Five Teenagers?!!!!

Nathanael as a little baby....aww!

Our cowboy!
 It's official! I have FIVE teenagers in my home!!!! Is it possible?! Indeed it is, because thirteen years ago today, Nathanael Craig Houston was born into this world! Nathanael is a fun loving, tender spirited, hard working young man. Our lives have been blessed these 13 years. Five teens is the most we will ever have at one time as Naomi will enter her 20s just three days before Michael turns 13. Wow! I remember when Naomi turned 13, I mentioned how quickly everyone else would be catching up until we had five at one has now arrived. I am feeling super blessed at this moment! I LOVE having teens in my home!!!

Nathanael chose biscuits and gravy, bacon, and eggs for breakfast. Lunch will be with Dad and Mom in Seattle, and dinner will be chicken alfredo.

A very Happy Birthday Nathanael! We love you sooooo much!!!!
Fun at the game

What a smile
 We pray you will be used greatly for the things of the Lord! Keep your eyes on Him and let Him guide you all along the way! You are turning out to be a fine young MAN!!! Wow. Thirteen.
A little ornery maybe?

Oh so handsome!


  1. Five teens? I know that the three teens in our house is fun.....

    Have fun and celebrate!!

  2. Happy birthday my sweet brother!!! you are truly a blessing to me as well as to the rest of the family. keep your sweet spirit and your ability to befriend anyone. I LOVE YOU.


  3. Happy, happy birthday, Nathanael! You are a blessing! You have a great sense of humor and you're always so happy. Have a great day and an even better year! May the end of it find you walking closer to Christ!

    Your friend,
    Sarah S. (SAS) ;-)

  4. Happy Birthday Nathanael you are a good friend to me
    your friend

  5. Happy Birthday Nathanael!!! I pray you will always have your gentle sweet spirit and your friendly smile! I've often wondered if anything EVER "truly" bothers you. Hope you have a GREAT day celebrating with your family!

    WOW! Five teens at once. The most we ever had is 4 because, like in your family, 2 birthdays missed each other. So, it will only ever be a max of 5? I have forgotten the age differences of the younger ones. Have fun! Hugs, Grace

  6. Happy Birthday Nathanael!!! We hope you have a great birthday!!
    Our brothers send Happy birthday wishes too.
    We hope we can see your family again soon.
    ~Emilie and Hannah

  7. Happy Birthday my birthday twin ;)

    ~Rebekah Simpson

  8. Happy Bday Nathanael,

    Wow.... 13 you are growing up quickly and of course like most boys of 13 have passed me up. You are turning out to be a Godly young man.

    God Bless you,
    Brother Rick Potvin
    Pr. 3:5-6

  9. Happy Birthday Nathanael, hope you had a nice day.
    Anna, I hope you are feeling better, I am praying for you, and all of your family.

  10. Happy Birthday Nathanael. You know you are loved by Mrs. Green.

  11. Nathanael...13???! I can not...will not believe it!!! I will always remember him as the cute little 3 year old! I can not believe I met him when he was buds age!!!!! Crazy!!
    Bud says Happy birthday nathanael! He sure does love you!

  12. Happy birthday Nathanael!!! I'm very blessed to know you and I appreciate your joyful spirit. Most of all, I see Christ in you I see that you desire to please Him.

    Your friend,

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