Today is Christian's birthday! Happy Birthday, Christian! He's 27 today. Everyone at my work constantly reminds me that I'm "just a baby" since I just turned 26, so the fact that he's 27 still doesn't sound old. I swear we're still 22. How does the time fly by so fast??
These are just a few of the things Christian has done in his 27 years that make him the Christian we all know and love:
*Sleeping behind a couch for a few years.
*Getting one of his baby teeth knocked out and going without a front tooth for years until the adult tooth grew in.
*Living on the East Side where his babysitter got shot in the face (and survived).
*Changing his little brother and sister's diapers when they were babies.
*Somehow graduating from high school. ;)
*Making his little brother and sister play "wrestlemania" on the living room floor (Dianna always won).
*Filling a very large water fountain with soap.
*Luring possums to his fence and then throwing things at them to knock them off.
*Going on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to Sao Paulo Brazil.
*Practically killing a lady (Patricia) in Brazil by making cigarette tea for her.
*Winning a radio contest he didn't even know he entered and getting to fly with a friend to London (completely free) to see a concert.
*Being called and sustained to Assistant Scout Master while sporting a mohawk.
*Eating a piranha in the Amazon.
*Singing along to the Simpsons musical episode--yep, he knows almost all the words.
*Getting on a horse for the first time and racing it up and down a white sand beach in Mexico.
*Laughing in his sleep. Does that surprise anyone?
*Letting a tarantula crawl up his face.
*Driving the short bus.
*Scuba diving with nurse sharks and eagle rays on the bottom of the ocean floor.
*Successfully running a half marathon after barely training at all (and while wearing a sweatband, a wifebeater, basketball shorts, and a camelbak).
*Organizing "soccer night" and keeping it going for almost 5 years (and counting).
*Getting huge air and landing on his face/back/butt/shoulder over and over and over til he learned to land a wakeboard and/or snowboard properly.
*Immediately winning over the friendship of almost every baby/child he has ever met.
*And every adult for that matter.
*Shopping and actually enjoying it (and coming out looking pretty smooth).
*Napping on top of Half Dome.
*Landing a great job working with one of his friends.
*Volunteering to have his little brother and sister live with him and not complaining about it.
I could go on and on and on and on, but I think you get the point.
Love you, lover!
3 years ago