Oh Happy Day!

See this adorable little pair of shoes? Guess who they belong to?



Twenty years ago today, July 24, 1989, our oldest son Spencer was born in Dallas, Texas. He wore this adorable little pair of shoes home from the hospital.

Guess where my husband was when I was in labor in Dallas? Oh yes, he was here in Oklahoma eating hamburgers with our next door neighbor. He made it to the hospital though...even with a friendly police officer stopping him for speeding down I-35.

Spencer was born with black hair. It fell out quickly and came back red! Oh how we loved that little red headed boy. He used to have a million and one freckles to go with that hair.

Spencer used to love to catch turtles and would spot them from far away. He loved trucks, books, playing outside, digging in the dirt, and camping.


Today he's a quiet, loyal, very sweet, college student. He's kind of shy. He's always thoughtful and polite.

He loves rock and roll, paintball, his lifetime friends, camping, and his family.

Some girl is going to be so lucky to get him!

We just hope she loves turtles too. :) Happy 20th Birthday Spencer Blake!!

We love you very much!

40 comments

Melissa Miller said...

Ahhh! Stacey how sweet is this post! I just adore his precious lil' shoes.

Spencer is a handsome young man.
~Happy Birthday to him!

fiberdoodles said...

Happy birthday Spencer! Great job Mom ;)

Sharon

Just a little something from Judy said...

What a loving and kind tribute to your son. Happy Birthday Spencer!! I like the way you shared him and his birthday...very creatively. The shoes are so cute, and he is a good looking guy.

Joyce said...

Very sweet post...happy birthday to your son!

Marilyn said...

Happy Birthday to Spencer!! He was and is adorable! You are right, some girl will be very lucky. Enjoy your special day.

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday Spencer!!! The little shoes are so sweet! Stacey, Thank you for coming to the shoe show today and sharing a special part of your life with us! Nancy

Amelia said...

Such a wonderful writing of love from a Mother to her Son. You both are blessed!

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

Happy Birthday to Spencer! I bet it seems like just yesterday that he wore those cute little shoes, huh? Our little ones grow up way too fast!

diana@colormecitrus said...

Again, Happy Birthday to Spencer! and I love that you included your son for your show. You're a great mom!

April said...

Aww...those little shoes of his made me all weepy! Hope Spencer has a wonderful birthday! Sounds like you've raised a remarkable young man!

Happy@Home said...

Happy Birthday to Spencer!! What a sweet and loving post, mom. Hard to believe he once wore those little shoes, isn't it?

Daphine said...

Awwww....what a sweet post! Loved the little shoes. WOW, so Spencer was born in Dallas, huh? Which hospital? Morgan was born at Medical City Dallas.

Thanks for your advice on the car situation! I really appreciate it!

Have a great weekend!

Carol said...

Happy Birthday to Spencer! The turtle pictures are so cute!

Hugs,
Carol

Kathryn said...

Sweet....I'll bet 20 years passes much more quickly than we would like. Sounds like he is a great kid....hmm...I mean, young man.

I hope he has a special day.

Blessings~
Kathryn

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Well isn't that a coincidence?! It's My birthday today, too! I hope Spencer has a very wonderful day! Happy Birthday to Spencer! Twyla

Darlene said...

Awwwww what a sweet post. Happy Birthday Spencer! I know the years have passed by so quickly. I bet you are finding it hard to believe that he is 20 already!!!!

I know for a fact that there are plenty of us girls and women that love finding turtles!!!!!!! I am sure he will find one of them...lol

A Hint of Home said...

Happy Birthday to Spencer. So great you raised such a fine young man.
His shoes were adorable.

Michelle said...

What a sweet post from a sweet mom! Happy Birthday, Spencer!

Have a great weekend!
~Michelle

squawmama said...

Stacey this was such a sweet post to your handsome son... Loved it

♪♫♪ Happy Birthday Spencer ♪♫♪

Have a fun filled day
(((HUGS)))
Donna

Lisa said...

Ooooh! Those freckles and wrinkled up nose are so precious! He has grown up to be such a handsome young man. Happy Birthday Spencer!

lilsista said...

Great birthday post! ...it could have been titled "Spencer in a nut shell...I mean turtle shell :0)!"
Ha! Hope you have a very special day Spencer! My how time flies hey mom? Hope you enjoy your weekend!

Sincerely Yours said...

Happy Birthday Spencer!!! You are adorable; Too bad my daughter didn't live closer!!!lol Stacey you have every right to be a proud Mom! His picture when he was little also made me smile a big smile! Little boys with red hair/frekles always get to me!!lol

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Stacey, what a sweet post!

Happy birthday to Spencer!

Barb

Dawn said...

What a sweet post. Wish him happy birthday for all of us! The photos with the turtles are too funny!
Dawn

ST. MICHAEL'S WIFE said...

"It's a beautiful mornin' . . . " I LOVE that song! Thanks for making my morning!

And, yes, don't those babies grow up way too fast! (He has facial hair and everything!)

Grins!
Pamm

Tee said...

Beautiful post, and what a handsome young man. Happy Birthday, Spencer!

Nanna said...

what a sweet story about your sons baby shoes, I love your blog & ohhh al that hard work in the yard to get that beatiful spot love it!, thanks for stopping by
Heln

Together We Save said...

What a handsome young man. How sweet. Hope he had a wonderful birthday.

Domestic Designer said...

Great Post! Happy Birthday to your son! My son has his 20th coming up soon as well. Looks like we have something else in common! :-) Have a great weekend!

Mom in High Heels said...

What sweet little shoes! Happy birthday to Spencer. My Indy will be 7 tomorrow (July 25). I can't imagine him turning 20!

Blue Creek Home said...

Happy birthday Spencer. My youngest daughter turned 20 in March. Time flys doesn't it???
Sweet post.
Rhonda

ST. MICHAEL'S WIFE said...

Silly! I didn't think anything at all about your letting me know about Rhoda's kitchen -- I was glad you knew whose it was so I could give credit due! :D

(And the other proud breakfast room owner is Kim who knows Rhoda! Great minds and all . . . !)

Grins!
Pamm

Debbie said...

Spencer is still very good looking but has certainly grown up. Love his baby shoes!

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Happy B'day to Spencer. How did you happen to be in Dallas when you went into labor? That means he's a native Texan; I'll bet he takes a lot of kidding for that.

Anonymous said...

What sweet pictures! I remember our fun times with that little red headed preschooler and his younger brother, Tanner. It's hard to believe time passes so fast! 20 years seems like yesterday.
Our cute little grandson has turned into quite a good looking young man. We are very proud of him!

Give him a BIG birthdy hug from us. We love him so much and are thrilled he's been raised in such a loving, nurturing home. This is also a tribute to his parents.

Loved your pictures on this blog! (Can't believe you still have those cute baby shoes. Good for you!!!)

Mama Linda and Popa

southerninspiration said...

Awww, happy Birthday Spencer!! cute post, and a cute guy!!!

Suzanne

imjacobsmom said...

Happy Birthday, Spencer! ~ Robyn

Cathy said...

Oh this sweet post tugged at my heart!!! I love it!!! They grow up so fast...don't they?!!!

Happy Birthday Spencer!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

An Accomplished Woman said...

He is so cute.

Cynthia

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What a handsome guy Spencer is! Oh Gosh, I wish I knew some girl his age. I'd love to play match maker with him. Too cute to be running around single. laurie