Born shortly before 6 am on Tuesday, January 29, Chris is 30 today. As he delivered our third child Dr Colby announced jubilantly, “WE got our boy!” Can you tell our doctor had two daughters before his son was born? He knew exactly the emotions Terry was feeling with having happy thoughts at the idea of a third girl but so very much longing for a son, a male heir. We would have loved a Caroline Jo or Caroline Ruth (middle name was under debate but Ruth was beating Jo) and who we would have called Carie but we are so glad to be the parents of Christopher Lawrence.
Terry and I celebrated the 10th anniversary of our first date by bringing our third child, our male heir, home from the hospital…in a snowstorm. Yes, a two day snow storm in Texas. He’s been fun, he’s been maddening, he’s been competitive since the day he was born, he had lost his true personality for a few years but 2012 brought the return to his personality and a new maturity about him while still being the competitive, driven, quick witted, hyperactive, smart-mouthed baby of the family and proud Uncle Chris we know and love.
We had a blast with him, and the lovely Sarah, on a cruise in December 2012, he made special trips to Arlington to be with his Grandpa Joe in May and June 2012 and was there at the end, he’s spoken at the funerals of both his Fuller grandparents, he and Sarah caravaned with us on our Family Trip this past summer and we got to spend some fun quality time with them, he has loved numbers and math since he was 2 years old so his wonderful GPA at Texas State remained intact as he graduated with an accounting degree in last May (Summa Cum Laude) and he began the Master of Accountancy (M. Acy.) program there in August, he’s now doing an internship for Ernst & Young, and this week we’re seeing glimpses of him around our house again since he’s working in Lewisville and staying in his old room until the internship is finished in March. I can’t imagine wanting one degree in accounting, much less two, but if he did everything the way everyone else did things he wouldn’t be our Chris.
Happy (last ever) Birthday, Sonno!
Daddy’s boy, September 1985
Favorite photo from a Blauvelt’s Photo Shoot when he was 7 months old
At the State Fair when he was 2…one of my favorite pictures of him.
First day of Kindergarten
Still Daddy’s boy…1990
Christmas 1990 – yes, we had a forest in our house that Christmas
6 Years old and the first of many Mario Birthdays
Sweet 16 and his 17 year old sister in C207 at AHS
Graduation Photos from Blauvelt’s
Chris designed this from photos Sandy Blauvelt took
Composite of Graduation Photos
Checking out colleges
First Car, July 2003
Orientation Week at Baylor, July 2003
Baylor Homecoming 2003
Grandpa’s Boys! Great Day in Colorado spent with Grandpa Joe and Blaze while
exploring Grandpa’s Elk Hunting Territory and listening to Grandpa Joe Stories July 5, 2006
July 2006, still Dad’s boy
Uncle Chris and Colton, September 2008
Enjoying the finer things in life with dad, San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 16, 2010
He’s Colton’s favorite playmate, July 2010
Father’s Day 2011, Austin TX
Spending time with Grandpa at the hospital May 2012
Muster Drill, NCL Star Cruise, December 23, 2012
Christmas Day 2012 in Costa Maya, Mexico
Enjoying the Mayan Ruins in Costa Maya, Christmas Day 2012
On the Norwegian Star, December 28. 2012
Celebrated our Family Christmas after the cruise, Chief Elves, January 6, 2013
Mt Elbert Lodge, Colorado, July 8, 2013
Cruising through their honeymoon
We made the big time! My favorite radio station and radio deejay.
The Wet Bandits Strike A KLUVers House!
Over the weekend there was a story about a couple whose home had been burglarized. The horror doesn’t end there either. Not only had they been robbed, but their house had been flooded. Just like the Wet Bandits in the movie “Home Alone”.
The Wet Bandits Strike A KLUVers House
Well, Kathy Havins, the homeowner, just so happens to listen to KLUV. Now, she didn’t call to gripe or beg for help during this horrible ordeal. She called to say thank you to her community who have gone above and beyond to help them out.
She told us there are former students of hers from 10 years ago that have donated their hard earned money. She’s had women fighting over who would take home their dirty laundry to wash.
Well, we are in awe of the Havins’ attitude about their situation. We want to help you too! Hopefully, we can get the word out about your story and get some of the KLUV family to help out too!
If you want to help the Havinses…click here!