Bubbie Has a Birthday!!!

Yes!  That is right!………Bubbie just turned 15 years old!  We have lots of pics to share of his special day and his VERY special little gift!!!:)……..

Matt and his adorable little birthday gift!!!!……this is General:)!!!

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General is an English Shepherd.  They are a breed that is not very common and are described as “A farmer’s helper, a loyal companion, a child’s shadow.”  They are excellent companions and farm dogs……………..besides being just about the cutest, sweetest thing ever!!!!!!!!….is he not darling???:):)

…….General came from a farm waaaay out yonder in Oklahoma, matter of fact, she said she could she New Mexico from her farm!  So we were sure glad to hear that she was making puppy deliveries in Arkansas and would be able to meet in Fayetteville, AR!    We drove down to meet her and boy did we love this puppy at first sight!!!!  ……Of course it seemed like the trip to get there took forever, but the trip home was so fun and short with this little fellow!!!:)  ……….Of course we all had to take turns holding him!!!  Matthew had no idea  where we all went! …………………..

The 3 Sisters meet Matt’s puppy in Arkansas!!………….We loved him!!!!

……….The below pics are of Matt actually getting him!  The funny thing is, the first time we set General down in front of Matt and had him open his eyes, but General had just turned and walked away right as Matt opened his eyes!!!!  So……..Matt opened up and thought we were pulling a joke on him, because nothing was there!!!!!:):)  …………We had to tell him to close his eyes all over again and open and this time the little present stayed put!!!!:):)……………………………………………………………………………………..

Matt with his eyes closed with his present waiting in front of him:)

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SURPRISE!!!!

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Matt and his new friend General!:)…………he was so surprised!!!!

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Happy 15th Birthday Matt!!!!  Matthew has been showing General the ropes around the farm.  English Shepherds like to have everything in it’s place and they learn what is acceptable by watching and learning.

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Best Buds:)  Matthew said this is the best birthday present ever!

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Puppy Pose!………..This little fellow is so photogenic!!!!

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Christmas Birthday Train Cake with Candy Cargo!…….

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Lindsay, Sarah and Emmy make this cake for Matt each year…..each train car is filled with favorite candies and decked out with even more!!!  Each year we won’t let him look into the kitchen until we’re finished, as if he doesn’t know what we  are doing!!!:):):)

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General

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What a great 15th Birthday!

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Curious and always into something:)!

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Warm and Fuzzy!

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We love you Matt!!!!

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Pickin’ with a Puppy!:)

……………….We sure do love our little Bubbie!  Some folks may not know that besides him owning and operating a cattle ranch here on our farm, he loves archery and skeet shooting.  He is an outdoorsman all the way!  Needless to say:)………his sisters do seem to tag along on such outings at times!  ……………………………………………………

What a Pal:)

 

………………………………………….Matthew, we are so grateful to God for the gift of you.  Actually, the name Matthew means, God’s gift!  You are such a blessing to our family!  We thank God for the godly young man that you have become and look forward to seeing God use you as you make your life available to Him and seek to serve Him.  You are always taking care of mama and your sisters.  Daddy knows he can depend on you when he is at work to BE THE MAN!  Your goal is to become the spiritual leader, provider and protector for your family and those entrusted into your care.   Remember, that true joy comes from investing yourself in others lives.   The relationships you build and nurture are of true and lasting value.  May God give you His mind for all things and a love of Him that gives you the courage to try anything for Him, knowing that He will never leave you or forsake you.  He always has what is best for you in mind.  Bless others as God gives you the opportunity.  May goodness and mercy follow you all the days of your life as you strive to be a mighty man of God!!!  Happy Birthday Matthew, we love you!!!

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Daddy, Mama, Matthew and General:)

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