Just to update everyone on the happenings of our life -- Jonathan went to meet with the dentist in Columbus, Georgia - whiched seemed to go really well. After things went so well - we decided to go to Columbus Saturday-Sunday (4/12,13)... where we were also able to visit Jonathan's grandfather, grandmother, and aunt, uncle and cousins. We are planning to go back and meet with this dentist and his wife TOGETHER in June! Jonathan is still a year away from graduating - but we'd love to have a plan in mind.
Jonathan's birthday was this past SUNDAY!! He is Now 28! Unfortunately... for the second year in a row, I have unsuccessfully made him a birthday cake that fell completely apart. This one didn't even come out of the pan... he was a pretty good sport about it all... and even said,
"at least we get to eat some before we go to church!" I did make waffles for breakfast - which happen to probably be one of his FAVORITE foods -- and of course CHICKEN for dinner! You'd never guess that he's worked for Chick-Fil-A ... for over 10 years (on and off!) - he still LOVES chicken - even orders it at seafood restaurants sometimes!
- Benjamin helping Jonathan open gifts -
Lastly - a bit of sad news - Jonathan's grandfather - Charles Eugene Owens, Sr. - passed away this past Monday morning (2am) - after finding out in February that he had brain cancer. We were fortunate to see him the weekend before - where we were able to talk with him, watch a little of a Braves game - and get hugs. A most touchy moment, then and still now, was Benjamin's sweet voice saying: "Yuv you Gandaddy" as we left - and Grandaddy's reply: "Love you too." Although it will only be a short seperation - he will be missed.
-This is Grandaddy holding Benjamin -and MeMaw and Grandaddy at Benjamin's blessing -
Jonathan's Uncle - Leo - also has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Liver Cancer. He has had 2 chemo treatments so far and is definitely in our thoughts and prayers. We are planning a family fast for this upcoming Sunday in his behalf.
And lastly - just a few cute pictures of Benjamin playing in his sandbox... he could play outside for hours ... and color the rest of the day!
-Sand in dump truck... and out!
Sand in castle bucket... and out!