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by | Jul 20, 2013 | Happy Birthday, Precious Moments: 01 | 5 comments

… we have a 13th Birthday to celebrate! 

(You can click back to see pictures from the day after he was born, and other past birthdays here. How can he possibly be a teenager already?!  What an incredible blessing to have him for a son.)

Happy Birthday Captain! 


  1. Kerry

    Well, Jess, you have a teenager! Welcome to a different world. But I'll tell you a secret–teens seem to get along better during the teen years with the parent of the opposite gender, so you have an advantage–at least for a few years till the girls hit the teens! Your family is so lovely though, I'm sure the teens will be a beautiful time for all. Best wishes to Captain for a happy birthday and a big step towards manhood.

  2. Anonymous

    Happy birthday, Captain! It's a great age! Growing into a fine, handsome young man. -Genevieve

  3. Erin

    You're first teenager, lovely years, lovely relationships ahead:){{}}

  4. Kimberlee

    Happy Birthday, dear Captain! I trust you had a fabulous celebration as always. May God continue to bless you richly in the coming year!


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