Monday, July 18, 2005

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ZACK!

Guess who turned 18 today?  My second oldest son, Zachary, is now an adult.  Well, at least age wise.  He's been paying adult fare to movies and attractions since he was 15.  Now its just official.  All we need is to get him a job and he can start paying his own way!  And then he can get a wife, move out and start handing over the grandbabies!  Okay, it may be a little early for that... for now...

Zack has inherited my gift for art but has been cursed with my sarcastic sence of humor.  Fortunately he has inherited his intelligence from somewhere else in the gene pool.  I'm sure Dickidoo will take credit for that.   I see great things in Zack's future, and I believe that he will achieve what ever he puts his mind to, I just need him to pull his mind away from the tv and computer so he can find this great place to put it.  Heck, who knows, maybe his future IS with computers.  Look at Bill Gates, I'll bet his family worried about him once upon a time but not any more!

So anyhow, we celebrated over a meal of home cooked bbq ribs, potato salad and corn on the cob and a lucious chocolate cake (store bought, but the girls decorated it).  I thought I had everything under control until we were setting the table and realized that we had no napkins.  I didn't even have paper towels!  Now everyone knows that you can't eat ribs without a stack of napkins, so I improvised... I pulled out a stack of my Bunn-Omatic Brew-Omatic coffee filters!  Folks, you may laugh, but they worked like a charm!  This wasn't the first time I've used my hillbilly napkins.  They make great make-shift plates, they work great in the microwave  and don't leave streaks when you clean windows with them. 

Happy Birthday Zack.  I guess I can't call you 'Zacky-Zack' any more.  Awwwww, heck, sure I can!  You may be taller than me, but I'm still your mama!  Happy Birthday Zacky-Zack!

18 comments:

gdireneoe said...

AWWWWW!!!!   Happy happy B-day to your Zachary!  Many happy wishes.  My Zachary is ten...he still lets me call him Z-bert.    C.     http://journals.aol.com/gdireneoe/thedailies

mumma4evr said...

Happy birthday to Zachary!
Becky

deshelestraci said...

Happy Birthday Zack!  Sounds like a delicious meal.  Are you sure your not from Tennessee?
Traci

demandnlilchit said...

Happy Birthday to you Zach! Your Momma is very proud of you!

swmpgrly said...

Happy birthday zack!

mom23nca said...

Happy Birthday to your son!

scotthlori said...

Congrats Zack!

Lori
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monsheree2277 said...

AAAWWW! Happy Birthday to Zack!!

***Monica
http://journals.aol.com/chseroo/LivingLifeandLovinit

heathyrxmarie said...

HAPPY 18TH BIRTHDAY ZACHARY!  :)
Hugs,
xoxo
Heather

sdoscher458 said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Zack! Wow, 18 is a milestone...you have the whole of your life in front of you...do all you can do and be all you can be...and Momma you raised a son well....Sandi

cneinhorn said...

happy birthday Zach!

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astaryth said...

Happy Birthday, Zach! YOu have one proud Mama there <g>
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purplectigger said...

Happy Birthday Zack. You have a great looking son . I wish him a great future.
Hugs, R.c.

mechants said...

Happy Birthday, Zack! You've got a mighty cute young man there. I bet you beat the girls away with a stick.

Ari

cdittric77 said...

Oh dear! Do you dread the day he begins to stretch his legs from you? :)
Peace and love,
Charley
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loveladylisa1 said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Zack!
Lisa

xxroxymamaxx said...

Dang I didn't know there were so many uses for those coffee filters...going to put that little tip in the library of my mind! lol  And your son is gorgeous!  Think you could keep him unmarried long enough for my 15 yo daughter to grow up?  Hey, I'm thinking of beautiful grandbabies here! lol  GBU, Shelly

sunnyside46 said...

that fine looking boy!
Hey we have used the coffee filters for emergency toilet paper,too!
Marti

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