Friday, April 1, 2016


I survived my first teenager! Hard to believe, but Sam is twenty today.

I looked through a bunch of pictures and picked out a few oldies to share. (I would have picked more, but my computer is acting up and is   s--o--o--o--o    s--l--o--w.  I gave up and decided these will do.)

I love this boy! 

Sam and his cousin, Jake -- Our two missionaries from the Martin side of the family. (Jake is in Puerto Rico.)

Oh, how I love this picture of all my boys! This is from my little sister's wedding several years ago.

Isn't this the greatest photo? Grandpa Stowell is having as much fun as the kids. :)

The whole motley crew. I think this is a first day of school photo. Maybe 2008-ish...?

Here is a recent one. This cute family took Sam and his companion out to dinner just two days ago and sent me this photo. What a good looking guy!

A few things I love about Sam: He's kind and considerate, and always striving to become better. He is a good friend. He is changing lives as a missionary. {People have called and e-mailed to tell me what a difference Sam has made in their lives!} Sam is smart and creative. He is super funny and has a great sense of humor. He's crazy and loves to have a good time and help others get involved. Sam doesn't care what other people think about him. He is a great example and role model for his brothers. They really miss him and look up to him so much!

Happy Birthday, Sam!! Less than 4 months until we can hug you again. Five weeks until we can talk to you (skype). :) I can't wait to see what the next 20 years hold for you. Plenty of exciting opportunities and adventures just ahead.

I hope twenty is your best year so far!! :)



Peggy said...

Such cute pics! Hard to believe he's not a teenager any more.

cstowell said...

Luv, luv, luv your picture selection....and that float one is kinda special to me..