Monday, October 19, 2009

Happy Birthday!

Today is Ryan's birthday and while I've always been incredibly proud of who he is - personally, spiritually and professionally - the two of us got to spend his birthday weekend participating in something extra special.

This past friday, Ryan received an Early Career Achievement Award from ISU's College of Business. We spent the day on campus at various events/luncheons/panels before an award ceremony late afternoon.

Dean Johnson hands Ryan his award.

That evening, we attended a reception at President Bowman's home. Sorry, but I couldn't quite bring myself to whip the camera out, hand the camera to Dr. Bowman and say, "Could you take a picture? It's for my blog . . ." : )

Mom and Dad Prevo took the girls friday/saturday, so I got to attend all the events on both days. Thanks Mom and Dad, I was so glad I got to be there for it all. I couldn't have been more proud of my man (and I even think the girls thought they got the better end of the deal!)

On Saturday, we spent the morning at the College of Business's tailgating and then went to ISU's homecoming game. Sitting right behind us were the Homecoming "Prince and Princess." Too cute. I had to take a picture to bring home and show Ava.

I know. Big Ten? . . .it's over-rated. : ) Can I get a cheer for the Missouri Valley Conference!?

We then spent Sunday Night back out at Gpa and Gma's for an early Birthday Party. Must be nice to be little . . .every birthday party is really kind of YOUR birthday party!

Getting ready to blow out the candles.

Sweet Kate - this is where she hung out most of the night.

Oh I love these two.

Our family.

Ryan, I never ceased to be amazed by the many ways God blesses me and our girls with you in our lives. I praise Him for you, your leadership, and the many ways you allow Him to touch others through your heart and life. It's a blessing beyond any tangible award you could ever receive. While I was proud to stand by your side all weekend, it was not only because of the award, but for the man receiving it. Thanks for letting me be yours. Happy Birthday Babe!


amy said...

congrats ryan!!how awesome!! hope you have a fantastic bday - if we could we would watch a movie and eat popcorn with you! xoxo

Brooke said...

Happy birthday to Ryan! We are thankful for him too.

And I love the picture of Ryan and Ava- so cute!

Mom Bahr said...

You are very special in so many ways Ryan and we thank God for you - and for all your family! Happy birthday and congratulations! We pray God will bless and guide you always. love forever, mom Bahr

Minders said...

Congratulations and Happy Birthday Ryan!