him.
Random stuff...
  • Almost went on a scrapbook retreat this past weekend. I REALLY REALLY wanted to go. It just didn't work out. I will for sure attend the next one.
  • We ate at Sizzler...don't laugh...I like it.
  • I really enjoy motorcycle rides when there is a large group of them cool!
  • Kyle XY is on tonight. I love that show.
  • My downstairs bathroom STILL isn't finished being painted.
  • My sister Coleen and her family MIGHT move out here. YAY! We've been looking at houses. I love looking at houses!
  • I am loving all the colorful wild flowers along side the highway on the way to town. They make me smile!
  • Cole got student of the month for academic effort at school. So proud of him!
  • We spent half a day picking weeds out in the front yard 3 weeks ago. Today there is 3-4 times the amount of what we picked. I bought round up weed killer...that will teach them to multiply on me!
  • Chad will be home in less than a month...yippee!!!


Andi said...

Happy Birthday Cody!!! Now pass the pizza please!

Missy's Blog said...

Happy Birthday Cody ... it's so nice that the move has been a positive thing for him!!

You mentioned you ate at Sizzler ... when I was a little girl we considered that a "nice" restaurant ... lol.

I have a confession ... it's along the line of eating at Sizzler ... I love to have dinner at Golden Corral (do you have those in AZ?) My husband hates that restaurant ... but I LOVE IT!!

Hope you have a great night Jolene!! And we are counting the days until you say "our boy" Chad is back in the USA.

Jacquie said...

Happy Birthday Cody!

Yay your Chad will be home soon!

Cherie said...

Happy Birthday Cole!!!

I LOVE Sizzler! LOL Yum!!!

And yeah for Chad being home soon! Woohoo!!!

Coleen said...

Happy Birthday Cody!! How come Dominoes instead of Papa Johns, cheater???? I am STILL in debate over the house. I am going out there tomorrow to check out the schools. What are your plans?

linda t said...

I agree Jolene!
The wildflowers along the freeway are so beautiful this year! And the mountains are so green!
But my yard has never looked so bad!! The weeds are awful this year!
Love Arizona this time of year!

Briana said...

Happy Birthday to COdy! So glad he's doing so well.

And YAY for Chad coming home in less than a month! HOORAY!

~Telah said...

Happy Birthday Cody!

Stacy said...

Happy Birthday Cody!

Kim said...

Happy Birthday Cody. Way to go Cole. I'm glad Chad is coming home. Is this for good?

Brandon and Camille Smithson said...

Happy Birthday Cody. Does he have an email address? I'd like to send him a Happy Birthday Email.

September said...

Happy Birthday Cody!!!

Congrats to Cole on school, and Yay about Coleen maybe moving, I know how much you'd love to have her closer.

Yahoo!!! Chad is almost home!!!! Wooo hooo!!!! I was with a bunch of military Moms at my scrapbook retreat last weekend and I kept thinking about you, sweetie. :)

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday Cody! You share a birthday with my dad!

wendster said...

Hey Jolene!
Just caught up a bit. Seems like it goes that way for me. Catch up on everything all at once.
Happy birthday Cody!
And such cool cute things you made for young womens.
For that upset stomach, just eat marshmallows. Toasted. I swear it works like a charm! AT least it does for me. ha.
And ... Happy Anniversary to Brek and Brittany AND I can relate to being in a mood. It's going around. ha.
I've missed you~

bs honey said...

Jolene, I'm so happy that you can now start counting the days until Chad will be home.

Kelly said...

I can't believe that Coday is 15!! That is crazy talk! Where in the heck did you find a Sizzler? The only 2 I know of are by Metrocenter or in Blythe. When we go to Cali we always stop at the Sizzler on our way to or from.

Patti said...

Happy Happy Birthday dear sweet Cody!
You have so many blessings going on Jolene :) Can't wait for Chad to get home. What a day that will be