Wednesday, September 3, 2008


Here's to a man of exceptional artistic talent, who has distinguished himself through concentrated effort and the application of his God-given gifts. He is a devoted husband and father, and the Lord has blessed him in his family and in everything he has undertaken. He is being prepared for even greater things. It is scarcely believable that he is 34 years old today. I deeply appreciate the love and respect he has always expressed for me, even in the course of our most difficult trials. He is more than a son; he is a dear, dear friend to me, and I love him with all my heart. Happy Birthday, Ethan. May the Lord keep you in His care always.



Hannah said...

Hahaha LOVE those shorts in the fishing picture.

Happy Birthday Ethan!

Abby said...

Awesome pictures..but the first one is actually me and Noah. Man, I was cute..

Raelene said...

Thanks Abby. Will add that one again on Noah's next bday. R

Josiah said...

Abby- what the heck are you talking about? that's definitely Ethan and Jenna.

Abby said...

Raelene removed it, silly. I came back to show Orion my grubby little kid hands..and it was already taken down. She's a quick one. No, but it was me and Noah at the dining room table in 133..and Jenna and Ethan weren't little kids in that house.

Jenna Consolo said...

Raelene, you know Abby's kidding, right? Trying to steal my cuteness. Just making sure. :)

Happy Birthday, Little Buddy!

I love the socks in the fishing picture!

Hannah said...

Okay so who is it really? When I first saw it I thought it was abby and noah also but then after looking more and realizing Noah never had blonde hair I thought it was jenna and ethan.

Sarah said... Raelene needs to put it back we can all see for ourselves! :D

Abby said...

Wow..everyone's so confused. commented before I did which means you saw the one that *was* up there before I pointed it out and Raelene took it down. It *was* me and Noah on his first birthday or something (he was even wearing a romper that said "Noah")..but the one that's at the top of the page is actually Jenna and Ethan.

Golly gosh.. I didn't mean to start such confusion on Ethan's birthday tribute. Just pointed something out and Raelene took care of it.

Ethan VS said...

That's quite a tribute, although one I well deserve. I am miraculous after all.

My favorite picture is the one of me, Josiah and Micah, with fresh, handsome haircuts from the local barber. I remember that day vividly, and I remember hating how we looked. Brilcreme wasn't the thing in 1982. But look how good we looked!

Thanks, Dad, I appreciated this.


Jenna Consolo said...

What I think is funny is that the picture Ethan refers to could just as easily be Maddox, Camden, and Hunter sitting side by side. Those genes!