Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Happy 20th Birthday, Brandon!

 Our Brandon is 20 years old. Oh where does the time go? It seems just like yesterday we were bringing him home from the hospital (Alachua General  Hospital which is no longer there - they tore the hospital down several years ago.) Oh how do I remember the hospital stay... Chuckie spending the first night with me in the hospital and the second night my sister, Karen & my sister in law, Amy stayed with Brandon & I! They were 14 & 15 years old!! The morning we left the hospital, Chuckie & Colby (our oldest son was  2 1/2 years old) came to pick us all up. Can you believe on our way home I wanted to stop at Walmart..& we did!? I'm still amazed that a new born and giving birth wasn't going to stop me from shopping! I of course wanted to shop at the baby department. :) Of course I was young...22 years old with lots of energy! Now thinking about it I would not have subjected Brandon to all those germs! One of my most favorite memories was in Walmart that morning- Brandon was in his carseat which we sat down in the grocery cart and Colby was standing on the cart looking down into the buggy staring at his little brother & Brandon smiled at him!!! He was only 2 days old and already smiling at his big brother!! I knew right then they would be buddies. :) It did this Moma's heart good witnessing that special moment. :)

Now fast forward 20 years later and we have this amazing handsome young man that we get to call our son, Brandon Charles Eastman. He has brought so much joy to our house. He has a heart of gold & would do anything to help someone in need. He is a Christian young man which is just the greatest blessing of all. He amazes me with his convictions & for what he stands for.

The day of his Birthday - June 29th, we took him along with his Grandparents (Richard & Frances) to Yamatos Japanese Steakhouse. We all love to eat there and they give you a free B-day dinner! We actually at there for lunch time and it wasn't nearly as crowded and a bit cheaper too. :) Here's some pics from our lunch with the Birthday guy:

Happy 20th Birthday Brandon!! We enjoyed hanging out with you and eating at your favorite restaurant! :)

Until Next Time ~


Monika Wright said...

Oh my, Amee, they do grow up way too fast. Zach is gone now and the girls just seem to have gone from babies to young ladies way too quickly. Brandon is handsome and I know you're proud of the young man he is today.