Sunday, March 02, 2008

Happy 22nd Birthday, Brian

Hey Kiddo,

Happy Birthday. Since you can't be here with us today, we've decided to send ourselves to you. It's your very own virtual birthday party!! Hope these photos put a smile on your face, and remind you how much we all love and miss you: just tons!

Love you with all our hearts, can hardly wait for you to come home!



***Go ahead and leave Brian a birthday wish in the comments, or email me at if you'd like his email address! Tons of thanks to all that helped out; we love you!


  1. What a freaking cutie pie! Happy Birthday.

    I've been thinking you should be on the Gayle King radio show. Hmmm... How to make that happen.

  2. Anonymous7:03 PM

    Lori, Tell Brian Happy Birthday from Kelly, Brian, Karmen, Scott and Kyle Stromley. I read your site all the time. I love it. He is such a good kid. Kelly

  3. Happy 22nd Birthday, Bubba Goggy!

    We love you and are so proud of you!

    Love, Aunt Louis

  4. Happy 22nd Birthday Brian.

    Bless you and THANK YOU !!!!!

    You are in my prayers, always.

    ~Nancy, MI

  5. stfarmer2:23 AM

    Happy Birthday, Brian! Shots of Listerine on me!

  6. Anonymous2:48 AM

    Happy Birthday Brian! I have several drinks for you tonight!

    Lori, you're the second coolest mom on earth.

    Jeremy Jay

  7. what a touching birthday tribute!!

    Happy Birthday to Brian. Hope this Birthday was full of good times & may each one coming in future be better! :)

  8. What an incredibly cool present you gave him! Hope he's home safe with you soon!

  9. Happy Birthday, Brian! I have no excuse. I totally forgot to take a picture. Let's pretend the one that says "LA" is from me.



    Laurie Anderson

  10. Lori....You have such clever ideas. What a great way to send birthday greetings to your handsome 22 year old son who is in Iraq. I'm wishing for him to be home soon.

    I read your blog every day. Your writings are so interesting....

  11. Darn it....I believe I have done something wrong on the slideshow.....It just shows what I have typed...I hope you can void it. I've tried but so far no luck.....Mary

  12. Marinemom12:48 PM

    Happy Birthday Brian,

    A beer awaits you at the Esquire on me. Can't wait for both you and Billy to be back here.
    Stay safe.

    Chris Lyke

  13. Happy Birthday, Brian.

    I am sure there are many young ladies willing to address the issue on your t-shirt.

    I hope you get to spend your 23rd Stateside.

  14. Happy freakin' Birthday Bri-guy!

  15. dang, now I feel bad I missed out! What a great idea for wishing someone far away a happy birthday. Happy Birthday Brian!

  16. Happy Birthday, Brian!

    Hope yours was as great as our son's -- but it'd be hard to top a long distance call all the way from Iraq! Stay safe, and come home soon. Love, Joy and Ralph McClaugherty -- and Noah, too

    P.S. We have lots of soccer balls and more coming your way!

  17. Anonymous1:41 AM

    So,,, ummm... I can only imagine the remark you will have for this... but I just remembered I have pictures of me and Brian in Diapers when we had a joint b-day party.


  18. I'm SO glad I got my photo to you on time! :-P I'm SUCH a slacker usually! My birthday bash was slammin on 3/1 but I only had 22 people at my party. Mr Popularity here had well over 100! I am teh jealous! Happy Birthday buddy!

  19. Happy Birthday Brian!!!! I have operation love box being sent to you as we speak!!!!

  20. Brian ~ I didn't get my picture to your mom in time. Do I get points for the intention? Happy Birthday! Be smart. Be safe. Come home.

  21. I gotta say you are the best solider's mom ever! That is such a nice thing you did for him. God bless your good heart!


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