Thursday, November 5, 2009

Happy Birthday Tristen

Is it truly possible for this kid to be 12?!!! I swear it just seems like yesterday that we got the call to take our very first foster child. We were told that he was up in the Show Low hospital and that as soon as he was released they would be bringing a 5 year old little boy that had been severely beaten to us. From the very first time we saw Tristen we fell in love with him. We loved his big ears, his blue eyes, and the hugs that he always gave us. From the very first night we got him he has called us mom and dad and has loved us as if we had ALWAYS been his parents. We sure are grateful that he came along and that he is ours FOREVER!!!

We Love you Tristen and hope you have a very Happy Birthday!!!

Here are 12 reasons why we love this kid SOOOO much!...

#1 - His hugs!...Always willing to share a hug with anyone!
#2 - His personality...he is a little on the gooberish side, but you won't find a sweeter kid in the world!
#3 - He LOVES to sing!...very seldomly will you see this kid around the house that he isn't singing!
#4 - He is VERY smart!
#5 - He is excited to recieve the Priesthood this Sunday
#6 - He is easy to please
#7 - Spontaneous...who else would walk over 2 miles to a friends house at 3:00 in the morning!
#8 - Good at the Piano and Bass...if you've ever been to one of his concerts you will notice he NEVER looks at his music, he always has it memorized!
#9 - His can you NOT love them?!
#10 - The first words out of his mouth when he walks through the door from school is..." Hi Mom! How was your day"
#11 - Loves watching TV...eventhough this usually drives me crazy since his eyes are GLUED to it, I still love watching him watch a show that makes him laugh.
#12 - His laugh and his pouty face!

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Deni said...

Happy Birthday Tristen. You are a handsome young man, and so lucky to have your family.

Elissa said...

Awww...Happy Birthday Tristen! I remember meeting him when he was just a little guy. :)

Porter Prodigies II said...

Wow, 12?!?!? Happy Birthday Handsome Little Man.

Shawna said...

Happy Birthday kid!

Lucie said...

Tiff - you are ALWAYS so good to leave comments on our blog. Thanks it means so much that you would take a minute to compliment is Crazy Gibbons!
I'm still trying to get used to blogging but LOVE checking in on your sweet/HUGE family. I remember being right where you are-with a few less kids of course - but none the less, right in the middle of Craziness because of soooo many kids. It's true what people say, "It goes by SO fast". What a blessing you are to SO many! Thank my dear for your daily sacrifices to help further the Kingdom of God!

Marinda said...

Tiff I love this post about Tristen. He is by far one of the sweetest kids I have ever met. It is hard not to love the heck out of him. Tell him happy birthday!