Happy Birthday to my son, Joshua Mark.

Happy Birthday to my son Joshua Mark!!  And here I am very pregnant with him.  He was born 2 days later coming into this world 10 days early.
7 lbs, 14 ounces.  10 hours of labor.
It feels just like yesterday. 
  At three months of age.  He was the best baby!  He always smiled and hardly ever cried.

About age 5.

About age 7.  We were in Nova Scotia.  Josh was in his shy for the camera stage. He loved to travel and still does.

Wonderful big brother!!

At his uncle Matt's wedding.  Boy, you hated that tux!!

High School Graduation pic.

And with your Mom and little sister.

College Graduation.

And your wedding day.  These were some of the happiest days of my life.  You've made your Mama proud!  I love you Josh!  Happy Birthday.

Thanks everyone for letting me go down memory lane today.  Josh and his wife Dawn live in Arizona.  Josh is a teacher in a very tough school.   They are coming home to Wisconsin to visit next week, I can't wait!

Have a wonderful weekend,


  1. Happy Birthday Joshua....good looking son you have there...enjoy your visit...

  2. Thank you for letting us take the stroll down memory lane with you. He has grown up to be a handsome accomplished man. I can see your joy coming through in this post. Happy Birthday Joshua, may the lord bless and keep you.

  3. Thank you for sharing such loving memories with us and Happy Birthday Joshua! I know you must be so excited to have them coming for a visit, it's hard to live apart from our children. AND, I must say I'm so jealous you only had 10 hours of labor with your first child, I had 52 of the longest hours of my life, but it was worth every single minute.

    Be sure to stop by the Tiki Hut today, the package arrived!

  4. I love these photos! Happy Birthday. Cindy, you certainly have a beautiful family, of course, they come from a beautiful mama.

  5. Lovely pics and so many happy memories.


  6. Wishing your son a wonderful Birthday! &Hearts;

  7. Happy Birthday to your Son!!!
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Please don't publish the first one - can't spell this morning. My coffee is not doing it's job this morning. :D

  8. A very happy birthday to your handsome boy Josh. He looks like you Cindy! You made the cutest little pregnant lady! Woohoo, I thrilled they are coming for a visit. Ya'll have a great time catching up.

    Ya'll have a fun day filled with fabulous blessings.

  9. Happy Birthday to your dear boy!! Have a wonderful visit with your son and daughter-in-law!!

    Susan and Bentley

  10. Happy Birthday to Josh!

    And Happy Birthday to his sweet mother who brought him into the world. I think it takes two!

    Loved seeing all the pictures. What a fine son and DIL you have! And what a fine mother/MIL they have!


    Sheila :-)

  11. Happy Birthday to Josh! It's fun to see the photos taken through the years. Love the one at the beach.

  12. What a sweet tribute to your "baby" boy! You are such a wonderful Mom! Happy birthday Josh!

  13. Happy birthday to your handsome son! He has grown up before my very eyes! :) Oh, what a blessing our children are, Cindy! You've always been so beautiful just like you are now!
    be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  14. Ahhh, loved your memories, and he is so handsome too! Son's hold a very special place in a mama's heart, I know! Come say hi :D

  15. What a lovely tribute to your son. We are looking at empty nest in a couple of years, too. My oldest is 24. We are from Michigan and love the lilac festival at Mackinac Island. We are currently in Scotland and headed to England. My first vacation abroad. It is wonderful.


  16. Our kids never realize how important their birthdays are to us until they have kids of their own, do they? Happy Josh's Birthday to you Cindy!

  17. I hope he had a wonderful Birthday. They grow up so fast. I can see what a proud Mama you are.


  18. Cindy, great pics - thanks for sharing. My son just celebrated his May birthday, too. I know you are so proud of him. Linda

  19. Happy birthday to your son, Cindy! I hope that you all had a wonderful day!...hugs...Debbie

  20. Belated happy b'day to that good looking young man. Love that picture of you pregnant - you were such a cute pregnant lady! And that picture of you with your children is so wonderful - what a beautiful family. I know you'll have a wonderful visit with them. laurie

  21. Hi Girlfriend...

    Ahhh...your Josh is such a fine young man and I certainly can see why you are so very proud of him!!! Sending Happy Birthday wishes his way! Are you baking a birthday cake when he get home?

    Well my sweet friend, I just have to say a little something about the photo of you and Josh at the beach...you know, where you were doing your Marilyn Monroe pose!!! Hehe...the wind caught your skirt just right...didn't it? Love it! Sheeesh, Girlfriend...you have such pretty legs! Loved the photo tour of your son...they grow up way to fast...don't they!

    Love ya,


I would love to hear from you. Come back and visit anytime. Warmest Wishes, Cindy