Monday, October 13, 2008

My Little Guy...

Isn't a little guy anymore! Troy turned 12 today. In six short years he will be an adult. WHAT?!?!?!

This is a warning to all you women out there "struggling" with toddlers. It's tough, I know it is. I've been there. {actually, I'm still there!} But really, before you know it, he's getting baptized at 8, then the priesthood at 12. The one thing I have done really well as a mother has been to "drink" of every little moment that I could treasure. And I'm here to tell you that it still speeds by too fast!!!
I am looking forward to these teenage years. I know it will have some rough times, but I am. I can't wait to guide him through becoming an adult. "Troy, be easy on your dad and I. o.k.?"

So in my birthday tradition, I will post my "12" favorite things about him.
12. Troy has a GREAT sense of humor. He really does!!!!
11. He's athletic.
10. My "man in training" is a good people person.
9. He enjoys surfing and will do it even with the fear of crocs in the water.
8. He is a true "business man"!
7. Troy is learning Spanish so quickly
6.  He "ISN"T" addicted to video games!
5. He has a great singing voice.
4. He has always been appreciative with all that he has.
3. He is a naturally good drummer. Really, he's good.
2. Troy has a strong spiritual sense.
1. He's not afraid to work and work hard. I love it!!!


Christine said...

Happy Birthday Troy! There is something about watching your son pass the sacrament that just make you proud!

Hey Shawna I don't know how much you've heard about the Prop 8 stuff but it's big here. If you guys can you might consider voting absentee.

Go to my blog and check it out. I have a widget to add to your blog if you want to inform any of your readers about prop 8. Go to and push on the "get widget" button and then click on the green "more" butten and click on Blogger to add it to your blog. You can also add it to facebook, myspace and other stuff.

Talk to you later

Maryann said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!! Troy you are growing up to fast, hope you had a great birthday. Shawna hope you are doing good...

Banagas Family said...

Happy Birthday Troy! We miss you and wish we could have celebrated with you on this big milestone!

Kristen said...

What a handsome young man!
Happy Birthday Troy!
You said it so does go by so fast!
What a great list too!!

Jenny said...

Happy Birthday Troy!! We miss you so much!!